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StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak

StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak
This lightweight (18.6kg) and durable 2-person inflatable kayak is great if you need to keep your weight down when travelling. The combination of a stable, rigid floor and the open sit-on-top style make it ideal for use as a tender, for taking dogs / kids and for fishing (rod holders are included). The StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak at only 18.6kg is our lightest tandem kayak perfect for Travel and Solo Use.

oik check greenLightweight tandem at only 18.6kg, can also be used solo

oik check greenVersatile – self-bailing ports are ideal for open ocean and whitewater

oik check greenAluminium bow rib and removable fin for excellent tracking on flat water

oik check greenHigh-pressure drop-stitch floor gives you great rigidity and impressive speed

oik check greenFishing – 2 rod holders included

oik check greenSuper stable – great for kids, dogs, fishing, beginners

oik check greenDurable – PVC tarpaulin and drop-stitch are super tough

oik check greenVery quick and easy to set up and pack away

oik check greenIf you want to be able to put on spray skirts to stay warm and dry, consider the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak

oik check greenIf one or both of you is above 110kg, you may wish to consider the superior rigidity of the full-dropstitch AirVolution2 kayak

oik check greenAlthough the StraitEdge2 Pro is suitable for multi-day expeditions, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is a bit faster, less wind affected, has more deck space and a higher capacity

It’s about 7 minutes, 10 if you want to install the foot pegs.

Fortunately, the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak only has 3 main chambers and all 3 have the same valve, so the inflation process is quite quick and easy.

pvc tarpaulin illustration 1 1536x854 1.pngThe side tubes are made from PVC tarpaulin. This is an ultra-thick, triple layer material that is very difficult to puncture.

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The floor is made from high-quality drop-stitch. Extremely durable and rigid – gives you great performance on the water.

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FAQs – StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak 

Dimensions

Length: 13′ (3.96m)
Weight: 18.6kg
Width: 89cm
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 97cm x 53cm x 33cm

Paddler Suitability

Maximum Capacity: 227kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Weight: 110 kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Height: Unlimited

Suitabilty

oik check greenLakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
oik check greenCoastal / Open Water
oik check greenReservoirs (Complies with ISO 6185-1)
oik check greenRiver (Class): III
oik check greenWhitewater up to Class III
oik check greenDogs
oik check greenFishing
oik check greenBeginners
oik check greenTaking small kids 
oik check greenSelf-bailing

Accessory Compatibility

oik check green Foot Brace (adjustable foot pegs included)
oik check greenDrop-stitch floor (included)
oik check greenRapidup Sail
oik check greenLumbar Seat (included)
oik check greenFoot pegs (adjustable foot pegs included)
oik check green Rudder Kit
oik check green Spray skirt
oik check greenAccessory Frame 
oik check greenePropulsion Vaquita Propeller – via ratchet straps

Materials

Hull / floor: Drop-Stitch Construction
Tubes: P
VC Tarpaulin
Rib-frame: Aluminium

More About This Kayak

Set-up Time: 7-10 minutes
Warranty: 3 Years
Brand: Advanced Elements
SKU: AE3027-Y

oik check greenDouble Action Hand Pump with Gauge

oik check greenDuffel Bag w/ Shoulder Straps

oik check green2-Sets of Adjustable Foot Pegs

oik check green2-Lumbar seats

oik check green2 Rod holders

oik check greenDeep fin

oik check greenRepair kit

oik check greenOwners manual

Paddle sold separately

Original price was: $2,297.00.Current price is: $1,847.00.

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““Mum, this is the best thing you have ever bought!”……..That was the comment my adult son made when we were out on the water during a family weekend away. True. I love it and the dogs almost get that you are supposed to stay in the boat?? They just love swimming around with us! Emily was particularly helpful in advising me on the best option to suit my paddling ambitions? Thankyou. I can highly recommend oz inflatable kayaks. Great service and advice. Brilliant product!!

-Sue

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Lightweight for Travel and Solo Use

At only 18.6kg, the StraitEdge2 Pro is our lightest tandem kayak.

This makes it ideal as a ‘convertible’ kayak – one that can be used both solo and tandem.

It is also great for travel, especially if you need to keep the weight down in your vehicle.

