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The AdvancedFrame kayak is a delight to paddle and very comfortable – even a beginner can cruise along for hours. It’s fast and comfortable enough for a multi-day trip, but quick and easy to set up for a casual paddle. It cuts through chop easily on the open ocean, but also glides beautifully on a lake or calm river.

*** Paddle and Pump sold separately ***

Frequently Bought Together

advancedframe inflatable kayak at1012 main 2 + double action hand pump with gauge ae2011 + ae2037 adventure voyage paddle
Price for all three: $1,384.00

The AdvancedFrame Kayak

The AdvancedFrame kayak is a delight to paddle and very comfortable – even a beginner can cruise along for hours.

It’s fast and comfortable enough for a multi-day trip, but quick and easy to set up for a casual paddle.

It cuts through chop easily on the open ocean, but also glides beautifully on a lake or calm river.

Who is the AdvancedFrame kayak for?

AdvancedFrame Kayak AE1012 R

That’s the amazing thing about this inflatable kayak, it’s good for both beginners and experienced kayakers.

Take it out for a short, relaxing paddle.

Or put on a spray skirt and load it up with gear (up to 136kg) for a paddling expedition.

Goes Straight and Fast – Even for Beginners

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There’s nothing more annoying than a kayak that goes in circles… except maybe a kayak that doesn’t go anywhere!

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 kayak very stable.  Save your strength and relax!

TESTIMONIAL

"…I settled into it immediately, and in no time was stroking confidently and making great pace going up river against the current. I was also very pleased with the kayaks tracking ability…"
Jeff
Inflatable Kayaking on AdvancedFrame Pioneer River Mirani April 2014 9

Comfortable for Hours

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 kayak for half an hour, or going out on a multi-day expedition, you want to be comfortable and supported. Fortunately, Advanced Elements have done a wonderful job of making the AdvancedFrame 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

TESTIMONIAL

"Hi Emily, Have taken my kayak out 3 times in the last 2 weekends now… it’s quite addictive… I could stay out ALL day if the weather permitted"
Kathy
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Durable and Reliable

Let’s be clear – the AdvancedFrame kayak is NOT a pool toy! Advanced Elements have crafted a puncture-resistant inflatable kayak that won’t let you down. I have been paddling the AdvancedFrame range for over a decade now, and I have never had to do a repair.

1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements

MultiLayer Construction 1

Multi-layer material design for protection of the inner tubes – there is very little risk of puncture.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

Durable triple layer PVC tarpaulin hull so you don’t have to worry about damage on rocks

MultiChamber Construction 2

Dual main air chambers for safety – if one chamber of the inner tube is compromised, the other will still function

Kayak Specifications

AdvancedFrame Kayak FAQs

Performance

It’s a nice ride!

Kayaking with an AdvancedFrame Kayak

The AdvancedFrame kayak sits at that sweet spot – it’s not the fastest kayak we sell, but it’s got a wonderful ‘cruise’ to it.

Even though it’s only 3.2m long, the built-in fin and the awesome AdvancedFrame hull design gives you a wonderful paddling experience.

advancedframe kayak julie testimonial

 

Yes!

For a shortish kayak, the tracking is impressive.

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

advancedframe kayak carol testimonial

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 kayak sits quite low in the water, especially compare to other inflatables, so it performs quite well in wind.

advancedframe kayak sarah testimonial

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??

AdvancedFrame Kayak vs AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak from Advanced Elements

Comfort

The seat (included) has a stiff, high back, which gives you excellent support, IF you get the angle right.

High Back Kayak Seat in the Advanced Elements Kayaks

The optional inflatable foot brace adds to your comfort by supporting your lower back as you paddle.

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.

Inflatable Foot Brace bb

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?

advancedframe kayak with dog
Yes, if they are not massive.

The AdvancedFrame kayak is not huge inside, but you can unzip the front deck so your dog not cramped into a cockpit.

The soft floor can be at risk from doggy claws, I recommend purchasing either the Drop-stitch floor or the Dura-floor to protect it.

drop stitch floor and dura floor

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 …).

advancedframe kayak fishing

Yes.

The wide flat hull means the kayak is very stable so you can focus on fishing and relaxing.

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This video is from Chasing Scale who use the AdvancedFrame kayak to make their fishing videos:

Epic Western Australia Fly Fishing Road Trip Adventure

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.

