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Itiwit Adult X500 V2 Dropstich High Pressure Adventure 1 Person Inflatable Kayak

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The rigid kayak that fits in a backpack, would you believe it? We innovate! Powerful, light, robust, and easy to inflate, the Strenfit kayak takes you on long-distance trips all year round!

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About this item:

  • Rigid and portable inflatable kayak using drop stitch technology
  • V-shape Hull for glide performance & maneuverability
  • 10PSI, Inflate in 3 minutes!
  • Storage space using the rear hatch
  • Adjustable Footrest
  • Pump and Paddle Sold Separately
Model: 8666959

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Itiwit Adult X500 V2 Dropstich High Pressure Adventure 1 Person Inflatable Kayak | 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.

The rigid kayak that fits in a backpack, would you believe it? We innovate! Powerful, light, robust, and easy to inflate, the Strenfit kayak takes you on long-distance trips all year round!

A photo of the Itiwit Adult X500 V2 Dropstich High Pressure Adventure 1 Person Inflatable Kayak in use


2 cleverly placed cargo areas to transport up to 275 lbs, you included :)

Glide performance

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

Easy assembly/dismantling

Inflate in 3 minutes using a double-action hand pump to 10 PSI (0.7 bar)

User comfort

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

Anatomical design

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


The coating lets you use your spray deck so that you can paddle in all seasons


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

Quick dry

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

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What type of pressure valve does the Itiwit Adult X500 V2 Inflatable Kayak use for inflating? Thanks!


This kayak uses the High pressure Bravo valve. The same type you find on most of the SUPs.

By Yann on June 6, 2023 | STAFF


What are the official X500 (V2 1-person) cockpit dimensions for fitting a spray skirt? Will Decathlon’s Itiwit X500 spray skirt be available in the USA?


Yes our Itiwit spraydeck will be back in stock within 3 weeks. The dimension is what we called "Standard big deck" all big deck spraydeck will fit.

By Yann on Sep 18, 2023 | STAFF

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I was looking for performance, I was served!

Hello, It's really been 2 months that I have been kayaking twice a week with an advance Lagoon 1 inflatable. I have a 2.6m 85cm wide inflatable, nice baby for doing river hikes, too bad I was using it in the Etang de Berre with waves/wind/current in short the worst conditions! I wanted to upgrade my workouts with the itiwit x500 dropstich and I am not disappointed with my investment. Reading the numerous comments, the majority who explain that there is a lack of stability are in reality people who are either: too fat or who rarely practice or have a balance problem, let me explain: I have bought the V2, the hull is V-shaped and yes we are tackling a performance and narrower profiled sea kayak so you have to expect it to sway a little but when you go from a big unsinkable baby to that bah yes at the beginning it's destabilizing but after 50m you've got it! In short, what I remember is that after 15km of lake I have great pleasure to say that I managed to finally reach 11km/h peak, a Vavg of 9km/h, crazy stability on a V hull, there is so much storage that it gives ideas for hiking for several days, my back hurts but it gets better with a little foam added to the backrest, you have to take the waves head on to break it and don't worry about rolling over haha, the 5 compartments thing is luxury, as Jeff Tuche said, you can puncture 1 time but not 5 except that here it's real! Assembly/disassembly ~ 7min. I'm going to test it at sea today with a bit of swell, it can only be fun! Can't wait to test it with the skirt and see how far it can take me! Hats off Decath!

too unstable and bad seat

I have this kayak and used it in the Vltava river (Prague). really unstable. cannot be stationary in water with it without hitting the water to be stable again. and it is a 2022 model. Also the seat is terrible and your back will hurt because the seat does not give you the space your back needs and your back will touch the narrow rubber frame instead. I regret buying it...

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Great kayak

I have now covered several kilometers in the kayak and all I can say is, Super Kjak.

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Affordable quality kayak

Very happy with this kayak. It is very well built has a superior glide through the water and quite good stability. A clear 5:ai rating

3 years of pure happiness

Tip in case of punctures: tubeless fluid for bicycle tires. This tip saved my kayak ;-)


Great boat, easy to handle. Only one minus - the seat is not comfortable. Hope they will come soon with a new seat so we can fully enjoy this kayak.

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Do not buy

I bought the kayak in May 23rd. Left-hand twist, despite repeated construction and changing the order of inflating the chambers. Still doable on a calm lake. Today on the Greifswalder Bodden with about 50cm waves and wind force 2 trying to control it, life-threatening! Extreme left-hand spin, always turns parallel to the wave, and for 1.5km I only had to countersteer left with the paddle stroke. I've been riding kayaks for 36 years and back then also regattas, racing kayaks 1 and 4. This boat in waves is life-threatening. I wish I could give it back.

