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  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
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  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak

ITIWIT

8403087

Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak

$1,000.00
6 reviews
3 of 6 people recommends this product
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Waterproof Backpack 30L - Grey
  • Waterproof Backpack 30L - Grey
  • Waterproof Backpack 30L - Grey
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
  • Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak
Strenfit X500 High-Pressure Dropstitch Inflatable 1-Seat Kayak

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We worked with a naval architect to design this inflatable kayak for intermediate kayakers.Tour all day long at sea or on lakes or calm rivers.

BENEFITS

Volume

2 cleverly placed cargo areas to transport up to 125 kg, you included :)

Glide performance

Great sensations!The V-shaped hull limits friction on the water.

Easy to assemble/disassemble

Inflate in 10 minutes using a double-action hand pump to 1.5 PSI (1.03 bar)

Sitting comfort

A very dense foam seat suitable for your full day touring.

Anatomic design

Adjust the foot rests to your size in the cockpit area whenever you want.

Versatility

The coaming lets you use your sprayskirt so that you can paddle in all seasons

Durability

Reinforcements in the areas exposed to friction, leaving you free to paddle.

Quick-drying

The kayak is waterproof.Simply dry it with a towel.

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS

How big is it?How heavy is it?

"When the kayak is inflated:
> length:380 cm
> width:64 cm

When stored in its bag:
> height:94 cm
> width:50 cm
> thickness:27 cm
> full weight:18 kg (16 kayak Dimensions of the bag) + 2 hatch storage: 60 cm

An innovation, and a patent pending!

The initial idea?Design our dream kayak: a high-performance inflatable kayak that you can take everywhere with your backpack, in short:Freedom!To do that, 30 months of design and development, 7 prototypes - which we call "monsters" here - were necessary.The main challenge:to add rigidity, performance to an inflatable kayak.And so we have patented the unique cutting and assembly of the materials used.

Why a rigid inflatable kayak?

"We listened to the kayakers:""I have a good level in kayaking and I want an inflatable kayak that has the same performance as a rigid kayak"", ""I want to go kayaking using public transport."", "" Inflatable kayaks are nice but I want a kayak that is goes fast!""
It was therefore necessary to design an easily transportable and efficient kayak, in short innovative."

Marc Ronet, naval architect tells us about the adventure with DECATHLON:

"My work involved defining the overall geometry of the kayak, its general balance.When the Itiwit team called me, I was surprised but very interested.And it was also thanks to our common passion for kayaking.We were able to share our respective knowledge.It's been a great experience!"

Why the name "Kayak X500 DropStitch"?

""Dropstitch"" is a material.Two layers of PVC are connected by thousands of nylon threads.When inflated to high pressure, these threads tighten and create a rigid volume, which prevents the kayak from loosing its shape.
This is what makes our inflatable kayak extremely rigid but easy to store in a backpack once deflated."

How was the design worked?

A real teamwork with the engineer, the architect and the product manager.Emmanuelle designed the product based on its technical constraints.We can speak of functional lines.The dark grey corresponds to the paddling area, light grey for the loading area and orange for visibility.

How to inflate and mount the kayak?

"1.
1. Inflate the main chamber (floor), then the intermediate chambers (walls), followed by the small chambers (arches).All the volumes are inflated to 10 PSI max (0.7 bar).
2. You can insert the foot-rests on the flexible guides, push them inside the kayak, and adjust to your leg length with the buckle.
3. 3. Position the seat by fitting it onto the shims provided.
4. Position the backrests under the coaming.

We recommend the HP Itiwit twin-action hand pump (8387655), not supplied."

How to disassemble and deflate the kayak

"You'll see it's quite simple!

1. Make sure the folding surface is clean.
2. Remove the seat.
3. Remove the foot rests
4.Deflate the kayak by removing the cap and pressing the valve.(Leave the valve in the open position for air to escape)
5.Tuck in the hatch and start folding lengthways."

How to fold it up to put it in the bag?

"1. We recommend placing the canvas of the bridge inside the fold.
2. Fold the keel over its entire length.This fold ensures that the width of the kayak is the same as that of the bag.
3. Fold each end towards the inside of the kayak and line up the ends with the Itiwit logo.
4. Slot the seat in the last fold of the kayak and finish expelling air from the kayak by pressing on it.
5. Finishing step: strap the kayak (a good strap makes it easier to put it in the bag)."

What if the kayak is pierced?

"It would take something sharp to make that happen. If so, the kayak is composed of 5 independent "air chambers." 1 or 2 of punctures? The kayak floats enough to make it back to shore safely.
To preserve the life expectancy of your kayak, we advise you to avoid contact with oyster shells and sharp reefs."

The team offers their tips for your comfort ...

"Olivier takes care of the stock at Itiwit.Like the whole team, he is passionate about kayaking.His advice:""To make the most of it, really take the time to sit in the middle to balance yourself, to adjust your foot rests.Once you are comfortable, off you go.""
Nico is a product engineer, his thing is to always leave with dry clothes in a small waterproof bag.You can place it in the front of the kayak for easy access."

