, thanks to the aluminium rib-frame design – it really cuts through the chopGoes like a rocket with two people paddling
excellent rigidity all the way up to its 249kg capacity
Stable – great for beginners, dogs, kids and fishing
Spacious and sturdy – can load it up with gear for multi-day kayaking expeditions
8 minutes to unfold, inflate and clip-in seatsQuick and easy to set up – about
8 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water!
Length: 15′ (4.57m)
Weight: 52 lbs (23.5 kg)
Width: 32″ (81cm)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 91cm x 53cm x 33cm
Lakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
Coastal / Open Water
Reservoirs (Complies with ISO 6185-1)
Rivers up to Class II
Maximum Capacity: 550 lbs (249 kg)
Recommended Paddler Height: 6’2″, Solo unlimited
Max. Paddler Weight: 110kg
More About This Kayak
Set-up Time: 8 minutes
Brand: Advanced Elements
90-day “Try it on the Water” Returns
Availability: In stock in our Brisbane warehouse, ships in 1-2 business days.
“After doing a bit of kayaking in our younger days, as grey nomads we thought it would be nice to be able to paddle as we travel round. Due to space constraints an inflatable kayak was the logical solution, however I thought it would be at best a bit of a compromise. Well I was very wrong, this is great kayak, stable, fast, easy to paddle, all the things you would expect of a tradition kayak and then it packs away into a bag, that is easy to stow away at the end of the day. Brilliant product. Would recommend it for any couple wanting to spend some pleasant hours on the water.“
Goes like a Rocket
Glide straight with the patented AdvancedFrame design – no waggling when you paddle.
The built-in fin is another feature to help you paddle straight.
The Drop-Stitch floor comes as standard with the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite.
It gives you amazing rigidity, which means the kayak goes fast and straight.
Drop-stitch is also extremely durable – great for dogs or fishing.
Great for beginners, dogs, kids and fishing
Spacious and Sturdy
At 4.6m, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite is one of the longest and fastest inflatable kayaks on the market.
It also has a capacity of 249kg, so you can really load it up with gear, kids and/or dogs.
The spray skirt is great news for those adventurous souls who want to paddle the open ocean.
It is also a handy way to stay warm and dry if you are paddling in winter.
With the inflatable lumbar cushion in the seat supporting your back, you can paddle for hours.
Quick and Easy to Set up
About 8 minutes to unfold, inflate and clip-in seats
AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak FAQs
The high-pressure drop-stitch floor (included) gives you excellent rigidity and a very smooth hull bottom, so you glide through the water gracefully.
The built-in fin and the awesome AdvancedFrame hull design give you a wonderful paddling experience.
With 2 people paddling in tandem, it really zooms!
All kayaks are wind affected to some degree.
You can generally predict how wind affected it’s going to be based on the ratio of kayak above the waterline to kayak below the waterline.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite is a sit-in kayak, so it sits quite low in the water, especially compare to other inflatables, so it performs quite well in wind.
The seat (included) has a stiff, high back, which gives you excellent support, IF you get the angle right.
The seat includes an inflatable cushion for extra lumbar support – you can blow it up as you are paddling via a tube with a mouth piece.
You can purchase the optional inflatable foot brace for the front paddler, which adds to your comfort by supporting your lower back as you paddle.
There is a foot brace for the rear paddler included. Note that this works by having the brace push up against the seat back of the front paddler. You will need to adjust the seat straps to get yourselves in the right position for this to work.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak comes with a foot brace for the rear paddler, and you can buy the inflatable foot brace for the front paddler. A lot of paddlers swear by foot braces for encouraging good paddling technique and for supporting the lower back.
If you want to paddle it solo and you want foot support, you will need to purchase the Adjustable Foot Pegs.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak has very good back support – the seat back is high and stiff with adjustable straps to get the angle right. It also includes inflatable lumbar support.
What is the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak good for?
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is ideal for taking dogs.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is very spacious and has an open cockpit, which means customers often fit two people and two dogs in.
The drop-stitch floor inside the kayak is super tough, you do not need any reinforcement.
The wide flat hull means the kayak is very stable so you won’t all go over board if your dog gets excited and makes a sudden move (not that they ever do that …).
The wide flat hull means the kayak is very stable so you can focus on fishing and relaxing.
This video is from Life Below Zero who use the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak to make this fishing video:
— Life Below Zero (@LifeBelowZeroTV) March 21, 2022
The rip-stop polyester material is extremely durable, give you the confidence that neither fish nor fishing gear will cause a puncture.
Optional kayak anchor if the fish are biting and you want to stay where you are.
Optional accessory frame if you want to attach additional rod holders, an EPERB, a fish finder, go-pro etc.
***NOTE – to install the accessory frame on the AdvancedFrame Convertible elite kayak, you have to cut holes in the deck and inner tube covers.
You can even put on a propeller – the ePropulsion Vaquita.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is great for taking kids!
It’s super-stable, so the kids can have a nap and muck around without tipping it over.
It’s very big and has a wide-open cockpit, so there’s heaps of space.
Yes, it’s a great choice for at tender.
It’s got the high-pressure drop-stitch floor which makes it easy to step into and out of.
The wide-open cockpit also makes it easy to step in and out of.
There is a huge amount of deck space and capacity (250kg) for gear if you are using it to transport your stuff to and from shore.
**Caution – do not leave the kayak inflated on the deck of the boat. The heat will cause the pressure to rise and you could damage the kayak.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is fine for class 1 and 2 whitewater, however it is really designed to paddle in a straight line, and therefore not recommended for rivers above class 2.
