by Matthew Scott

We know that a good number of our readers are kayak enthusiasts, or at the very least kayak-curious. The problem with combining your interests of overlanding and kayaking is that the kayak usually isn’t the most compact piece of equipment you can carry into the bush. They quickly become very nice tree ornaments, or very expensive pieces of cracked plastic. That’s where the inflatable kayak comes into play. Being able to deflate the boat and store it safely inside your vehicle means that you’ll actually be able to randomly bust out that kayak session at will. The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak ($750) has not only a long name, but a long list of recommendations of being one of the better inflatable boats on the market. When it’s deflated and stored, it takes up about the same space as a cooler (35 x 21 x 12 inches) and only weighs about 52 lbs, yet can carry a maximum capacity of 550 lbs. When inflated, it’s 15 feet long, and 32 inches wide and has additional rigging to secure any cargo you might need to take along.

Check it out on Advanced Elements website here. [link]


Stuff, and Things: Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore