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The StraitEdge2 inflatable kayak is great if you want a bit of flexibility because it can be paddled solo or tandem.
It’s great for fishing, dogs love it, it can be set up to be self bailing (wet) or stay dry and it can be paddled in a variety of conditions – mild whitewater (up to class III), flat water or open ocean.
Being an open sit-on-top kayak, it is also nice and easy to get in and out of.
It is great and very comfortable
Hi Emily, The Straitedge 2 Inflatable Kayak... We find this kayak well suited to our needs. We are not serious "heavy duty" kayak adventurers, but rather like taking our 4 wheel drive / camping set up to a beautiful, remote location and then enjoy mucking about on a river, lake or beach in our kayak. Often we find ourselves in a location that requires some walking to the water's edge and then a difficult launch. The Straitedge is ideal for this, as we can carry it in through the bush uninflated, and being a little flexible when inflated can be easily launched over a slippery, muddy embankments. Often we are away on these trips for weeks (or months) at a time travelling large distances, and having the kayak safely, securely stowed away in the back of the 4 wheel drive is a huge advantage over having an awkward, vulnerable and expensive, "hard" kayak strapped to one's roof. The Straitedge2 is extremely comfortable for either one or two persons, extremely easy to assemble and inflate. The inflation process is much easier than we expected, although having no pressure gauge we found getting the correct pressures took some experience (we are still not sure we have it absolutely right). The Straitedge2 is easy to handle and furthermore, our dog loves it! She sits up the front, nose to the wind asserting her majesty over everything and anything. She has even, on occasion, taken a nap curled up against the front bulkhead. The Straitedge is great for lying around in whether on water or land. Our only criticism is that we find making the Kayak go straight difficult. We have found that increasing the air pressure has helped, as has our paddling technique. Each time we launch ourselves upon another kayaking adventure we find that our paddling has improved a little (mind you, our first attempts in this regard were embarrassingly feeble). John & Brenda, Melbourne
The StraitEdge2 Inflatable Kayak is ideal for:
We find the StraitEdge2 Inflatable Kayak well suited to our needs. We are not serious “heavy duty” kayak adventurers, but rather like taking our 4 wheel drive / camping “set up” to a beautiful, remote location and then enjoy “mucking about” on a river, lake or beach in our kayak.
The Straitedge is extremely comfortable for either one or two persons, extremely easy to assemble and inflate.
Length: 13′ (3.96m)
Weight: 47lb (21kg)
Brand: Advanced Elements
Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes
Coastal/Open Water: Yes
Width: 35″ (90cm)
Maximum Capacity: 500lb (227kg)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 38″ x 20″ x 12.5″ (97cm x 51cm x 32cm)
Warranty Period: 12 Months
River (Class): III
Compatible with Rudder Kit: No
Set-up Time: 7 minutes
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