01 Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame AE 1012-G Overview
Advanced Elements designed their AdvancedFrame AE 1012-g Inflatable kayak mainly for inland water. In slow-moving whitewater, it performs excellently. But if you want to fish deep in the Ocean with this single-person inflatable kayak, then we should suggest you avoid it. You can fish in the calm, open sea if you can work hard against the wave. It is tough, and durable yet with some limitations. The constructed seat and backrest offer you to comfortably paddle your 1012 Advanced Frame kayak for a long period.
Do not forget to completely rinse and dry before packing the kayak up. However, Advanced Frame hard shell dries quickly, but some may find the wait a little irritating. If you compare the Advanced Elements Advanced Frame with other hard-shell kayaks, then you will find it comparatively slower. But this kayak provides relatively stable and faster performance than various inflatable kayaks.
03 Feature Analysis
Advanced Elements Advanced Frame kayak is designed with built-in aluminum ribs which make the stern and bow rigid and also makes the tracking well. Such hull design makes it speedy enough. The aluminum frame comes to an end with the double coated heavy-duty PVC which is covered by the tarpaulin. These three layers make the AE 1012 Inflatable kayak as puncture resistant. The hard-shell material and hull design also give a nice amount of stability to this kayak.
Besides these, this material prevents the chances of getting hampered by the rock, tide, and UV Ray. That’s why one can paddle the kayak with same performance in the rocky or shallow water, even in the clam open sea. The company stated that this kayak is ready to serve the owner in class 3 river.
Folding option makes this hard-shell kayak portable. While you have to struggle for transporting a hard-shell kayak, Advanced Frame AE 1012 offers to carry it very easily on the shoulders. After folding down, the Advanced Elements 1012 Inflatable kayak comes to a size of 10 x 17 x 30 inches.
3.3 Storage facility
The kayak has two small room in the front and the rear portion under the deck. It may be small, but it can save your expensive gear from the water. You can load extra gear and equipment on the top of the decking under the front bungee cords. These cords offer you to travel with extra equipment by loading them with extra clips.
3.4 Comfortable seat
The padded seat of Advanced Frame Inflatable gives you extra comfort in the sitting position, while the seats are low enough then the water level. The designer includes two padded back supports on the seat, which gives a lot of comfortable feeling.
06 Final Verdict
If you want to have a durable and strong kayak, which is stable and portable also, you should try Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Inflatable kayak. AE 1012 Inflatable kayak can provide you the ultimate safety with comfortable feel and portability. According to many kayakers, it is the best fishing kayak if money and performance are considered as the two major factors.