Advanced Elements Advancedframe Kayak Review

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak Review

The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame sit-inside kayak is a so-called hybrid between a folding and an inflatable kayak, since it has solid parts (aluminum frame and plastic inserts) surrounded by the inflatable body. Honestly, the AdvancedFrame is one of my favorite inflatable kayaks. It is not without faults, but I feel the value and performance you get for the money is outstanding. Let me tell you why. Features of the AdvancedFrame Kayak The AE AdvancedFrame line consists of 2 kayak models: a single person (AE1012) and a tandem (AE1007) kayak called AdvancedFrame Convertible. They share all characteristics, with the tandem version …

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9 great electric & manual pumps for your inflatable boat, SUP, and kayak

Most inflatable boats, SUPs, and kayaks include a pump in their packaging upon purchase. But, let’s face it. Yes, they can get the job done, but most of these pumps are not as powerful or effective in inflating your inflatables. So if you’re thinking of upgrading your pump to one with higher performance, look no further. I have researched 9 of the best electric and manual pumps available on today’s market, along with some great tips about inflating your boats, dinghies, SUPs, and kayaks. Types of Pumps As you may already know, there are two types of pumps you can …

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Winter Kayaking Shoes Booties

6 Best Kayaking Shoes for Winter [To Stay Warm & Dry]

Kayaking shoes/booties are different from ordinary footwear. They need to be light, flexible, provide good traction, and hard enough for launching and walking on sharp rocks and gravel. And of course, shoes made for winter kayaking also help keep your feet dry and warm in the cold. In this article, I will help you find the perfect kayaking shoes for paddling in cold weather. First I’ll list the best ones, then I’ll teach you how to choose a pair that is suitable for your needs. Best Winter Kayaking Shoes Here is a list of the top shoes and booties you …

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Best Kayaking Drysuits

5 Best Kayaking Drysuits That Actually Keep You Dry!

Kayak drysuits open up new horizons, as they allow for year-round paddling and fishing even during the cold months of winter. Being able to go out in freezing weather conditions is a true game-changer for passionate kayakers and fishermen. I started winter kayaking several years ago, it is an awesome hobby that is hard to stop once you start. Having tried many dry suits during the years (rentals and own), in this article, I will give my opinion on the best drysuit for kayaking. Also, I will explain how they work and what you need to look out for if …

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Inflatable boat with motor (Best boat-motor pairings)

Most people don’t realize that many soft inflatable boats (SIBs) can be equipped with an electric or outboard motor. But why would anybody want a motorized inflatable boat when you have oars? There are loads of practical and recreational reasons: Gliding on the water in a boat with a motor feels great! Getting from A to B is quicker than using oars. Traveling longer distances. Dinghies used as tenders for larger boats may need to be seaworthy. Fishing boats need a motor, since they are packed and heavy. And most importantly, sometimes you would rather relax than row. Here are …

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Sea Eagle Se9 Review

Sea Eagle SE9 Review – Good or Not?

Are you looking for a versatile, high-quality inflatable raft? If yes, you need to check out Sea Eagle SE9. I used to think that Sea Eagle boats were just overpriced SIBs, but boy has my opinion has changed after trying the SE9 for a day. You really get what you pay for here. In my Sea Eagle SE9 review, I will highlight the things that make this a one-of-a-kind raft, so that you can decide whether it meets your needs. Features of the Sea Eagle SE9 This new version of the SE9 is very sturdy. It has a reinforced, nylon …

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Advanced Elements Expedition Elite Review (AE1009-XE) – Is It Fit to Explore?

Are you searching for a reliable kayak? How about an inflatable one? The Advanced Elements Expedition AE1009-XE, which I am going to highlight now in this review, is one of the best kayaks money can buy, inflatable or hard shell. I will go into the features below and also what others have to say about it. Features of the AE1009-XE I have to admit, the Advanced Elements Expedition Elite is one of a kind. There are so many things that Advanced Elements got right with this kayak, that you have to look very close and be super strict to find …

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Inflatable Kayaks For Ocean Sea Use

3 Best Inflatable Kayaks for Ocean & Sea Use (Safe & Stable)

Most inflatable kayaks are made for river or lake use. Do you want to ride your kayak in ocean waves or explore the coastline and outlying islands? Then you need an inflatable ocean kayak. Venturing out onto the ocean (or the sea) means your kayak has to be able to handle the larger waves and changing sea conditions you may encounter. Let’s have a look at what this means specifically, after which I’ll give you my recommendations on inflatable kayaks for ocean use. Features of ocean-ready inflatable kayaks If you’re heading out onto the ocean, you should make sure your …

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15 Inflatable Boat Myths: Debunked

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding inflatable boats. Unfortunately, this causes most consumers to doubt the capability of all inflatable watercraft. That’s why, I thought it’s high time that we bust some of these myths to prove how sustainable and durable inflatable boats really are. Here is a list of the top inflatable boat myths – BUSTED.

Sea Eagle 330/370 Kayak Review

Sea Eagle 330/370 Inflatable Kayak Real-life Review

The Sea Eagle 370 Pro is a lightweight and portable three-person inflatable kayak. The SE330 and SE370 are part of the series of affordable, lightweight Inflatable Sport Kayaks by Sea Eagle. This is a very popular line of inflatable kayaks, if not the most popular. You see them everywhere. I rented a SE 370 for a test weekend to find out what the hype is about. In this Sea Eagle 370 review, I’ll take a detailed look at the different aspects of the kayak. Features of the Sea Eagle 330 and 370 Features The SE 330 and it’s bigger brother, …

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