What does the Kayak bag contain?

"The kit comprises:
- the backpack
- the kayak
- the seat
- the foot rests
- a repair kit

It does not contain a spray deck.The kayak is compatible with the Itiwit spray deck code:8543915."

Directions for use.

We recommend that you practise with a buoyancy vest.

Reviews

2.8/5 6 reviews
3 of 6 people recommends this product
Unstable and dangerous
Marie (United Kingdom) Used for
I’ve been kayaking since I was 11. Im 30. I’ve sat in flat bottomed and “tippy” kayaks alike. In sea, rivers, estuaries, white water, etc. I kayak 30 miles normally for 8 hours. I was looking forward to doing so in this! It’s heavy - I doubt you’d be able to use this as a rucksack but it stores away nicely. Took this out this week on holiday and it’s nothing short of bloody dangerous! It tracks beautifully but pointless when it capsizes every 5 mins! There is daylight between the bottom of the sides underneath the coaming even at 5psi on the bottom. Fine for a racing kayak, absolutely pointless for a tourer where you want to rest and coast along. You absolutely cannot stop paddling. I’ll be returning this ASAP.
Professional use only !!
Dionne (United Kingdom) Used for
Bought this and returned !
Extremely tippy! Capsised 5 times impossible to re-enter from water and fills quickly with water. Extremely hard to control. Beautiful boat! Fantastic quality but not for the faint hearted
Not fit for purpose
Mhairi (United Kingdom) Used for
Had to take it back after a month, wearing really badly on the folds for putting it away and nowhere near as robust as it was made out to be. Skirt was practically impossible to fit on. Very disappointing considering the cost.
Pleasantly surprised
MAXIME (United Kingdom) Used for
I have been shopping online for quite a while looking for an inflatable kayak. To be honest, I had my sights on a competitor until I stumbled across this model online. I read a lot of the feedback on the European and obviously Canadian Decathlon websites. All mention an issue with stability which made me very nervous. I picked up the last model in North America, and decided to try it. I was advised to purchase the Kayak Itiwit Pump, which is a mistake for this model. You need to buy the Paddle Board pump, which goes with this type of drop stitched high pressure air valves.
Ready to ridicule myself by going overboard on such a cool looking kayak, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could control it quite well, and did not cap sized once. I did follow the advice found on the Itiwit website, for my load (84Kg), I dropped the pressure in the floor to 5 psi, positioned my knees on the side of the kayak, adjusting the foot rest correctly, and that was it. It must be said that I am a novice at kayaking and even my 12 year old (less than 50Kg wet!) son had no problems going around in rivers and lakes.
So well done, a great product, high performing, tracks really well in the water and responds fast to any accelerations you want to impart it with! Also quite a good looking kayak which definitely has people looking and chatting.
Flawed Gem - Very user weight sensitive.
Jeff (United Kingdom) Used for
Brilliant design and concept and really is awesome in terms of ease of set up and drying/deflation etc. Cuts through the water beautifully and looks great. However - it is very unforgiving in stability terms. I'm 75kg and at full pressure (10psi) it is very much sat on (not in) the water. I looked at the ITIWIT official images online and noticed it always looks lower in the water and has a gentle 'curve' vertically bow to stern when shown in use in those imsges. At my weight and 10psi mine was very high in the water and ruler flat front to back. So - I dropped pressures all round and that has significantly helped stability. it sits much more in the water than it did. I have a question for ITIWIT therefore. Did you design it this way deliberately? I can see it would be ok for around 100kg at 10psi but for lighter loads and users it's crazy high and tippy at that pressure? I would also ask you to develop an inflatable backrest as this would help immensely. It's brilliantly conceived and executed in the main but needs more primary stability and a more comfortable seat to perfect it. I'd be really keen to hear the design teams feedback on my pressure/user weight observation and the official images I mention online please? (From the ITIWIT adventure pages).
Exactly as expected... And maybe even better ;)
thomas (United Kingdom) Used for
I bought it yesterday, decided to take the weekend off (I am a bartender) and just, with no experience what so ever in kayaking loaded it with a tent, inflatable mattress, sleeping bag, a chair, food for 2 days, some clothes, some basic camping gears, and 7 liter of water (I even kept my wallet and passport with me, just to be sure that if something go wrong... Well it will be big time). I have to admit that I had to empty some water from the boat after 1h... I won't go to long about the first hour because I want to leave a positive review. But well, once you get the balance thing ok, your back and you hips are getting more relax (adjusting the foot support right helps a lot) I love everything about this kayak now, just crossed Iskar lake (that's in Bulgaria) on a straight line without any feeling of instability ( yes, you have to keep paddling). I just want to say thank you to the team at Itiwit. Keep on the good work
Thomas, a happy customer :)
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