The Advanced Elements Expedition is a 13-ft hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak. It has a high-end, lightweight PVC tube which reduces the weight of the kayak without compromising strength. There is plenty of on-board storage room for extended trips. It sets up in just a few minutes and is compact enough to take along on a weekend adventure.
Length: 13 ft
Width: 34 in
Weight: 38 lbs
Maximum Weight: 450 lbs
PVC inner tube
Adjustable seat with inflatable lumbar support
Honey comb rip stop
Molded rubber handles
Hard edge bow and stern
Bungee deck lacing
Neoprene knuckle guard
Massive storage compartment
Skeg tracking fin
D-ring tie downs
Adjustable Foot brace
Low center of gravity design provides good stability and easy paddling
9 chambers provide additional buoyancy and unique kayak shape
Main chambers crafted of ultra-light polyurethane
Twistlok valves and high-flow Spring valves allow for quick setup time
Raised deck and adjustable lumbar seat provide comfort for hours of paddling
Built-in aluminum ribs define the bow and stern and improve tracking
Comments about Advanced Elements AF Expedition Kayak:
As a middle aged, 6 ft triathelete. I was looking for a light, compact kayak to help increase my upper body strength. I have a 2 seater Ocean Kayak which is just too bulky. As I was inflating it, my wife was insisting I send it back as it looked very flimsy.
I found the Expedition Kayak easy to set up. The kayak was comfortable and sturdy. It tracked well and turned easily. It is very stable, probably because I am sitting lower than the sit on top kayaks. The seat is supportive and comfortable. There is a lot of storage space. I love this kayak. Having three dolphins swim under me was exhilarating.
The only draw back was that it was initially difficult to get in and out of the kayak. I left it inflated on the floor, this bent the skeg and made it difficult to track. I corrected it by leaving it out in the sun and bending it back. Know I store it with the skeg off the floor.
This is a great kayak.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend