AdvancedFrame Kayak


Available on backorder

The AdvancedFrame kayak is a delight to paddle and very comfortable – even a beginner can cruise along for hours.

It’s fast and comfortable enough for a multi-day trip, but quick and easy to set up for a casual paddle.

It cuts through chop easily on the open ocean, but also glides beautifully on a lake or calm river.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 15 Reviews
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Mark L.
Efficient, sturdy, stable and comfortable!

Everything promised, this kayak delivered in spades. Efficient - easy to paddle for long periods of time, cuts through calm and choppy water with ease. Sturdy - surprised how strong the materials are and how well it has been put together. Stable - the inflated cells sitting with side of my thighs make this kayak the most stable i have ever paddled (sure it's wider and I lose straight line speed - but Im not going out in it for racing) Comfortable - I'm sitting on an inflatable floor between inflatable bouyancy chambers, all flouting on water - think abut it, nothing could be more comfortable. The seat back with infinite support adjustment gives me so many seating options. Not having to lift a kayak up onto rook racks any more (with sore and worn our shoulders) has allowed me to easily get onto the water again. I can't fault my purchase in any way.

Carol A.
AdvancedFrame Kayak

As an older, not so strong female the kayak is a bit heavier and more awkward to carry than I expected but easy to pump up with foot pump. On the water it is easy to paddle and very stable and comfortable. It tracks straight and turns easily. I like to re-inflate it in the garden to clean and dry but it folds up well. I am delighted with this kayak and am looking forward to many adventures.

Sarah G.
Quick to inflate and great fun

Overall experience - terrific! Easy to inflate and took <10 minutes on our second attempt, a bit longer on the first as we were reading the instruction manual. The Kayak travelled true even in fairly strong wind and simple to deflate. We throw them in the back of the car and wash them down when we get home (all our adventures have been in salt water). We dry them in our courtyard semi inflated and have had no reason to pack them back in the bag.

Tomas V.
kayaking easy

10 mins to set up, 10 minutes to get back into the car. Kayak is very stable, under normal condition on flat water you get no water inside. Use it now 3x week.

A Oz Inflatable Kayaks Customer
Sally A.
being picky!

love the Advanced frame Kayak. easy to assemble, not too heavy for me to be able to transport it about. paddles really well even in choppy water... but.. two minor things the makers could remedy. 1. the velcro to hold the paddle is too close to the paddlers arm at the stern of the kayak.. the velcro scratches my arm whilst paddling. it could easily be relocated further to the stern of the boat, away from the movement of the paddling arm. 2. when i paddle, the water flicks off the paddle onto the bow of the boat (plus any wavelets that come over the edge).. this water then flows to the lowest point which is the zip end closest to the paddler. there it falls onto the floor of the kayak and inevitably the floor is very wet along with the paddlers legs and bum. the cover over the bow end of the boat needs some support to hold the zip higher thus preventing the water flowing into the vessel. these changes would make the kayak perfect!! thanks sally

*** AdvancedFrame Kayak will soon be restocked | ETA: 7th August 2020***

Here is why the AdvancedFrame Kayak is our best selling solo inflatable kayak:

Basically, it ticks a whole lot of boxes for a whole lot of people.

It’s great for beginners, AND for multi-day expeditions across open ocean.

What makes it so good?

  • Easy to paddle straight and fast
  • Comfortable
  • Quick to set up and pack away
  • Stable
  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Compact and lightweight

Who is the AdvancedFrame kayak for?

That’s the amazing thing about this inflatable kayak, it’s good for both beginners and experienced kayakers.

AdvancedFrame Kayak AE1012-R Advanced Elements Inflatables

Put on a spray skirt and load it up with gear (up to 136kg) for a paddling expedition.

AdvancedFrame Kayak from Advanced Elements AE1012-R

Or take it out for a short, relaxing paddle.

Goes Straight and Fast – Even for Beginners

There’s nothing more annoying than a kayak that goes in circles… except maybe a kayak that doesn’t go anywhere!

  • Glide straight and cuts through chop with the patented AdvancedFrame design – no waggling when you paddle.
  • Built in fin to help you paddle straight.
  • Low centre of gravity and a flat hull make the AdvancedFrame kayak very stable.  Save your strength and relax!
AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak goes straight and fast
…I settled into it immediately, and in no time was stroking confidently and making great pace going up river against the current.

I was also very pleased with the kayaks tracking ability…


Comfortable for Hours

There’s nothing worse than a hard seat giving you a numb bum and an aching lower back from lack of support.

Whether you are jumping in the AdvancedFrame kayak for half an hour, or going out on a multi-day expedition, you want to be comfortable and supported. Fortunately, Advanced Elements have done a wonderful job of making the AdvancedFrame kayak a delight to sit in!

  • Your back is supported by the clip-in seat so you are comfortable all day
  • Your bum is cushioned by the low pressure inflatable floor reducing the risk of numbness
  • Optional foot pegs or foot brace to assist paddling technique
AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak AE1012 Advanced Elements Kathy
Hi Emily,

Have taken my kayak out 3 times in the last 2 weekends now… it’s quite addictive…

I could stay out ALL day if the weather permitted


Durable and Reliable

Let’s be clear – the AdvancedFrame kayak is NOT a pool toy!

Advanced Elements have crafted a puncture-resistant inflatable kayak that won’t let you down.

I have been paddling the AdvancedFrame range for over a decade now, and I have never had to do a repair.

  • Multi-layer material design for protection of the inner tubes – there is very little risk of puncture
  • Durable triple layer PVC tarpaulin hull so you don’t have to worry about damage on rocks
  • Dual main air chambers for safety – if one chamber of the inner tube is compromised, the other will still function
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements

Convenient – Quick and Easy to Set Up & Pack Away – Perfect for Travel

Set up and pack away seems to be the thing most people don’t consider when they are comparing inflatable kayaks.

But it is SO important!

If your inflatable kayak is a drag to inflate, you will end up just leaving it in the bag. What a waste…

The AdvancedFrame kayak comes pre-assembled from the Advanced Elements factory. This means there is no complicated set up, you just unfold, inflate, clip the seat in and go. Takes about 5 minutes from bag to water.

AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak Bag AE1007

Packs up into a bag about the size of a suitcase for easy storage and transport – planes, trains and automobiles, the world is your oyster!


  • Advanced Elements spring valves
  • Inflatable coaming for attaching a spray skirt
  • Durable double coated fabric
  • Bungee deck lacing
  • Moulded rubber handles
  • Reinforced bow and stern seam
  • Hard edge bow/stern
  • Large storage compartment
  • Welded seams
  • Neoprene paddle guard
  • Adjustable back support
  • D-ring tie down
  • Skeg tracking fin
  • Rip stop fabric

Included Accessories:

  • Carrying Duffel Bag
  • Folding Seat
  • Repair Kit
  • Owner’s Manual

Kayak Specifications

Length: 10’5″ (3.18m)

Weight: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

Colour: Red/Gray

Brand: Advanced Elements

Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes

Coastal/Open Water: Yes

Self-bailing: No

Width: 32” (81cm)

Maximum Capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)

Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 32″ x 17″ x 10″ (76cm x 43cm x 25cm)

Warranty Period: 12 Months

River Class: II

Compatible with Rudder Kit: Yes

Set-up Time: 5 minutes

Not Sure if This is the Right Kayak for You?

Get a personalised kayak recommendation and I will specify EXACTLY which kayak(s) will meet your needs!

You may also like…