Kayak – Advanced Elements Advanced Frame

We have had these kayaks since April 2016 and kayaked with them in some of the most beautiful places in North  America.

Here is our review of our wonderful, loveable inflatable kayaks.



Newly updated! An AirKayaks exclusive! The limited edition AdvancedFrame DS XL Series™* inflatable compact kayak with high-pressure dropstitch floor, high-backed lumbar seat, foot brace, paddle holders and AE2011 double action pump with gauge – now in a longer length (10’10”)

This is also available as the AE1044DS-XLC with zip-off top.

Basic Bundle on Sale! Add a 230cm 4pc Breakdown Paddle (Cannon Cascade) for $40! A $75 value.

Based on popular demand, AirKayaks packaged the best-selling AdvancedFrame inflatable compact kayak with upgraded accessories from Advanced Elements – in a limited edition blue – to create the ultimate AdvancedFrame DS Series™.

Now, AirKayaks introduces the limited edition AdvancedFrame DS XL Series™* inflatable compact kayak, adding 5 inches in length to create a kayak comfortable enough for both smaller and taller paddlers. The longer, streamlined body – in conjunction with the high pressure floor – provides better tracking and increased glide with minimal increase in weight, while an adjustable foot peg system allows paddlers to find the support perfect for their size and paddling style.

Removable rigid ribs in the bow and stern are made of high grade aluminum, allowing the bow to slice through water like a knife. The stern acts as a skeg, which increases the tracking performance. When the chambers inflate, these ribs are pressed against the outer cover and form a high performance bow and stern which rival the tracking of a hard-shell day touring kayak yet still folds up compactly!

This Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS XL inflatable kayak is manufactured from extremely durable materials and high-end components. There is plenty of on-board storage space without cramping your leg room, making extended trips much more enjoyable. It sets up in just a few minutes, and is compact enough to take along for an adventure anywhere. The Advanced Elements inflatable kayak’s durable double-coated fabric, heavy-duty PVC and electronically welded seams can take bumps, scrapes and rough water.

If you love the water, but like to travel light, this sleek compact kayak will add a new dimension to your outdoor adventures. From lakes, and mild rivers, to bays and estuaries, it is a delight to get on the water quickly; keep it deflated in the trunk of your car and the next time you’re driving along a river, lake or bay, you can be fishing or paddling in just minutes! This Advanced Elements inflatable kayak is the perfect watercraft for campers, Rvers, travelers or those that just don’t want the hassle of roof racks!

Standard features:

  • Rigid-formed Bow and Stern w/Aluminum rib
  • Integrated Tracking fin
  • Military-style Air Valves and Twistlok valves, fits most standard pumps without an adaptor
  • Molded low-profile rubber handles
  • Durable double PVC-coated nylon ripstop material w/tarpaulin fabric
  • Electronically Welded Seams
  • Bungee Deck Lacing to hold extra gear
  • Velcro paddle holders
  • Coaming area to keep out water, can use the optional Spray Skirt
  • Easy storage, portable, packs into convenient carry case
  • Durable, lightweight and compact – inflates in minutes!
  • Designed to be used in flat water to salt water.
  • New w/manufacturer’s warranty
  • Carrying case, one year warranty, repair kit and instructions, double action handpump with gauge
  • Adjustable foot brace system similar to the Expedition kayak
  • Ladder-lock straps on seat back to attach optional fishing rod holders
  • Seat back clip.
  • Rear bungee deck lacing.
  • Backpack-straps on the carrying case.
  • High-pressure inflatable 4-6 PSI dropstitch floor for extreme rigidity (AEDS)
  • AE2011 Double action high-pressure 14 PSI handpump with pressure-gauge
  • AE2013HB High-back lumbar seat for the ultimate in a comfortable, adjustable back rest – now with a padded seat base.
  • 4 Part paddle

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