Advanced Elements, Fishing Kayaks, Review

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible

Advanced Elements AE1012-R AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak


high performance great features

  • Price = 5/5
  • Design = 4.5/5
  • Stability = 4.5/5
  • Features = 5/5
  • Quality = 5/5

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayak from Advanced Elements is a 15 foot long kayak that provides the either 1 or 2 person paddling. Utilizing the optionally available solo or double decks, it is possible to transform your AdvancedFrame Convertible kayak from a 1-person to a 2-person boat in just a few seconds. Integrated lightweight aluminum ribs give structure to the bow and stern and enhance tracking while paddling.

Extremely durable, the AE Advanced Frame Convertible Inflatable Kayak is constructed of 3 levels of fabric for maximum puncture prevention.

Comfort is never a problem with the AdvancedFrame Kayak. The included seats are padded, adjustable, and provide high back support for hours of padding and kayaking fun.

The Convertible Kayak is fast and straightforward to launch.  Simply unfold the kayak, inflate each chamber, and you're ready to rock.  It's also comes with an optional zip-on deck and stiffening bar for even improved tracking. 

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So Why The Advanced Elements Convertible?

Featuring three seating positions the kayak is roomy enough for two yet easily switches to solo paddling by moving the seat. Its perfect for lakes class 1 to 2 rapids, inlets bays and coastal ocean.

Its rugged enough for rocky shores and stable enough for white caps and wind. Yet its highly portably easily fitting in the trunk of a car. Setup is easy. Unpack, unfold, open the valve, attach the pump, inflate the main chambers, inflate the floor, inflate the deck lifts, pump up and install the thwart, attach and pump up the seats, insert the bow and ster sleeves and your done, in less than ten minutes your ready to paddle.


  • Length: 15 feet
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Weight: 56 pounds
  • Capacity: 550 pounds (249 kg)


  • Aluminum rib bow and stern frame
  • Molded rubber handles
  • Bungee deck lacing
  • D rings
  • Military valves
  • Two adjustable seats with mesh pocket and repair kit
  • Paddle holders
  • Six hundred denier polyester pvc laminent
  • Integrated tracking fin and landing plate
  • Rugged puncture resistant pvc tarp pollen and electronically welded seams
  • The convertible series comes with accessories High pressure action pump with a pressure gauge
  • Adjustable lumbar seats
  • Blue diamond ripstop fabric
  • Four psi inflatable dropstitch floor for extreme rigidity, compared to the standard pvc floor it is much stronger
  • Optional accessories can expand the kayaks versatility
  • A single spraydeck for one paddler can be installed, also a double spraydeck can be installed for two paddlers.
  • Sprayskirts
  • Footpegs
  • Kayak cart

Our Conclusion

The advanced elements convertible has taken a truly great kayak to an all time high. Its an inflatable classic offering performance, comfort, quality and price. The kayaks long length provides ample amount of storage space making it an excellent choice for a solo paddler interested in fishing or camping trips, a family with kids or dogs, or two people out for a days excursion. With the optional accessories being highly versatile. In our opinion one of the best inflatable kayak values currently on the market.

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About Julian Thompson

cb787c59d2808e1f609076e790ca977e?s=90&d=mm&r=gCertifications: Certified Kayaking Instructor (AKA)
Education: American Kayak Association
Lives In: Denver Colorado

I am a kayaking expert/instructor who has been fishing for over 15 years. Fishing is my passion, but kayaking keeps me on the water. I love to share my knowledge of techniques and tips with others. I live in Colorado with my wife and two kids and own a small kayak rental business On Grand Lake where I rent and instruct.