“We love our AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak, very stable, comfortable and easy to paddle with plenty of room. The Touring 4-Part Kayak Paddle & PackLite 4-Part Kayak Paddle are both well-balanced. The Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge works well and easy to read the pressure gauge”
“The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak performed beautifully – even on a 7km paddle back into a 20kt headwind!”
“I liked the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak a lot to begin with, and the inflatable foot braces have transformed it. They’re very easy to fit as you inflate the boat, and they’re surprisingly stable in holding their position against foot pressure even when not done up very tightly.”
“The AdvancedFrame Kayak is very easy to set-up. Paddles are remarkably straight and no lifting onto the car roof needed. I will be taking it away on our next caravan trip. It’s so easy to use. I am very happy with my kayak and the help I received from Emily.”
“I purchased the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak as I missed kayaking with my daughter when she took her hard plastic sit-ins north to live. It’s the most comfortable kayak I’ve ever sat in and easy to paddle. I use it mainly in Cattai Creek and into the Hawkesbury River.”
“I purchased the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak as a joint Christmas present for my partner and I. It’s been easy to set up and the pumping isn’t too bad given its size. Both my partner (6’1″), and I find it comfortable and spacious in solo or tandem mode.”
“I am absolutely thrilled with my AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak and the outstanding advice and support I received from Emily when making the decision about which model kayak would suit me and my needs best. I love using the kayak and the best thing is that I can take it anywhere.”
“I purchased my Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Kayak a few months ago and have been absolutely loving it! I can highly recommend this kayak to anyone who wants a high performing kayak but doesn’t have the option to store and transport a traditional kayak.”
“I know I left it a bit late in life to get into kayaking. Better late than never. For the first half of this year I spent most of my time at Tweed Heads helping out my sister in law, who was diagnosed with cancer. She lived across the road from the Tweed River, so it was ideal for me to go out and buy an inexpensive inflatable kayak…
“We put our AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak in at Hindmarsh Island. I haven’t done mine yet (tentative about back) but I did have a little go in Tony’s & it was fab. So comfy! It’s like sitting on a great soft lounge chair. It’s supportive of my back, very easy to paddle and getting along easily in water. Very impressed, & happy!”
“Recently used the Kayak Cart with my AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak. Even though the kayak is easy to carry, the cart made it all much easier (especially when a hill was involved). It is very handy if you have a bit further to walk to get to the waters edge. Light weight and compact. Found it quick and easy to attach and detach from the kayak. Stowed easily on the back deck of the kayak whilst paddling. The pictures were taken at Lake Conjola, South Coast, NSW.”
Heath recently shared to me via email his Glenelg River adventure together with some stunning images. “Good afternoon Emily, we had a great trip and the AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayaks for the most part held up really well and I was very surprised about how effortless they were to paddle long distances.”
“We have been out in the Kayaks 4 times now, once on an inland river and the rest of the time out in the estuaries around Brisbane. Both kayaks have been fantastic, they cut through the water really well and they track very straight even when paddling hard.”
“The kayak, AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak, you recommended was easily carried the 200m to the water. It was windy but the kayak tracked perfectly and we were both impressed by the kayaks performance and stability. The service from you was very speedy. “
In this detailed customer review of the AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak, find out how the kayaks performed on a multi-day kayak expedition through the Brookes Range in Alaska.
“Hello Emily, I trust that you are going well and business is rewarding your efforts. The attached photo isn’t particularly dramatic, but reflects another good paddle with our AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayak around the mouth of the Maroochy River while holidaying at the Cotton Tree Holiday Park in March 2019; very restful.”
Tom recently sent through some awesome pictures of the Angler Pro inflatable fishing kayak. He is kayak fishing on Wallis Lake at Forster Tuncurry. Funnily
Dennis and Lee (famous from the Hamersley Inlet post) are further north now, and recently went kayaking on Yardie Creek in Cape Range National Park,
Dennis and his wife, Lee, love travelling around WA in their 4WD and off-road caravan. When they arrived at the Stunning Ningaloo Coast, they saw
Late last year I sold the awesome StraitEdge Angler PRO fishing kayak to Tim. But this post is not about Tim. It’s about Tim’s wife
What's the Secret?
How did we get so many great inflatable kayak reviews?
Easy – by ensuring our customers get the right kayak.
If you want to know how to choose a kayak, start with our comprehensive list of kayak buying guides.
Unfortunately, inflatable kayak reviews can be misleading…
It’s not that people are dishonest – far from it. Our customers genuinely LOVE their inflatable kayaks!
The problem with reviews is that they can lead you to thinking you need something you don’t.
For example, maybe you are a beginner and you’re looking at a bunch of online reviews for the AirFusion EVO. This is our fastest kayak, but it is not our stablest. Experienced kayakers don’t really care about stability, they are interested in speed. So the kayak will have heaps of excellent reviews because it is super-fast.
If you purchased the AirFusion EVO because of all those great reviews from experienced kayakers, you would be making a mistake. As a beginner, you need to start with something more stable, such as the AdvancedFrame.
So what good are inflatable kayak reviews???
First, you need to get some advice on which kayaks are right for you. THEN, you can look at the reviews to help make a decision.
Getting advice is not a big deal – we do it all the time. Here are the factors we consider when helping you choose a kayak:
- Your size – both length and weight
- Your strength and physical limitations
- The kind of water you will be paddling in – eg open ocean vs whitewater
- How long your paddling trips will be
- Your paddling experience
- Anything else you want to tell me!