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Price for all: $1,303.00

The Easy AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak

Lightweight for Easy Handling

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Packs up into a bag about the size of a small suitcase and weighs only 11.5kg…

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

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Love a Quick Set Up?

Me too. The AdvancedFrame Sport kayak goes from in the bag to on the water in 4 minutes and 10 seconds.

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Delightful to Paddle

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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 kayak very stable.  Save your strength and relax!

advancedframe sport kayak

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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Comfortable and Supportive

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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 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 kayak a delight to sit in!

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Durable and Reliable

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Let’s be clear – the AdvancedFrame Sport 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.

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Kayak Specifications

AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak FAQs


It depends on your weight. For people under about 80kg, it’s surprisingly fast!

It’s not the fastest kayak we sell, but it’s got a wonderful ‘glide’ to it.

If you’re over 80kg, the kayak starts to lose rigidity, which impacts on it’s speed, and I would recommend the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak instead.

Advanced Frame Sport kayak

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

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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.

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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 Sport 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.

advancedframe sport kayak tracking

The AdvancedFrame and the AdvancedFrame Sport inflatable kayaks are all 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


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

We sell a compatible  inflatable foot brace that adds to your comfort by supporting your lower back as you paddle.

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The AdvancedFrame Sport kayak is compatible with the inflatable foot brace. A lot of paddlers swear by foot braces for encouraging good paddling technique and for supporting the lower back.

The AdvancedFrame Sport kayak has good back support – the seat back is high and stiff with adjustable straps to get the angle right. 

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What is the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak good for?

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Yes, if they are not massive.

The AdvancedFrame Sport kayak is not huge inside, but it has an over-sized cockpit, which means there might be enough space for both of you, depending on the size of the dog (and you).

The soft floor will need some protection from doggy claws – you can check out our Dura-Floor for this. It’s a very lightweight mat that sits over the top of the soft floor in the kayak.

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 (very similar to the AdvancedFrame Sport 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.

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***NOTE – to install the accessory frame on the AdvancedFrame Sport 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


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

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It’s super-stable, so the kids can have a nap and muck around without tipping it over.

It’s not huge inside, but the cockpit is over-sized, so there’s enough room for both of you, as long as it’s a small child.

It’s possible to use the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak as a tender for your boat.

It’s very stable and the wide-open cockpit makes it easy to step in and out of.

It’s not our biggest kayak, but there is still quite a bit of deck space and capacity (113kg) 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.

Although it performs well in chop, it is not rated for open ocean.

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

You could technically do a multi-day expedition, you just don’t have a huge amount of deck space for storage of gear.

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.

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Although the AdvancedFrame design helps it cut through chop very well, you can NOT put on a spray skirt to keep out the waves.

The AdvancedFrame Sport is also a bit different from the AdvancedFrame kayak – it only has one main chamber in the inner tube, not two. For this reason, it is suggested you don’t go more than 50 metres from shore in this kayak.


The AdvancedFrame Sport 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 Sport Kayak good for?


This is an AWESOME kayak for beginners!

The key feature for beginners is stability and the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak is wonderfully stable, so no dramas there.

The design is so good that it’s super-easy to paddle straight.

At 11.8kgs it’s light enough for most people to lift.

The wide-open cockpit makes it easy for people to get in and out.

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Yes, it is awesome for seniors!

In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and at 11.8kg, the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak definitely ticks that box.

The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out – the AdvancedFrame Sport is extremely stable and the wide open cockpit makes it easy to get in and out of.

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Yes, depending on the age and strength of the child, of course.

It’s light, stable and easily manouverable, which are the key features for kids when they are learning to paddle independently.

My very slight daughter at 6 years old can paddle it, but only just. If a strong wind came up, she would struggle.

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The AdvancedFrame Sport is a sit-in kayak, so you do have to get your legs in and out of the cockpit.

But having said that, the cockpit is over-sized and the kayak is very stable, so it’s pretty easy.

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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.

advancedframe expedition elite kayak testimonial

The maximum capacity is 113kg / 250lbs.

Having said that, the rigidity of the AdvancedFrame Sport kayak starts to drop off at around 80kg, at which point you want to consider the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak instead.

Performance of the AdvancedFrame and the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayaks, with and without the DS floor

About the AdvancedFrame Sport 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

The floor is PVC and has a pressure-release valve to prevent damage from over-inflation.

If you are taking dogs or going fishing, I recommend the Dura-floor to protect the inflatable floor in the kayak.

In the extremely rare case that you damage the hull, the kayak comes with a repair kit, so you can put on a patch.

It’s a sit-in kayak.

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The cockpit is over-sized for easy entry and exit, so you can NOT put on a spray-skirt.

But in most conditions you will stay dry.

The AdvancedFrame Sport 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:

76cm x 43cm x 20cm

You can get the depth (20cm) down a bit by putting the seats somewhere else, but the other dimensions can’t really be altered.

The weight is 11.8kg and the kayak comes with a durable duffel bag.

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At 11.8kg, the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak is one of our lightest kayaks.

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

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The AdvancedFrame Sport kayak is ludicrously 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 Sport 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 Sport 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).

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The cockpit is too big and there is no inflatable coaming.

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

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

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The floor is high quality PVC.

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 Sport 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 Sport is a custom model, manufactured only for Oz Inflatable Kayaks in Australia.

How to use the AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak

You can review the instruction manual here:

AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak Instruction Manual

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

How to inflate the AdvancedFrame Sport inflatable kayak AE1017-O

It should take you around 5 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.

It’s about 4 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.

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!

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What to buy

Carrying Duffel Bag

Folding Seat

Repair Kit

Owner’s 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! Check out the awesome Lightweight and Easy Kayak Package:

Light And Easy Kayak Package KS6082

Check out the Junior Unleashed Kayak Package which is perfect for your child: 

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General information

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

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