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AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak

$1,497.00 $1,399.00

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So you’re looking for a kayak that packs up into a bag, but you want the performance of a sleek hard shell?

Yes, you CAN have it all. The AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak is for the more serious kayakers who really want to move, but don’t want the weight and inconvenience of a long and heavy hardshell kayak.

The AirFusion Elite is narrow and has a rounded hull, which means you can use proper paddling technique to get a good workout and really zoom through the water. It performs very well in the open ocean and is often used for multi-day expeditions because you can cover large stretches of water quite quickly.

You also get FREE shipping and a 30-day trial period.

See below for why the AirFusion Elite Inflatable is one of my favourite kayaks:


Here is what makes the AirFusion Elite one of my favourite inflatable kayaks:

Amazing Performance on the Water

  • Extra long (4m) for speed – this kayak really zooms!
  • Glide straight with the award winning skin-on-frame hybrid design from Advanced Elements
  • Optional Skeg for enhanced tracking
  • Low centre of gravity reduces the affect of wind

Allows for Proper Paddling Technique

  • The narrow beam allows you to draw powerful strokes close by your hips
  • The front thwart acts as a foot brace and can be moved forward or backwards so you can support yourself as you twist your torso

Great for Expeditions and Open Ocean

  • On deck storage space for gear – the AirFusion Elite has a capacity of 106kg so you can load up the deck with gear if you are going for a multi-day expedition
  • Stay dry with the inflatable coaming and optional skirt
  • Your back is supported by the high back seat so you are comfortable all day
  • Comes with a rear hatch for easy access to items you want to keep dry

Quality Design & Manufacturing

  • 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
  • Multiple air chambers for safety – if one chamber is compromised, the others will still function
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements


  • Extremely lightweight for a high performance kayak at only 14.5kg – this is significantly lighter than an equivalent hard shell kayak, allowing you to carry the kayak easily
  • Compared to other skin-on-frame kayaks, the design uses high pressure air chambers to provide rigidity, reducing the number frame parts for dramatically faster set-up time
  • 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!

The AirFusion Elite is not as stable as our other inflatable kayaks, but recreational paddlers with a little bit of experience will get the hang of it pretty quickly (I am a recreational kayaker and I love paddling the AirFusion Elite).

The AirFusion Elite inflatable kayak is fine for class 1 and 2 rivers, however it is designed to paddle in a straight line, and therefore not recommended for rivers above class 2. It is designed for day touring and expeditions, for flat or open (coastal) water.


  • Unique Hybrid Aluminum Frame and High Pressure Air Chamber Design from Advanced Elements
  • Inflatable coaming for attaching a spray skirt
  • Roll-top rear storage access hatch
  • Bungee deck lacing
  • Moulded rubber handles
  • Optional fixed skeg
  • D-ring tie down

Included Accessories:

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

Kayak Specifications

Length: 13′ (4m)

Weight: 35 lbs (14.5 kg)

Colour: Yellow/Gray

Brand: Advanced Elements

Lakes, Bays Inland Waterways: Yes

Coastal/Open Water: Yes

Width: 28” (71cm)

Maximum Capacity: 235 lbs (106 kg)

Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 35″ X 21″ X 9″ (89cm x 53cm x 23cm)

Warranty Period: 12 Months

River (Class): II

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13′ (4m)


28” (71cm)


35 lbs (14.5 kg)

Maximum Capacity

235 lbs (106 kg)



Deflated and Packed Dimensions

35″ X 21″ X 9″ (89cm x 53cm x 23cm)


Advanced Elements

Warranty Period

12 months from purchase

Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways


River (Class)


Coastal / Open Water


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Penny R.

AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak

I had a couple of problems with my kayak initially, but thanks to Emily these have been resolved and I can go out and enjoy my Airfusion Elite Kayak - it is wonderful! It is taking me less time to inflate the kayak and get it on the water every time I go for a paddle. Most of my preparation time is taken up answering questions from inquisitive passersby, it is an eye catcher! On the water it tracks well even in windy fairly rough conditions. I feel totally confident in the construction of the kayak, as well as the service provided by Emily.

You want the best price you can get, right?

At Oz Inflatable Kayaks, we import the Advanced Elements range into Australia, which means nobody can sell it cheaper than we can!

If you see a great deal on an Advanced Elements kayak or SUP we are happy to match that price, and DELIGHTED to offer you a package deal on accessories as well.

Simply give us a call on 1800 996 495 or send an email with evidence of the better price to so we can do a deal for you.


Click here for the AirFusion Elite inflatable Kayak AE1041-Y Instruction Manual from Advanced Elements.

Are you worried about buying sight unseen?

It’s a big purchase when you don’t really know what you are getting, isn’t it?

To make this a no-brainer for you, I want you to try out the kayak or SUP, on the water.

That’s right – I want you to actually take it for a paddle.

If you don’t like it, you can send it back for a FULL REFUND.

Most retailers will let you return a product, but it has to be in new condition – what’s the point of that? You need to be able to paddle the thing before you really know if it is right for you!

So order the kayak or SUP, take it out for a paddle and then decide if you want to keep it. You’ve got a full 30 days from delivery to make that decision, so plenty of time to do a test paddle.


Yes, that’s right, you get free shipping on this product, no matter where you live in Australia.

We use a range of couriers for shipping including Star Track Express, Couriers Please or Fastway.

They often want a signature on delivery, so have a think about whether someone will be at home (and you know Murphy’s law – if you pop out for 5 minutes, that’s when they will come!).

If it’s safe, the best option is to give Authority to Leave (ATL), which means the courier can leave it at your front door (or wherever you specify).

12-Month Manufacturer’s Warranty

Advanced Elements are pretty serious about quality.

They offer a 12 month warranty on all their products, and I can tell you with confidence that they are great about it. Although I don’t get many warranty claims, I have never had any issues getting help, parts or replacements from Advanced Elements.

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