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The AdvancedFrame Sport is my favourite kayak of all time – it’s lovely to paddle, quick to set-up, lightweight and very comfortable.

For paddlers over 85kg, you will love the extra support that comes with the AdvancedFrame Sport ELITE kayak.

You get all the wonderful benefits of the Sport, but with the added rigidity and buoyancy of the drop-stitch floor, and the back support of the foot brace and lumbar seat.

Designed to go the distance, you could paddle all day in this suped-up kayak!

Frequently Bought Together

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Price for both: $1,546.00

Want to know more about the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite Kayak?

What makes it so good?

It’s the AdvancedFrame Sport with extra support:

  • High-pressure drop-stitch floor for extra rigidity with the higher weight ranges – above 85kg or so
  • Good back support – lumbar seat and foot brace included as standard
  • Super quick set up
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Wide open cockpit – easy to get in and out of, great for dogs

Who is the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite Kayak For?

The AdvancedFrame Sport is a wonderful kayak because it is both lightweight and a pleasure to paddle – this combination is hard to come by!

But when the payload goes up above about 85kg, it can struggle to maintain rigidity, which means it starts to waggle and it goes slower through the water.

This is where the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak really shines!

It has all the lovely benefits of the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak, but with extra rigidity from the high-pressure drop-stitch floor, and extra support from the lumbar support seat and the inflatable foot brace (all included).

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Comfortable and Supportive

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 Sport Elite kayak for half an hour, or paddling for the whole day, you want to be comfortable and supported. Fortunately, Advanced Elements have done a wonderful job of making the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak a delight to sit in!

  • Your back is supported by the inflatable lumbar support seat (included) so you are comfortable all day
  • The foot brace (included) also supports your lower back and allows for rotation of the torso when paddling 
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This is me at 6 months pregnant, having a paddle with my 70+ year-old parents – talk about a comfortable and supportive seat!

Fast and straight on the water

  • Drop-stitch floor for enhanced rigidity
  • 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 Sport Elite kayak very stable.  Save your strength and relax!
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Love a Quick Set Up?

Me too. The AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak goes from in the bag to on the water in 5 and a half minutes.

Judy S.
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"We’re very happy with this kayak. It’s easy to set up, paddles & tracks well & very easy to deflate & put back into its carry bag. A great kayak to take away on trips with our caravan. We’ve decided to buy a second one!"

Lightweight for Easy Handling

Packs up into a bag about the size of a small suitcase and weighs only 13.3kg…

Easy to travel with, easy to store and (most importantly), easy to carry down to the water.

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Wide Open Cockpit

The wide open cockpit allows you to take a dog or a small child with you.

Plus, it’s easier to get in and out of for those of us who are not super flexible…

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“I absolutely love my AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak from Emily.

It is super quick to inflate and light enough for me to pick up and carry to the water with one hand.

It is very comfortable (like sitting on a marshmallow according to Emily!) even after three hours paddling – and I am very grateful for the back rest."
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Durable and Reliable

Let’s be clear – the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak is a lightweight inflatable kayak, but it is NOT a pool toy!

Advanced Elements have crafted a puncture-resistant inflatable that won’t let you down.

I have been paddling the AdvancedFrame range of inflatable kayaks for over a decade now, and I have never had to do a repair.

  • Multi-layer material design for protection of the inner tubes – there is very little risk of puncture
  • Durable triple layer PVC tarpaulin hull so you don’t have to worry about damage on rocks
  • Drop-stitch floor is tough as nails, and can handle dogs and fishing easily
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements
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Special Features Included

Drop-Stitch Floor

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Drop-stitch has become pretty famous lately because of inflatable stand-up paddle boards.

‘Drop-stitch’ is basically a technique of running thousands of stitches from the top to the bottom of the board, all at the same fixed length.

When the air pressure goes up and the board wants to go round, the stitches hold the flat shape.

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Inflatable Foot Rest

The Inflatable Foot Brace gives you a wonderful feeling of support when kayaking. For many people, it also adds to their stability and comfort.

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Lumbar Seat

Here is what makes the lumbar seat so comfortable and supportive:

  • The inflatable lumbar cushion that can be inflated to whatever size is most comfortable for you
  • The cushion is inflated via a long tube and a twist valve, which means you can easily adjust the inflation level with your mouth as you are paddling
  • The seat base is contoured to support the curve of your thighs, providing even pressure across your whole backside
  • The seat back is very high with stiffening rods to ensure your back is supported as much as possible
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What’s the Difference?

