Lagoon1 Kayak
The Lagoon 1 solo inflatable kayak is ideal if you want to be able to stay warm and dry by putting on a spray skirt, but you also need a lightweight inflatable kayak. At only 10kg, the Lagoon1 is a popular choice for kids as well.

oik check greenUltra-lightweight at only 10kg – great for hiking, travelling, seniors, kids and people that don’t like lifting heavy stuff

oik check greenVersatile – compatible with spray skirt to keep you warm and dry

oik check greenVery stable and secure – easy for beginners, kids, dogs, fishing

oik check greenQuick and easy set up and pack away

oik check greenExtremely durable materials

oik check greenIf you are taller than 6’ (or you are in that range and have long legs), you will have to look at our other solo kayaks

oik check greenIf you weigh more than 80kg, you will get much better rigidity and performance from the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak.

oik check greenIf you are going paddling for more than an hour, check out our day-touring kayaks for better speed and great tracking

oik check greenIf you want to take a dog, you’re better off with the drop-stitch floor in the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite kayak

oik check greenIf you are doing whitewater above class2, the StraitEdge kayak can do up to class 3 rapids

oik check greenIf you are going to be doing a LOT of fishing and want rod holders, check out our fishing kayaks

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

FAQs – Lagoon1 Kayak 


Length: 8′4″
Weight: 23 lbs (10 kg)
Width: 34″ (86cm)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 74cm x 46cm x 13cm


oik check greenLakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
oik check greenCoastal / Open Water
oik check greenReservoirs (Complies with ISO 6185-1)
oik check greenRivers up to Class II
x mark Whitewater up to Class III
x mark Dogs (unless they are super tiny)
oik check greenFishing (no rod  holders)
oik check greenBeginners
x mark Taking small kids 
x mark Self-bailing

Paddler Suitability

Maximum Capacity: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Recommended Max. Paddler Height: 6′
Recommended Max. Paddler Weight: 80 kg

Accessory Compatibility

oik check green Foot Brace
oik check green Drop-stitch floor
oik check greenRapidup Sail
oik check green Lumbar Seat
oik check greenSpray skirt
oik check green Foot pegs
x mark Rudder Kit
oik check greenAccessory Frame (watch the installation video first)


Hull: PVC Tarpaulin
Deck: 600D ripstop polyester with PVC laminate
Tube: PVC
Tube-cover: 600D polyester with PU coating
Floor: Closed-cell EVA Foam

More About This Kayak

Set-up Time: 5 minutes
Warranty: 3 Years
Brand: Advanced Elements
SKU: AE1031-O

Lagoon1 Kayak Instruction Manual

oik check greenDouble Action Hand Pump with Gauge

oik check greenCarrying Duffel Bag

oik check greenFolding Seat

oik check greenRepair kit

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Paddle sold separately


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Availability: In stock in our Brisbane warehouse, ships in 1-2 business days.

Package Deal

  • lagoon1 kayak
  • packlite roll top dry bag set
  • adventure voyage 4 part kayak paddle
  • coiled kayak paddle leash
Total Price: $831.00
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“I was so wanting this kayak to be the answer for me as it is so light and easy to set up. I first used it on my own on a sheltered lake. This worked fine, as I could poke around at my leisure taking photos and watching the water birds. If you are going alone in a sheltered place and speed is of no importance, the Lagoon 1 is a great little kayak. It’s super easy to set up and put away and only weighs 10kg.

– Teresa

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At only 10kg, the Lagoon 1 is extremely easy to carry down to the water.


At only 13cm deep when folded, it’s very compact – great for travellers.

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lagoon1 kayak


The inflatable coaming around the cockpit allows you to attach a spray skirt so you can stay warm and dry when you are paddling.

The Lagoon1 kayak is suitable for open ocean.

Stable and Secure

The Lagoon1 kayak is very stable, and you are surrounded by an inner tube, so you feel very secure.

This makes it great for beginners, taking tiny dogs and kids, and fishing.

It also means you can relax whilst you are paddling!

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lagoon1 kayak

Quick Set-up

The Lagoon1 Kayak is easy and quick to set up. It takes about 5 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.

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The Lagoon1 is only 10kg, so it is quite nimble and responsive.

It’s not as fast as our other, longer kayaks, but it moves with little effort.

The Lagoon1 kayak waggles when you paddle – it doesn’t have the aluminium rib frame structure in our AdvancedFrame line and it is fairly short.

It’s still very easy to paddle, it just doesn’t cruise as well as our other kayaks.

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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 Lagoon1 kayak is small and sits quite low in the water, especially compare to other inflatables, so it performs quite well in wind.

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The seat (included) has a high back, and it is positioned against the inner tube at the back for support.

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The bum pad of the seat is inflatable. This is great because not only is it a cushion for your bum, but it means you sit higher than your heels, which takes some pressure off your back.

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The optional inflatable foot brace adds to your comfort by supporting your lower back as you paddle.

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You can purchase the inflatable foot brace to go with your Lagoon Kayak. A lot of paddlers swear by foot braces for encouraging good paddling technique and for supporting the lower back.

Inflatable Foot Brace bb

The Lagoon1 kayak has a seat that rests against the inner tube at the back of the cockpit.

