Drop-Stitch Floor for AdvancedFrame Kayaks
If you want a no-fuss way to improve the speed and tracking of your AdvancedFrame or AdvancedFrame Sport inflatable kayak, the high-pressure Drop-Stitch floor is amazing.  It can take up to 6PSI of pressure, giving you exceptional rigidity. It’s also ruggedly durable – ideal for fishing and dogs.


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Advanced Elements have taken drop-stitch technology and used it to create rigid, high-pressure floors for the AdvancedFrame line of inflatable kayaks.

You can see from this image that the high pressure DS floor creates a kayak hull with corners (called chines).

The chines make the kayak track straighter.

The high pressure floor spreads the weight of the paddlers more evenly, so the hull is flatter and glides better through the water.

Easy to Install

It’s easy to install – simply replace the original floor with the DS floor and you are ready to inflate.

NOTE – the DS floor can NOT be inflated with the Bellows Foot Pump – you must use a pump that can achieve the 6 PSI required, such as the Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge.

drop stitch floor for advancedframe kayaks
drop stitch floor for advancedframe kayaks


The drop-stitch floor is like sitting on an inflatable SUP.

If you’ve never sat on an inflatable SUP, click here to buy the Hula11. Just kidding…

It feels like sitting on high density foam. There is a bit of give to it, but I wouldn’t call it a cushion.


The Drop-stitch floor can stay inside your inflatable kayak when you fold it up. You can then pack up your kayak into it’s bag. It’s a bit more bulky than the regular floor, but about the same weight.


drop stitch floor for advancedframe kayaks
drop stitch floor for advancedframe kayaks


Advanced Elements use Korean drop-stitch because it is the best. It’s more expensive than Chinese drop-stitch, but it’s worth paying for. You don’t want to be putting very high pressure into something that doesn’t have the best seams, the best stitching and the thickest materials.

Quality is guaranteed with a 90 day manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements

Drop-Stitch Floor vs Backbone

How does the Drop-Stitch Floor compare to the Backbone?

Excellent question! This awesome video from Paddling & Pedaling Florida Adventures explains the differences.

Click here for a review of the Backbone vs Drop-Stitch Floor

NOTE – you can’t use them together!!!

drop stitch floor for advancedframe kayaks
drop stitch floor for advancedframe kayaks

Floor Specifications

For AdvancedFrame Convertible


COMPATIBLE WITH: AE1007-R – AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayak


WEIGHT: 3.2kg


BRAND: Advanced Elements

For AdvancedFrame Kayak & AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak


COMPATIBLE WITH: AE1012 – AdvancedFrame or AE1017 – AdvancedFrame Sport


WEIGHT: 1.3kg


BRAND: Advanced Elements