Advanced Elements FireFly Inflatable Kayak
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- Built-in rigid panels define the bow and stern and improve tracking
- A unique outer cover provides durability in a lightweight design
- Twistlok valves and a high flow Spring valve allow for quick setup time
- Landing plate and tracking fin improve performance
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 20 x 28 inches|
|Item Display Weight||22 pounds|
|Seat Material Type||inflatable|
|Shipping Weight||21.65 pounds|
|Weight Capacity Maximum||250 pounds|
|Weight Supported||250 pounds|
The FireFly kayak is designed to be a compact recreational inflatable kayak with several unique features that improve the performance and durability. It is the perfect family product for spending time on the water. Whether you are floating rivers or paddling lakes you will appreciate the quality in this stable recreational boat. Dimensions: 7' 10" x 35". Wt: 16 lbs. Max Wt: 250 lbs.
Ideal for family adventures on the water, the FireFly Inflatable Kayak from Advanced Elements is designed to be a compact, recreational kayak. The kayak offers several unique features to improve the performance and durability. Its bow and stern have fixed rigid forms that help cut through the waves and keep you on course while a unique out cover provides added durability. The kayak also offers molded rubber-grip handles, bungee deck lacing, a mesh accessory pocket and tracking skeg. The bow and stern rigid forms are built in to the cover, which gives the kayak increased performance on the water. Easy to set up, the Firefly offers Twistlok valves and a high flow Spring valve.
- Length: 710"
- Width: 35"
- Weight: 16 pounds (7 kg)
- Maximum Weight: 250 pounds (113 kg)
- Color: Yellow/Blue
- New advanced inflation valves
- Mesh pocket
- Rigid form bow cuts through the water
- Landing plate
- 600 D polyester cover
- Bungee deck lacing
- Splash diverter
- Welded perimeter seam
- Skeg tracking fin
- Rubber molded handles
- Heavy-duty PVC main chamber
What's in the Box?
Firefly kayak, carrying duffel bag, repair kit, owners manual
Top Customer Reviews
This was my first one and here are the best points about it from that vantage point. 1.) It is very stable. Some have called this a glorified inner tube (a bit harsh), but that is a good thing when it comes to concerns about flipping over. (Just stay centered, which is hard not to do.) 2.) It is very portable. Just starting out, you don't want to have to go buy a roof rack and find a storage space for this. Once deflated, it can be carried in the trunk of your car and stored in a closet at home. 3.) You will still want to keep this should you get another later on. Sometimes it will still be the best option for quick portability.
What you won't have with this? 1.) A whitewater adventure craft. This is for easy/relaxing waters. I have taken it on a class one that maybe had a couple class two spots on it. That was as harsh as this would take. (It did do well for as many rocks as I rubbed on.) 2.) Speed. You can use the inner tube example to imagine the speed. You do have some tracking (directional) ability here, but you aren't going to blaze a trail. 3.) Storage. This was really what pushed me into my next kayak. There just isn't much room at all. A day trip down the river forced me to ask others to borrow some space on theirs for my stuff. You can carry a couple bottles of water, some sunscreen and a light snack, but not much else. 4.) Legroom. I am 5'10" and 160lbs. I can't fully stretch my legs out (slight bend at the knees). If I am just floating I sometimes throw my legs on top and do fine.
This really works best for floating on a gentle current. That is where I will still use mine. Not bad to bob around on a lake and take in some sun as well. Inflates/deflates easily (I recommend the AE pump with the gauge for proper inflation), stores away nicely, has good durability and convenience. For the beginner with a light budget, storage space and transportation options this is a great way to go.
Lastly, I ended up buying some cheap accessories that I hadn't considered to start. A dry box (~$10) for a cell phone, keys and maybe a small camera. Paddling gloves (~$15-25) to keep blisters at bay, particularly when there is no current to carry you. A good sun hat, unless you like being a redneck.
I took it out on the lake near our house today and LOVED it. It's perfect. The tracking is not quite as straight as a non-inflatable kayak, but it's still pretty good, and it's very comfortable. I'm 5'7" with very long legs and I was able to stretch out my legs fully. It inflated with a hand pump in less than 10 minutes (I will probably get that down to 5 minutes once I get the hang of it). Took me about the same amount of time to deflate it and fold it back into the carrying bag (which makes it really easy to carry). It also felt really sturdy.
One thing to note, it is wider than non-inflatable kayaks, so make sure you get a long enough paddle. Had I gotten a paddle sized for my height alone it probably would have been too short. My paddle is about 15 cm longer than is recommended for my height, which gives it a good amount of clearance for the width of the kayak. Most places tell you to add 10 cm in length for kayaks over 25" wide, and this one is 35" wide.
I have a feeling I'll be in the market for one of the more expensive non-inflatables sometime next year, but for a beginner kayak it was exactly what I was hoping for.
The only thing I don't really like is that it doesn't have any "machinery" for the clip-on seats with some back support. I've learned that wearing a small backpack helps with back support, but as is, the kayak is not "tall" enough for you to comfortably sit and lean into.
It is very easy to inflate and then put away, and I found all the instructions very self-evident. Overall, I think this is a great option for anyone looking to save a bit of room in their storage options, and appreciates a bit of a wider load for stability and speed.