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Sandbanks Style Explorer Single Seater Kayak

Regular price £549.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £549.00 GBP
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The Explorer is a flat bottom, open top kayak designed to effortlessly carve through calm, flat water. Although it is less stable than the Optimal on the sea, it is ideal for people who are looking for fun on rivers, lakes and flat waters and is suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. The Explorer comes with luggage straps at the front and rear so it has plenty of room for dry bags and gear for your day on the water.  

Just like the Optimal, the Explorer is inflatable but designed to feel just like a solid kayak with no compromise in performance. What’s more, it is more affordable than the equivalent hard kayaks on the market.  

The original Explorer comes with a removable seat, 4-piece paddle, wheel bag as well as a removable skeg to add speed and stability.


  • Top-quality Bravo two-stage pump;  

  • Double sided, lightweight 4-piece aluminium paddle.

  • 1 x Removable kayak seat.

  • Lightweight, hardwearing WHEELIE rucksack with room to pack everything.

  • 1 x Foot support.
  • 3 year warranty.

  • Plus, you can call us anytime if you'd like us to talk you through setting up the Kayak.

  • Flat bottom drop stitch hull.

  • 3 chambers (bottom & side walls).

  • 1 x removable seat.

  • Luggage straps front and rear.

  • Length: 12’10’’.

  • Width: 28’’.

  • Thickness: 10cm side wall + 8cm bottom.

  • No. of Chambers: 3 (Two side wall + bottom).

  • Net Weight: 14.5kg.

  • Max Person: 1.

  • Max Capacity: 210kg.

  • Package Size: 90cm x 45cm x 37cm.

  • Inflation Pressure: 12psi.

Review from a happy paddler:

Delivers all that it promises

This kayak promises a lot and delivers. Easy to inflate, of a solid construction and stable on the water, it's ideal for recreational kayaking....and keeping fit.
It really does take about 10 minutes to set up and is light enough to carry to the water. Perfect for a float down the River Wye after work or in the mists of an early morning.
When the fin is on, it is a very direct paddle, but it can cause problems if wanting to beach it or travel through thick weed, which it seems to like collecting. I've been using it without the fin and it still keeps it's line without much effort.
I could have sold a number of these because it always seems to gather interest, especially by SUPers. On the river tonight, a man on an SUP paddled across and asked me where I bought it from because he wanted one.
It does take a knack to fold it up but, after 10 trips, I'm beginning to figure out the technique.
I think that it needs a more substantial paddle and will be saving up for one.
Otherwise, it's great.