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|
Awesome kayak! Lightweight, easy to assemble, really nice to paddle. I was concerned to buy an inflatable kayak, but changed my mind on the first time I tried it. Since then, every time I use it someone is asking about it and 2 of my friends bought the similar models. A little bit tight to get in and out (opening the zipper on the deck helps) and foot rest is not the best, but considering the pros and cons, I am really happy with this kayak. It also requires some special treatment during the deflation as you need to dry the kayak to prevent mold formation. Use a water repellent spray on the deck to speed the drying time. For the price, I would expect to get a pump included on the pack.
I love this kayak. It's easily portable, very comfortable, tracks well, and inflates in less than 10 minutes. I now own two Advanced Elements, and wouldn't go back to the hard kayaks.