Capacity vs Weight
It’s tempting to look for a kayak that has the highest capacity possible (just in case), but generally speaking, the higher the capacity of the kayak, the heavier the kayak.
If you want a lightweight kayak, but you need a lot of capacity, there are some kayaks that we can add buoyancy to.
How Does the Drop-Stitch Floor Increase Capacity?
The standard AdvancedFrame Sport has a capacity of 113kgs.
It comes is with a low-pressure soft floor inside that feels like a lilo. It’s essentially a lovely cushion for your bum.
To increase the capacity of the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak, you can pull out that soft floor and put in the Drop-Stitch Floor instead.
The Drop-Stitch Floor is stitched top to bottom and that means you can inflate it to very high pressure and it will maintain its shape and become rigid.
We generally sell it as a performance enhancer because it improves the rigidity of the kayak but if you think about it, a high pressure floor has a lot more air in it than a low pressure floor. So it does in fact increase the buoyancy of the kayak quite a bit.