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Beginners Choice Kayak Package

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Which of our 14 kayaks is the best kayak for beginners? And why?

The Beginners Choice Kayak Package is designed to give you a delightful and easy experience as a beginner, but is also suitable for more adventurous paddling trips as your kayaking skills (and appetite) develop.

The Beginners Choice Kayak package is perfect for men and women, young and mature, large and small.

See below to find out which is the best kayak for beginners.

Which is the best kayak for beginners?

So I’ve been selling inflatable kayaks for over a decade now and I have figured out that the best kayak for beginners is one that is:

  • Stable
  • Easy to paddle straight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Portable
  • Simple to set up
  • Versatile

I was a beginner kayaker myself not that long ago. My first kayak, the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak was ideal.

Here is why the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners:


Falling in the water not only leaves you wet and cold, it can also be pretty scary if you are a beginner kayaker.

The AdvancedFrame has a wide flat hull, giving it excellent stability.

Not only are you less likely to fall out, it’s easier to get back into if you do!

If you want a kayak you can relax in, the Advancedframe inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners when it comes to stability.

Easy to Paddle Straight

Professional kayakers make it look easy. But in most kayaks, trying to go in a straight line is really hard!

The frustration of not being able to get where you want to go will drive you insane. Or at least put you off paddling for the rest of your life…

The AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners because the hull has been designed to go straight on flat water. You don’t have to worry about your skill level, just hop in and go!

Best kayak for beginners Jeff
Initially I was impressed with the stability of the craft.

I settled into it immediately, and in no time was stroking confidently and making great pace going up river against the current.


Supremely Comfortable

The AdvancedFrame has a nice cushy floor under your bum and a supportive seat for your back.

It’s great for a beginner to be able to relax and take a break during kayaking.

Best Kayak for Beginners

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 for Beginners

I’m not saying that all beginner kayakers paddle into things… but if it’s your first time in a kayak, you might have a few collisions before you learn how to control it.

Sadly, most inflatable kayaks are like pool toys – one little bump against something sharp and it’s all over.

The AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners because it can really take a beating!

All products in this package are covered by Advanced Elements 12 month warranty and my 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Check out these awesome design features:

Simple Set Up

As a beginner, you might not want to start out with a multi-day kayaking expedition …

The best kayak for beginners is one that you can take out for a short paddle – maybe just 30 mins or so. Then as your strength and your confidence improves, you can go for longer paddles.

So what is the biggest turn-off for taking an inflatable kayak for a short paddle? Set up time.

If you want kayaking to be a regular part of your life, you need to be able to get out on the water in under 5 minutes. That is what you can do with the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak.

See how simple it is:

Portable – Save $ on Roof Racks

I get that you might not want to spend a lot of money on a kayak if you are a beginner. The problem is that a cheap kayak is NOT the best kayak for a beginner. Cheap kayaks are unstable, go in circles,  flimsy, uncomfortable etc. You are going to have a terrible time.

But get an inflatable kayak that packs up into a bag, and you can save money on roof racks.

AND, when you fall in love with kayaking, you can take it anywhere with you!

AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak Bag AE1007

Versatile – the Best Kayak for Beginners is One That Can Take You Hard-Core!

The AdvancedFrame is suitable for a wide variety of conditions, including open ocean. As your skill, stamina and passion for kayaking grow, the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak will be able to take you to the next challenge!

Inflatable Kayak AdvancedFrame Review John Dillon

You will probably start out enjoying a casual paddle on flat water.

You could end up taking it on an arctic expedition, who knows!

What Else Does a Beginner Need?

Believe it or not, you need a little bit more than just the kayak!

Touring Paddle 4-part Advanced Elements

Touring 4-part paddle

Great for beginners because it is lightweight so you won’t get too tired. It also has a large blade for a bit of power if you need it. It is durable enough to withstand a few knocks as you get used to handling it.

Packlite Roll Top Dry Bag Set

Includes 3 dry bags of different sizes – 3L, 5L and 10L. You have a small bag for your phone and keys if you are doing a short paddle.  You have bigger bags for swimmers, towels and a picnic if you want to do a day trip.

Bellows Foot Pump

Allows you to inflate the kayak standing upright, which is nice and easy on the back.

Inline Valve Adaptor

Enables you to get the right pressure so you get the best performance from your kayak.

Advancedframe Inflatable Kayak (SKU:AE1012-R )

  • New advanced inflation 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

Accessories Included with the Kayak:

  • 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

Paddle Specifications


WEIGHT: 900g


SHAFT: Aluminum alloy

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS: Unfeathered, 60 Degrees LHC, 60 degrees RHC


BRAND: Advanced Elements

BLADE: Glass filled Nylon

LENGTH: 230 cm

SUITABLE FOR: Recreational paddling

Dry Bag Specifications


COLOUR: orange, yellow and red

SIZE: 3L, 5L, 10L

BRAND: Advanced Elements


Pump Specifications


WEIGHT: 2 lbs (1 kg)

BRAND: Advanced Elements

SUITABLE FOR: All Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks

COLOUR: Yellow



Valve Adaptor Specifications


WEIGHT: 2 lbs (1 kg)

BRAND: Advanced Elements

SUITABLE FOR: Advanced Elements Inflatable Kayak models 2006 and newer with a Spring Valve




Not Sure if This is the Right Kayak Package for You?

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10’5″ (3.18m)


32” (81cm)


36 lbs (16 kg)

Maximum Capacity

300 lbs (136 kg)



Deflated and Packed Dimensions

36 x 25 x 8 cm


Advanced Elements

Warranty Period

12 months from purchase

Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways


River (Class)


Coastal / Open Water


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 AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak AE1012 instruction manual.

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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