AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak, which has the same excellent performance in the water, but is lighter at only 13kg.If you are never going to be paddling in open ocean or cold climates, check out the
drop-stitch floor for enhanced rigidity and protection from doggy clawsIf you want to take a dog, you can use the AdvancedFrame Kayak, but you would need to invest in a
5 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water!
Length: 10’5″ (3.18m)
Weight: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
Width: 32” (81cm)
Cockpit size: 76cm x 43cm
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 30″ x 17″ x 10″ (76cm x 43cm x 25cm)
Lakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
Coastal / Open Water
Reservoirs (Complies with ISO 6185-1)
Rivers up to Class II
Dogs ( Fishing (rod holders)
Max. Paddler Weight: 80kg
More About This Kayak
90-day “Try it on the Water” Returns
Availability: In stock in our Brisbane warehouse, ships in 1-2 business days.
“I have always loved paddling on the river and on still water but it was impossible for me to do it independently. You can’t stop me now. In less than 10 minutes after pulling up I’m on the water. The pack up is even quicker and the kayak actually fits in the bag!
Interestingly, since buying my kayak, many of my friends have invited me to join them with their kayaks and paddle boards. We are even discussing an extended trip. I live on the Murray River and there are also many lakes and waterholes nearby so I’m blessed for choice. I was born with the lower part of my left arm missing and am still able to manage my Advanced Elements Kayak with ease on and off the water. You couldn’t find a happier customer.“
Cruises beautifully in the water
Thanks to the built-in patented rib-frame design – aluminium ribs that define the bow and stern and improve tracking
Good for a quick, casual paddle in calm conditions or rug up with the optional spray skirt and head off into open ocean
Quick and easy to set up
5 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water
High-backed supportive seat
High-backed supportive seat and cushy floor are wonderfully comfortable
Lighweight at only 16.3kg
Packs into a bag for easy storage and transport
AdvancedFrame Kayak FAQs
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 kayak sits quite low in the water, especially compared to other inflatables, so it performs quite well in wind.
The AdvancedFrame and the AdvancedFrame Sport inflatable kayaks are the same length, width, and look like the same design… so why did Advanced Elements create two of them? Checkout our video below..
You can purchase the inflatable foot brace to go with your AdvancedFrame Kayak. A lot of paddlers swear by foot braces for encouraging good paddling technique and for supporting the lower back.
The AdvancedFrame kayak has very good back support – the seat backs are high and stiff with adjustable straps to get the angle right.
What is the AdvancedFrame Kayak good for?
The AdvancedFrame kayak is not huge inside, but you can unzip the front deck so your dog is not cramped into a cockpit.
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 Chasing Scale who use the AdvancedFrame kayak to make their fishing videos:
The rip-stop polyester material is extremely durable, giving 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 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 kayak is good for taking kids, as long as they are still small.
It’s super-stable, so the kids can have a nap and muck around without tipping it over.
It’s not huge inside, but you can unzip the front deck. It’s best if the child is facing you, so they don’t get whacked in the head with the paddle.
It’s possible, yes.
It’s got a soft floor, which can make it a little difficult to step into and out of. I’d recommend upgrading with the high-pressure drop-stitch floor if you are going to be using it as a tender quite often.
It’s suitable for almost all water types, including open ocean.
It’s not our biggest kayak, but there is still quite a bit of deck space and capacity (136kg) for gear if you are using it to transport your stuff to and from shore.
You would want to open the zipper on the cockpit before putting the kayak in the water.
**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.
Anything from 1 hour to a multi-day expedition, depending on how much gear you need to stow.
If you have to pack a huge amount of stuff, I suggest looking at our AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite, which has a higher capacity and more storage space.
But if it’s not a massive amount of gear and you are not a huge person, you can definitely do a multi-day trip in the AdvancedFrame kayak.
The kayak is very stable with a low centre of gravity, so loading up the deck is viable.
And most importantly – it’s really comfortable!
The AdvancedFrame design helps it cut through chop, and you can put on a spray skirt to keep out the spray.
The AdvancedFrame 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 Kayak good for?
In fact, it’s so good for beginners, we put it in our Beginners Choice Kayak Package.
The key feature for beginners is stability, and the AdvancedFrame kayak is wonderfully stable, so no dramas there.
The design is so good, that it’s super-easy to paddle straight.
At 16kgs, it’s light enough for most people to lift.
The zipper on the deck makes it easy for people to get in and out.
And best of all, it’s incredibly versatile, so if you find yourself going from beginner to adventurer, you can do open ocean and multi-day expeditions in it!
In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and at 16kg, the AdvancedFrame kayak is fairly lightweight.
We have other kayaks that are lighter, but the AdvancedFrame does give a great balance of versatility and performance. So if you think you can handle the weight, it’s a great choice for seniors.
The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out – the AdvancedFrame kayak ticks both of these boxes.
The AdvancedFrame kayak has an awesome zipper in front of the cockpit that allows you to swing your legs in and out.
It’s good up to about 6’2″, but beyond that, you want to consider the AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak.
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.
When I say “about 6’2”, it’s hard to be precise. Whether you fit in the kayak is more a function of leg length, rather than overall height. It also depends on how you like to sit in the kayak – legs straight requires more space than legs bent.
The maximum capacity is 136kg / 300lbs.
I have found that the rigidity of the kayak starts to drop off at around 90kg, at which point I recommend getting the high-pressure drop-stitch floor. This floor dramatically increases the rigidity (and therefore performance) of the kayak in the higher weight ranges.
About the AdvancedFrame 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.
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 Kayak is a sit-in kayak.
You can put on a spray skirt and stay warm and dry if the conditions are rough or cold.
Of course, this means that any water you get in the kayak is staying in the kayak (unless you get a bilge pump).
But on the upside, you get a kayak that glides beautifully through the water, tracks straight and is minimally wind affected.
Deflated and packed dimensions are:
32″ x 17″ x 10″ (76cm x 43cm x 25cm)
You can get the depth (25cm) down a bit by putting the seats somewhere else, but the other dimensions can’t really be altered.
The weight is 16.3kg and the kayak comes with a durable duffel bag.
It’s very stable… this video demonstrates the AdvancedFrame Expedition kayak, but the AdvancedFrame kayak is just as stable:
There is a fin – it is part of the hull.
There is no rudder on the AdvancedFrame kayak.
Although the Rudder Kit we sell is technically compatible with this kayak, you would have to be exceptionally short for that to be viable.
Note that the AdvancedFrame kayak is easy to paddle, tracks very well and is not very wind affected, so you are not likely to need a rudder.
The AdvancedFrame kayak is a sit-in style kayak, so you can hook our Touring Spray Skirt around the inflatable coaming.
This allows you to stay warm and dry inside the cockpit.
Advanced Elements spring valves
High-back adjustable seat
Inflatable coaming for attaching a spray skirt
Moulded rubber handles
Hard edge bow and stern
Neoprene knuckle guard
Bungee deck lacing
Reinforced bow and stern
D-ring tie downs
The hull is PVC tarpaulin – an extremely tough multi-layer material.
The deck and inner tube covers are rip-stop polyester.
The inner tube is PVC, with a baffle down the middle of the tube.
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!
How to use the AdvancedFrame Kayak
You can review the instruction manual here:
But my strong recommendation is that you take a look at the setup video:
It should take you around 5 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.
It’s about 5 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.
You just take off the valve covers and set the valves to deflate. Then just 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.
This video is for the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak, but the process is the same for the AdvancedFrame Kayak.
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 washcloth 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
• Duffel bag
• High back adjustable seat
• Repair kit
• Owners manual
• Double Action Hand Pump
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.
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.
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/