The Advanced Elements AE1007-R AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak Review

The convertible and inflatable AdvancedFrame AE1007-R kayak come from Advanced Elements is day touring hybrid, which can be used as both a solo and tandem kayak.

This convenient AdvancedFrame is spectacular in design and function, offering paddlers a simple and fun way to enjoy their time out on the water.

Advanced Elements AE1007-R AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak Review

The kayak is made up of several highly beneficial features, such as an expedient folding frame, a solid bow and stern and heavy-duty 3-layer body construction.

The Advanced Elements AE1007-R AdvancedFrame Features

As you can imagine, the Advanced Frame convertible kayak is packed with features that will make your kayaking much easier, and below, we are going to go over-the-top  features as we learn all there is to learn about this kayak.

Fantastic Construction and Design

When you buy an inflatable kayak, your biggest worry is whether it will hold up to rocks and other underwater obstacles that can rip it apart. Thankfully, the construction and design of the Advanced Frame is top notch, meaning that you will be paddling with this kayak for years to come.

The hull is made with inbuilt aluminum front and back ribs that form the high-performing bow and stern, and this improves the durability, speed and tracking abilities of the kayak exponentially.

You will find yourself slicing through the water with ease when you are in this kayak.

Additionally, the inflatable kayak is constructed with 3-layers of heavy duty, durable and double-coated PVC and nylon, with a tarpaulin fabric and electronically welded seams that will not puncture easily. This kayak has a length of 15 feet, 34 inches width, weight of 56 lbs and can hold a maximum weight capacity of 550 lbs.

AE1007-R AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak Review

Plenty of Space

With the AdvancedFrame convertible kayak you will benefit from sufficient in-board storage that will have the capacity to store all your gear while leaving ample leg room.

The roomy nature of the kayak means that long trips on the water will be supremely comfortable. Storage can be found in a storage hatch behind the rear seat, in addition to bungee deck lacing, which can secure extra gear.

Amazing Comfort

If you love spending extended hours out on the water in your kayak, then the Advanced Frame is perfect for you. This is because it is composed of several features designed to increase your comfort, such as the adjustable, high-support, and padded seats that will eliminate any body fatigue.

The convertible and interchangeable decks also allow you to create multiple seating arrangements that will optimize your comfort.

There is also accommodation for a spray skirt, making the Advanced Frame AE1007-R kayak one of the most versatile inflatable’s out there.

Additional Convenience

The AE1007-R resembles a hard-shell kayak and paddle and tracks just as well; however, it is as compact and portable as the average inflatable.

This easy to assemble kayak has several convenient features such as a paddle holder; molded rubber handles, inflation TwistLok military grade air valves, and high-flow  spring valves.


  • Quick and easy to inflate and deflate
  • Paddles fast
  • Tracks straight
  • Durable and Comfortable


  • Kayak is heavy
  • Drying and cleaning the kayak is a long process

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is the deck included in the price?

A: None of the deck is included in the price. You need to purchase the deck separately.

Q: Is it possible to turn your body while you are on the water so that you can face the other person without tipping over?

A: In fact, this is how I kayaki with my wife. She turns a number of times without falling over. It is really a nice kayak.

Final Verdict

The Advanced Elements AE1007-R AdvancedFrame is definitely one of the most versatile, durable, compact, sleek, functional and high-performing inflatable kayaks on the market.

This 4.3 star rated convertible kayak can be paddled solo or in tandem, giving you the luxury of taking a friend with you as you embark on the adventure of your life.

Despite its slightly heavier weight and arduous drying process, the AE1007-R is the perfect kayak for mild rivers, lakes, bays, and estuaries.

Summary: If you are a camper, travel or kayaker who wants to ride seamlessly in the water without getting wet, then this is the kayak for you.

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