The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is known to be one of the more popular options for recreational paddlers. It is well designed and ideal for flat water as well as shoreline kayaking. It performs very much like a rigid hard-shell kayak but has the advantage of easy portability because it is an inflatable. It is ideal for those who live in small spaces and for those want to be able to bring their kayak with them anywhere they want to go.
Advanced Elements has two options for AdvancedFrame inflatable kayaks:
A solo version – the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame
A tandem version – the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible
Both paddle equally as well and have the advantage of adding an optional spray skirt as well as a rigid backbone which helps with keeping the kayak rigid, tracking straight and performing at its best.
The solo version is 10′ 5″ long and 32″ wide. It weighs 36 pounds and has a load capacity of 300 lbs. This is fine for one person but keep in mind that the load capacity is not huge. If you plan on doing any extended trips where you will need to bring lots of gear then it would be wise to consider the tandem convertible version which offers more room and a higher load capacity.
The tandem version is 15′ long, 32″ wide and weighs 56 lbs. It has a load capacity of 550 lbs.
Included with both inflatable kayaks is a carrying duffel bag, folding seats, a repair kit and owner’s manual. The material is rugged enough for heavy use and abuse and the kayak in itself is very stable.
There are other lighter and faster inflatable kayaks on the market but not many others that offer the quality, style and performance that these ones do at such an affordable price.
If you want a water craft that you can take with you anywhere and easily store away when not in use then the Advanced Elements kayaks are a great option to consider. Be sure to read the reviews to learn more about the pros and cons and what to expect before you buy.
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