Inflatable kayak worthy of a traditional kayak

I was skeptical at first but from the first strokes of the paddles this inflatable notebook proved to be very pleasant and very stable. It glides well and the bow-shaped points make it an easy boat for beginners who will have no difficulty moving in a straight line. Very good design of the seat and the footrest principle. I haven't tried it in white water yet but I have no worries... you will simply have to avoid waterways where the boat risks rubbing or rivers requiring a boat to be very maneuverable.

I was amazed

Around thirty kilometers traveled: I'm having fun with this kayak

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great kayak

Great product. Price performance is right. Features are great for an inflatable kayak. 100% buy recommendation

Strenfit x500 drop stitch inflatable kayak

It is assembled very quickly, and it swells immediately, it has very good finishes. It is very stable and very fast. And it is also very easy to pick up.

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Product of good design but very unstable

Hello, I bought the X500 single-seat kayak in July 2023. First of all, a big thank you to the welcome and advice from Decathlon Ollioules. In the past I practiced sea kayaking daily for leisure and coaching children, teenagers and adults and also a lot with people with disabilities, then in recent years in a more exceptional way. This product gave me the opportunity to get back to it regularly. The kayak is well finished, easy and quick to assemble/inflate. It is not too heavy, so easy to carry with its bag. The coaming is easily accessible. The seat is comfortable. Easy to install and adjust toe clips. I tried kayaking in the Mediterranean, on a windless day and in very calm seas, with a few 10 cm wavelets along the beach. FYI, I'm 1.83m tall and weigh 110 kg. Once in the kayak, because of its small width and my size, I can't spread my knees far enough against the walls to stabilize the trim, my legs are straight at the interior. Even with the support of the paddle (the carbon one) I did not stabilize. So I spent more time in the water than in the kayak :( The few times I was able to stabilize, the kayak glides well and is very pleasant. But as soon as I wanted to turn in a not very fast, or on a side wave when a boat is passing... splash. In a video on this kayak, it is recommended to take a pump to empty the water. In fact, it seems important to me to have it. Even with very small ripples, the water rises on the bow, runs over the foredeck which is flat and enters the coaming. I did not feel safe enough to try to go for a ride. In summary, although the product is well thought out and well finished as a whole, its level of stability is to my taste to be reviewed, beyond my size (if possible wider in the knee area, a more 'stabilizing bow/hull system '' ...).The foredeck with outward slopes for the evacuation of water ... But hey, it is easier to ''criticize'' than to design, especially in the specifications that are incumbent on you. But I trust you to release the dream product in the next few years :) So Decathlon Ollioules took over the X500 from me (always with the same kindness) and on their advice I am leaving for an X100 (which I should receive very soon ). I am sure that it will satisfy me all these next months while waiting (perhaps) for an upgraded version of the X500 ;) Thank you for your work and your availability Best regards Alain

What a pity

Excellent gliding quality but.... horrible to fold up even after reading the instructions 10 times and seeing the tutorial 20 times. What a pity the exit is wonderful but the storage unbearable. It's also a pity that the store or customer service offers absolutely no solution. This is the first time that I have a regret on a decath purchase :(

Good compromise

It's not a 5m fiber kayak, but it's definitely the best compromise when you can't carry a rigid kayak on top of the car

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A good choice

After years of solo use of the itiwit 3, I don't regret switching to the X500. My judgment after 5 outings (50 km in total) in the Adriatic Sea, sometimes rough, up to 20 km/h of wind: kayak accessible to beginners (which I am in a kayak), stability never faulted as long as the we move forward (like the bike!), good performance on effort (6km/h easy), even the skirt can be mounted quite easily (less easily with one hand, shaken, by standing at the edge with the other hand) at the start on calm seas, quite resistant despite fairly sharp limestone edges. However, having not yet learned to slip away, I stay less than 500 m from the shore (I allowed myself more with the itiwit 3) because it is difficult to get back on board after having desalinated... Of course my short use does not allow me to judge the aging of the product but at this stage I am very satisfied.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 100.0% Polyvinyl Chloride ; Inside shell - Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Foam part: 100.0% Polyethylene

What are the dimensions and weight?

”When the kayak is inflated:> length: 12'6”> width: 25.2”When stored in its bag:> height: 37”> width: 19.7”> thickness: 10.6”> full weight: 39.7 lbs (kayak itself 35.3 lbs)Hatch storage: 24”

An innovation, and a patent pending!

The initial idea? Design our dream kayak: A high-performance inflatable kayak that we can take with us everywhere with its backpack, in short: freedom! To get to this stage, 30 months of studying and developing 7 prototypes - which we call in our jargon a ”mock-up” - were required. The main challenge was: to provide rigidity and performance in an inflatable kayak. Which is why we patented the cut shape and the unique blend of materials we used.

Why a rigid inflatable kayak?

”We listened to 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!”So we had to make a high-performing kayak that was easily transportable. Innovation was the only option

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 Itiwit called me, I was surprised but very interested. I love kayaking, so we had that in common. We were able to build on our respective knowledge. It was an amazing experience!”