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AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak

AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak
Our fastest 2-person kayak! It’s quick and easy to set up and use open-cockpit style in calm waters, or you can put on the deck and skirts for open ocean or cold weather. Heaps of space – great for long legs and dogs.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak goes like a Rocket

oik check greenGoes like a rocket with two people paddling, thanks to the aluminium rib-frame design – it really cuts through the chop

oik check greenDrop-stitch floor gives you excellent rigidity all the way up to its 249kg capacity

oik check greenStable – great for beginners, dogs, kids and fishing

oik check greenSpacious and sturdy can load it up with gear for multi-day kayaking expeditions

oik check greenSuitable for both summer fun and winter open ocean paddling – open cockpit or closed cockpit with spray skirts

oik check greenWonderfully comfortable with raised bum pads and inflatable lumbar support

oik check greenQuick and easy to set up – about 8 minutes to unfold, inflate and clip-in seats

oik check greenQuality design and durable materials – designed to last

oik check greenIf you want to whitewater above class 2, consider the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak, which can handle up to class 3 rapids

oik check greenAlthough the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is stable enough and durable enough for fishing, if you are going to be fishing a LOT, you may prefer the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak, which has rod holders included and a simpler installation of the Accessory Frame System

oik check greenIf you are traveling and need to keep your vehicle weight down, the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is our lightest tandem kayak at only 18.6kg

oik check greenIf one or both of you is above 110kg, you may wish to consider the superior rigidity of the full-dropstitch AirVolution2 kayak

oik check greenIf you don’t like the idea of waiting for the deck fabric to dry before packing away, check out the AirVolution2 kayak, which is full drop-stitch and can be wiped down with a towel

8 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water!
AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak Instruction Manual

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The floor is high-pressure drop-stitch.

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FAQs – AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak 

Dimensions

Length: 15′ (4.57m)
Weight: 23.5 kg
Width: 81cm
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 91cm x 53cm x 33cm

Paddler Suitability

Maximum Capacity: 249 kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Weight: 110kg
Recommended Paddler Height: Unlimited

Suitabilty

oik check greenLakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
oik check greenCoastal / Open Water
oik check greenReservoirs (Complies with ISO 6185-1)
oik check greenRivers up to Class II
x mark Whitewater up to Class III
oik check greenDogs
oik check greenFishing
oik check greenBeginners
oik check greenTaking small kids
x mark Self-bailing

Accessory Compatibility

oik check greenFoot Brace (front paddler only)
oik check greenDrop-stitch floor (included)
oik check greenRapidup Sail
oik check greenLumbar Seat (included)
oik check greenFoot pegs
oik check greenRudder Kit
oik check greenSpray skirt (can only be used with a Deck Conversion)
oik check greenAccessory Frame (watch the installation video first)
oik check greenSingle Deck Conversion
oik check greenDouble Deck Conversion
oik check greenePropulsion Vaquita Propeller – via ratchet straps

Materials

Hull: PVC Tarpaulin
Deck: 600D ripstop polyester with PVC laminate
Tube-cover: 600D polyester with PU coating
Tube: PVC
Rib-frames: Aluminium
Floor: Drop-stitch construction

More About This Kayak

Set-up Time: 8 minutes
Warranty: 3 Years
Brand: Advanced Elements
SKU: AE1007-E

AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak Instruction Manual

oik check greenDouble Action Hand Pump with Gauge

oik check greenDrop-stitch Floor

oik check greenDuffel Bag w/ removable shoulder straps

oik check green2 High-back Lumbar Seats

oik check greenRepair kit

oik check greenOwners manual

Paddle sold separately

Original price was: $2,447.00.Current price is: $1,957.00.

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new check mark blank bg1 Stored in our Brisbane warehouse, ships in 1-2 business days.

Availability: In stock

Package Deal

  • advancedframe convertible elite kayak
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  • adventure voyage 4 part kayak paddle pair
  • deluxe kayak paddle leash
  • packlite roll top dry bag set
  • kayak cart
Total Price: Original price was: $2,418.00.Current price is: $2,369.00.
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“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.

– Graham

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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.

Drop-Stitch Floor

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.

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advancedframe convertible elite kayak

Stable

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.

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advancedframe convertible elite kayak

Suitable for both Summer Fun and Winter Open Ocean Paddling

The optional Advanced Elements Double Deck Conversion and Single Deck Conversion allow you to stay dry with the inflatable coaming and optional skirt.

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.

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advancedframe convertible elite kayak

Comfortable

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

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Performance

Wowser fast!

The high-pressure drop-stitch floor (included) gives you excellent rigidity and a very smooth hull bottom, so you glide through the water gracefully.

