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If you love adventure or have long legs, the AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak is for you.
The AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite kayak has been specially designed for speed over long trips on flat or coastal water, including multi-day expeditions.
When you are miles from civilisation on your latest exploration, the Expedition Elite won’t let you down!
An excellent buying experience, great advice given, prompt delivery, no surprises. A great product, performs well. I have been paddling now 5 times for 2-3 hours each time and the Kayak is great. An excellent result from a kayak that I can put in a backpack. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Michael.
The Advancedframe Expedition Elite Kayak is extremely well thought out and put together. Every aspect seems to have been catered for. My first experience on the water in the Expedition Elite was very memoriable and 6 hours of paddling seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. I have found that the Expedition Elite simple to set up and can be done in under 10 minutes quite comfortably. On the water the kayak is very stable and tracks well, but in a strong current and or wind can be a little cumbersone. I feel the addition of the rudder kit would aid in rectifying this problem. When the conditions are calm it is a breeze to paddle and I have no difficulty in keeping up with friends on hard shelled kayaks. Being an inflatable kayak it folds down to a suitcase size (83cm x 52cm x 26cm) so is very easy to store when not in use and can be carried in the back of a car without the worry of roof racks. If storage and transport is a problem for you I would highly recommend the Advanceframe Expedition Elite Kayak and would highly recommend purchasing from oz inflatable kayaks as Emily was wonderful to deal with and was very knowledgeable and answered every question I threw at her and the service was second to none.
I purchased my Advanced Elements Expedition a few months ago and have been absolutely loving it! As someone who lives in a townhouse and drives a 3 door i20, an inflatable kayak has been a game changer. It's so easy to store and transport. It's a little heavy when it's deflated (maybe it's just awkward) , but once it's pumped up it's somehow much easier to carry - so I just pump it up next to my car and carry it inflated down to the water, 100-200m no worries. The Expedition is super stable on the water and I can go a pretty good speed (averaging 6km/h). I had a recent outing where unfortunately I didn't think the check the weather and on my way back it got very choppy. It was hard work paddling against the wind and waves (although I imagine that would be true of most kayaks), and I was more than a little nervous as I'm only new to kayaking, but the Expedition handled well and got me home safely. I can highly recommend this kayak to anyone who wants a high performing kayak but doesn't have the option to store and transport a traditional kayak. Also, I can't thank Emily enough for all the help and advice she provided to ensure I bought the right kayak and accessories for my needs - Thanks Emily!
We purchased 2 Kayaks from Emily, an Expedition Elite, and Advanced Frame. I am 6ft5 so I needed the extra legroom offered by the Expedition Elite, however my partner fits perfectly into the standard Advanced Frame model. I am very glad I went for the Expedition Elite, I can fit into the Advanced Frame version but it is pretty cramped, especially around the feet I found that it would roll my feet inwards and this would put pressure on my ankles. I do not have any trouble with this in the Expedition Elite. If you are a tall person I would definitely recommend the Expedition Elite. We have been out in the Kayaks 4 times now, once on an inland river and the rest of the time out in the estuaries around Brisbane. Both kayaks have been fantastic, they cut through the water really well and they track very straight even when paddling hard. It is important to ensure all the inner air chambers are lined up before you inflate the kayak. I had removed the inner chambers to clean them after doing a few trips, and when I refitted them I didnt line it up correctly so the next time I inflated the kayak the front was a bit off centre. It is very easy to fix this as the inner air chambers simply velcro to the inside, so I just had to deflate and then realign the velcro patches. Inflation and deflation is a breeze, I was expecting to have to pump the air out manually (especially the last bits or air) when deflating but you really dont need too. Just open up all the valves and the thing deflates itself like some sort of magic. And yes! They do easily fit back into the bags, you just need to practise the fold a couple of times, the key is to have as few folds as possible to allow for the correct length. The convenience of just throwing two kayaks in the boot of the car and heading to the water is amazing. Dont waste any more time thinking about it and just get one and get out there, you will not be disappointed.
Easy to set up.Love the backpack. Glides much better than simple heavy plastic kayaks. No need to strap to roof
I have had the kayak out on beautiful Port Stephens waters a couple of times now and it is everything I hoped it would be.
Being a novice I find the craft to be very stable allowing me to concentrate on the correct paddling style.
The kayak fits my 6 foot 3 inch frame perfectly and its ease of setup and take down makes this a winner for my
At nearly 4m long, the Expedition Elite kayak is FAST.
The drop-stitch floor helps you glide smoothly through the water.
The patented AdvancedFrame design means no waggling when you paddle.
The built-in fin helps you paddle straight.
A whopping 204kg capacity means you can load this kayak up with gear for even the most extreme kayak expedition.
There are D-rings and bungee lacing on the large front deck for securing gear.
There is a roll-top hatch behind the seat for quick access to gear stored under the deck.
There are d-rings on the rear deck for even more gear!
Multi-layer material design for protection of the inner tubes – there is very little risk of puncture.
Durable triple layer PVC tarpaulin hull also means you don’t have to worry about damage on rocks.
The dual main air chambers are great for safety, because if one chamber of the inner tube fails, the other will still function.
Packs up into a bag (with backpack straps) about the size of a suitcase for easy storage and transport – planes, trains and automobiles, the world is your oyster!
Lenght: 13′ (3.96m)
Weight: 42 lbs (19 kg)
Colour: Blue with orange stripes
Brand: Advanced Elements
Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes
Coastal/Open Water: Yes
Width: 32″ (81cm)
Maximum Capacity: 450 lbs (204 kg)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 32″ x 20″ x 10″ (83cm x 52cm x 26cm)
Warranty Period: 12 Months
River Class: II
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