The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Ultralite Inflatable Kayak is both high performance and incredibly lightweight. Featuring Advanced Elements’ aluminum rib-frame technology for superior hull speed and tracking. With plenty of deck features and a high-back seat, this kayak is ready for your next adventure.
The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Ultralite’s hull is constructed from a lighter-weight ripstop material upper with a polyurethane tarpaulin underside. Left and right bladders are also made of a lightweight – yet rugged – polyurethane rather than PVC. Both bladder covers on the AdvancedFrame Ultralite feature open ends without a zipper, allowing the bladders to be pulled out for cleaning or replacement. Instead of the traditional low-pressure PVC floor, the AF Ultralite sports a foam floor similar to that found in the Lagoon series. To compensate, the high-backed seat features a 1.5 inch EVA closed cell foam seat base.
The switch to open bladder cover, foam floor, polyurethane bladders and polyurethane tarpaulin hull provide most of the weight savings, making the AdvancedFrame Ultralite roughly 10 lbs lighter than the Sport, and nearly half the weight of the AdvancedFrame.
Other features include a thin aluminum bar riser and cross bar which together provide a pitched deck, allowing water to run off. A second set of bungee deck lacing is found on the rear deck upper. With that focus on portability, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite also comes with the new Advanced Elements inflatable kayak backpack/duffel bag with removable back straps.
- Ultra-light 3-layer polyurethane construction
- Aluminum rib-frame technology in bow and stern
- Supportive high-back seat
- D-rings, deck lacing, and paddle keeper loops
- Open cockpit design for easy entry and exit
- Below deck storage
- Rubber molded handles
- Tracking fin
- Includes duffle bag, folding seat, repair kit, and manual
*Due to COVID-19, we are working with limited stock. We promise to do the best we can to ensure a fun summer for you and your family.
Haley R –
My husband and I have been kayaking almost every weekend around Montana and I bought the Ultralite looking for a lightweight, quality kayak which I could more easily pack in and out of our mountain lakes and rivers. This kayak did not disappoint. It is easy to assemble, takes less than 15 minutes to get from bag to water and, once on the water, responds very well to my control. I wasn’t sure at first if the lighter weight of the kayak would mean a less durable product, but the Ultralite is a hardy kayak and seems like it’s going to flawlessly withstand shorelines and river-bottoms alike. This kayak is perfect for on-the-go adventuring and I look forward to many years of use.
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