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

Sale price: $1,099.00 Regular price: $1,299.00

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
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


The material is listed as "PVC." Is there a denier rating associated with the kayak material? I'm curious about the kayaks durability in shallow water with rocks and submerged logs. Thanks!


There is no denier rating for PVC as it is not textile but Vinyl. There will be no problem with logs and rocks as long as they are not sharp.

By Yann on Oct 11, 2023 | STAFF


Is The spray skirt for the 500 back in stock? If so save one for me thanks. Larry.


Stock is available ref 8801423 KAYAK SPRAYDECK X500.

By Cyril on Jan 11, 2024 | STAFF


When will the new model of the Itiwit x500 be available for purchase?


Unfortunately, we will no longer be selling our kayaks in the USA. We won't have the new Itiwit X500 kayak.

By Benoit on Mar 26, 2024 | STAFF

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Completely meets my expectations, easy to set up and fold, very efficient for an inflatable.

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Excellent kayak

Kayak that does not ask anything of a rigid, it is quite stable, light and very fast, I know that there are other more recent versions with pedals and rudder, I hope they sell them here in Mexico

ATTENTION! It leads to addiction!

He has been my faithful companion on the water for the fourth year and I have been enriched by wonderful experiences. After several months of research, I voted for him. I used it on multi-day tours on the Danube, Tisza, Balaton, Istria, in rain, frost, storm, and heatwave. Kudos to the manufacturers for designing it so well! Everything I need and my own equipment fits in the bag. There is the packing and folding technique, which if you learn, you can go surprisingly fast. I managed to pack everything in the bag within 15 minutes, ready for the trip. Pump, rope, sponge, lamp, vest, wave apron, phone case, waterproof suit, neoprene shoes and even the neoprene suit. So, if I felt like it in Budapest, even at night, when the city is beautifully lit up, I could go down the Danube with a complete bag and then go home by public transport. Except for the plane, I have traveled with him on all means of public transport and so far I have not had any negative experiences. Not on BKV either. At home, I always clean it up, dry it and put it away like that. So far, no tearing, loosening or breakage has occurred on it, and it has been used normally. I managed to complete several bucket list points with it, so we can practically consider this kayak as my second pair. I can say that my real partner loves it too and our threesome relationship is balanced and not lacking in continuous experiences. I recommend it to everyone who wants to think about their life in exceptional locations, or who just wants to get away from the noise of everyday life.

Great kayak

I am completely satisfied with the product. The deciding factors for the purchase were the price and the quick and easy assembly. Many Internet posts describe the kayak as unstable and difficult to drive - I cannot agree with this opinion. Yes, with the V-shaped hull shape it is more tippy in the water, but it can be driven faster and is therefore suitable for water hiking. I'm an absolute beginner and have already done a "wet exit" with the kayak, but I'm still very satisfied. It's not a SUP on which you can daydream, but rather a piece of sports equipment that requires a certain amount of concentration.

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Very well designed product with enormous potential, shame about the numerous losses due to openings both outside and inside the kayak (the latter under the seat)

Itwit x 500

Excellent product, satisfied.

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Beautiful kayak, but with manufacturing problems

From the start, the Itiwit X500 kayak presented manufacturing defects, with parts already detached. In less than a month of normal use, air cracks appeared in the seat. I therefore cannot recommend the purchase of this kayak in its current version. I hope Decathlon will take these flaws into account to improve this product in the future.


If you don't live by the sea and don't go often, this boat is a great choice. In my opinion, it is very close to a solid ship. The only weakness is the small space for things during a longer trip. I added rubber bands across the entire front. That helped a bit. I was pleasantly surprised by the behavior in mild river rapids.

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Great kayak easy to…

Super kayak easy to assemble/disassemble more complicated to wipe the interior, very resistant used in lakes and rivers, very light, VERY POOR FINISH SEVERAL DEFECTS

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For experienced kayakers

A great kayak to swallow up the kilometers, the pleasure of gliding on the water is there! However, before starting I advise you to watch the Decathlon tutorial videos (a flash code on the product would be welcome) a 10 psi high pressure pump is essential! Another tip regarding the adjustment of the toe clips: remember to mark the adjustment with a permanent marker for future outings because it is a cm adjustment, it is a question of comfort and balance! All you have to do is tame the stability of the whole thing and let's go for new nautical sensations:

Surprisingly fast and stable for an air kayak, but therefore not maneuverable at all, so it can only really be used on larger rivers. Very quick to set up, but very difficult to fold and pack. The DropStich material makes it simply too stiff to pack well. Getting the spraydeck into the narrow coaming is also an annoying hassle. The often criticized wobbliness isn't that bad, I've even had beginners use it and they've been able to cope with it fairly well. It is less suitable for clumsy paddlers.

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I don't regret the purchase

Great kayak, I bought it at the end of June and have sailed 400 km so far. A little wobbly, but you get used to it, quite fast. Unfortunately, it is cramped and difficult to get in and out of. I found one drawback - I have a problem with the smallest compartment. I thought the valve was loose, but it wasn't. The air comes out of her. After two hours of swimming, you need to top up the air. After four hours without pumping, there is almost no air there. Fortunately, you can swim with it, but the kayak becomes a little less stiff. After the season ends, I will be forced to advertise.

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A good kayak to start paddling

It is a kayak with characteristics very similar to a rigid "sit in" kayak, that is, when the kayaker sits inside and covers his feet with a "skirt." As an initial kayak it is spectacular, although it requires balance skills and paddling technique. Its instability is very important to make it a faster than normal kayak. It is the closest thing to a rigid touring kayak. It has the capacity to carry a load for a day or even two.

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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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!”

Why the name ”kayak x500 dropstitch”?

”The ”dropstitch” is a material. 2 layers of PVC are connected by thousands of polyester strands. When inflated to high pressure, these threads tighten and create a rigid volume, which prevents the kayak from loosing its shape.Which is what makes our inflatable kayak extremely rigid but easy to stow in a backpack once deflated.”

How was the design worked?

True teamwork between the engineer, the architect, and the product manager. Emmanuelle designed the product according to the technical constraints. We can talk about functional design. The dark gray corresponds to paddling zone, the light gray to the cargo area, and orange to visibility needs.

How to inflate and mount the kayak?

”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 footrests on the flexible guides, push them inside the kayak, and adjust to your leg length with the buckle.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 footrests 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 lengthwise.”

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 toward 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).”

Product testing

Our kayak is tested and approved by our internal and external ambassadors.Some examples? Nicolas traveled the Dordogne with this kayak: 81 miles in 1 dayFrançois went down the Danube from Ulm in Germany to Sulina in Romania on the Black Sea: 1,616 miles!Find their stories and our videos on the itiwit website.

Storage instructions

Dry, deflate, fold up. Store your kayak in its bag in a cool, dry place.


Guaranteed availability of spare parts essential to use of product: 2 yearsAvailability: 10 years




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