Sevylor Fiji 2-Person Kayak Review
The Sevylor Fiji 2-Person inflatable kayak is a great choice for both beginners and veterans in kayaking. Beginners will love its ease of assembly, use and disassembly while veterans will appreciate its ease of handling.
Both will love its sufficient cargo space, adjustable seats, and versatile uses. This is also an affordable kayak that can be bought by families on a budget yet who want to get an inflatable kayak with good quality.
You can make this investment when you’re still new to kayaking or when you want a recreational kayak for your paddling practice. You will be able to explore kayaking first before making a larger investment in another kayak.
Strong and Sturdy PVC Construction
The strong and sturdy 22-gauge PVC material used for the hull and floor is the hallmark of Sevylor inflatable kayaks – and the Fiji has it, too.
The thick material has been tested resistant against common puncture, tears, and abrasion sources, such as rocks, overhanging branches, and protruding roots.
These are usually found on the shores and in the waters of lakes, rivers and rapids where the Fiji kayak can be used.
Indeed, you can use it for rugged conditions including open seas as well as Class I and Class II whitewater rapids. The three air chambers coupled with the semi-rigid I-beam floor combine to make the kayak able to withstand the push and pull of whitewater rivers.
Multiple Air Chambers
Basically, the three separate air chambers allow the kayak to stay afloat even when one of them becomes punctured, whether it’s from a sharp rock or a fishing hook.
Keep in mind that punctures in inflatable kayaks are inevitable but these aren’t significant cause for concern for as long as the holes are immediately repaired.
The Airtight System prevents leaks when you’re in the middle of the water. The double-lock valves ensure that the air stays in even when the inflating device (i.e., pump) is removed.
The kayak also features spray covers, which are designed to minimize the water splash in rough conditions. You want to be as dry as possible especially in your lower body as it can quickly become comfortable otherwise. Even in flat water conditions when water splash isn’t a major issue, you will still appreciate the spray covers’ function.
The kayak can be configured to fit one or two adults, perhaps one adult and a child, or an adult and a pet. The middle seat can be removed to make it a one-person kayak without compromising on its stability on water. You may then use the space for your extra gear.
Be sure to stick to the 400-pound limit whether you’re with a kayaking buddy or you’re on a solo trip. You should also evenly distribute the weight from stern to bow so as to maintain overall stability, as well as maximize your paddling efforts.
Lightweight and Portable
Even when fully inflated, the kayak can be carried by a single person because of its light weight. You can also push or pull it toward the kayak depending on your preference – the sturdy bottom can take the ground friction.
You may, however, just carry it over your head to extend the kayak’s life. When deflated, the kayak will fit snugly into its carry bag. You have to fold the deflated kayak but this should be an easy job since there’s no complicated mechanism or process to it.
- For use in flat water and whitewater conditions
- Easy to assemble and disassemble for transport and storage
- Comes with touring paddle, pump, repair kit, and carry bag
- Without a skeg, it cannot paddle as straight as you will like.
Q: Does it have a pump included in the package?
A: No, it doesn’t.
The Sevylor Fiji 2-Person inflatable kayakSevylor Fiji 2-Person inflatable kayak has its flaws, notably the lack of a skeg that veterans look for in a kayak.
But when its main features, such as the affordable price, light weight, and durable material and construction, are considered, it’s a great product.
You should buy seriously consider purchasing it, especially when you want a strong and stable kayak for your family’s use in kayaking and camping trips.