Inflatable Kayak Review – Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport
By Sabrina Marx
Hi there! It’s me again, your roving review blogger, Sabrina Marx. The Advanced Elements line is certainly keeping me busy, but I’m finding it tremendously fun and beneficial compiling all the information.
Let’s get to the meat and potatoes, shall we? Today we will be exploring the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport kayak. And boy was my head spinning from all the internet surfing and review information I found on this rigid inflatable kayak model! Let’s start with a few of the particulars I derived from the major review sites.
Features and Benefits – The Good and the Bad
The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport “Plus” List
- Light weight- 26 lbs
- Can hold up to 250 lbs (also has storage below deck)
- Plenty of accessories- adjustable and removable seat, tracking fin, a repair kit and a sturdy carrying case
- Sets up quick
- Stable and is easy to maneuver
The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport “Minus” List
- Since it is so light weight it can be blown around from strong winds
- Not the best tracking kayak, also probably due to it’s light weight
- Doesn’t handle well in rougher water
Even with the “minuses”, the kayak rated very well with customers. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars it rated at the 5 star level on REI.com.
Inflatable Kayak Review Summary:
Over all, consumers found this boat to work well for longer trips as it has extra storage. Tracking seemed to be a 50/50 split with some reviewers saying it tracked well, and others not quite liking the navigation. Honestly, I think it is a matter of personal preference and how well you are on the water with rigid inflatable kayaks.
The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport is favored by women, as it is being touted by reviewers as easy to handle, very light, and compact. They further stated that this was a good boat for day trips, and quite possibly could be used for longer trips if you know how to pack correctly and make use of deck bags.
Finding the right rigid inflatable kayak can be tough. You want one that works for you and suits your needs and what better way to do that than from those who have already purchased and used the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport Inflatable Kayak? According to the research I’ve compiled this rigid inflatable kayak is a great find and should be at the top of every paddler’s wish list.
Until next time, keep your paddle in the water, and your butt in the boat!