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The built-in fin and the awesome AdvancedFrame hull design give you a wonderful paddling experience.

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With 2 people paddling in tandem, it really zooms!

Yes!

The tracking is excellent.

The high-pressure drop-stitch floor plays a big part in this. The enhanced rigidity helps the kayak glide through the water smoothly.

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The aluminium ribs in the bow and stern stop the kayak from waggling and the fin helps it glide straight.

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Not much.

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.

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Comfort

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.

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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.

Inflatable Foot Brace bbThere 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.

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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.

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What is the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak good for?

Yes!

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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 …).

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Yes.

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:

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.

230g nylon cooper anchor

Optional accessory frame if you want to attach additional rod holders, an EPERB, a fish finder, go-pro etc.

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***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.

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Yes.

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.

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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.

It’s fast and comfortable enough for anything from 1 hour to a full-day trip.

It’s even great for multi-day expeditions!

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Yes!

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The AdvancedFrame design helps it cut through chop very well, and you can use the Double Deck Conversion or the Single Deck Conversion to put on a spray skirt to keep out the waves.

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No.

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.

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Good question.

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.

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Not on their own, but with an adult it’s a great option. You can even fit a couple of kids in and let them take turns.

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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.

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Yes, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is LONG inside.

You can adjust the seat straps to bring the seat closer to the front of the kayak, or further back in the cockpit to give you more leg room.

If that’s still not enough room, you can remove the inflatable foot brace for the rear paddler.
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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.

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The floor is high quality drop-stitch, also extremely tough:

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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.

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The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is a tandem kayak – this means it has seating for 2 people.

There is a third seating position in the middle that allows you to paddle it solo.

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Deflated and packed dimensions are:

91cm x 53cm x 33cm

You can get the depth (33cm) down a bit by putting the seats somewhere else, but the other dimensions can’t really be altered.

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The weight is 24kg and the kayak comes with a durable duffel bag with removable backpack straps.

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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.

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The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is very stable.

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There is a fin – it is part of the hull.

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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.

Yes, the ePropulsion Vaquita can be used with the ratchet straps (included with the propeller).

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• 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.

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The floor is high quality drop-stitch.

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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.

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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.

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All kayaks are inflated and left overnight on the factory floor to ensure they are fully functional before shipping out.

Learn more about Advanced Elements. 

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:

AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak Instruction Manual

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!

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What to buy

• Drop-stitch Floor

• Duffel Bag w/ removable shoulder straps

• 2 High-back Lumbar Seats

• Repair Kit

• Owner’s Manual

• Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge

You need to purchase a paddle and a life jacket as the minimum.

You can also purchase a paddle leash so you don’t lose your paddle! 

We also recommend a dry-bag for keeping your gear dry.

Check out our Fishing Gear section if you want to do some kayak fishing.

Any double bladed kayak paddle will work, but I would strongly suggest getting a LONG one, so you can easily get over the side tubes. Ours start at 230cm.

Check out our range of collapsible kayak paddles.

*Note Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge is included.

Pretty well any pump on the market capable of 2 PSI will work, but I would strongly suggest you use our Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge because it has all the right adapters and comes with a 90-day warranty.

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Yes!

We offer a package deal with a $49 discount, just underneath the Add to Cart button.

General information

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/ 

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30/05/2024
Peter C.
AU AU

Downsizing

Great kayak. We used to carry a 4.3m Zodiac & outboard in the motorhome. This was great for travelling long distances in a short time, up rivers & across open water. We found there were a few problems with the whole setup. We now have a Convertible Elite Kayak, which is easier to store, setup and paddle at a leisurely pace in confined waterways. Great for photographing wildlife. Better exercise too!

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JA
25/04/2024
JJ A.
AU AU

A terrific investment

I purchased this wonder kyak and then took my children camping on kangaroo Island for 10days. We had so much fun with them on the river we camped by that we didn't leave our spot much. The kids are very new to kyaking and I believe this was the best introduction they could have had. I'm so glad that they are now very excited about the next kyaking adventure we go on. And I cannot speak more highly of my dealings with Emily regarding the purchasing process. This lady really understands how to run a Web based business in today's environment. Kudos to you!

NR
09/04/2024
Neil R.
AU AU

Convertable for the converted.

We are pleased with the quality of this kayak. It is very stable and just the thing to keep up our fitness on the water. The simplicity of the whole system is refreshing and we are enjoying this very much. There is one thing that deserves a mention is the after sales service and attention to customer needs which are second to none. Emily genuinely cares about communicating with her customers and treats you like you are one of her family. This type of service is so rare these days! I don’t hesitate recommending OZ Inflatable Kayaks to anyone who will listen. .

