If you want to explore the open waters in a kayak and have all the control of a real kayak in an inflatable one, then you will want to consider the Advanced Elements StraitEdge kayak. The StraitEdge inflatable kayak is also rated for Class III whitewater rapids.
It is one of the only inflatable kayaks to offer so much versatility and durability, which makes it truly special to own.
Advanced Elements StraitEdge Kayak Review
- Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
- Structure: Inflatable
- Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
- Capacity: 300 pounds
- Weight: 34 pounds
- Length: 9’ feet, 8 inches
- Width: 35 inches
- Self-bailing ports
Advanced Elements StraitEdge Kayak Features
Advanced Elements StraitEdge Kayak Customer Reviews
Like most Advanced Element kayaks the StraitEdge inflatable kayak received very good reviews from many of its owners. The following is an overview of what customers like about this convertible kayak:
- Pet friendly: Due to the fact that the Advanced Elements StraitEdge kayak uses heavy-duty material, you have the option to carry along man’s best friend. There are current owners who have dogs that are large and small. They all say that it is durable enough to handle even the sharp claws that come along with a dog that weighs 50 pounds or so.
- Comfortable: There are current owners of the Advanced Elements StraitEdge kayak who measure up to 6ft tall or more. They all say that regardless of their height this kayak feels comfortable when they are in the seat.
- Smooth Riding: The StraitEdge is one of the few inflatable kayaks that allow you to ride on top rather than inside the kayak. There are many owners who feel this makes it a much better ride. It feels very stable, even when in whitewater.
- Tracking: Whether you are in wind or waves, the StraitEdge ensures you will always stay on the right track. This means if you are out in the water and bad weather comes up, you do not have to worry about your ability to get back to land.
- Easy Maneuverability: This Advanced Elements StraitEdge kayak is easier to handle and faster than most hardshell kayaks available according to most owners when you are in the water, but they also enjoy other aspects as well. Most agree that it is light enough to be easily carried by anyone and that it is easier to deal with than standard kayaks.
- Self bailing
- Tracks well
- No pump or paddle
- Difficult to dry
- Very heavy
If you are looking for a kayak that is versatile and can be taken into a variety of situations and come out on the other side without damage, the Advanced Elements StraitEdge Kayak Review should be a great choice for you. It is certainly preferred by current owners who have already given it a try.
You’ll find James A. Stallcup at the Beaver Sports outfitting people for Alaskan adventures. He started paddling as a kid in Alaska and his journey north included being a Boundary Waters kayaks guide and a Gates of the Arctic National Park ranger.