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Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Tandem Inflatable Kayak


    Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Tandem Inflatable Kayak

    With a rigid bow and stern plus a multi-chamber inflatable body, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak offers performance and portability for one or two paddlers. See details

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    With a rigid bow and stern plus a multi-chamber inflatable body, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak offers performance and portability for one or two paddlers.

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    With a rigid bow and stern plus a multi-chamber inflatable body, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak offers performance and portability for one or two paddlers.

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    With a rigid bow and stern plus a multi-chamber inflatable body, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak offers performance and portability for one or two paddlers.

    • Improved design increases kayak's efficiency on the water and eases setup--just unfold, inflate, attach seats and hit the water!
    • New, easy-to-use Spring valve and Twistlok™ valves are compatible with most pumps and allow for quicker setup time
    • Switches from tandem to solo touring mode via adjustable seat positions; zip-on single-deck conversion spray skirt (sold separately) adds protection
    • Double-deck conversion spray skirt (sold separately) also available for paddling tandem in rougher and cooler conditions
    • Rigid bow with aluminum frame reinforcement slices gracefully through water, rivaling the tracking of a hard-shell day touring kayak
    • Aluminum frame reinforced stern acts as a skeg, increasing the tracking performance; new tracking fin further enhances tracking
    • Compact enough to take along for an adventure just about anywhere
    • Offers generous on-board storage space without decreasing legroom, making extended trips much more enjoyable
    • Durable, triple-layer polyester material with double PVC coating offers superb puncture resistance; welded seams ensure long life
    • Removable seats with adjustable, inflating back supports improve comfort on the water
    • Bungee deck lacing and D-ring tie-downs let you stow gear; air-lifted deck sheds spray while water-resistant zipper provides hull storage access
    • Molded, low-profile rubber handles allow easy transport to and from the water
    • Paddle holders for quick stowage of paddles while fishing, taking pictures or just relaxing
    • The AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak comes with a repair kit and a heavy-duty duffel bag for transporting your kayak to your favorite destination
    • Do not under inflate your boat! Advanced Elements recommends inflate with a 12V electric pump, and then top off with a quality hand pump to get up to the recommended pressure


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    Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Tandem Inflatable Kayak Specs
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    PVC-coated polyester/aluminum
    15 feet
    32 inches
    56 pounds
    Padded / foam
    550 pounds
    Tracking fin
    35 x 21 x 12 inches
    Hull construction
    Cockpit size
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system
    Packed dimensions

    Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Tandem Inflatable Kayak

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    Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Tandem Inflatable Kayak is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I knew these existed sooner Sure it's a hassle drying it out after you use it, but other than that I couldn't be happier! After 100+ miles of the Russian River, many tranquil days on Tomales Bay and Drakes Estero, Lake Tahoe during both summer and winter and pushing its limits on the intense rapids of the Truckee River, I can say these are tough boats that should last a long time if properly cared for.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Great Quality Compact, folds easily to get into bag. Fits in the back of a SUV or car with large trunk easily. Takes about 3 minutes to pump up and into the water. Easy to deflate with the pump also. Very sturdy, have gotten out of it in the middle of the lake and back in without worry of it tipping over. Looks very nice. Fits 2 people very comfortably. Only tiny drawback is it is hard to get it completey dry on the inside. We let it sit on patio when we get home until completely dry before storing away in the bag.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tandem Inflatable Kayak with SPACE! Took out the Advanced Frame Convertible inflatable kayak on flat water. Tried it first without the double deck conversion or the backbone and it was great. Easy to get in and out of, even after a swim in the water, VERY comfortable, goes straight and fast. Tried it then with the backbone and didn't really notice the difference. Maybe it is required when the water is choppy, but for flat water, it wasn't worth the bother of putting it in. Tried it then with the double deck conversion - that was nice as it gave a bit of sun protection for the rear paddler, but not absolutely necessary unless you wanted to attach a skirt.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great kayak but needs upgrades My wife and I did quite a bit of research before buying this kayak. What's attractive about it is that it's well made, the materials are high quality and can take a lot of load. The only issue is that I'm quite heavy and when I sit in the back, the kayak is so low that some water gets in with waves. Advanced elements has a more expensive version that's blue, and has a much better bottom cushion and seats and allows for higher inflation pressure. Pros: Well made, seems durable, very stable on water, 2 main chambers, Cons: a bit heavy, tracking is just OK, bends somewhat on waves (see accessories), cheap seats that are not comfortable, potentially fragile bottom cushion, hard to tell if it's under or over inflated. Accessories that are essential: deck conversion kit - this will keep the water from splashing in and your legs dry. Gets a bit harder to get in and out but it's well worth it. backbone - I bought one to prevent the kayak from bending on waves and potentially improve tracking, the tracking part is hard to tell, because it's not very easy to install the backbone properly.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Alternative to a Hard Shell! This was a great product, I was really happy that I got it. I have a very small car (Nissan Juke) so purchasing a hard shell just wasn't an option. In fact, when I found out that REI stocked this Kayak over an hour from where I was staying I made the 2.5 hour round trip just to buy it. I really like how it folds up into a pretty small bag, and how easy it is to inflate. I noticed it takes about 10 minutes to inflate with the electric car pump. Unfortunately, I also found out that the car pump doesn't exactly make it very stiff so transporting it was a challenge. I think this process would be made much easier if I used the car pump to fill the majority and then a hand pump to make it ridged. Also, using the added Backbone that you can purchase would make this product so much easier to transport especially coupled with a set of wheels. Also, I'm not sure if it was because I kayaked in the ocean or not but after a 2 hour trip in the cold water the kayak became very soft as if it was deflating, which made me worried. I left it in the sun on the beach for an hour or so hoping the air would expand... but it did not. So maybe there is a small pinhole I haven't found yet? End of the day, this is a very nice inflatable kayak. I would highly recommend it to people who don't have a lot of space whether it be for transporting or storing, It is easy to transport, setup, take apart, clean, and do just about anything in... but I would say that it is inflatable so you CAN NOT treat it like a hard shell!
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best inflatable I've used by far! I've only had it out once so far so I can't comment on durability, but in every other regard this is a great boat! A little heavy for one person, but lighter than most 15-ft hardshells and easy to maneuver with two. Easy and fast to inflate...probably under 8 minutes first go. We paddled with two people, and the boat gave surprisingly good performance for tracking and speed, even without the optional rigid bar. Very stable as well at 32" wide. We were on flat to choppy/windy waters on the Puget Sound. Some inevitable splashing into the boat with the open deck, so can't wait to try it with the single-person convertible deck. Easy to deflate and stow back in the bag as well, although as others have commented it is difficult to get dry without completely disassembling the tubes from the outer nylon shell. That one small complaint aside, I can't wait to keep this stowed in the back of my car (about the size of a small climbing crash pad when packed) this summer and get out on the water that much more often for it!
    Date published: 2014-04-14

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