RW
02/04/2024
Robert W.
AU AU

Haven’t Paddled Yet

But really looking forward to it. I went for a “lounge room paddle” today though. Unboxed, unwrapped and put it all together in the lounge room as a trial. Glad I did as it took me a while longer than I would’ve liked, but I’ve learned a lot about the process and feel ready to give it a go out in the wild. I feel more confident with setting it up now and will get out on the water soon. Watching the setup videos was a big help, especially the one about the valve in the floor!

SM
23/11/2023
Sue M.
Australia Australia

The kayak enriched our lives

We started to think about purchasing a an inflatable kayak. We we're getting on in years and we love the outdoors. We do a lot of Bush walking, but in summer it can get pretty hot and out on the water, it's pretty nice. So we decided to try and decide which inflatable kayak to get or some kind of inflatable at all. We did try a few alternatives and something very cheap from BCF, which was a lot of fun, but a little bit limited. Considered a few reviews on different brands of inflatable kayak and the Advancedframe convertible elite was rated very highly, and we thought that really fitted out our situation very easy to fit in the car. And we wanted something that we could both paddle in as well as my partner, Don could go out on his own. In fact, it's thanks to the video demos on Oz inflatable's YouTube channel that I was able to make a very well informed decision, knowing all the pluses and minuses of the different options. Buying the kayak online was really easy. But I did bulk at the payment stage at deciding which accessories I really needed. But one which accessories we needed was sorted out. And I had contacted Emily from Oz inflatables. Emily seemed super helpful, super good customer service. So went ahead and had our kayak delivered a bit before Christmas. As an early Christmas present and a surprise for my partner, we sometimes asked how well the canoe performs. Well, we're no experts, but we did hire a few rigid canoes beforehand, and while we don't expect inflatable canoes to be Olympic standard, it certainly does the job well enough for us. It's easy to paddle it, responds to paddling. It's nice and light, but the convenience of the inflatable for us is a winner. Super easy and comfortable to paddle. given the adjust ability of the seats, the leg room as well as lumber support. Very comfortable. I've found Emily at Oz inflatables super helpful always gets back to my questions, so I wouldn't have purchased a kayak unless I'd had that engagement, because otherwise you kind of don't know whether it's a scam or not. And since going on lots of paddling of adventures around the northern beaches of Sydney. We've met a few people who've got advanced elements, kayaks as well. And they also have had a really positive customer service experience. So I'd highly recommend both the Advanced Elements kayaks as well as Oz inflatables, who's a wonderful service provider here in Australia. It's really enriched our lives, an activity out in nature together which is good for the mind the body and the soul.

SB
24/09/2023
Steve B.
AU AU

First impressions outing

You never get a second chance for a first impression. We purchased the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak recently and it's sat there for a while due to other commitments but it's now had it's maiden outing. To be brutally honest there were a couple of moments where we stood there scratching our heads BUT they were user errors 🤔. Quickly and painless resolved. We have had kayaks for years so reasonably aware of what to expect on the water . Very impressed in the quality of the kayaks finnish, it's incredibly stable, even with reasonably gutsy side wind. I had concerns about not having a rudder that I could steer with but no dramas turning and staying on course at all. I'm 68 and 6ft 2 inches, no problems fitting in with the Double Deck Conversion, my wife had heaps of room in the front. Pump worked as it should and the 4 piece paddles did the job well. The double Deck conversion did take a minute to work out but following instructions nailed it. It's earned a spot on the back seat for our next 6 month van trip but confident between now and then it'll see lots of trips

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LG
18/06/2023
Lars G.
Switzerland Switzerland

2 adults, 2 dogs

I just wanted to let you know, that we are very happy with this Kayak. it's so stable and it's great with our 2 dogs. They have a lot of fun! Greetings from Switzerland.

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NC
27/04/2023
Nicole C.
AU AU

Great fun

Very happy with the kayak and service. Super speedy delivery. The helpful videos and clear instructions on setting it up made it easy. The kayak rides well and the seats are really comfortable. Easy to also repack at the end. Very high quality.

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RP
22/02/2023
Rodney P.
AU AU

Blown away by blow-up

This kayak delivers exactly what I was hoping for. Firstly, its size. Packs away into the size of a large suitcase and fits easily inside the car. No lifting heavy, solid, long kayaks onto the roof. Easily set up and packed away by one person. Big tick. Secondly, the on water performance. The drop stitch floor feels so solid under foot, not at all like it's inflatable. The built in aluminum nose and bow formers make the hull very streamlined. It glides along quite effortlessly, even in reasonably strong wind. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of space inside to stretch out your legs. The kayak tracks very straight, so it's easy to control. It has truly changed my perception of what an inflatable craft can do. Construction looks really robust. The seams look strong, the materials appear heavy duty and able to take some knocks. I am super impressed by every aspect.

