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  • Aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern and drop-stitch technology in the floor provide paddling performance that rivals that of a hard-shell kayak
  • Patented Aluminum Rib-frame technology slices gracefully through water, rivaling the tracking of a hard-shell day-touring kayak
  • High-pressure drop-stitch floor construction provides unparalleled rigidity in an inflatable craft
  • Rear storage access hatch with roll-top closure
  • Aluminum front deck riser for enhanced watershed
  • 13 ft. length enhances tracking performance and hull speed
  • Added length provides plenty of storage room for extended, multiday trips
  • Provides great leg room for taller paddlers over 6 ft. 2 in.
  • Adjustable footbrace included
  • Inflatable coaming takes a standard spray skirt
  • Bungee deck lacing and multiple D-rings for gear tie-down
  • Drop-stitch floor creates hull chine for enhanced tracking performance
  • Neoprene paddle guards protect knuckles
  • Comes with a repair kit and a heavy-duty duffel bag
  • Proprietary, easy-to-use Spring valve and Twistlok valves are compatible with most pumps and speed setup time
  • Molded, low-profile rubber handles for easy transport to and from the water
  • Durable triple-layer polyester material with double PVC coating offers superb puncture resistance; welded seams ensure long life

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Specs

Best Use Flatwater Kayaking
Material(s) Polyester/PVC tarpaulin/aluminum/drop-stitch
Length 13 feet
Width 32 inches
Depth Unavailable
Weight 42 pounds
Cockpit Size 30 x 17.5 inches
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 1
Weight Capacity (lbs) 450
Tracking System Skeg
Foldable Yes
Packed Dimensions 31 x 16 x 10 inches
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality I've had this for 3 years now. It feels as fast as a hard shell, but I ove the way it easily packs and can go into my car without the need for a rack. I've used i tmany times and it still is holding up. Nothing broken. I bought the larger two person advanced frame as well. they are both great. When inflating, you just need to partially inflate, then adjust to make sure it doesn't inflate a bit lopsided, then fully inflate.
Date published: 2017-04-03
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What size paddle would you recommend for this kayak

Asked by: ortegajames8110
Kayak paddle sizing is based on the width of the boat and the height of the paddler. The link below will help you choose the right paddle. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/kayak-paddle.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

What is the clearance for the paddler's knees, say from the floor to the underside of the deck coaming?

Asked by: ouzel
​The approximate clearance is 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-12

Is the the new 1009 XE model or the older 1009-B model?

Asked by: Jacob
​This kayak is the AE1009-XE model.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Dimensions of rear hatch when open?

Asked by: Paul K
The rear hatch is opening is 15 x 10 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06

What is the model number? Does this one have the high pressure inflatable floor?

Asked by: sbyount
The model number for this boat is AE1009-XE, and the drop stitch floor completely inflates to 5 psi.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Is the cockpit opening somewhat flexible allowing for a person who might be a bit wider than 17.5" to be tolerably comfortable?

Asked by: drhoppy
Although the cockpit opening is somewhat flexible, it may not comfortable if you are pressing up against sides of the cock pit too much.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

Would this kayak be suitable for a river with class 1 or 2 rapids?

Asked by: Kingbird
​This kayak is designed for lakes and mild rivers, it will typically be able to handle class 1 rapids and mild class 2.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17

does anyone know If it can be used for fishing. how much cargo area is behind the seat. enough for fish storage and gear? thanks

Asked by: searchinforbest
This kayak has a large amount of storage in the stern for fishing gear, but you wouldn't be able to fit a cooler to pack your catches. For this reason, fishermen generally choose hard-shell, angler kayaks for stability and accessibility of coolers and gear.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality I've had this for 3 years now. It feels as fast as a hard shell, but I ove the way it easily packs and can go into my car without the need for a rack. I've used i tmany times and it still is holding up. Nothing broken. I bought the larger two person advanced frame as well. they are both great. When inflating, you just need to partially inflate, then adjust to make sure it doesn't inflate a bit lopsided, then fully inflate.
Date published: 2017-04-03
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Questions & Answers

What size paddle would you recommend for this kayak

Asked by: ortegajames8110
Kayak paddle sizing is based on the width of the boat and the height of the paddler. The link below will help you choose the right paddle. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/kayak-paddle.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

What is the clearance for the paddler's knees, say from the floor to the underside of the deck coaming?

Asked by: ouzel
​The approximate clearance is 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-12

Is the the new 1009 XE model or the older 1009-B model?

Asked by: Jacob
​This kayak is the AE1009-XE model.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Dimensions of rear hatch when open?

Asked by: Paul K
The rear hatch is opening is 15 x 10 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06

What is the model number? Does this one have the high pressure inflatable floor?

Asked by: sbyount
The model number for this boat is AE1009-XE, and the drop stitch floor completely inflates to 5 psi.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Is the cockpit opening somewhat flexible allowing for a person who might be a bit wider than 17.5" to be tolerably comfortable?

Asked by: drhoppy
Although the cockpit opening is somewhat flexible, it may not comfortable if you are pressing up against sides of the cock pit too much.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

Would this kayak be suitable for a river with class 1 or 2 rapids?

Asked by: Kingbird
​This kayak is designed for lakes and mild rivers, it will typically be able to handle class 1 rapids and mild class 2.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17

does anyone know If it can be used for fishing. how much cargo area is behind the seat. enough for fish storage and gear? thanks

Asked by: searchinforbest
This kayak has a large amount of storage in the stern for fishing gear, but you wouldn't be able to fit a cooler to pack your catches. For this reason, fishermen generally choose hard-shell, angler kayaks for stability and accessibility of coolers and gear.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08
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