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Advanced Elements AirFusion EVO Inflatable Hi-Pressure Kayak - AE1042


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Now in stock! New drop-stitch, high-pressure inflatable kayak performance touring model with storage hatch.

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The new Advanced Elements AirFusion EVO high-pressure hybrid kayak takes the award-winning design of the original AirFusion to the next level - upgraded with rigid, 6-10 PSI dropstitch technology.

A unique fusion of aluminum alloy frame poles and high-pressure, dropstitch air tubes, results in a high-performance, rigid frame system which rivals the handling and speed of skin-on-frame kayaks.

Drop-stitch (DS) material is the same used in the inflatable paddle board market, where thousands of threads string the top and bottom panels together, allowing it to be pumped up to higher pressures, thus making it more rigid.

The outer shell is now constructed from a polyurethane tarpaulin, which – in conjunction with the DS side chambers – gives a smoother finish, increased rigidity and a more hydrodynamic outline.

By utilizing dropstitch material on the side chambers, the Advanced Elements AirFusion sports a narrower, 24-inch profile without decreasing stability or interior width. The AirFusion EVO still features three aluminum ribs on the floor and under the hull, providing a sculpted look as well as a v-shaped keel, which aids in slicing through the water.

The new AirFusion EVO high-pressure inflatable kayak features a streamlined set up procedure with fewer chambers, allowing one to get out on the water quickly. The EVO is constructed with six inflation chambers (two side chambers, booster seat, two thwarts and the coaming tube) versus four side chambers in the previous model.  The DS tubes are removable, allowing one to replace just a part – rather than the entire kayak shell – if ever needed.

An integrated rear storage hatch for easy access to gear while on the water, while the extra “DS booster” chamber on the seat base, keeps one off the floor.

Other features incorporated from the prior models include a foam floor, integrated storage hatch, bungee deck lacing, coaming tube for attaching a skirt, two landing plates, a lower seat back and the ability to use an optional tracking fin.


  • Bungee deck lacing with d-rings
  • Easy to set up.
  • High-pressure dropstitch technology
  • Rugged polyurethane tarpaulin shell for extreme puncture resistance
  • Narrow beam design paddles like a rigid hard-shell kayak.
  • Inflatable coaming for attaching optional spray skirt
  • Storage access hatch
  • Comfortable seat with inflatable base for higher and drier seating
  • Six inflation chambers - two side chambers, booster seat, two thwarts and coaming tube
  • Rubber molded handles
  • Includes duffel carry bag/backpack, seat, repair kit, owner's manual.


  • Length – 13 feet
  • Width – 24 inches
  • Weight – 32 lbs.
  • Carrying capacity – 235 lbs
  • Folded size – 35 x 21 x 9 inches
  • Inflation Chambers – 6 including the seat base.


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Kayak Only:
Comes with carrying case, seat, repair kit & instructions. #AE1042
Basic System:
Bundles in a 4pc Cannon Cascade 230cm breakdown paddle and double action hand pump. #AE1042-SB
Deluxe System:
Bundles in a 4pc Cannon Cascade 230cm breakdown paddle, double action hand pump and AE2026 Packlite Spray Skirt. #AE1042-SD
Ultra System:
Bundles in a 4pc Cannon Cascade 230cm breakdown paddle, double action hand pump and AE2026 Packlite Spray Skirt and AE4002 Tracking Fin/Skeg. #AE1042-SU
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AirKayaks.com: New AirFusion Elite Hi-Pressure Inflatable Kayak from Advanced Elements (03:46)

The new AE1041 AirFusion Elite high-pressure inflatable kayak from Advanced Elements is a racehorse on the water. Compact and lightweight, the 32 lb AirFusion features aluminum alloy poles and pressurized tubes, resulting in a high-performance, rigid system. With a narrower beam design of 28 inches, the 13 foot AirFusion Elite rivals the handling and speed of hardshell kayaks. It's fast, sleek and paddles beautifully. Perfect for ocean touring, coves and paddling rivers, while rugged enough for rocky shorelines.


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