22/02/2023

Oz Inflatable Kayaks

Thank you so much for the review, Rodney! If you have some photos we would love to get a copy as well. Happy kayaking!

RD
09/12/2022
Roger D.
AU AU

Our second kayak

After owning a tandem Hobie kayak for a number of years, it was exciting to see these inflatable ones come on the market. Our hard shell had become to heavy for my wife and I to lift on the roof of the van we had and thought our days on the water were over. To see the new construction, and ease of inflating, this was a no brainer. After a couple of goes getting it ready, we took to the water again. Just awesome, it carved through the water no problem. First day we took it out twice. Love the freedom that my wife and I can again experience on the water.

Oz Inflatable Kayaks AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak Review
IV
15/11/2022
Ian V.
AU AU

Happy with our choice

We were looking for an inflatable double which could handle multi-day trips in open waters, potentially with crossings of 5-10km, and which could pack as luggage for places where it’s not so easy to do a bare-boat kayak hire, like Greece, Turkey and Indonesia. We haven’t had the chance to try this out yet in those circumstances, only had it a few weeks, but have given it a few trips in Sydney Harbour, mixed sea states, and are very pleased with how well it has performed. The drop-stitch floor is wonderfully rigid and the boat tracks well at reasonable speed (considering it’s an inflatable!). It’s a bit of a drag washing and drying it after trips but that’s the price of the portability. Also haven’t tried packing for overnight in it yet, that will be the next test, it doesn’t have a lot of below deck space so I guess we go alpine! Overall a fine boat, good build quality, attention to detail, and excellent design. Service from Oz Inflatable was great, very fast delivery

IC
19/10/2022
Ian C.
AU AU

Love this Kayak

Excellent sales service

RG
22/08/2022
Robin G.
AU AU

Love it so much.

It's changed our lives. We live on a sailing boat and this is our car/coral-viewing-hoverboard. I love that we can use it alone or together, and I can transport it and inflate it myself (and I am small with a small car.)

G
28/06/2022
Graham
AU AU

Better than expected for Grey Nomads

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.

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MS
30/03/2022
MaryAnn S.
AU AU

Elite Kayak

Very happy with this kayak, great quality

TW
28/03/2022
Trevor W.
AU AU

Advanced frame convertible elite kayak

I can not tell you how pleased I am with my new kayak. It tracks so well and is ideal for fitting a kayak sail. All trials so far are exemplary but I will let you know after I have finish circumnavigating Bali and paddling down the rivers and lakes of Europe.

Oz Inflatable Kayaks AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak Review
GJ
21/02/2022
Gabriele J.

Very happy

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak is fantastic, after the initial set up, it is so easy and quick to get going. They paddle so well. Fits kids and dogs. And even the odd rock or stick in the shallower streams does not worry them.

ND
04/01/2022
Neil D.
AU AU

Convertible Elite Kayak

I have used the product once only in a estuary with family. All 6 adults could manage the craft confidently as the craft was surprisingly stable. The set up time easy inflation is fiddly (see below), further the craft is compact and easy to carry by an adult, particularly as a backpack. Only criticism is why the need for three different inflation valve types? one for the side walls, a different one for the floor bladder, another different one for the seat back rests/ front left and right bladders. Is time consuming /fiddly/ annoying and lends itself to displacement/ loss of valve connection pieces. Could be easily trimmed to at least two different connection types at most, hence three stars.

MM
01/12/2021
Mark M.
AU AU

Advanced frame convertible elite kayak

This kayak is easy to set up and folds up to a compact size. In the water it is very stable and paddles well. There is enough room and buoyancy for 2 people. It will be great for holidays in that I don't need to worry about a kayak on my roof racks. Overall very happy with my purchase. Mark McKay

JT
19/11/2021
Joanne T.
AU AU

Amazing Kayaks & Service

We absolutely love our kayak. It is easy to travel with, inflate & deflate. I must admit that I was worried that the kayak would get a puncture from our dogs toe nails as they are big dogs but due to the quality of the materials & the design, this will never happen. We have been out 3 times and have had an absolute blast and we can't wait for more kayaking adventures. The service from Emily & her team was fantastic. They were happy to answer any questions before, during & after the sale and delivery was very fast. I would highly recommend buying one of the OZ inflatable Kayaks!! Jo Whiteside, Brisbane