Who is the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak good for?
Yes, it is definitely suitable for beginners. I should note, however, that generally speaking, solo kayaks are easier to paddle than tandem kayaks, which require some level of cooperation…
The key feature for beginners is stability and the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is wonderfully stable, so no dramas there.
The design is so good that it’s super-easy to paddle straight.
The wide-open cockpit makes it easy for people to get in and out.
In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and at 24kg, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is one of our heaviest.
If you specifically want to stick with a tandem, but you need something lighter, check out our StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak.
But if you think that with good teamwork you can lift 24kg, then it is a wonderful kayak for seniors.
The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out – the AdvancedFrame Sport Convertible Elite is extremely stable and the wide open cockpit makes it easy to get in and out of.
Yes, generally speaking it’s easy to get in and out of.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is VERY stable, which is one of the key features for getting in and out easily.
Although it is a sit-in kayak, the rear paddler’s legs are not covered at all and the front paddlers’s legs are inside a deck that has a nice long zipper on it, so you can open it up to get out.
The only issue might be if you are using the Single Deck Conversion or the Double Deck Conversion, in which case you have to get in and out of cockpits. These cockpits are standard sized for kayaks, so most people can manage it fine. If you have VERY long legs or your mobility is compromised, you might want to leave the decks off.
The maximum capacity is 250kg / 400lbs.
I have found that the drop-stitch floor greatly enhances the rigidity of the kayak, so you really can go up to the maximum capacity.
If, however, one of the paddlers is over 115kg, you might want to consider the AirVolution2 Kayak because it has slightly better rigidity in the higher weight ranges.
About the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak
Advanced Elements have been making inflatable kayaks for well over 20 years – you don’t have to worry about quality.
All kayaks are inflated at the factory and left for 24 hours to ensure there are no slow leaks.
The main hull material used is called PVC tarpaulin and it is super thick and tough.
The floor is high quality drop-stitch, also extremely tough:
In the extremely rare case that you damage the hull, the kayak comes with a repair kit, so you can put on a patch.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is a sit-in kayak, but it comes with a wide-open cockpit so it’s easy to get in and out of.
There are optional decks that you can zip on to give you cockpits with inflatable coaming. These cockpits help keep the spray out of the kayak and allow you to attach a spray skirt.
At 24kg, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak is one of our heavier kayaks.
You would have to be quite strong to carry it down to the water by yourself when inflated.
But most people can manage if there are two people to carry it – one at each end.
If you want to make it easier to transport, I would suggest getting the Kayak Cart – this allows you to wheel the kayak to the water and then you can easily stow the cart on the deck.
There is a fin – it is part of the hull.
There is no rudder on the AdvancedFrame Convertble Elite kayak.
The Rudder Kit we sell is compatible with this kayak, but I would suggest trying the kayak without the rudder first. Most customers find they don’t need one.
• Advanced Elements Spring Valve
• Drop-stitch floor construction
• 2 High-back seats w/ inflatable lumbar support
• D-ring tie downs
• Molded low-profile rubber handles
• Reinforced bow and stern seams
• Durable double-coated fabric
• Paddle holders
• Skeg tracking fin
• 6 Chambers
• Deck lacing for quick access to gear
• Rip-stop fabric
The hull is PVC tarpaulin – an extremely tough multi-layer material.
The floor is high quality drop-stitch.
The deck and inner tube covers are rip-stop polyester.
The inner tube is PVC.
There is an aluminium rib inside the bow and stern.
There are rubber moulded handles at each end and some elastic bungee lacing.
I think that covers everything!
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak is manufacted by Advanced Elements (an American company), in their factory in Indonesia.
All kayaks are inflated and left overnight on the factory floor to ensure they are fully functional before shipping out.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite is a custom model, manufactured only for Oz Inflatable Kayaks in Australia.
How to use the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak
You can review the instruction manual here:
But my strong recommendation is that you take a look at the setup video (note: this is a Convertible Kayak not the Convertible Elite, so it will take some more time since you’d have to inflate the Drop-Stitch Floor):
It should take you around 8 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.
It’s about 8 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.
You just take off the valve covers and set the valves to deflate. Walk away for a few minutes and it’s done.
You can use the deflate function of the pump if you want to, but I have never found this to be necessary.
The best thing you can do is put an old towel inside the kayak when you go paddling. This keeps the inside dry and clean.
You will almost certainly get some water on the deck and sides, but if you can keep the inside clean and dry, that makes things easier.
If it’s salt water on the outside, you may wish to use a wash cloth with clean water to pat the deck of the kayak.
Do NOT use a hose, the kayak gets way too wet that way.
The deck doesn’t take too long to dry, then you can fold the kayak up as per the instructions.
Yes, it DOES go back in the bag!
What to buy
Advanced Elements come with a 3-year warranty on all kayaks and 90-days on all accessories. You can find details of this warranty here.
But if you have any issues after that period, still get in touch as we carry some spare parts and may be able to help out.
Our 90-day “Try it on the Water” Returns means that if the kayak is not what you expected, you have 90 days after delivery to return the kayak for a FULL refund.
Shipping is free for orders over $99 and $19 flat rate for orders under $99.
If the product is in stock, it will ship from our Brisbane warehouse within 1-2 business days of ordering.
We use Direct Freight Express as a courier and they are usually pretty quick.
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Sydney – overnight.
Melbourne – 2 nights.
Elsewhere… it varies. If you have a deadline, please get in touch and we’ll check if it’s going to make it in time.
For more shipping questions, check out https://ozinflatablekayaks.com.au/shipping/