The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame is a hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak. Its bow slices through water like a knife and rivals the trackability of hard-shell kayaks. The stern acts as a skeg, increasing the tracking performance. It uses extremely durable materials and high-end components. There is plenty of on-board storage room for extended trips. It sets up in just a few minutes, and is compact enough to take along on a weekend adventure.
|Length:||10 ft 5 in / 3.18 m|
|Width:||32 in / 81.28 cm|
|Weight:||36 lb / 16.33 kg|
|Capacity:||300 lb / 136.08 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
Got it for my daughter and she loves it. Very sturdy, well made and easy to inflate deflate.
Excellent Kayak. Feels very much like a hard shell. Great handling. Opted for this over the Expedition because of weight, length, and rigidity. I'm using it without a backbone, I would think it would be indistinguishable from hard shells with one. Inflates in about 2 minutes and deflates and folds in 1. I usually wipe mine with a towel after use so it takes a couple of minutes. Get the double (not single) action pump. Foldability is priceless! The only two issues are: Storage capacity is limited, but that's expected. The other is a tendency to skew to the right. This can be compensated for by skipping a left paddle every now and then. Austin Kayaks has the best price on the net. SHipping was very fast too (less than 5 days).