“I’ve wanted a kayak for years but could never justify a new car or the hassle of roof racks that I would need to transport a regular hard shell kayak.
I’m kicking myself that I didn’t discover this earlier.
I’ve been super happy with with my advanced elements convertible and it’s certainly a massive improvement over the plastic rentals I’ve used in the past.
It can be set up in about 15 minutes, a little bit of care is required to ensure all the parts are aligned as you inflate but it’s quite easy.
In the three months that we’ve undertaken remote day trips on lakes in the high country, paddled on alpine streams and taken it out into Port Philip bay.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how it handles, it’s faster and tracks better than plastic rentals.
Also it’s tough – we’ve hit submerged trees on a lake with minor cosmetic marks to the hull the only impact.
It also requires very little water to float which makes it great in alpine streams or at the beach.
It’s become my go to recreation this summer, so much so that my bike is starting to feel a bit neglected.
I thoroughly recommend.”