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|
The Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Kayak and AF1 Backbone are a must for any kayaker. So easy to deploy, so easy to transport, so very robust, extremely well made. What a treat! Definitely get the backbone as it's this feature which makes the kayak a non-compromise (without it the kayak will "taco"). Otherwise no complaints at all. Great for fishing or just paddling around. I recommend this model for anybody >100lb and <230lbs. My 115lb girlfriend is able to carry hers which is extremely good for when she's solo. Under 6'2" is best. I'm 6' and have no trouble fitting so longs as my shoes are off, have about 2" of space between my feet and the front tube.
Great kayak. My wife and I didn't have enough space in our suite to store hard-shell kayaks and Advanced Elements has served as a great alternative. Able to set up in literally 5 minutes- simple to disassemble and pack up again, extremely durable, able to keep up (or surpass) friends in hard shell kayaks. This has really been an excellent purchase.