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Advanced Elements AE1012-R AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak

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  • Built-in aluminum ribs define the bow and stern and improve tracking
  • 3 layers of material for extreme puncture resistance
  • PreAssembled at the factory. Simply unfold, inflate and attach the seat
  • High support, adjustable padded seat provides comfort for hours of paddling
  • Looks and paddles similar to a rigid hard-shell kayak with the portability of an inflatable
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Product Description

Product Description

The AdvancedFrame® is a hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak. Utilizing built-in aluminum ribs in the bow and stern, it slices through water like a knife and rivals the trackability of hard-shell kayaks. The stern acts as a skeg, increasing the tracking performance. It uses extremely durable materials in a 3-layer construction and features many high-end components. There is plenty of on-board storage room for extended trips. It sets up in just a few minutes and is compact enough to take along on a weekend adventure.


Specifications:
  • Length: 10 feet 5 inches
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Weight: 36 pounds
  • Folded Size: 30" X 17" X 10"
  • Maximum Weight: 300 Pounds (136 KG)
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    The AdvancedFrame® is a hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak. Utilizing built-in aluminum ribs in the bow and stern, it slices through water like a knife and rivals the trackability of hard-shell kayaks. The stern acts as a skeg, increasing the tracking performance. It uses extremely durable materials in a 3-layer construction and features many high-end components. There is plenty of on-board storage room for extended trips. It sets up in just a few minutes and is compact enough to take along on a weekend adventure.


    Specifications:
  • Length: 10 feet 5 inches
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Weight: 36 pounds
  • Folded Size: 30" X 17" X 10"
  • Maximum Weight: 300 Pounds (136 KG)

  • Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 15 inches ; 25 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 43 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
    • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
    • ASIN: B000J2Q0C6
    • Item model number: AE1012-R
    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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    Customer Reviews

    Easy to transport in a car.
    Mr. X
    It tracks very well and is relatively stable.
    A. Bozelli
    This inflatable kayak is just great!
    J. Ida

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    201 of 201 people found the following review helpful By waetherman TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 22, 2008
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    For those that don't have the space or the budget for a nice fiberglass kayak, the Advanced Elements is the next best thing. I purchased this early this year for my wife (having purchased the Expidition model for myself) and I have had the opportunity to use it a few times this season. I continue to think it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's easy to store, easy to set up, handles well, performs well, and is very comfortable. All around a great recreational kayak.

    Setup is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. This model has 7 chambers to fill, which sounds like a lot but it's really not. There are two main chambers which get filled up first, and then the floor and the deck lift chambers, and finally the combing for the skirt. The two first chambers take the longest - maybe 10 minutes total using the bi-directional hand pump. The rest can be filled in under 5 minutes, making the total time for inflation about 15 minutes.

    Construction of the AF Expedition is excellent. All materials are sturdy, and the coating on the bottom (the gray part) seems to be tough enough for years of use. The top part of the construction (the red part) is a thick nylon that is not waterproof but which provides some protection from the elements. I would recommend using a waterproofing spray on the top part to ensure that there is minimal water absorption, since this makes drying it out before storage a lot easier. The material on this model is particularly nice - it has a sort of sheen and a subtle pattern to it that is very cool. Wish I had it on my Expidition, actually, but I think that might be a difference between last year's model and this.

    Once inflated the AF is very sturdy and firm. It does not flex at all, and feels much like a hardshell kayak.
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    92 of 92 people found the following review helpful By J. Ida on November 12, 2007
    This inflatable kayak is just great! It is inexpensive and made of strong material. It looks great, like a hardshell, not like a boat-shaped balloon costing 3 times as much. It is lighter than hardshells and you don't need to buy a $600 roof rack to take it places. Unlike other reviewers, the first time I assembled it, it took about 20 minutes. 8 or 9 assemblies later, it takes less than 10 minutes. It is the most comfortable kayak I have ever sat in or on, and has been quite durable. If you are purchasing this product, you ABSOLUTELY MUST also purchase the floor beam. Advanced Elements BackBone-Bow & Stern Frame-Advanced Frame I This beam goes under the floor mat of the kayak and converts the base of the boat from flat to v-shaped, drastically improving tracking and speed, as well as efficiency, allowing one to paddle further expending less energy. It makes an enormous difference. Also, Advanced Elements makes a large line of products to accompany this boat, and most accessories for standard kayaks fit this boat. If you are in the market for an inflatable kayak, buy this one!!
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    105 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sands on April 3, 2007
    We've been doing hardshell sit ins and sit upon kayaking, both touring and in the ocean for years. This year we thought it would be fun during a visit to Venice, Italy to kayak the canals and participate in the Vogalonga. After extensive internet research, it didn't appear that there were any kayak rentals easily available in Venice. A little more research and we stumbled on Advanced Elements 10 foot inflatable as a good possibility to take with us to Italy.

    We've now tried it out locally touring on flat water 4 times and my wife wants to throw out all of our other kayaks. Warning, the first inflation takes about 20 minutes with the manual; after that it takes about 5 minutes. Fully inflated it tracks pretty well and can keep up a good touring pace with hardshell sit ins. It's comfortable to sit in; my wife keeps on asking if it's OK to inflate it and put it in the water just to nap in.

    The take down is simple, quick and the reverse of inflations. We wipe it down with one of those super absorbant camp towels before stowing it in the carrying bag. Then off it goes into the back of the SUV and laughs at us while we spend the next 45 minutes hoisting and securing the remaining kayaks on top of the truck.

    I would definitely recommend it as a well designed and constructed inflatable. It's not a pool toy. Let you know how it likes the Italian food.
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    46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By D. Pace on December 5, 2007
    I've been using this kayak for a couple years. I mainly wanted something to get me out on the water for photographing wildlife in the bay. I paddle it around a wetland wildlife reserve, through a large, heavily-trafficed harbor, out into the open ocean. The boat is slow compared to 17' to 19' touring kayaks I've paddled, but far more stable. I bought the AE Backbone to stiffen the boat - which helps.

    I use a relatively heavy camera to shoot birds, etc., so stability is more important than anything else. I can maneuver this boat however I need it with total ease, and lean way over to get a low-profile shot.

    Setup only takes 5 minutes now that I'm used to the process. I use a double-action pump to push air on both the downstroke and the upstroke (nice and fast). Cold water causes air in the main tube to compress, so a good pump is needed to provide enough pressure to compensate.

    I can't really complain about quality. I've run the boat up onto rocks and into all kinds of muck. I got one tear in a top seam, but patched it with the provided patch kit. The longer I've had it, the less care I take with it, but it still performs and holds up well.

    It's not ideal for long or fast trips, nor for open-ocean swells, but it does exactly what I wanted it to do. Calm-water paddling and riding currents are great, while chop makes it sluggish. Keep it recreational and all will be fine.
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