I am 6ft5 so I needed the extra legroom offered by the Expedition Elite, however my partner fits perfectly into the standard Advanced Frame model.
I am very glad I went for the Expedition Elite, I can fit into the Advanced Frame version but it is pretty cramped, especially around the feet I found that it would roll my feet inwards and this would put pressure on my ankles.
I do not have any trouble with this in the Expedition Elite.
If you are a tall person I would definitely recommend the Expedition Elite.
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.
It is important to ensure all the inner air chambers are lined up before you inflate the kayak.
I had removed the inner chambers to clean them after doing a few trips, and when I refitted them I didnt line it up correctly so the next time I inflated the kayak the front was a bit off centre.
It is very easy to fix this as the inner air chambers simply velcro to the inside, so I just had to deflate and then realign the velcro patches.
Inflation and deflation is a breeze, I was expecting to have to pump the air out manually (especially the last bits or air) when deflating but you really don’t need too.
Just open up all the valves and the thing deflates itself like some sort of magic.
And yes! They do easily fit back into the bags, you just need to practice the fold a couple of times, the key is to have as few folds as possible to allow for the correct length.
The convenience of just throwing two kayaks in the boot of the car and heading to the water is amazing.
Dont waste any more time thinking about it and just get one and get out there, you will not be disappointed.
So our maiden voyage was in between Somerset Dam and Lake Wivenhoe.
The other pics were taken from a trip we did around Coochiemudlo Island.“
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