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AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak with Pump

AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak with Pump
The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak with Pump is a high-performance inflatable kayak that weighs in at only 8kg. The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak Cruises beautifully in the water.ng

oik check greenLightweight at only 8kg – packs into a bag for easy storage and transport

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

oik check greenStable and easy to paddle – ideal for beginners, kids, dogs

oik check greenHigh-backed supportive seat and inflatable foot brace wonderfully comfortable

oik check greenQuick and easy to set up – 6 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water

oik check greenQuality design and durable materials – designed to last

oik check greenIf you are above 80kg, you can certainly paddle the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak, but you would need to invest in a drop-stitch floor to maintain rigidity

oik check greenIf you are taller than 6’ (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 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

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

AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak Instruction Manual

Let’s be clear – the AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 Ultralite Kayak 

Dimensions

Length: 10’5″ (3.18m)
Weight: 8 kg
Width: 81cm
Colour: Bright lime green with reflective strips
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 78 cm x 45 cm x 15 cm

Paddler Suitability

Maximum Capacity: 107 kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Weight: 80 kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Height: 6′ (1.83m)

Suitabilty

oik check greenLakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
x mark Coastal / Open Water
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
x mark Fishing (rod  holders)
oik check greenOccasional Fishing
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oik check greenTaking small kids
x mark Self-bailing

Accessory Compatibility

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oik check green Lumbar Seat
x mark  Spray skirt
x mark  Foot pegs
x mark  Rudder Kit
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Materials

Hull: PU Tarpaulin
Deck: 600D ripstop polyester with PVC laminate
Tube-cover: 600D polyester with PU coating
Tubes: PVC
Rib-frames: Aluminium
Floor: foam – Closed-cell EVA Foam

More About This Kayak

Set-up Time: 6 minutes
Warranty: 3 Years
Brand: Advanced Elements
SKU: AE3022-G-P 

AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak Instruction Manual

oik check greenDouble Action Hand Pump with Gauge 

oik check greenSeat 

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oik check greenRepair Kit

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Paddle sold separately

Original price was: $1,597.00.Current price is: $1,497.00.

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Availability: In stock

Package Deal

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  • adventure voyage 4 part kayak paddle
  • kayak paddle leash
  • packlite roll top dry bag set
Total Price: Original price was: $1,793.00.Current price is: $1,744.00.
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“This is so light, portable and easy to set up – I practiced a few times in the lounge before doing it in public 🙂

The online videos were super helpful to guide not only the setup, but how to get into the kayak! I took Emily’s advice and used marine fabric protector before its first use and the water just beads on the deck. The inserts get a little wetter, but dry really quickly. The kayak feels very stable and manoeuvres well. I also bought an electric pump which makes the setup for me about 5-7 minutes.

The best part? The quick pack up before heading home to dry it out.

– Juli

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Ultra Lightweight

At only 8kg, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite kayak is very easy to carry.

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

 
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advancedframe ultralite kayak with pump

Stable

Easy to paddle – ideal for beginners, kids, dogs

High-backed Supportive Seat

The seat has a high back and a raised bum pad that takes the pressure off the hamstrings.

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advancedframe ultralite kayak with pump

Foot brace

Inflatable Foot Brace is included.

The foot brace helps support your lower back as you are rotating through the paddling motion.

Quick Set-up

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak goes from in the bag to on the water in 6 minutes.

AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak FAQs

Performance

It’s not a rocket, but being so lightweight (8kg), it’s very responsive and moves through the water without much effort.

The rigidity of the AdvancedFrame Ultralite is not as good as the other kayaks in the AdvancedFrame line, so there is a bit of waggle as you paddle.

It is still very easy to paddle, it just doesn’t have quite the same satisfying glide as the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak, for example.

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 Ultralite 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.

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

Comfort

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

The seat has a high density foam base that goes under your bum. I like this because it gives you some lift, which takes the pressure off your hamstrings and lower back.

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite comes with an  inflatable foot brace that adds to your comfort by supporting your lower back as you paddle.

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The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak comes with the inflatable foot brace. A lot of paddlers swear by foot braces for encouraging good paddling technique and for supporting the lower back.

