AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak

AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak
Ultra-light and ultra-fast, the new AdvancedFrame Ultralite kayak is ultra-awesome! A high performance inflatable kayak that weighs in at only 8kg – amazing! As well as paddling straight and fast, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak is comfortable, quick to set up, compact and durable. *** Paddle & Pump are sold separately ***

oik check greenCruises beautifully in the water thanks to the patented rib-frame design – a real delight to paddle

oik check greenVersatile – good for a quick, casual paddle in calm conditions or rug up with the optional spray skirt and head off into open ocean

oik check greenStable and easy to paddle – ideal for beginners

oik check greenQuick and easy to set up – 5 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water

oik check greenHigh-backed supportive seat and cushy floor are wonderfully comfortable

oik check greenLighweight at only 16.3kg – packs into a bag for easy storage and transport

oik check greenQuality design and durable materials – designed to last

oik check greenIf you are above 90kg, you can certainly paddle the AdvancedFrame Kayak, but you would need to invest in a drop-stitch floor to maintain rigidity

oik check greenIf you are never going to be paddling in open ocean or cold climates, check out the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak, which has the same excellent performance in the water, but is lighter at only 13kg.

oik check greenIf you are taller than 6’2″ (or you are in that range and have long legs), you will need the extra leg room in the  AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak 

oik check greenIf you want to take a dog, you can use the AdvancedFrame Kayak, but you would need to invest in a drop-stitch floor for enhanced rigidity and protection from doggy claws

oik check greenIf you are going to be doing a LOT of fishing and want rod holders, check out our fishing kayaks

oik check greenIf you are doing whitewater above class2, the StraitEdge kayak can do up to class 3 rapids

5 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water!

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. 

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FAQs – AdvancedFrame Kayak 


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)


oik check greenLakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
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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 (With drop stitch floor added) 
x mark Fishing (rod  holders)
oik check greenOccasional Fishing (With drop stitch floor added) 
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x mark Self-bailing

Paddler Suitability

Maximum Capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
Recommended Max. Paddler Height: 6’2″
Recommended Max. Paddler Weight: 80kg

Accessory Compatibility

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x mark  Foot pegs
x mark  Rudder Kit
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Hull: PVC Tarpaulin
Deck: 600D ripstop polyester with PVC laminate
Tube-cover: 600D polyester with PU coating
Tube: PVC
Rib-frames: Aluminium
Floor: PVC

More About This Kayak

Set-up Time: 5 minutes
Warranty: 3 Years
Brand: Advanced Elements
SKU: AE1012-R

AdvancedFrame Kayak Instruction Manual

oik check greenDouble Action Hand Pump with Gauge 

oik check greenSeat 

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Paddle sold separately


new check mark blank bg1 Free Shipping
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The Amazing AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak

What makes it so good?

  • Ultra lightweight at only 8kg
  • Compact for travel and storage
  • Paddles straight and fast
  • Comfortable
  • Stable
  • Durable

Who is the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak For?

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak is ideal for paddlers who don’t like lifting heavy stuff.

It is VERY stable, making it suitable for beginners.

It is NOT suitable for:

  • Multi-day kayak expeditions
  • Open Ocean
  • Very heavy paddlers (max capacity is 102kg)
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Paddling Performance from an Ultra-Lightweight Kayak

With the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak, you don’t have to compromise!

You get an ultra-lightweight kayak that is excellent on the water.

Weighs only 8kg – although it’s not the lightest kayak on the market, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite kayak is NOT a packraft and it is NOT a pool toy.

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak is a REAL kayak, with the patented AdvancedFrame design from Advanced Elements.

There is also a built-in fin on the hull.

This baby tracks straight and is a delight to paddle. And weighs about the same as a baby!

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"I decided to try this and it’s great! It’s lightweight so I can carry it myself and it’s simple to assemble/inflate by myself. Once in the water, it tracks well and feels like a hardbody."
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Compact for Travel and Storage

Packs away into a duffel bag the size of a small suitcase (79 x 46 x 15 cm).

Detachable shoulder straps are included so you can carry it like a backpack.

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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 Ultralite kayak for half an hour or the whole day, you want to be comfortable and supported.

  • Your back is supported by the clip-in seat so you are comfortable all day
  • The seat has a cushion under your bum so you are raised – less strain on the old ham strings
  • Your bum is cushioned by the foam floor reducing the risk of numbness
  • The foot brace (included) supports your back while you are paddling
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Durable and Reliable

Advanced Elements always take care to design extremely durable, puncture-resistant craft.

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 PU tarpaulin hull so you don’t have to worry about damage on rocks
  • Dual main air chambers for safety – if one chamber of the inner tube is compromised, the other will still function
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements
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Set-up Instructions for the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak

Click here for the AdvancedFrame Ultralite inflatable kayak AE3022 instruction manual


What type of conditions is the AdvancedFrame kayak suitable for?

The AdvancedFrame 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 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.


  • Durable PU Tarpaulin hull
  • Bungee deck lacing
  • Moulded rubber handles
  • Welded seams
  • Neoprene paddle guard
  • Adjustable back support
  • D-ring tie down
  • Skeg tracking fin
  • Rip stop deck fabric
  • Advanced Elements Spring valves
  • Foam Floor
  • Reinforced bow and stern seam
  • Hard edge bow/stern
  • Storage compartment

Included Accessories:

  • Carrying Duffel Bag with shoulder straps
  • Folding Seat
  • Repair Kit
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Foot Brace

Kayak Specifications

Length: 10’5″ (3.18m)

Weight: 8 kg

Colour: Bright lime green with reflective strips

Brand: Advanced Elements

Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes

Coastal/Open Water: No

Self-bailing: No

Width: 32” (81cm)

Maximum Capacity: 102 kg

Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 79 x 46 x 15 cm

Warranty Period: 12 months

River Class: II

Compatible with Rudder Kit: Yes

Set-up Time: 6 minutes