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“This is a great product. I have used the GE2 Electric Pump a few times now and love the result.”
“The AdvancedFrame Kayak we chose is excellent and very good quality, all delivered in good time. Highly recommend.”
“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.”
“We purchased our AdvancedFrame Sport Kayaks 6 weeks ago and have been out in them 5 times. Both kayaks fit in the back of our car, are easy to lift & carry (even easier when inflated) & are not a problem to store. I have no hesitation in recommending these kayaks to anyone who is looking for a lighter kayak, in our opinion it performs like the best of the hard shell kayaks we have used.”
“We’ve had rigid kayaks before and they were good. I can’t bag them because they did the job but the whole chucking them on the roof, taking them off the roof was starting to get painful.I spoke to a friend who recommended I look at an inflatable kayak and at first I was sceptical so I researched, researched and researched some more.”
“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.”
“Hi Emily! Just to say that we got out in the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak now and enjoying it a lot. I had a trip back to the UK that delayed things. Really quick and easy to get ready and fast on the water. I haven’t fitted the rudder yet but will try soon. We have entered the bridge to beach paddle in Feb so a challenge lies ahead. Photos of the canoe were taken on the beach at the Q station, our first expedition. Thanks again for your help and efficiency!”
“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…
“Initial reaction: So easy to carry the boat to the water. The boat has excellent primary stability. Very secure feeling sitting in it. The main chambers really provide the boat with a solid feel. Paddling the boat tracked straight. No skeg or rudder.”
“Straight up, this AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak was brilliant. We have never kayaked and wanted to try the experience and it was so much fun and a good exercise. To be able to take the dog with us was tremendous, she had a ball, no issues at all.”
“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.”
“I bought the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak earlier this year while recovering from broken ribs thinking it would be weeks before I could use it.
“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.
“Emily, Everything that you said about the Advancedframe Sport Inflatable Kayak is true. As a 65 year old grandma I can fit the deflated kayak
“This package is excellent! You know when you’re camped on a river and you think, “I wonder what’s around that bend?” Well, now we can
“Hi Emily. I have found my speed demon package very good. The kayak tracks beautifully. I am very pleased with it. It is a comfortable seat
I have had my Expedition for almost a year now and use it on average about once a week. It mostly gets used for flat-water
Thanks Emily, Sent you some pics of the kayak loaded up for our overnight camp. I was concerned that it would be unstable but it
Hello Emily, We enjoyed fun times with the kayak over the last week in both the Stanley River below Somerset Dam and Lake Wivenhoe in
Hi Emily! Been meaning to drop you a line, been busy here. Yes indeed. Been out a number of times now and loving it! Don’t
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIvqJmp8rMs[/embedyt] “Hi Emily, So 2 voyages so far. The first trip to test out nearby in a local harbour. All went well and even
Inflatable Kayak Reviews
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!