Versatile - Suitable for Open Ocean and Whitewater

The self-bailing ports give you flexibility – you can take it in open ocean or whitewater (up to class 3), and you don’t have to worry about getting water in the kayak if you are snorkeling, diving or swimming, it simply drains out.

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straitedge2 pro kayak

Excellent Tracking

Aluminium bow rib and removable fin give you excellent tracking on flat water.

Goes Surprisingly Fast and Straight

The drop-stitch floor greatly enhances the rigidity of the kayak, helping you to glide quite fast in the water.

With the aluminium rib in the bow, and the fin installed, the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak tracks remarkably straight for a sit-on-top kayak.

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straitedge2 pro kayak

Drop-Stitch Floor

The floor is made from high-quality drop-stitch. Extremely durable and rigid – gives you great performance on the water.

Fishing

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is ideal for fishing – it is stable, durable and the wide open sit-on-top style gives you easy access to your gear.

One of the seats has 2 rod holders on the back.

You can also purchase the Accessory Frame System to mount any other accessories you are partial to.

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straitedge2 pro kayak

Stable - Great for Kids, Dogs, Beginners, Fishing and as a Tender

The combination of a stable, rigid floor and the open sit-on-top style make the StraitEdge2 Pro ideal for use as a tender, for taking dogs / kids and for fishing.

Durable

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The side chambers are made from super tough PVC tarpaulin.

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straitedge2 pro kayak

Very Quick and Easy to Set-up and Pack Away

It takes about 7 minutes, 10 if you want to install the foot pegs.

Fortunately, the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak only has 3 main chambers and all 3 have the same valve, so the inflation process is quite quick and easy.

StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak FAQs

Performance

Pretty fast!

Sit-on-top kayaks are typically slower than sit-in kayaks, so I did not have high expectations of performance.

But I have to say I was impressed!

It’s definitely not as fast as the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak, but it’s not too far off it and it’s certainly a pleasurable paddling experience.

With the fin on, yes, with the fin off, no.

The tracking with the fin on was very impressive – much better than most sit-on-top kayaks.

You would only leave the fin off if you were doing whitewater and needed to pivot easily in the water (the SE2 Pro kayak is rated up to class 3 whitewater).

A bit.

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.

In terms of our tandem kayaks, the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is in the middle – it’s more wind affected than the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak, but less wind affected than the AirVolution 2 kayak.

Comfort

The 2 seats (included) have a stiff, high back, which gives you excellent support, IF you get the angle right.

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Both seats have inflatable lumbar support that you can inflate or deflate as you are paddling, via a mouthpiece.

The seats also have a raised bum pad, which takes the pressure off your hamstrings and lower back. 

I find the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak to be one of our most comfortable rides.

straitedge2 pro kayak adjustable foot pegs

The kayak comes with foot pegs for both tandem and solo kayaking positions. A lot of paddles swear by foot pegs for encouraging good paddling technique and for supporting the lower back.

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak has excellent back support – the seat backs are high and stiff and there is an inflatable lumbar cushion included for extra support.

The seats have a raised bum pad so your bum is higher than your heels – this takes the pressure off the lower back.

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What is the StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak good for?

Yes!

The Straitedge2 Pro Kayak has some awesome features that make it ideal for taking dogs.

The sit-on-top style gives you plenty of open space for your dogs, so they are not cramped into a cockpit.

The PVC tarpaulin material on the main chambers give you the confidence that your dog’s claws will not cause a puncture.

The wide flat hull means the kayak is very stable so you won’t all go over board if your dog gets excited and makes a sudden move (not that they ever do that …).

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Yes!

The Straitedge2 Pro Kayak comes with 2 rod holders on the back of one of the seats.

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

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The sit-on-top style means you can swing your legs over the side to help reel in a big catch from any angle.

The PVC tarpaulin material is extremely durable, give you the confidence that neither fish nor fishing gear will cause a puncture.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

There is plenty of space on board for gear, such as a tackle box, an esky, lunch etc

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You can open the ports down the sides to allow the kayak to self bail if you get swamped whilst fishing.

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.

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

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Yes.

The Straitedge2 Pro kayak is excellent for taking kids, we have done it many times.