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The AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 Ultralite Kayak good for?

Yes, if they are not massive.

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 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 …).

Yes.

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 Ultralite Kayak) to make their fishing videos:

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 Ultralite Kayak, you have to cut holes in the deck and inner tube covers.

You can even put on a propeller – the ePropulsion Vaquita.

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Yes.

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 Ultralite 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 (107kg) 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 up to a couple of hours.

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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No.

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

No.

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 Ultralite Kayak good for?

Yes!

This is an AWESOME kayak for beginners!

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

It’s also easy to paddle.

At 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 8kg, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak definitely ticks that box.

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

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.

The AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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.

No.

It’s good up to about 6′, 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′”, 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 107 kg

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

General information

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” Guarantee 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/ 

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About the AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 PU tarpaulin and it is super thick and tough.

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The floor is a Closed-cell EVA Foam.

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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 Ultralite 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.

Deflated and packed dimensions are:

78 cm x 45 cm x 15 cm

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 8kg and the kayak comes with a durable duffel bag.

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At 8kg, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak is one of our lightest kayaks.

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

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The AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak is ludicrously stable.

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

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There is no rudder on the AdvancedFrame Ultralite 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 Ultralite 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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No.

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
  • Welded seams
  • Neoprene paddle guard
  • Adjustable back support
  • D-ring tie down
  • Skeg tracking fin
  • Rip stop fabric
  • High-backed Seat
  • Inflatable Foot Brace (included)

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

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The floor is Closed-cell EVA Foam

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

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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 Ultralite 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. 

How to use the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak

You can review the instruction manual here:

AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak Instruction Manual

It should take you around 6 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.

It’s about 6 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.

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!

What to buy

  • Carrying Duffel Bag
  • Folding Seat
  • Repair Kit
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Inflatable Foot Brace
  • Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge

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

You can also purchase a paddle leash so you don’t lose your paddle! 

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.

*Note that the Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge is included

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 3-year warranty.

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JB
07/01/2021
Juli B.
AU AU

Great service and product

I chose the AdvancedFrame Ultralight kayak as I am limited in terms of the weight I can lift and I wanted something that I could single handed lay manage. This is so light, portable and easy to set up - I practiced a few times in the lounge before doing it in public 🙂 The online videos were super helpful to guide not only the setup, but how to get into the kayak! I took Emily’s advice and used marine fabric protector before its first use and the water just beads on the deck. The inserts get a little wetter, but dry really quickly. The kayak feels very stable and manoeuvres well. I also bought an electric pump which makes the setup for me about 5-7 minutes. The best part? The quick pack up before heading home to dry it out.

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15/09/2020
Tricia Q.
AU AU

Advanced Frame Ultrallite makes kayaking possible

It’s easy to set up. It’s really really stable and tracks well. Great streamlined design and very bright and easily seen by other water craft including powered. I’m very disabled with ME/CFS so fatigue and other physical impairments make doing any activity difficult. This makes it much easier and if you have a fatigue- based disease or ongoing fatigue of any sort I can also recomment getting an electric pump to conserve your energy to enjoy being out on the water...

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04/12/2019
Roger

Kayaking at Tweed Heads, NSW

I know I left it a bit late in life to get into kayaking. Better late than never. For the first half of this year I spent most of my time at Tweed Heads helping out my sister in law, who was diagnosed with cancer. She lived across the road from the Tweed River, so it was ideal for me to go out and buy an inexpensive inflatable kayak with which I had lots of early morning paddles. Until a leak developed in a faulty seam. I took the faulty product back and replaced it with a hard shell kayak and got strap on soft roof racks to get it home to my sister in law�s unit. This served me well for the time I remained, but I had no intention of carrying it back to Sydney on my car roof. Before we left Tweed Heads I was so keen to continue with the kayaking that I researched and went out and bought an AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak. When I easily got this home I had many great paddles on the Nepean River near Camden, but also occasionally near Menangle. This venue involves going down and up a fairly steep bank. For a 78 year old with heart problems the return journey up the bank with 11Kgs on my shoulder was a bit daunting. So I got my AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak. Both kayaks are comfortable and a delight to paddle. I can wholeheartedly recommend either of these.

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