AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Kayak Review

In this advance elements Advancedframe Elite Review fear not! you will find everything you need to know about this kayak.

The Advancedframe Elite is a folding frame, inflatable hybrid kayak which boasts an aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, while having its unique drop-stitch floor that allows it to glide through the water.

The kayak’s low center of gravity and NINE chambers offer unparalleled stability, without compromising speed or turning capability.

A storage hatch at the stern offer plenty of room for your all items that you will need on your trip, while a neoprene paddle guard and loop holds lets you to go hands-free when grabbing a bite to eat or your camera from the comfortable high-back lumbar seat.

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Specifications

-Length 13″.

-Width 32″.

-Weight 42 Lbs. (19 Kg).

-Person/S 1.

-Max. Weight 450 Lbs. (204 Kg).

-Chambers 9.

-Folded Size 31″ X 16″ X 10″

Accessories Included:
-Carrying Duffel Bag

-Folding Seat

-Repair Kit

-Owner’s Manual

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Features

Portability

As this is an inflatable kayak, this boat is already fairly portable and easy to take along with you. So no need for roof racks to take it with you and you save on space in garage or where ever you want  to store it.

This is very easy to set up the new “Twistlok” valves and high flow Spring valves allow for quick setup time this is a new feature which is on the AdvancedFrame Elite.

However, the kayak weighs a heavy 42 lbs, which is quite heavy for an inflatable kayak. The extra weight of the AdvancedFrame is caused by the aluminum frame and durable construction (a plus in my opinion). 

As you can see the aluminum frame we love so much on the water kind of works against, when moving the boat around on land. A way around this is you can inflate the AdvancedFrame Elite at your car, as the kayak does have two handy bows and stern handles to carry with ease to the water.

This assumes you’re paddling with a partner though, as you can’t grab the bow and stern handles by yourself, you defiantly shouldn’t drag it across the ground for that distance as you can ruin the kayak if you do this all the time. This also comes with a FREE convenient duffel bag another plus point of the AdvancedFrame Elite.

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Durability 

The AdvancedFrame Elite features Drop-stitch Technology! drop-stitch technology creates high pressure forms that are extremely rigid. The drop-stitch floor in this kayak creates a hull with chine, which enhances the tracking and hull speed, and adds unparalleled rigidity in an inflatable kayak.

The Durability is a standout feature of the AE AdvancedFrame Elite, it’s something that needs to be the best as you don’t want a puncture on your kayaking trip. 

One of the reasons why it is considered as one of the best inflatable kayaks, is the design is comprised of a folding aluminum frame and PVC-coated polyester inflatable kayak all covered by a thick, waterproof fabric layer, making it an exceptionally sturdy kayak.

Not only that it provides you with step by step instructions on how you can take it apart completely for cleaning, repair or any other important maintenance. The AdvancedFrame Elite also includes FREE repair kit with detailed directions on how to use it properly (most kayaks don’t have this for free).

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Design

The design of this kayak is a step up from the normal AdvancedFrame kayak. The hull design has a built in ribs which improve the tracking of the kayak. this has an additional 2 chambers over the normal AdvancedFrame kayak, so 9 in total!

This improves the buoyancy and provides the kayak with a unique shape. The AdvancedFrame Elite was designed with comfort in mind and they have really added quite a few features to ensure you get the most comfy ride.

The kayak has a raised deck and adjustable lumbar seat which provides comfort for hours of paddling(also you can inflate the seat to your preference), plus they have an adjustable foot brace with plenty of room so the kayak is good if your are tall or short.

If you have want to bring a lot of items with you there is a large storage compartment, just make sure to bring your waterproof bag. They even thought about the FREE duffel bag that comes with the kayak as this has handy removable straps, excellent for storage.

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Our Verdict

Most people think that an buying an inflatable kayak will limit what you can do on on the water. But that is not the case when it comes AdvancedFrame Elite.Customer Reviews Button

The folding frame, inflatable hybrid kayak with its aluminium rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, and a drop-stitch floor that allows it to glide through the water. Makes it a one of a kind inflatable kayak. 

We think the AdvancedFrame Elite is definitely worth it what you’ll pay and will give you years of enjoyment and peace of mind on the water.