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Itiwit X500, Inflatable Touring Sit-in Kayak, 1 Person

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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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Itiwit X500, Inflatable Touring Sit-in Kayak, 1 Person | 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 X500, Inflatable Touring Sit-in Kayak, 1 Person 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 10 minutes using a double-action hand pump to 1.5 PSI (1.03 bar)

Seat comfort

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

Anatomical design

Adjust the foot rests 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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X500 - Feels like hard shell

Overall, I was happy with my purchase and the kayak feels sturdy, stable and tracks well almost like a hard shell kayak. I would recommend it. Feel: It feels like a hard shell kayak on the bottom and sides (not top). I don't notice any flexing. Like a SUP you can literally stand up on on. Stability: It's quite stable. However if you are a beginner it may feel a bit unstable until your skills improve. For anyone else who has owned sea kayaks or smaller this is a great. This is a V bottom kayak which is impressive for an inflatable. I would have been happy with an inch narrower. Tracking: It tracks well but without a rudder there will always be minor corrections when you stop padding. In other angles it tracks like any other sea kayak depending on the wind and waves. In the waves: In 2-3 foot waves and heavy boat traffic it feels safe. When the waves come up behind you, which you normally have to watch for anyways, the nose does stays up since there is a lot more volume up there. What can be improved. 1 - The seat is hard both on the bottom and back. I had to put 1/2" pads on both. There is excellent back support but you have to pad it. 2 - The weight is a bit at 40lbs. Not something I carry on my back (I'm 150lbs). The way the straps are setup there is too much weight on top. So i just cart it. So in short, pls add wheels to the case like the double. 3. Considering the performance aspect of the kayak, there is limited support for your knees if you're trying to angle the kayak (The top is a cover and not hard). I would have definitively added straps for the knees against the bottom for those times I'm in waves and want more control (feature request). 4. The Canadian site did not have the spray skirt for sale which is unfortunate. The rim of the cockpit is "a hard rubber ring" but it can't take as much pull as a hard shell. Additionally, you need a thin rim on the spray skirt otherwise it will not get under the lip. For the moment I'm using a cheaper nylon skirt that leaks but keeps me mostly dry.

Very happy with the tradeoffs this kayak

There are a lot of things to be loved in this kayak, and there are also a few tradeoffs. Stability : this kayak is tippy, but I didn’t find this as problematic as other people did and could manage it pretty quickly. To me, the hardest is to get in and out from a pier, but still very doable. The bright side is that this kayak is as fast a normal hard shell one, thanks to the V shape haul and the high pressure of the chambers. Compared to my previous very stable inflatable kayak, I probably go twice as fast. As others stated, not inflating the main chamber to the max 10 psi also helps to lower the learning curve. Portability : the bag is a bit bigger and a bit heavier than I first tough. It does fold easily and the compact storage size is clearly a big positive point. The bag is big enough to add the pump, the paddles and a PFD. But getting around with it, if you don’t have a car, isn’t as convenient as I wished. I am able to bike with it on my back, but I do recognize that not everyone will be able to sustain such a weight on long distances. If you have a car with a few passengers, the main issue will be the space it takes in your trunk. Durability and price : at this price, I do hope to keep this kayak for a few years. The quality and the material seems nice, which is the same then the paddleboard decathlon sells. Others : I wish this kayak had a watertight compartment like most hardshell kayaks offers, but the back part isn’t close from the cabin, so water get in if you aren’t using a skirt. You might want to buy a waterproof bag. Also, at that price point (which makes it one of the most expensive options), I would have found it nice to include a paddle, the skirt and/or the pump, which aren’t. Conclusion : if portability, storage and performance are your main criteria, I truly believe this product is a game changer and absolutely value the high price. If you are beginning in Kayaking, maybe you would prefer to check a cheaper and more stable option. If portability and storage are no issue, then a hard shell kayak is probably still better for you until the price of those goes down. I am still giving 5 stars because this product is totally fulfilling my needs.

For sports, not for touring, bad valves

Valves difficult to operate, the advantage of quick filling lost. No stability, you keep you balance with the paddle and going fast. Stop to take photographs and you end up swimming with your camera. No straps to secure the paddle. I don't find the cayak heavy compared to others. The technological innovation is good, but they need to find better valves and make a touring version with better stability. Now you cannot let your friends try it or it will end up bad.


We are sorry that the experience with this kayak was not really positive. We work hard to offer our sportsmen and women quality products and your feedback will help us to improve the quality of this product. 
To improve the stability of your kayak, you can inflate the bottom to 5PSI instead of 10PSI it will naturally flatten, the kayak will be deeper in the water, therefore more stable. It is also possible to load the kayak so that it sinks deeper.
We hope to see you soon at Decathlon.
Best regards,
Team Decathlon
X500 kayak single person

Bought to replace my X100 kayak. Great kayak takes a little time to get use to the narrower width than my X100 and adjust your balance but certainly worth it. A lot more speed for less effort.

