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AirVolution2-Kayak-AE3030-Main + ae2037 adventure voyage paddle
Price for both: $2,906.00

The Rigid AirVolution2 Kayak

Fast and straight on the water

The performance on the water of the AirVolution2 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.

airvolution kayak fin

Wide Open Cockpit


Although the AirVolution2 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 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.

Suitable for Fishing

airvolution2 kayak ae3030 top view

The Airvolution2 Kayak is very stable and extremely durable, making it excellent for fishing.

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

You can put one seat in the middle of the kayak for even more room, if you want to go solo.

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.

Lightweight for Easy Handling


The Airvolutions comes with a bag about the size of a small suitcase and weighs only 23.5kg.

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.

Kayak Specfications

AirVolution2 Kayak FAQs


The AirVolution2 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.

AirVolution2 kayak - Kayaking at Broadbeach from TE Peters Park to Isle of Capri


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 AirVolution2 kayak is very buoyant and sits quite high in the water, compared to our other kayaks, so it gets a little more wind affected.

airvolution2 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 AirVolution2 seat.

airvolution seat

The base of the AirVolution2 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 for the front paddler.

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.

There is no brace for the rear paddler, but they might be able to use the seat of the front paddler.

The seats have a high back and are adjustable, they provide good support.

What is the AirVolution2 Kayak good for?

Yes, the AirVolution2 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.

airvolution2 kayak dog


airvolution kayak fishing

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

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 AirVolution2 kayak is excellent for taking kids.

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

airvolution2 kayak with kids

Absolutely, yes!

The AirVolution2 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 249kg 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.


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 AirVolution2 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 AirVolution2 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 AirVolution2 Kayak good for?

Yes, but there are a few points to consider.

The key feature for beginners is stability and the AirVolution2 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 23.5kg , and it’s quite long at 4.45m – not a big deal necessarily, just something to consider.

Advanced Elements Airvolution inflatable kayak helpful tips for beginners.

In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and the AirVolution2 kayak is NOT the lightest tandem 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 23.5kg, 4.45m long kayak.

The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out – the AirVolution2 kayak ticks both these boxes.

airvolution2 kayak

Yes, a child could have a go at paddling the AirVolution2 with an adult, but for two children paddling on their own, it’s a big big and heavy.



You could pretty well fall in and fall out of the AirVolution2 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

It’s going to depend on the height of the other paddler.

The seats are adjustable, so if one of you is short, you can give the other paddler more leg room.

kayaking at broadbeach to isle of capri airvolution2 kayak leg space

The maximum capacity is 249kg / 500lbs.

The rigidity will hold all the way up to the maximum weight.

airvolution2 kayak

About the AirVolution2 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.


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 AirVolution2 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 AirVolution2 kayak is a convertible kayak – this means it has seating for 2 people to paddle in tandem, or a seat can be connected in the middle for paddling solo.

airvolution2 kayak

Deflated and packed dimensions are:

98cm x 50cm x 38cm

The weight is 23.5kg and the kayak bag (included) comes with detachable backpack straps and wheels.


The AirVolution2 kayak is 23.5kg.

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

airvolution2 kayak

There is a detachable fin included with the kayak.

airvolution2 kayak fin

There is no rudder on the AirVolution2 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 Seats

• 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 AirVolution2 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 AirVolution2 Kayak

You can review the instruction manual here:

AirVolution2 Kayak Instruction Manual

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

How To Setup The AirVolution2 Kayak from Advanced Elements

It’s anywhere from 7-12 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 AirVolution2 kayak I sometimes use the deflate function of the pump because the drop-stitch chambers can get a bit stiff.

The AirVolution2 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

• Dual-Stage Pump w/ Pressure Gauge

• Battery Operated Inflator for fast high-volume/low-pressure inflation. (Batteries not included)

• Backpack Roller Duffel

• Adjustable High-back Seats

• Removable Tracking Fin

• Adjustable Foot Brace

• Repair Kit & Owner’s 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 AirVolution2 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.


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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