Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak Review

AdvancedFrame Kayak
Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Inflatable Kayak
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Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Inflatable Kayak Review

Welcome to our review and description of the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak. This kayak receives great feedback from owners. On this page, we will examine the features of this boat, check out both postive and negative reviews from actual owners, and give an overall rating.

Made to offer superior performance and trackability, the AdvancedFrame Kayak can be described as a mix between an inflatable and folding frame kayak.  

Advanced Tracking

The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak providing tracking capabilities similar to that of hard-shell kayaks. This is made possible by the AdvancedFrames revolutationary hull, which consists of integrated aluminum ribs. These ribs give defintion to the bow and stern resulting in exceptional tracking that rivals that of fiberglass kayaks.

Tough yet Comfortable

The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak includes an extremely comfortable, adjustable, mid-back padded seat -- making it perfect for extended kayak trips or for hours of fun on the lake. This kayak is also extremely durable and made out of a triple layer of double-coated ribstop material which is virtually puncture proof.

Simple, Fast Set-Up

With the AdvancedFrame kayak, you'll spend more time in the water and less time setting up the boat. Simply unfold the kayak, inflate it, fix the seat, and you're set. Total inflation time, once you get the hang of it, can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Deflation is just as easy, and the kayak will easily fit back into the included duffel bag for easy storage and transport.

Additional features of this popular kayak include a variety of built-in storage areas for gear, bungee deck lacing, sophisticated inflatation valves, a skeg tracking fin, rubber handle, and a neoprene paddle guard.


  • Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Measures 10"5' long, 32 inches wide
  • Weighs only 36 pounds
  • Includes a 1-year warranty.



  • Integrated aluminum ribs to enhances tracking
  • Three levels of material for extraordinary leak resistance
  • Simple setup - just unfold, blow up, and fasten the seat
  • High support, variable cushioned seat supplies comfort for several hours of paddling
  • Looks like and paddles like a regular hard-shell kayak

AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak Reviews

Sample Customer Reviews

With over 88% of all owners rating this Kayak as 4 stars or better, reviews of the AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak are outstanding overall, with very few negative reviews or comments to be found.

Positive Customer Reviews

I'm blown away by the quality and durability of this kayak. I have no space either in my home or vehicle for a hard-shelled kayak and had no idea something like this kayak even existed and always considered inflatables to be junk. Don't make that mistake. This yak looks and track like a hard-shelled kayak and you can literally take it anywhere. I couldn't possibly be any happier with this kayak.
-- R.B.

Purchased a pair of these for me and the wife and a trip to the Outer Banks.  We used them extensively over a two week period, they performed great, and we had a blast. I suggest adding Advanced Elements backbone for this boat for even additional stability and tracking.
-- J.S.

Great for fisherman who like to go out on the spur of the moment. Fits easlily in the trunk of my VW.
-- C.B.

Negative Customer Comments

My only complaint is that the top of the boat (the orange material) can take forever to dry out.
-- J.D.

Make no mistake, this is a 1-season tent
-- K.K.