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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Optional accessory frame if you want to attach additional rod holders, an EPERB, a fish finder, go-pro etc.
***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.
The AirVolution2 is made from high-pressure drop-stitch, which means you have something firm and stable to step on and off of.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
There is a detachable fin included with the kayak.
There is no rudder on the AirVolution2 kayak, and the Rudder Kit we sell is NOT compatible with this kayak.
• 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
How to use the AirVolution2 Kayak
You can review the instruction manual here:
But my strong recommendation is that you take a look at the setup video:
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
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:
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 https://ozinflatablekayaks.com.au/30-day-satisfaction-guarantee/ for details.
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