 

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

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There’s plenty of space – we can fit 2 adults and 2 young children.

We have also paddled with 1 adults and 2 medium-aged children (one of them paddling).

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My tip – leave out the foot pegs, so the kids can sit facing you – this prevents them getting a whack on the head with your paddle.

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Yes!

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak makes an excellent tender for a boat.

It’s got the high-pressure drop-stitch floor, which gives you something firm and stable to step on and off of.

StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak

It’s a sit-on-top kayak, so you don’t have to get yourself in and out of a cockpit.

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

There’s heaps of space 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.

Anything from 1 hour to a multi-day expedition.

It’s quick to set-up for the short trips, but comfortable, fast and big enough for the big expeditions.

Yes.

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is a self-bailing sit-on-top kayak.

This means there are ports in the hull that you can leave closed in calm water, to stay dry, or open up for whitewater or choppy open water.

When the ports are open, water that sloshes over the kayak can drain out, so you can never be swamped.

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The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is a crossover kayak.

This means it’s good for both flat water and some whitewater – up to class 3.

The fin is removable, so you can put it on to track straight in flat water, or leave it off so you can pivot in whitewater.

Note – if you want to put it on whilst paddling, you will need to go to shore and lift up the kayak.

Who is the StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak good for?

Absolutely, yes!

The key feature for beginners is stability and the StraitEdge2 Pro is so stable, you can sleep in it (but don’t …)

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When the fin is installed, it’s super-easy to paddle straight, no experience necessary.

It’s also fairly lightweight and simple to set-up, which are not critical features for beginners, but certainly make the experience easier.

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Yes, if you are going tandem. Maybe, if you are going solo.

In my experience, seniors are looking for a lightweight kayak, and the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is the lightest tandem kayak we sell. With 2 people carrying it, it’s reasonably easy to get down to the water.

If you are thinking of using it as a solo kayak, think about whether  you are comfortable carrying 18.6kg by yourself. For some seniors this will be a doddle and for others, it will be a deal breaker.

The other key features for seniors are stability and ease of getting in and out – the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak ticks both these boxes.

Yes, the Straitedge2 Pro kayak is ideal for a child to learn to paddle, as you can paddle with them in tandem.

It’s easy to paddle and quite responsive, so they will quickly gain confidence and strength with their paddling.

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Yes, the Straitedge2 Pro kayak has to be the EASIEST kayak we sell when it comes to getting in and out.

It is a sit-on-top kayak, so there is no cockpit to fold yourself into.

The drop-stitch floor becomes rigid when inflated, so you have something firm to push against.

It’s very stable, so you can flop in and roll out if you have to!

Almost certainly, yes, but let’s delve a little deeper.

If you are going solo, there will be no issue with leg length. You may need to loosen the seat straps all the way, so you are sitting further back in the kayak to comfortably reach the foot pegs, but overall, you will be fine.

If you are paddling tandem, it really depends on the size of the other paddler.

Each paddler can adjust both the seat straps and the foot pegs to give the other paddler more room, but if there were two exceptionally tall people paddling together, you may run out of leg room.

Given that we can fit 2 adults and 2 children on this kayak, it’s still pretty likely you’ll be okay.

straitedge2 pro kayak max capacity

The maximum capacity is 227kg / 500lbs.

There’s no maximum on an individual paddler when going tandem, but if you’re over 100kg, just make sure you put the maximum pressure into the drop-stitch floor (6 PSI) and make sure you try switching positions to see which gives you the best balance. 

The performance of the kayak depends, in part, on the aluminium rib in the bow being IN the water. If the heavier person is in the back, this rib could end up sticking out of the water, which will affect your tracking.

About the StraitEdge2 Pro 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 material used is called PVC tarpaulin and it is super thick and tough.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

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

In the extremely rare case that you do get a puncture, the kayak comes with a repair kit, so you can put on a patch.

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is a sit-on-top kayak, with self-bailing ports.

straitedge2 pro kayak self bailing ports

If the water is calm, you can leave the ports closed and stay dry.

If the conditions are rough or you are doing whitewater, you can open the ports, allowing water that comes over the sides to draining out.

The downsides of sit-on-top kayaks is that they are often slower and more wind affected than sit-in kayaks, and you get wet.

