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AdvancedFrame Kayak


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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.

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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

David W.
Great kayak

Very easy to set up paddles remarkably straight and no lifting onto the car roof. I will be taking it away on our next caravan trip, so easy. I am very happy with my kayak and the help I received from Emily.

Mark D. Smith
Waterbed of kayaks!

Early days, as we have only just had our first opportunity to take our new kayak out for a paddle. A weekend at Hilton Denarau with a garden view (and nice view of the beach) was our chance. We inflated can carried our kayak down to the beach, approximately 50m with little effort, and slipped it into the water. My first paddle and it felt so much more enjoyable than hard plastic kayaks usually available at resorts. I was totally sold. The test though would be my partner. She loved it too, felt totally safe and as a smaller person had no issues handling and maneuvering. It was actually a surprise to see her so far in the distance as usually she would not be so adventurous. We will now be purchasing at least one more for my partner, and possibly more for when friends stay. I wish Advanced Elements kayaks had been around when growing up, life would have been filled with so much more adventure. Thank you Emily!

David P.
Great Fun with the Advanced Frame Kayaks!

I recently bought two of the Advanced Frame Kayaks and my wife and I have been out on them almost every weekend! These kayaks exceeded my expectations and we have had a terrific time in both enclosed waters and in the ocean. They have taken us to waterways in Sydney that I would never have thought to visit. The kayaks themselves are easy to setup and takes me about 20 minutes to get both of them into the water. The service and support from Emily has been excellent and I would definitely buy from OzInflatable Kayaks again. -David

David G.
A Realistic Alternative

Having now had a few months and several outings with the kayaks, once you’re out on the water, I don’t believe that there’s a lot of difference in speed or tracking ability between the AF models and more conventional plastic sit-in recreational kayaks, particularly once you install the backbone, which I highly recommend. Performance is OK enough without it, but I’ve found that installing the backbone improved performance quite significantly. Where the AdvanceFrame models really DO have it all over hard kayaks, is comfort. Since you’re sitting on an inflated floor and well supported by the high seat-back and your feet are braced against the foot bar (Expedition) or inflatable foot brace (AdvFrame), I’ve found I can paddle for much longer, without getting a sore or numb backside or without my feet “going to sleep” from being pressed against hard pedals. A great alternative for solo paddlers/travellers without a second person to assist getting a kayak on/off car roof racks or without the space to store a conventional kayak - both of which apply in my case. I hope that all helps.

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 kg)

Colour: Red/Gray

Brand: Advanced Elements

Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes

Coastal/Open Water: Yes

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

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