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Advanced Elements AirFusion Kayak

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  • The first designed inflatable to rival the performance and speed skin on frame kayaks.
  • high pressure air chambers and semi-free-floating aluminum frame provides hull speed comparable to many hard shell kayaks
  • Quick set up time, fast to inflate and deflate, lightweight 32 lbs., designed for 1 person, max weight of up to 300 lbs. Compact, no roof rack needed, packs in thr trunk of your car.
  • inflatable coaming for spray skirt attachment, 7 air chambers. Folded size: 35" x 21" x 9", comes in it's own carry back pack duffel. Also included is repair kit, folding seat, and owner's manual.
  • narrow beam design allows you to paddle like a rigid hard-shell kayak, streamline hull design allows it to cut through waves effortlessly for extra speed
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The AirFusion™ Kayak is designed to rival the performance and speed of skin-on-frame kayaks while simplifying the setup procedure. Its unique design is a fusion of aluminum alloy frame poles and pressurized air tubes which result in a high performance rigid frame system.Includes: Carry duffel bag, Repair kit, Folding Seat and owners amnual..Pack size: 10"w x 30"l x 18"h..Boat dimensions: 25" x 13'..Weight: 32 lbs. 4 oz..Weight limit: 235 lbs..

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  • ASIN: B00CSUGRWU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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After owning two Advanced Elements kayaks I am admittedly a fan of the company and their products, but I will do my best to be objective. I've paddled the Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Expedition (AE AdEx), and upgraded to the AirFusion. I'll indicate why I made the change below, but would rate BOTH of the kayaks very highly (5 stars) for quality out of the bag, ease of assembly (noting the two are COMPLETELY different from each other in how they assemble) and performance in the water. Here's the short version: If you're looking for a sleek, fast, paddler's boat in an ultra-portable format, BUY THIS BOAT! It exceeded my expectations and probably will yours.

Pros:
- Sleek, narrow-beam shape--it's a great-looking boat
- Lightweight--very easy to lift (even wet) with one arm or on the shoulder, move around, and portage.
- Speed in the water
- Ease of assembly
- Durability (so far!)
- Tracking in calm water (lakes, slow-moving rivers)

Cons:
- Tracking in cross-wind or cross-wave conditions

I'm serious when I say I can't think of another `Con' for this boat. If you're still reading you're probably interested in some more details before spending your well-earned money, here you go:

I live internationally (in the Mediterranean), and looked for over a year where I live for a quality kayak without success. I purchased the AE Kayaks with the intention of checking them on a plane. Both kayaks would accomplish this goal as long as you have a container you can check to stow your accessories.
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I used this kayak all last summer with out any problems. At first it takes a little while to set up, but ounce you get the hang of it, its really quit simple. (around 15/20 min.set up time) I drive a very small car(chevy aveo) and this thing fits great in the hatchback. I even took the kayak on a 60 mile trip down the namekagon river/ST.croix river hit rocks ran over trees thought for sure I would have put a hole in the thing. To my surprise not hardly a scratch. The key to using this boat is to properly set it up ounce you get the hang of it you will enjoy this kayak. It doesnt leave my hatchback in the summer.If you take care of the boat you should'nt have any problems. trust me I am not very easy on things I gave it 4 stars because it could use more cargo space. But if i can spend 4 days on the river with enough gear i guess it works out.
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We bought 2 Airfusion kayaks last summer and have used them ~15 times. We decided on inflatable kayaks because we don't have a garage and I drive a Smart car. So the primary feature we wanted in the kayaks was the ability to store and transport them. That being said, the performance of these kayaks is comparable to a rigid hulled design (thanks to the tent pole frame) and you're in for some enjoyable paddling. We've taken them on lakes, slow rivers, and calm ocean bays without any difficulties.

The learning curve for assembling them is pretty steep - we really had a hard time initially. But after 2-3 outings we were able to assemble them in just 15 minutes. The breakdown will take you only a few minutes and getting everything into the duffel bag isn't difficult. The assembly of poles #1 and #2 has been our greatest challenge although it seems to be getting easier with use. I would give this product 5 stars if the manufacturer improved this aspect of the design. Overall I am very satisfied with this purchase.
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I own a AdvancedFrame Convertible 2-person kayak for two years. In general, my wife and I are very happy about that product from Advanced Elements. But sometime, only one of us has time for kayaking, so we decide to get a single-person one. We never do multiple-day trip by boat, so cargo space is not important for us. Here comes two options: this yellow air fusion or single-person orange/cyan AdvancedFrame.

Finally we decide to buy air fusion, because: (1) it is totally different from AdvancedFrame series, longer and narrower; (2)looks cool; (3)nimble without skeg, good tracking with skeg; (4)FAST!

However, there are many pitfalls we did not know: [1]steep learning curve for assembling (so read the manual FIRST); [2] putting pole #1 and #2 together was very very scary for the first time; [3] if dirty or salt gets in, pole #3 will be very hard to slide, so you may have one extremely frustrating day to break down this kayak sometime (saw in a review, but I believe it); [4] six major air chambers all use boston valves, so you cannot only GUESS the pressure while inflating; [5] cannot use high-back lumbar seat with better back support, unless you want to sit on pole# 2 for hours. Make a choice between your back and bottom; [6] feels not as durable as Advanced Frame series (one of the four side chambers is leaky now...)

If you weight (1)-(4) over [1]-[6], go for it, because I have told you everything. If you hesistated, do not buy air fusion. As reviews said, it is a sport car in water. And sport cars are NOT for everyone!

If cargo space is very important for you, AdvancedFrame Expedition is definitely a better choice.

It is not a popluar inflatable kayak, unlike the AF seires. When I received mine from Amazon, I found it was manufactured 2.5 years ago.

Bottom line: I do not recommend this product. In the future, I will buy AdvancedFrame DS (cyan).
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