The upsides of sit-on-top kayak is that they have heaps of space, you don’t feel enclosed, they can do a huge variety of water types and in the case of the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak, it’s lightweight.

People often think that sit-on-top kayaks are more stable than sit-in kayaks. The truth is that is really depends on the kayaks. All our tandem kayaks are equally stable.

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is a convertible kayak – this means it has seating positions for tandem AND a central seating position for solo.

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At only 18.6kg, it is one of our best options if you want to be able to do both.

Deflated and packed dimensions are:

38″ x 21″ x 13″ (97cm x 53cm x 33cm)

You can get the depth (33cm) down a bit by putting the seats somewhere else, but the other dimensions can’t really be altered.

The weight is only 18.6kg, making it by far our lightest tandem kayak. So if you’re trying the keep the weight down with your vehicle, it’s a great option.

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At 18.6kg, the StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak is our lightest tandem kayak.

It’s an ideal kayak for 4WDs, caravans, motorhomes etc. where keeping the weight down is critical.

I can carry it myself down to the water. I am 55kg and 5’4″ if that helps.

I often recommend it to people who are looking for a convertible kayak (to paddle both solo and tandem) because it is light enough for most people to carry it down to the water by themselves.

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Ludicrously stable.

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A detachable fin is included.

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If you want to go straight in flat water, attach the fin.

If you want to be able to pivot in whitewater, leave the fin off.

There is no rudder on the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak, and the Rudder Kit we sell is NOT compatible with this kayak.

Note that the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is easy to paddle, tracks very well and is not very wind affected, so you are not likely to need a rudder.

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

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No.

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is a sit-on-top style kayak, there is no cockpit to attach a spray skirt to.

• 2-way Military Valves

• Drop-stitch floor construction

• Rod holders

• StraitEdge™ System – unique bow design

• High-back seats w/ inflatable lumbar support

• Adjustable Foot Pegs

• Molded rubber handles

• Reinforced bow seam

• Bungee deck lacing

• Removable Tracking Fin

• Mesh pocket

• Self-bailing ports

The hull and side tubes are PVC tarpaulin – an extremely tough multi-layer material.

PVC Tarpaulin Illustration 1

The floor chamber is Drop-stitch.

StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak

There is an aluminium rib in the bow, rubber moulded handles at each end, a mesh pocket and some elastic bungee lacing.

The StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak is manufacted by Advanced Elements (an American company), in their factory in Indonesia.

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

Learn more about Advanced Elements.

How to use the StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak

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

It’s about 7 minutes, 10 if you want to install the foot pegs.

Fortunately, the StraitEdge2 Pro kayak only has 3 main chambers and all 3 have the same valve, so the inflation process is quite quick and easy.

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.

The StraitEdge2 Pro kayak is mostly PVC, which means you can use a towel to wipe off any water.

Fold it as per the folding instructions in the manual and it then goes back into the bag pretty easily.

It’s okay to store it a little bit wet for a day or so, but if you are going to be storing it for longer, make sure it’s completely dry.

What to buy

• Duffel Bag w/ Shoulder Straps

• 2-Sets of Adjustable Foot Pegs

• 2-Lumbar seats (1-with rod holders)

• Repair Kit

• Owner’s Manual

• Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge

You need to purchase a paddle and a life jacket as the minimum.

You can also purchase a paddle leash so you don’t lose your paddle! 

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.

*Note Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge is included.

I would strongly suggest you use our Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge – it has exactly the right adapters and is capable of inflating the drop-stitch floor to the maximum pressure.

Yes!

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

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.

For more shipping questions, check out https://ozinflatablekayaks.com.au/shipping/ 

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16/03/2023
Paul S.
AU AU

StraitEdge2 Pro

Very pleased with the purchase. Ideal to take along with us on our motorhome travels. We have already taken the kayak out on the water the last 2 weekends. Pleased with all aspects, mobility, easy set up, and performance on the water.

WM
24/02/2023
Wayne M.
AU AU

Extremely good

Lots of fun, easy to inflate

SS
11/02/2023
Steven S.
AU AU

Get the ducks in a row.

