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Advanced Elements Firefly Inflatable Kayak Paddler's Pack - Special Buy

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  • Paddler's pack includes the inflatable kayak, seat, duffel bag, repair kit, instruction manual and foot pump
  • Constructed of durable materials to provide superb puncture resistance; welded seams ensure long life
  • Rigid bow and stern reinforcements slice gracefully through water; removable tracking fin provides improved handling
  • Sets up quickly and is compact enough to take along for an adventure just about anywhere
  • Easy-to-use Spring™ and Twistlok™ valves are compatible with most pumps and speed setup time
  • Bungee deck lacing lets you stow gear easily; molded, low-profile rubber handles allow smooth transport to and from the water
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Advanced Elements Firefly Inflatable Kayak Paddler's Pack - Special Buy Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Flatwater kayaking
PVC-coated polyester
Inflatable
7 ft. 10 in.
35 inches
10 inches
16 pounds
30 x 15 inches
None
1
Not applicable
250 pounds
Skeg
No
23 x 18 x 5 inches
Material(s)
Hull construction
Length
Width
Depth
Weight
Cockpit size
Seat type
Number of paddlers
Hatch capacity
Weight capacity (lbs)
Tracking system
Foldable
Packed dimensions

Advanced Elements Firefly Inflatable Kayak Paddler's Pack - Special Buy

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Rated 4.1111/5 based on 18 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromExcellent, for what it is. For what it is, it's excellent. Fairly rugged, well built and portable. Makes for easy set up and break down. Excellent on lakes or relatively calm salt water excursions, and really nice on rivers providing they are class 2 or easier. Don't expect predictable tracking with it's rather makeshift keel or light weight, but it doesn't take too heavy a hand to maneuver it. Way better than those sold for similar prices by some of the competitors - Advanced Elements takes it's know-how from much more expensive inflatables and doesn't do too much to cut corners on making a significantly less costly kayak. The paddles are....cheap. They are heavy and clumsy, but easily replaced if you are inclined.
Date published: 2011-07-03
Rated 4out of5
by fromI love my Firefly I've only taken it out twice, both times on calm lakes, but so far I just love it. It feels very stable, not tippy or anything. Once I'm in it and on the water it feels cozy. It's very light - you feel like a rubber ducky bobbing on the water. I don't know what it will be like in rougher waters...that remains to be tried. But on calm water it's just really easy to use. It inflates quickly and easily, and deflates easily as well. The water dries off it very quickly. It's my first inflatable kayak and I'm really happy to have it.
Date published: 2011-11-28
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice option for this beginner First, the "con" that I noted about it not tracking easily is a given - it's a short kayak and that comes with the territory. I'm a beginner, still actively learning how to kayak safely. This boat is very stable and comfortable for me, and works great in calmer waters. I've had it out on the Willamette on a day with a significant current and it was very enjoyable. This was a great deal through REI Outlet, and I look forward to years of fun with it!
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 4out of5
by fromSweet Little Boat 5'8" female; strong paddler/swimmer took this boat on its maiden voyage (gusty/windy day) on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga. It performed surprisingly well. Had to remove sandals to stretch legs out in foward "hull," but it was cozy then. Tracking was pretty good; turns on a dime. Packs/inflates/deflates/repacks quickly. Advise thorough drying before repacking. Plan to buy some 72"+ (wide-mouth) bungees to secure still-inflated boat to (rackless) roof of car to speed post-trip drying process during good weather.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat little Kayak Was nice to be able to Kayak without having to rent. I have a small convertible, and I am able to carry the Kayak's and paddles (bought separately)in my car with my luggage and fishing stuff when I went to Cape May NJ for the weekend. Didn't like to have to wipe down after each use, but obviously necessary. Very easy to inflate and deflate and carry. Very Durable material. Everyone who saw us deflate them were shocked that they were inflatables.
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 5out of5
by fromPerforms as advertized Easy to inflate / deflate; very portable.
Date published: 2012-07-28
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat kayak Great product
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 2out of5
by fromDisappointing Product arrived without the pump. REI made good on that very quickly. I am an experienced sea kayaker that bought this for small lake use in favor of a sit on top molded kayak. Tested it with another seasoned paddler. He weighs about 170lbs; I am about 200lbs. Material and is very good quality. Found the boat very stable, but probably pushing the envelope with a 250lb rated capacity. It was difficult to adjust seating as when you shifted around it tended to push the stern down and threaten to let water in. There is a small keel in the back made out of heavy plastic. The boat comes packed with it folded over and it never did straight out; although I doubt it would contribute much to the tracking. Paddling was OK at a cruising speed with just a little front wobble on alternating strokes. My partner thought it may be better to use a canoe paddle than a double ended. Decided overall this was not for me and returned. If you absolutely needed something to get you on flat water and did not have a rack to put a hard boat on, this might be a consideration, but probably novel. An inflatable raft of similar size and quality with oars may be more suitable. For me it is back to shopping for a sit on top.
Date published: 2011-12-29

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