The outside cover of the Advanced Elements Lagoon 2 inflatable kayak is made with two different materials; the topside is a high denier Polyester with a PVC laminate, while the bottom (Hull) is made with a PVC tarpaulin. "PVC tarpaulin" is made by combining two sheets of PVC with a fabric mesh in the middle. In addition the inner tube is covered with a high density fabric to increase performance and durability. Its bow and stern have fixed rigid forms that help cut through the waves and keep you on course. The Lagoon has a inner tube cover for increased rigidity and durability. It has molded rubber-grip handles, bungee deck lacing, padded seat rests, mesh accessory pocket, tracking skeg and foam floor. The Lagoon replaces the Dragonfly for 2009 with stronger, more durable tube covers.
|Length:||12 ft / 3.66 m|
|Width:||35 in / 88.9 cm|
|Weight:||37 lb / 16.78 kg|
|Capacity:||350 lb / 158.76 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
We own a hard shell kayak but found it to be a real nuisance to take it on long trips on the car. This kayak has been a great pleasure to use. It is easy to set-up and comfortable to sit-in. We are casual paddlers, so I can not speak for those who are paddling enthusiasts.
We love this kayak. It is unbelievably easy to inflate and performed great in the water. We'll be buying a second so the whole family of 4 can kayak at the same time. I saw other reviews that recommended the pump with a guage, but I don't think it's necessary. It's pretty easy to tell when the kayak has enough air. I would recommend getting a pfd that fits well--otherwise, if the pfd ends at about the same level as the seat back, it's a bit uncomfortable. I experienced that when I kayaked with my husband, when I sat in front for the first time. The other times I was in the back and one of my kids was in the front, and I had no problem. The backseat space is a little roomier than the front. Overall, a great lake/bay kayak for those without the ability to store one year-round.