Hi all.. We have found the Edge 2 to be the right fit for us, as we plan to travel with a caravan to different location coastly and lakes, didn't wont to have to have a kayak a roof rack, it packs away to a large suitcase size that can be store in the ute. The set-up and pact away is very easy. The double stitch floor gives you a very sturdy base , and its very stable. We are extremely happy with our kayak. "Hoi Polloi 4 " As you can see we purchased the Double Strait Edge 2. Now some my say a tandem kayak is a recipe for divorce, that maybe the case for some, not for us ( so far). Once you understand each others roll in the vessel its smooth sailing. I recommend you seek some online research on kayaks. We have been married for 40 years so we are ok. We love to peace an tranquillity you find out on the water.

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19/01/2023
Rob W.
AU AU

Excellent

Inflating/deflating was way easier than I expected . Loved the weight and feel of the paddle as the kayak glided beautifully through the water!!

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29/08/2022
Dal
Australia Australia

First kayak

Outstanding kayak that has proven itself time and again with transportability, ease of setup and packing and the ability to not be limited to an environment. Used for both calm lake paddles (Canberra, Tuross River) and in open water (Jervis Bay). 4 small people (with lifejackets) able to launch and paddle to their hearts content. Photo is from Huskisson.

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09/05/2022
Sue G.
AU AU

Best Buy ever!

“Mum, this is the best thing you have ever bought!”……..That was the comment my adult son made when we were out on the water during a family weekend away. True. I love it and the dogs almost get that you are supposed to stay in the boat?? They just love swimming around with us! Emily was particularly helpful in advising me on the best option to suit my paddling ambitions? Thankyou. I can highly recommend oz inflatable kayaks. Great service and advice. Brilliant product!!

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29/12/2021
Brian K.
AU AU

Kayak for 3 people

I wanted a kayak that could take myself, my wife and my daugher (7 yrs) with a combined weight of about 190kg. The StraitEdge2 Pro can handle over 200kg. Be careful when shopping around as one store tried to sell me the first version - rather than the v2. I looked at reviews/videos of the StraitEdge2 Pro for a few months before deciding to purchase through Oz Inflatable Kayaks. Delivery was super fast and easy. Did a test run in the garage before taking it out to a river. Easily handles the 3 of us. The underneath fin/guide is a must or you end up paddling in circles. Its quick to setup, and not hard to pack away, but you do need to allow time (20-30mins) to do it. Thats including wiping/drying it afterwards. The only negative I would have is the bag which the kayak packs into could be slightly larger. If you dont get the kayak folded just right - it can be a difficult and tight fit into the bag.

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12/05/2014
Scott

StraitEdge2 Inflatable Kayak

It is great and very comfortable

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12/08/2010
John a.

StraitEdge2 Inflatable Kayak

Hi Emily, The Straitedge 2 Inflatable Kayak... We find this kayak well suited to our needs. We are not serious "heavy duty" kayak adventurers, but rather like taking our 4 wheel drive / camping set up to a beautiful, remote location and then enjoy mucking about on a river, lake or beach in our kayak. Often we find ourselves in a location that requires some walking to the water's edge and then a difficult launch. The Straitedge is ideal for this, as we can carry it in through the bush uninflated, and being a little flexible when inflated can be easily launched over a slippery, muddy embankments. Often we are away on these trips for weeks (or months) at a time travelling large distances, and having the kayak safely, securely stowed away in the back of the 4 wheel drive is a huge advantage over having an awkward, vulnerable and expensive, "hard" kayak strapped to one's roof. The Straitedge2 is extremely comfortable for either one or two persons, extremely easy to assemble and inflate. The inflation process is much easier than we expected, although having no pressure gauge we found getting the correct pressures took some experience (we are still not sure we have it absolutely right). The Straitedge2 is easy to handle and furthermore, our dog loves it! She sits up the front, nose to the wind asserting her majesty over everything and anything. She has even, on occasion, taken a nap curled up against the front bulkhead. The Straitedge is great for lying around in whether on water or land. Our only criticism is that we find making the Kayak go straight difficult. We have found that increasing the air pressure has helped, as has our paddling technique. Each time we launch ourselves upon another kayaking adventure we find that our paddling has improved a little (mind you, our first attempts in this regard were embarrassingly feeble). John & Brenda, Melbourne