Want to know more about the AirVolution2 Kayak?
What makes it so good?
- Rigidity – important for speed and tracking
- Simple set up – inflate 2 chambers, clip on the seat, insert fin, go!
- Huge weight capacity – great for heavier paddlers, taking kids and dogs
- Tough as nails – can easily handle fishing and dogs, submerged rocks etc.
Who is the AirVolution2 Kayak For?
It’s ideal for heavier paddlers who want rigidity and speed, but also want stability.
It’s comfortable for paddlers up to about 6’2″, but could accommodate taller paddlers with bent legs.
At 23.5kg, you would need to be reasonably strong to carry it, although the bag with wheels helps with that.
Comfortable and Supportive
Advanced Elements have included a cushioned, high-back seat for your comfort.
It has multiple straps to adjust the angle of support.
Inflatable Foot Brace
There is also an inflatable foot brace included for the front paddler, for lower back support.
Fast and straight on the water
The performance on the water of the AirVolution2 kayak is very impressive. The sleek, rigid hull, combined with the deep fin (removable for shallow water) allow the kayak to glide effortlessly through the water.
If you are lightweight, try putting in less pressure to let the kayak sit lower in the water – this will reduce the wind affect.
Lightweight for Easy Handling
The Airvolutions comes with a bag about the size of a small suitcase and weighs only 23.5kg.
The bag has plenty of space for the pump and a side pocket for your paddle (sold separately).
Not only are there backpack straps on the bag, there are also wheels, so it’s easy to get it to and from the water.
Wide Open Cockpit
Although the AirVolution2 kayak is a sit-in kayak, it has a nice, wide-open cockpit.
This makes it very easy to get in and out of, and great for taking kids and dogs.
Note that you can NOT use a spray skirt with this kayak.
Suitable for Fishing
The Airvolution2 Kayak is very stable and extremely durable, making it excellent for fishing.
The wide open cockpit gives you easy access to your gear.
You can put one seat in the middle of the kayak for even more room, if you want to go solo.
Durable and Reliable
Drop-stitch is about as tough as it gets when it comes to inflatable kayaks.
It has to be tough, to withstand the high pressure.
If you are going to be encountering submerged objects, or taking a dog or doing some fishing, you don’t need to worry about scratches or punctures.
AirVolution Double Action Hand Pump
The AirVolution2 kayak comes with a hand pump that has a double action for filling the kayak with air at low pressure, then can be switched over to single action to get to high pressure.
The kayak also comes with a 12V pump for quick inflation at low pressure, but you have to switch over to the hand pump to get the pressure above 1 PSI.
- High Performance Drop-stitch Construction
- Pressure Relief Valves for proper inflation
- Bungee deck lacing and d-rings for securing gear
- Soft Grip Carry Handles
- Supportive High-back Adjustable Seat/s
- Below Deck Storage Compartments for small items
- Backpack Roller Duffel for easy transport
- Backpack Roller Duffel
- Single/Double Action Hand Pump w/ Pressure Gauge
- 12v Electric Pump (to start the inflation process only)
- Adjustable High-back Seat/s
- Removable Tracking Fin
- Inflatable Foot Brace
- Repair Kit
- Owner’s Manual
Set-up Instructions for the AirVolution2 Kayak
The set-up process is one of the simplest we have.
There are only 2 chambers to inflate and they use the same valve adapter.
You clip in the seats.
You slide in the fin.
The only thing to consider is that the chambers are high pressure – up to 12 PSI – so there is a bit more work with the pump than with our other low-pressure kayaks.
What type of conditions is the AirVolution2 Kayak suitable for?
The AirVolution2 Kayak 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 AirVolution2 Kayak 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: 52 lbs (23.5 kg)
Length: 14’6″ (4.45m)
Brand: Advanced Elements
Lake, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes
Coastal / Open Water: Only Coastal, not Open Water
Width: 37” (94 cm)
Maximum Capacity: 550lbs (249kg)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 98cm x 50cm x 38cm
Warranty Period: 12 Months
River (Class): II
Compatible with Rudder Kit: No
Set-up Time: 7.5 minutes