The AdvancedFrame, the AdvancedFrame Sport and the AdvancedFrame Ultralite inflatable kayaks are all the same length width and look like the same design… so why did Advanced Elements create three of them??


  • Advanced Elements spring valves
  • Open cockpit design for ease of entry
  • Durable double coated fabric
  • Bungee deck lacing
  • Moulded rubber handles
  • Reinforced bow and stern seam
  • Hard edge bow/stern
  • Welded seams
  • Neoprene paddle guard
  • Adjustable back support
  • D-ring tie down
  • Skeg tracking fin
  • Rip stop fabric

Included Accessories

  • High pressure drop-stitch floor
  • Lumbar support seat
  • Inflatable foot brace
  • Carrying Duffel Bag
  • Folding Seat
  • Repair Kit
  • Owner’s Manual

Set-up Instructions for the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak

Click here for the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite Kayak AE1017-OE Instruction Manual from Advanced Elements.


What type of conditions is the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak suitable for?

The AdvancedFrame Sport Elite 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 AdvancedFrame Sport Elite 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.

Kayak Specifications

Weight: 29lbs (13.3kg)

Length: 10’5″ (3.18m)

Colour: Orange

Brand: Advanced Elements

Lake, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes

Coastal / Open Water: No

Self-bailing: No

Width: 32” (81cm)

Maximum Capacity: 250lbs (113kg)

Max. Paddler Height: 6’2″

Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 76cm x 43cm x 20cm

Warranty Period: 12 Months

River (Class): II

Compatible with Rudder Kit: Yes

Set-up Time: 5.5 minutes

Customer Reviews
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Michelle W.

Advance Frame Sport Elite Kayak

I love my kayak I have had a solid kayak for quite a few years but it was getting harder to put in our slideon camper to take camping due to my husbands shoulder surgery. I found Emily online asked questions on which would be better for me as I was tossing up between two. Emily was so helpful I ordered this one it took 9 or 10 days to come from Qld to Tassie . Goes in the slideon so easy doesn't take long to set up and even quicker to let down and put away after its dry. Michelle

Malcolm M.

Great kayak

Easy to set up, light, tracks well, and very stable due to large bouyancy tanks.

Lee-Anne F.

Twice the fun

Loved my Advanced Frame Sport Elite Kayak so much bought one for hubby. Love that we can fit both bags in the car & the caravan.... The convenience of being able the carry our Kayak away from the crowds without breaking our backs. We have the confidence to take our AFSE kayaks everywhere we took our hard-shell ones.

Christine P.

Portable freedom

I recently bought my Advanced Sport Elite and I absolutely love it. As a 50 year old female I bought it so that I could take it down to the river in my car and go kayaking without the need to ask for help to carry it or tie it onto a roof. My first inflation however was very frustrating due to a faulty valve attachment (which would not lock on and would fly off while pumping). There was another one that came with the pump so be aware in case this happens to you to try the spare. And test at home first. I have the drop stitch floor which is great to provide the firm floor. The kayak really does track straight and fast so you don’t tire easily. Experiment with your seat positioning so you have a comfortable ride with the foot rest. It really really is incredibly comfortable. My second time out was 2 hrs and I wouldn’t blink to go on a much longer paddle.

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Richard T.

Advanced Elements Sport Elite kayak

I bought this kayak for my wife who has absolutely no experience with paddle craft. She loves it. It took her 2 days to get used to it and now kayaking is her favourite activity. We live on the Central Coast of New South Wales and we are 5 minutes from Brisbane Water. We are now seeing our local area through totally different eyes. The kayak is easy to paddle and is highly stable. I would recommend this kayak to anybody. Service and support from Oz Inflatable kayaks was first rate and I would and have recommended you to a great many people. When we are setting up, so many people have been very impressed with the ease of set up and the ease of getting the kayaks to the water. It is hard to believe that you can get so much pleasure from exercise.

Richard M.

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Great couldn’t be happier

David M.

Above expectations

These kayaks are simple to set up, sturdy, track straight and very easy to paddle along. I could not be happier with our choice and the great advice given prior to our purchase. I would highly recommend the kayak and the whole purchase experience.

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