Advanced Elements Advancedframe Convertible Inflatable Kayak ReviewThe AdvancedFrame Convertible kayak by Advanced Elements is a 15 foot kayak that can be used by 1 or 2 people just as easily. It comes with convertible single or double deck, and interchanging between the two takes only seconds.
Let’s find out why this kayak comes so highly-rated.
This design by the smart folks over at Advanced Elements has the benefits of a rigid bow and stern frame, coupled with the versatility provided with the interchangeable decks. This kayak features very comfortable seating, and extremely durable fabric.
Once deflated it stores easily, and is ideal for those that do not have enough storage space for a hard body kayak.
When used in single person mode, it has plenty of leg space, and storage room. Even with the two seater deck installed, there is ample space.
The one thing I really don’t like about this kayak, is the sheer weight. It weighs close to 60 pounds, and can be tough to handle by oneself. I will also say that drying out the boat can be a bit of a pain, as one needs to completely disassemble it.
For the size it tracks really well, and was a good bit faster than I would have expected. It can handle wind, chop and tides, and generally behaves quite well on any type of water. While it doesn’t quite cut through the water like a hardshell canoe, it handles really well.
The construction of this kayak is very durable, and it handles rough landings without flinching. On top of a very well built kayak, you are not likely to find any better after-sales service from the Advanced Elements guys.
If you are looking for a stable, durable kayak that can fit two comfortably, and is easy to store, this might just be what you are looking for.