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The AirVolution Kayak is a full drop-stitch kayak that has been designed with a low profile so that it paddles like a kayak, not a canoe.

The rigidity is amazing, no matter what your weight.

It’s very stable and has a wide, open cockpit for easy entry and exit.

So if you want speed and stability, the AirVolution kayak is a great option.

*** Paddle sold separately ***

Frequently Bought Together

AirVolution Kayak AE3029 + ae2037 adventure voyage paddle
Price for both: $2,356.00

*** Ex-Demo available for $150 off! For inquiries, please send us a message ***

What makes it so good?

Rigidity – important for speed and tracking

Simple set up – inflate 2 chambers, clip on the seat, insert fin, go!

Huge weight capacity – great for heavier paddlers, taking kids and dogs

Tough as nails – can easily handle fishing and dogs, submerged rocks etc.

Who is the AirVolution Kayak For?


It’s ideal for heavier paddlers who want rigidity and speed, but also want stability.

It’s comfortable for paddlers up to about 6’2″, but could accommodate taller paddlers with bent legs.

At 17.7kg, you would need to be reasonably strong to carry it, although the bag with wheels helps with that.

Comfortable and Supportive

AE3029 Airvolution-Close-Up

Advanced Elements have included a cushioned, high-back seat for your comfort.

It has multiple straps to adjust the angle of support.

Inflatable Foot Brace

AirVolution Kayak Foot Brace Installed

There is also an inflatable foot brace included for lower back support.

Fast and straight on the water


The performance on the water of the AirVolution kayak is very impressive. The sleek, rigid hull, combined with the deep fin (removable for shallow water) allow the kayak to glide effortlessly through the water.

If you are lightweight, try putting in less pressure to let the kayak sit lower in the water – this will reduce the wind affect.

Roller Duffel Bag for Easy Transport


The Airvolution kayak comes with a bag about the size of a small suitcase and weighs only 17.7kg.

The bag has plenty of space for the pump and a side pocket for your paddle (sold separately).

Not only are there backpack straps on the bag, there are also wheels, so it’s easy to get it to and from the water.

Wide Open Cockpit


Although the AirVolution kayak is a sit-in kayak, it has a nice, wide-open cockpit.

This makes it very easy to get in and out of, and great for taking kids and dogs.

Note that you can NOT use a spray skirt with this kayak.

Suitable for Fishing

airvolution kayak ae3029 top view

The Airvolution Kayak is very stable and extremely durable, making it excellent for fishing.

The wide open cockpit gives you easy access to your gear.

Suitable for Dogs

The stability really helps if you want to take your dog(s) kayaking.

The wide open cockpit gives them plenty of space.

The drop-stitch material is as tough as it gets – you don’t need to worry about claws.

Durable and Reliable


Drop-stitch is about as tough as it gets when it comes to inflatable kayaks.

It has to be tough, to withstand the high pressure.

If you are going to be encountering submerged objects, or taking a dog or doing some fishing, you don’t need to worry about scratches or punctures.

AirVolution Single / Double Action Hand Pump


The AirVolution kayak comes with a hand pump that has a double action for filling the kayak with air at low pressure, then can be switched over to single action to get to high pressure.

The kayak also comes with a 12V pump for quick inflation at low pressure, but you have to switch over to the hand pump to get the pressure above 1 PSI.

Kayak Specifications

AirVolution Kayak FAQs


The AirVolution has a very satisfying cruising speed.

It’s one of our heavier kayaks, but it’s full drop-stitch, so the rigidity is exceptional. This rigidity helps it to glide across the water nicely.

It is, however, quite buoyant, so if you are out in strong winds, you may find that it is more wind affected than our other models.

Kayaking on the Noosa River at Noosaville


The hull shape encourages straight tracking and the fin (included) is a huge help.


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 AirVolution kayak is very buoyant and sits quite high in the water, compared to our other kayaks, so it gets a little more wind affected.

airvolution kayak


The seat (included) has a stiff, high back, which gives you excellent support, IF you get the angle right. Note – this video is for the AdvancedFrame seat, but the same principle applies for the AirVolution seat.

airvolution seat

The base of the AirVolution seat has some padding, but not as much lift as I would like, considering the drop-stitch floor is quite firm.

The kayak comes with an inflatable foot brace.

AirVolution Kayak Foot Brace Installed

It’s more a cushion that wedges into the gap at the front of the cockpit, it is not as good as the foot braces in our other kayaks, but if you just want something to push against, it will do the trick.

The seat has a high back and is adjustable, it provides good support.

What is the AirVolution Kayak good for?

AirVolution Kayak with a Dog

Yes, the AirVolution is excellent for taking dogs.

The drop-stitch material is extremely tough and the cockpit is wide-open.

The wide flat base makes it extremely stable.

The only issue might be if you are big and your dog is big, there might not be enough space. But most people and most dogs will be fine.


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

airvolution kayak fishing

The drop-stitch material is extremely durable,  giving 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

***Although the Accessory Frame System can be used on the AirVolution kayak, it does not fit nicely over the cockpit, so it might be too far from reach to be very practical.

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

E propulsion Vaquita Propeller


The AirVolution kayak is excellent for taking kids, as long as they are not very big.

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

A small child with an average sized adult works well, but if you or the child are very big, there might not be enough space in the cockpit for you both to be comfortable.

Kayaking at Hervey Bay

Absolutely, yes!

The AirVolution is made from high-pressure drop-stitch, which means you have something firm and stable to step on and off of.

AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Kayak,Advanced Elements

There’s heaps of deck space for gear if you are using it to transport your stuff to and from shore.

It has pressure release valves on both chambers, so if you want to leave it inflated on deck for a short time, it is less likely to get damaged by heat-induced over-inflation.

**Caution – do not leave the kayak inflated on the deck of the boat long term. The heat and UV exposure will damage the kayak.

Anything from 1 hour to a multi-day expedition.

The 136kg capacity means you can even take food and fresh water.

There is a huge amount of front AND rear deck space.

The kayak is very stable, so loading up the deck is viable.

Sneak Peak the New Airvolution Kayak


Not really…

The cockpit is oversized so you can not put a spray skirt on. This means any water that comes into the cockpit is staying in there with you! For open-ocean kayaks, we prefer you take something that can protect you from swamping waves.

The AirVolution is also a bit more wind affected that our other open ocean kayaks, and doesn’t flex with the swell so much (‘cos it’s so rigid), so you tent to get spray coming over from the bow slapping against the chop.

AirVolution Kayak in some waves


The AirVolution 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 AirVolution Kayak good for?

Yes, but there are a few points to consider.

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

It’s easy to paddle, but a little more wind affected that our other kayaks, so not as easy to control.

It’s also a fairly heavy kayak at 17.7kg , which means it takes a bit more strength to get going than our lightweight kayaks.

And it’s quite long. This is what makes it go nice and straight, but it also means it takes a bit more technique to turn. Not difficult to learn, just something to consider.

kayaking at hervey bay airvolution kayak

In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and the AirVolution kayak is NOT the lightest solo kayak we sell.

That’s not to say we haven’t had plenty of seniors loving it, but you would need to be confident about picking up a 17.7kg, 4m long kayak.

The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out – the AirVolution kayak ticks both these boxes.


No, the AirVolution is not the first choice for a child paddling alone.

It’s quite heavy and long and takes some strength to get the momentum going and coordination to manouvre.

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


You could pretty well fall in and fall out of the AirVolution kayak and you would be fine!

The kayak is very stable, the cockpit is wide-open and the sides are nice and firm. Easy peasy.

airvolution kayak

Depends what you call ‘really tall’…

The length of the cockpit is totally fixed, and the maximum recommended height is 6’4″ but this depends on your leg length and how you like to sit in the kayak.

The maximum capacity is 136kg / 300lbs.

This allows you to be a big person and still get good rigidity and performance.

It also allows you to load up with gear for multi-day expeditions.

airvolution kayak

About the AirVolution 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 drop-stitch and it’s VERY tough.

Drop Stitch Floor AdvancedFrame Kayak 2

It can handle dog claws, fish hooks, rocks and even oysters.

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 AirVolution is a sit-in kayak, but…

You can NOT put on a spray skirt because the coaming around the cockpit is too wide.

In fact, it’s so wide that it feels like a sit-on-top kayak.

It is NOT self-bailing – any water that gets into the cockpit is staying in the cockpit (unless you get a bilge pump).


The AirVolution 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 kid with you is totally viable though.

airvolution kayak with kid

Deflated and packed dimensions are:

86cm x 48cm x 28cm

The weight is 17.7kg and the kayak bag (included) comes with detachable backpack straps and wheels.


At 17.7kg, the AirVolution is one of our heavier solo kayaks.

You have to be reasonably strong to carry it down to the water by yourself.

It’s very stable, you can even stand up in it!

airvolution kayak stability

There is a detachable fin included with the kayak.

airvolution kayak fin

There is no rudder on the AirVolution kayak, and the Rudder Kit we sell is NOT compatible with this kayak.

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

Vaquita Propeller 6

High Performance Drop-stitch Construction

Pressure Relief Valves for proper inflation

Bungee deck lacing and d-rings for securing gear

Soft Grip Carry Handles

Supportive High-back Adjustable Seat

Below Deck Storage Compartments for small items

Backpack Roller Duffel for easy transport

The kayak consists of two main chambers made of drop-stitch, an extremely tough and rigid high-pressure material.

AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Kayak,Advanced Elements

The AirVolution Kayak is manufacted by Advanced Elements (an American company), in their factory in China

All kayaks are inflated and left overnight on the factory floor to ensure they are fully functional before shipping out.

quality inflatable kayak advanced elements

Learn more about Advanced Elements.

How to use the AirVolution Kayak

You can review the instruction manual here:

AirVolution Kayak Instruction Manual

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

How To Setup The AirVolution Kayak from Advanced Elements

It’s anywhere from 5-10 minutes, depending what pressure you want. I only inflate to 3 PSI because I am fairly light. If you are heavier, you can go right up to 14 PSI.

You just take off the valve covers and set the valves to deflate. Walk away for a few minutes and it’s done.

For the AirVolution kayak I sometimes use the deflate function of the pump because the drop-stitch chambers can get a bit stiff.

The AirVolution is full drop-stitch, which means the only fabric is the seat.

This means you can hose it down and towel it off, then roll it up.

If the seat is wet, just dry that separately before adding to the bag.

What to buy

High pressure drop-Stitch floor

Duffel bag with detachable shoulder straps

High back lumbar seat

Adjustable foot brace

Repair kit

Owners manual

You need to purchase 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.

The AirVolution kayak comes with a Single Action hand pump.


It also comes with a battery-powered electric pump, but this pump is only good for getting the kayak started, it can not achieve any sort of pressure in the kayak.

You may wish to consider getting a full-pressure electric pump, you can check out this video to understand your options:

Electric Pump Options for your Advanced Elements Inflatable Kayak

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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