Here’s Why I Paddle the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak:
What makes it so good?
For me, it’s the perfect combination of quick and easy set up AND a delightful paddling experience.
- Super quick set up
- Ultra lightweight
- Delightful to paddle
- Easy to get in and out of
Who is the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak For?
I sell this particular inflatable kayak a LOT to people who don’t want to lift a heavy kayak, but don’t want to compromise on durability and paddling performance.
It’s ideal for women, seniors and children, but the 113kg capacity means I can still sell it to big blokes who want a super-quick set up and like the look of the easy-access wide open cockpit!
Love a Quick Set Up?
Me too. The AdvancedFrame Sport kayak goes from in the bag to on the water in 4 minutes and 10 seconds.
Lightweight for Easy Handling
Packs up into a bag about the size of a small suitcase and weighs only 11.5kg…
Easy to travel with, easy to store and (most importantly), easy to carry down to the water.
Wide Open Cockpit
The wide open cockpit allows you to take a dog or a small child with you.
Plus, it’s easier to get in and out of for those of us who are not super flexible…
Delightful to Paddle
- Glide straight and cuts through chop with the patented AdvancedFrame design – no waggling when you paddle.
- Built in fin to help you paddle straight.
- Low centre of gravity and a flat hull make the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak very stable. Save your strength and relax!
I can’t believe how peaceful and restful it feels just sitting on the lake watching the fog lift off the water, the birds mucking about and the fish frolicking.
The kayak is very comfortable and moves ever so easily and quickly when I want it to."
Comfortable and Supportive
There’s nothing worse than a hard seat giving you a numb bum and an aching lower back from lack of support.
Whether you are jumping in the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak for half an hour, or paddling for the whole day, you want to be comfortable and supported. Fortunately, Advanced Elements have done a wonderful job of making the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak a delight to sit in!
- Your back is supported by the clip-in seat so you are comfortable all day
- Your bum is cushioned by the low pressure inflatable floor reducing the risk of numbness
- Optional foot brace to assist paddling technique
This is me at 6 months pregnant, having a paddle with my 70+ year-old parents – talk about a comfortable and supportive seat!
Durable and Reliable
Let’s be clear – the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak is a lightweight inflatable kayak, but it is NOT a pool toy!
Advanced Elements have crafted a puncture-resistant inflatable that won’t let you down.
I have been paddling the AdvancedFrame range of inflatable kayaks for over a decade now, and I have never had to do a repair.
- Multi-layer material design for protection of the inner tubes – there is very little risk of puncture
- Durable triple layer PVC tarpaulin hull so you don’t have to worry about damage on rocks
- 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements
What’s the Difference?
The AdvancedFrame, the AdvancedFrame Sport and the AdvancedFrame Ultralite inflatable kayaks are all the same length width and look like the same design… so why did Advanced Elements create three of them??
- Advanced Elements spring valves
- Open cockpit design for ease of entry
- Durable double coated fabric
- Bungee deck lacing
- Moulded rubber handles
- Reinforced bow and stern seam
- Hard edge bow/stern
- Welded seams
- Neoprene paddle guard
- Adjustable back support
- D-ring tie down
- Skeg tracking fin
- Rip stop fabri
- Carrying Duffel Bag
- Folding Seat
- Repair Kit
- Owner’s Manual
Set-up Instructions for the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak
What type of conditions is the AdvancedFrame kayak suitable for?
The AdvancedFrame is designed to be a day touring type boat, for flat or open water. The bow and stern have a rigid semi-frame that gives it a hard edge. This greatly improves the tracking over traditional inflatables. The AdvancedFrame is fine for class 1 and 2 rivers, and durable enough for class 3, however it is really designed to paddle in a straight line, and therefore not recommended for rivers above class 3. When choosing a kayak for class 3 whitewater or greater, you really want a boat with a very rounded hull that will not grip on to the current, especially in eddys, like our Attack Whitewater Kayak. Unfortunately kayaks with very rounded hulls will not paddle very straight on flat water.
Weight: 26lbs (11.8kg)
Length: 10’5″ (3.18m)
Colour: Orange / Blue
Brand: Advanced Elements
Lake, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes
Coastal / Open Water: No
Width: 32” (81cm)
Maximum Capacity: 250lbs (113kg)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 76cm x 43cm x 20cm
Warranty Period: 12 Months
River (Class): II
Compatible with Rudder Kit: Yes
Set-up Time: 4 minutes