What is the Lagoon1 Kayak good for?

Yes, if they are not massive.

The Lagoon1 kayak is not huge inside and you can NOT unzip the cockpit.

All the materials are durable enough for dogs.

The Lagoon1 kayak is certainly stable enough for dogs.


Yes, as long as you have enough space for your gear.

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

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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

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

E propulsion Vaquita Propeller

It’s possible, they just might not fit!

The Lagoon1 is very stable, it’s just that it’s got a fixed cockpit. If your child is still small, you can certainly give it a go.

It’s possible, yes.

One advantage is that the Lagoon1 packs up so small, so it won’t take up too much space.

It just might be a little difficult to get in and out of, because it has a fixed cockpit and a soft floor.

It’s suitable for almost all water types, including open ocean.

Although it’s our smallest kayak, there is still some deck space and capacity (113kg) 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.

I would recommend up to a maximum of a half-day.

Of course, you can do what you like in it, but if you are going to be doing longer trips, I would suggest looking at our kayaks that go faster, offer better back support and more deck space for 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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But if it’s not a massive amount of gear and you are not a huge person, you could consider the Lagoon1 kayak.

It’s a little short for sea kayaking, but if you really wanted to do it, you could.

The Lagoon1 kayak allows you to put on a spray skirt to keep out the spray.

The inner tube has 2 main chambers for safety.

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Not really.

The Lagoon1 kayak is fine for class 1 and 2 whitewater, so mild rivers are okay, but it’s not designed for full whitewater.

Who is the Lagoon1 Kayak good for?


The key feature for beginners is stability and the Lagoon1 kayak is wonderfully stable, so no dramas there.

It’s fairly easy to paddle, but it does waggle as you stroke.

At 10kgs it’s extremely lightweight.

It’s quite versatile, so if you find yourself going from beginner to adventurer, you can do open ocean in it.

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In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and at 10kg, the Lagoon1 kayak is wonderfully lightweight.

The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out.

The Lagoon1 is very stable, but the fixed cockpit might make it tricky for long-legged people to get in and out.

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Yes, at only 10kg, the Lagoon1 is ideal for a child learning to paddle independently.

Not as much as our other kayaks.

It is stable, which makes things a lot easier, but the cockpit is fixed, so if you have long legs, you need to be able to tuck them in.


It’s good up to about 6 foot, but beyond that, you want to consider the AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak.

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When I say “about 6 foot”, 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 113kg / 250lbs.

I have found that the rigidity of the kayak starts to drop off at around 80kg, at which point I recommend the AdvancedFrame Sport Elite or the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite, both of which have the drop-stitch floor for rigidity enhancement.

Drop Stitch Floor AdvancedFrame Kayak 2

About the Lagoon1 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 PVC tarpaulin and it is super thick and tough.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

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 Lagoon1 Kayak is a sit-in kayak.

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You can put on a spray skirt and stay warm and dry if the condition are rough or cold.

spray skirt advanced elements

The Lagoon1 kayak is a solo kayak – this means it has seating for only 1 person.

Taking a small child or a small dog with you might be viable, depending on how big you are and they are.

Deflated and packed dimensions are:

29″ X 18″ X 5″ (74cm x 46cm x 13cm)

You can get the depth (13cm) down a bit by putting the seat somewhere else, but the other dimensions can’t really be altered.

The weight is 10kg and the kayak comes with a durable duffel bag.

advancedframe convertible inflatable kayak bag AE1007 e1515631804904

At 10kg, the Lagoon1 Kayak is amazingly lightweight.

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

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It’s very stable… you will feel very safe in the Lagoon1 kayak.

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

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There is no rudder on the Lagoon1 kayak.

The Rudder Kit we sell is NOT compatible with the Lagoon1 kayak.

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

Vaquita Propeller 6


The Lagoon1 kayak is a sit-in style kayak, so you can hook our Touring Spray Skirt around the inflatable coaming.

This allows you to stay warm and dry inside the cockpit.

spray skirt advanced elements

• Rubber molded handle

• Bungee deck lacing

• Inflatable coaming for spray skirt attachment

• Paddle holder

• Mesh pocket

• Advanced Elements Spring Valve

• Folding seat

• Tracking fin

• Durable fabric cover

• Electronically welded seams

• Rigid bow and stern

• Inner tube cover

• Rip-stop fabric

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

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

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

The inner tube is PVC, with a baffle down the middle of the tube.

advancedframe comparison multiple chambers

There are rubber moulded handles at each end and some elastic bungee lacing.

I think that covers everything!

The Lagoon1 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.

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How to use the Lagoon1 Kayak

You can review the instruction manual here:

Lagoon1 Kayak Instruction Manual

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

It should take you around 5 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.

It’s about 5 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.

This video is for the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak, but the process is similar for the Lagoon1 Kayak.

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!

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What to buy

• Carrying Duffel Bag

• Folding Seat

• Repair Kit

• Owner’s Manual

• Double Action Hand Pump


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 offer for a package deal with a $49 discount, just underneath the Add to Cart button.

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.

Pretty well any pump on the market capable of 2 PSI will work, but I would strongly suggest you use our Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge because it has all the right adapters and comes with a 90-day warranty.

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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” Returns 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.

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