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X500 kayak

I haven't used my X500 kayak yet but found it quick and easy to inflate. The material is of excellent quality and feels very sturdy. Very impressed with the speedy delivery

Brilliant inflatable kayak

Bought last year, as an upgrade from an Itiwit 1 person inflatable. It obviously feels more "tippy", as it's longer, thinner, and more V-shaped. Once I got used to it, though, I am thoroughly impressed. It looks great, and has received many admiring comments from walkers (I mainly paddle on canals) and other paddlers. It tracks really well, and is quick and easy to set up, and to pack away, with great storage (I love the "net" on the front, which is perfect for my small rucksack with my water, etc). Have only tipped out once, when I was getting in and my foot slipped and threw my balance way off! Once in the water it feels stable, even when not moving. For the price, compared to others I was looking at, it's great value for money, and I only wish I'd upgraded sooner...

She's Stable... UPDATE

In my first review of this Kayak I said the one thing I had a problem with was that the Bag was a bit small. However, I can now take that back as I found out if you simply use a second strap a round the Yak before you place it in the bag then it fits with ease. Such a shame the Yak only comes with the one orange strap to hold it together when packing a way, because using a strap at the top and one at the bottom makes it fit the bag so well.

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Itiwit x500

Inflates in 2 minutes due to the high pressure pump and fits nicely into the carrying rucksack following deflation. In fact the pump, seat and foot pegs also fit inside with the paddles slotted in the pouches. Glides beautifully and is very responsive. I am a relative beginner to this activity and have read some reviews describing the kyak as " tippy"- I would suggest responsive is a better description as with your feet and knees anchored you can get a feel for the craft. Same with many activities, the more you practise the luckier you get!

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Excellent Inflatable Kayak

Firstly I would like to thank the staff at the Tamworth store for their help and knowledge. After much research and consideration of various rigid kayaks and inflatables, for a variety of environments; I decided that the X500 single kayak would fit with my requirements. I am over seventy, so lifting kayaks onto roof racks can be a bit arduous. The cockpit on the X500 is plenty big enough to give easy access and egress. When paddling it tracks well and feels quite fast, although I haven't measured the speed over flat water with no wind as yet. I tried the spray deck and found it fitted well and was easy to put on, even though it was new. I haven't had any problem with it being unstable. I did try some support strokes with the spray deck on, to see how far I could tip it and it seems fine. However, I personally would like some hip pads, if they could be made to fit. Inflation and deflation is straightforward as is packing away following a little practice. I would certainly recommend this kayak for anyone who wants something in which to enjoy a variety of waters.

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I never write reviews but………

I never write reviews however I just wanted to congratulate ITIWIT on making such a great product! I’ve owned various inflatables and a hard shell in the past. The difficulty I had with the hard shell is portaging and with inflatables either setup time or just being so inefficient in the water. For me, this is the perfect all rounder. I’ll explain……. In terms of setup time it took me just over 10 minutes on my first attempt. I actually felt a bit nervous after reading the reviews of tippiness but was surprised on how stable it is, no more tippy than my hard shell (note I have the V2 x500 model). Now don’t get me wrong, if someone has never kayaked before they may feel it’s a bit tippy, but this is because they are not used to kayaking and this is something to get used to. On the water it’s a breeze and quite fast. Tracking is good. The seat is comfortable enough with good lumber support. I used the ITIWIT split carbon paddle which is very good for the money. The paddle is not the lightest but is light enough and gives no blisters. In terms of portaging it couldn’t get any easier. The kayak can be lifted out of the water with one arm. I popped it on my shoulder and comfortably walked to the next portage point. Putting the kayak back in the water is easy and getting back in felt more stable than my hard shell. Overall I’d say it’s the perfect balance between weight and speed, not as fast as a hard shell but lighter and faster than other inflatables. It sits more into the water making it less susceptible to wind and feel more like a kayak. It just made a day out, quick easy and stress free. And back at the car it was all packed away in 10 minutes. This kayak is in my opinion very good value for money. It is cheaper than other premium inflatables and most hard shells. If someone is looking for a good all rounder then this ticks all the boxes at an affordable price.

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Satisfactory multifunction touring kayak

Recently purchased as I prefer to use public transport and for stowage on a yacht. Having read the reviews and watched countless YouTube videos (in all languages) it looked like the right boat. I must say that anyone with some kayaking experience that finds this too unstable is doing something wrong. This boat is very stable in a fast flowing river and can handle a moderate sea state well.