Accessory Frame System for Kayaks e1487043585802

***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.

E Propulsion Vaquita Propeller VA B000 00

Yes.

The AdvancedFrame kayak is good for taking kids, as long as they are still small.

Kayaking at Hervey Bay

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 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!

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Yes!

advancedframe kayak open ocean

The AdvancedFrame design helps it cut through chop, and you can put on a spray skirt to keep out the spray.

No.

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?

Yes!

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!

advancedframe kayak mark testimonial

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 these boxes.

advancedframe kayak jeff testimonial

It’s possible for a child paddling alone, but might be a little on the heavy side, depending on the age and strength of the child.

You would be better off checking out our lightweight kayaks if you were looking for something for your kid.

Excellent for a teenager, though!

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The AdvancedFrame kayak has an awesome zipper in front of the cockpit that allows you to swing your legs in and out.

Getting Out Of Your AdvancedFrame Kayak from Advanced Elements

No.

It’s good up to about 6’2″, but beyond that, you want to consider the AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak.

advancedframe expedition elite kayak testimonial

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.

Drop Stitch Floor AdvancedFrame Kayak 2

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.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

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.

advancedframe kayak tamara sequeira

You can put on a spray skirt and stay warm and dry if the condition are rough or cold.

spray skirt advanced elements

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.

The AdvancedFrame  kayak is a solo kayak – this means it has seating for only 1 person.

Although it is spacious, you could NOT fit two adults in it.

Taking a small child with you is totally viable though.

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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.

advancedframe convertible inflatable kayak bag AE1007 e1515631804904
 

At 16.3kg, the AdvancedFrame Kayak is lightweight compared to a hard-shell kayak, but not our lightest kayak.

Most people can carry it down to the water by themselves.

But if you are not feeling strong, it might be better to look for one of our lightweight kayaks.

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It’s very stable… this video demonstrates the AdvancedFrame Expedition kayak, but the AdvancedFrame kayak is just as stable:

How stable are the Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks?

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

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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.

advancedtrak rudder system kit ae4005

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.

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

Vaquita Propeller 6

Yes.

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.

AdvancedFrame Kayak AE1012 R

Advanced Elements spring valves

High-back adjustable seat

Inflatable coaming for attaching a spray skirt

Moulded rubber handles

Hard edge bow and stern

Welded seams

Neoprene knuckle guard

Storage compartment

Bungee deck lacing

Reinforced bow and stern

Skeg/tracking fin

D-ring tie downs

The hull is PVC tarpaulin – an extremely tough multi-layer material.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

The deck and inner tube covers are rip-stop polyester.

The inner tube is PVC, with a baffle down the middle of the tube.

advancedframe comparison multiple chambers

There is an aluminium rib inside the bow and stern.

advanced frame expedition inflatable kayak ae1009 bow 1

There are rubber moulded handles at each end and some elastic bungee lacing.

I think that covers everything!

The AdvancedFrame Kayak is manufacted by Advanced Elements (an American company), in their factory in Indonesia.

quality inflatable kayak advanced elements

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.

How to use the AdvancedFrame Kayak

You can review the instruction manual here:

AdvancedFrame Kayak Instruction Manual

But my strong recommendation is that you take a look at the setup video:

How to set up the AdvancedFrame Kayak from Advanced Elements AE1012

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. 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.

How To Clean and Pack Away Your Advanced Elements Inflatable 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 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!

packing away testimonial

What to buy

Duffel bag

High back adjustable seat

Repair kit

Owners manual

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

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.

Pretty well any pump on the market capable of 2 PSI will work, but I would strongly suggest you purchase our Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge because it has all the right adapters and comes with a 12 month warranty.

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Yes, and we have two AdvancedFrame kayak packages!

Check out the awesome Beginners Choice Kayak Package:

Beginners Choice Kayak Package KS6087

Check out the amazing Flying Solo Kayak Package:

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General information

All our Advanced Elements kayaks come with a 12 month warranty. Check out the details here:

https://www.advancedelements.com/warranty/

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 30-day satisfaction guarantee means that if the kayak is not what you expected, you have 30 days after delivery to return the kayak for a FULL refund. See https://ozinflatablekayaks.com.au/30-day-satisfaction-guarantee/ for details.

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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