This kayak’s bow is able to slice through the water with its bow, and rivals the trackability of hard-shell kayaks. This performance is attributed to its hull which includes built-in aluminum ribs that define the bow and stern. In fact this kayak is a hybrid of a folding-frame kayak and an inflatable kayak.
The kayak takes only minutes to set up in three easy steps: unfold, inflate and attach the seat. The adjustable padded seat with high support makes it comfortable, giving a hassle-free paddling for hours. It comes with a carrying duffel bag. There’s plenty of storage on-board sufficient for extended trips.
Here are some great features of the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak:
- Three layers of material for extreme puncture resistance
- High support, adjustable padded seat provides comfort for hours of paddling
- Appearance and paddles similar to a rigid hard-shell kayak with the portability of an inflatable
- Preassembled at the factory; easy to set up in minutes. Just unfold, inflate, and attach the seat
All materials are sturdy, and the coating on the bottom seems to be tough enough for years of use. It’s affordable, made of high quality material, quick & easy inflating, and great tracking. The initial inflation takes a little longer, but subsequent inflation takes about five minutes.
Here’s what one of the owners had to say about the Advanced Elements advancedframe inflatable kayak:
It picks up about as much speed as I did with a hard shell, and it handles currents well. I could not be happier with my purchase. It has all the benefits of a hard shell kayak, like tracking, speed and durability, without the hassle of transporting it. (Tiffany M)