Sevylor is a manufacturer of several types of inflatable water craft and
recreational products. The Sevylor K1 Pointer is a single person touring
kayak that is, like the other Sevylor products, inflatable. The Pointer K1
has significantly more storage pace than other inflatable kayaks even though
it has a pointed bow.
The design of the bow and stern enable the Pointer K1 to handle the toughest
whitewater conditions. The Sevylor Kayak Pointer K1 is constructed from a
proprietary material that has strong polyester with a double laminated PVC
shell. This design allows Sevylor products to perform in an outstanding
manner for many years.
Special features of the Sevylor Kayak Pointer K1, include a bungee lacing,
for fastening and holding deck cargo, a rear hatch with cover for more cargo
storage and four special tie downs that can hold more camping equipment, or
tie down an extra paddle. There is also whitewater spray protective cover
that has an apron. The Pointer K1 also has a large seat which is specially
padded. An ample backrest is also provided.
There are portage handles on the front and rear to make lifting or carrying
the Pointer K1 easier than most inflatable water craft. The Pointer K1 also
has a special water bottle holder, 1 jumbo valve and two Boston valves, all
provided to control inflation levels, whether on-land or in the water.
The Sevylor Kayak Pointer K1 is 10 feet long and 2 feet 8 inches wide. It
weighs 28 pounds, without the one person the boat that can ride in the boat.
The total capacity of the inflated kayak, with one person and all cargo, is
300 pounds. No person over 175 pounds should use an inflatable kayak because
in shallow water any inflatable kayak will bottom out. For people lighter
than 175 pounds this is a great inflatable.
This Sevylor kayak is an especially good kayak for children that spend a lot
of time on lakes and rivers in the summer months. As with most other
inflatable watercraft, staying dry is not guaranteed. If you want a kayak
for touring, this is a great deal. If you are looking for speed, then you
should not get an inflatable water craft unless it is powered.
The features customers like the most on the Pointer K1 are the pointed blow
and stern, which are especially designed and tested for superior whitewater
performance. Another real plus is the flat bottom construction. These are
the features that make this a great distance touring vessel. Customer
reviews praise the manner in which the Pointer K1 tracks in the water.
Sevylor is an unusual company from Paris France. Soon after World War II
Sevylor manufactured some new types of production equipment that could
construct revolutionary fabric made of poly vinyl chloride, known today as
PVC. The first customers of Sevy were American, who used the material for
swimming pool products. Sevy learned the technique required to use the
material from that American customer.
Over the years, using various forms of this new material, Sevy produced a
range of products that were very popular in Europe. Eventually, they were
making swimming pool recreational equipment for everyone to have fun with.
Now, Sevylore specializes in high quality recreational inflatable equipment.