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Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS-XLC Series™ Kayak - AE1044DS-XLC


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Newly updated! An AirKayaks exclusive with zip-in deck! The limited edition AdvancedFrame DS XLC Series™* inflatable kayak with high-pressure dropstitch floor, high-backed lumbar seat and double action pump with gauge - now in a longer length, with a removable deck cover.

What's new with the DS-XLC? Same great kayak, but now comes with a backpack-style carrying case and a high-backed lumbar seat with padded seat base. We also have a few of the prior version at a discounted price.

Also see our popular AdvancedFrame DS-XL. This is the same kayak, with the standard deck that does not zip out. Looking for something smaller? Check out the new AdvancedFrame Sport DS.

Based on popular demand, AirKayaks packaged the best-selling, fold-up kayak for sale again, now with upgraded accessories from Advanced Elements - in a limited edition blue - to create the ultimate AdvancedFrame DS Series™.

Now, AirKayaks introduces the limited edition Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS-XLC Series™* inflatable kayak.  With an identical footprint to the AdvancedFrame DS XL, the XLC has an added 5 inches in length over the standard AdvancedFrame, creating a kayak comfortable enough for both smaller and taller paddlers. The longer, streamlined body - in conjunction with the high pressure floor - provides better tracking and increased glide with minimal increase in weight, while an adjustable foot peg system allows paddlers to find the support perfect for their size and paddling style.

This AdvancedFrame foldable kayak also features a removable, zip-on deck, allowing paddlers the flexibility of an open design for easy entry, or a closed, deck design for inclement weather and for attaching an optional spray skirt. A zippering pocket, bungee deck lacing and multiple d-rings on the deck allow paddlers to easily access gear. Additional d-rings along the kayak perimeter provide more attachment points for gear or for utilizing an optional Rapidup sail.

Removable rigid ribs in the bow and stern are made of high grade aluminum, allowing the bow to slice through water like a knife. The stern acts as a skeg, which increases the tracking performance. When the chambers inflate, these ribs are pressed against the outer cover and form a high performance bow and stern which rival the tracking of a hard-shell day touring kayak yet still folds up compactly!

The AdvancedFrame kayak is manufactured from extremely durable materials and high-end components. There is plenty of on-board storage space without cramping your leg room, making extended trips much more enjoyable. It sets up in just a few minutes, and is compact enough to take along for an adventure anywhere. The foldable kayak's durable double-coated fabric, heavy-duty PVC and electronically welded seams can take bumps, scrapes and rough water.

If you love the water, but like to travel light, this sleek compact foldable kayak will add a new dimension to your outdoor adventures. From lakes, and mild rivers, to bays and estuaries, it is a delight to get on the water quickly; keep the foldable kayak deflated in the trunk of your car and the next time you're driving along a river, lake or bay, you can be fishing or paddling in just minutes! This is the perfect watercraft for campers, Rvers, travelers or those that just don’t want the hassle of roof racks! Backpack-style duffle bag included!

Standard features found on both the AF and AF DS XLC Series

  • Rigid-formed Bow and Stern w/Aluminum rib
  • Integrated Tracking fin
  • Military-style Air Valves and Twistlok valves, fits most standard pumps without an adaptor
  • Molded low-profile rubber handles
  • Durable double PVC-coated nylon ripstop material w/tarpaulin fabric
  • Electronically Welded Seams
  • Bungee Deck Lacing to hold extra gear
  • Coaming area to keep out water, can use the optional Spray Skirt
  • Easy storage, portable, packs into convenient carrying case
  • Durable, lightweight and compact - inflates in minutes!
  • Designed to be used in flat water to salt water.
  • New w/manufacturer's warranty
  • Carrying case, one year warranty, repair kit and instructions


Added features and included accessories on the AdvancedFrame DS XLC Series™*

  • Adjustable foot brace system similar to the Expedition kayak
  • Included zip-on deck with mesh pocket and bungee deck lacing
  • Velcro paddle holders
  • Carrying duffle bag with backpack straps
  • Seat back clip
  • Rear deck lacing
  • Multiple d-rings (8) along the kayak perimeter for attaching gear
  • Two seat-back ladder locks for attaching optional fishing pole holders.
  • AEDS-AF High-pressure inflatable 4-6 PSI dropstitch floor for extreme rigidity
  • AE2011 Double action high-pressure 14 PSI handpump with pressure-gauge
  • AE2013HB High-back lumbar seat for the ultimate in a comfortable, adjustable back rest - now with a more comfortable padded seat base.



  • Dimensions: Length 10 ft 10 inches, width 34 inches
  • Weight: 35 lbs with deck, 33 lbs without deck
  • Max load 350 lbs person and gear, 285 lbs person
  • Folded size: 31 x 18 x 10 inches


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*DS and DS Series are trademarks of Harris & Lamb, LLC

System Details

Package Details:
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Kayak Only:
Comes with carrying case, dropstitch floor, high-backed lumbar seat, double action pump w/gauge, repair kit & instructions. #AE1044DS-XLC-K
Basic System:
Also includes Cascade 230cm breakdown paddle. AE1044DS-XLC-SB
Deluxe System:
Also includes an AE2026 Packlite Spray Skirt. #AE1044DS-XLC-SD
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For questions, customized packages or upgrades - Give us a call at 707-998-0135 or email info@AirKayaks.com! We're happy to answer any questions!

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One year mfrs warranty.



There are 3 review(s) for this product

  • DS-XLC

    by Guest – 29th Jun 2019

    Oh my gosh! I am brand new to kayaks and a 55 year old woman. This kayak is just about the best thing I have ever bought! It has opened up a whole new world for me!

    Incredibly easy to paddle and to set up. I always have people stopping by when I am inflating my kayak to admire it and ask questions about it.

    I absolutely love it and highly recommend it. It is made very well. The drop stitch floor is second to none and well worth the price. Go get one fast and enjoy the water!

  • Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS-XLC

    by Shane S. – 27th Jul 2017

    These inflatables were a great investment for me and my wife, and also our first inflatable kayaks. They set up/teardown and store away nicely, and provide a very stable, durable and enjoyable kayaking experience. We have had them out on lakes, slow flowing rivers and even in a white caps situation and they still felt very safe and stable. The DS floor is an amazing system and it makes you feel a lot safer with the rigidity/support that the DS floor provides, well worth the upgrade cost.. We are always waiting for the next time to get them out and paddle, thanks Advanced Elements for a very nice inflatable kayak product.

  • My DS-XLC

    by Guest – 3rd Jul 2017

    One excellent kayak! It tracks well, but turns quickly when you need it to. A breeze to inflate and deflate. You are literal from packed bag to paddling in only 10 minutes.

    Highly recommend it!

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