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Advanced Elements Convertible DS Series™ Inflatable Kayak - AE1007DS


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An AirKayaks exclusive, now with upgrades! The limited edition Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible DS Series™* inflatable tandem kayak with high-pressure dropstitch floor, padded and high-backed lumbar seat, front foot brace, backpack and double action pump with gauge!

Based on popular demand, AirKayaks has packaged the popular inflatable AdvancedFrame Convertible kayak with upgraded accessories from Advanced Elements - in a limited edition blue - to create the ultimate AdvancedFrame Convertible DS Series.

Sold out this season, more are in production with an estimated arrival of February 2020. Please also see the AE1007E Convertible Elite Inflatable Kayak  with dropstitch floor. You can also ask to get our Notification List.

The unique AdvancedFrame2 Convertible Inflatable Kayak from Advanced Elements features truly cutting-edge design, with its built-in rigid bow and stern and high-end components.

The front and back ribs 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! While most inflatables ride ON the water, the AdvancedFrame rides IN the water.

This DS Series Advanced Elements convertible 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. Gear can be stored behind the rear seat. It sets up in easily, and is compact enough to take along for an adventure anywhere. The kayak's durable double-coated fabric, heavy-duty PVC and electronically welded seams can take bumps, scrapes and rough water.

The Advanced Elements convertible kayak features optimal roominess for those that don't like to be hemmed in. But in a matter of seconds, with the optional single or double decks you can create a "closed deck" kayak with the ability to use a spray skirt. Three seating arrangements allow for maximum versatility!

If you love the water, but like to travel light, this sleek compact inflatable 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 it 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! Duffle bag included!

Features include:

  • Built in rigid-formed Bow and Stern with aluminum frame
  • Skeg/tracking fin
  • Hefty duffle carrying bag, maintenance kit, instructions and pump adaptor.
  • Adjustable padded back supports/seats
  • Storage area behind back cockpit
  • Military-style Air Valves, Paddle Holder
  • Molded low-profile rubber handles
  • Durable double-coated PVC-coated nylon w/tarpaulin fabric
  • Electronically Welded Seams
  • Bungee Deck Lacing to hold extra gear
  • Dimensions: Length 15 ft, width 34 inches
  • Weight: 56 lbs, max load 550 lbs, 6 chambers
  • Easy storage, portable, packs into convenient duffle bag, folded dimensions 36x21x11 inches
  • Durable, lightweight and compact - inflates easily!
  • Designed to be used in flat water to salt water.
  • Advanced inflation TwistLok valves and high flow Spring Valves! Fits most standard pumps without an adaptor!

Newly updated! The current limited edition AdvancedFrame Convertible DS Series includes the following accessories with the kayak:

Optional matching Single Decks or Double Decks are also available.

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

System Details

Package Details:
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Kayak DS Only:
Comes with backpack, front brace, dropstitch floor, AE2011 double action pump with gauge, two padded AE2013HB high-back lumbar seats, repair kit & instructions. #AE1007DS
Basic DS System:
Bundles in 2 Cascade paddles. #AE1007DS-SB2
Deluxe DS System:
Bundles in 2 Cascade paddles, double deck. #AE1007DS-SD2
Ultra DS System:
Bundles in two Cascade paddles, both decks, two AE2026 Packlite Spray Skirts. #AE1007DS-SU2
The Works DS:
Bundles in two Cascade paddles, both decks, two AE2026 Packlite Spray Skirts and AE3010 Kayak Dolly. #AE1007DS-SW2
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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!


AirKayaks.com: Advanced Elements Convertible DS Series Hi Pressure Inflatable Kayak (04:36)

The AdvancedFrame Convertible DS 4 PSI Hi-pressure Drop Stitch series inflatable tandem kayak from Advanced Elements. At 15 ft and 54 lbs, the Convertible DS is fast, paddles beautifully and looks great. Featuring 3 seating positions, the kayak is roomy enough for two, yet easily switches to solo paddling by moving the seat. It's perfect for lakes, Class I to II rapids, inlets, bays and coastal ocean. Its rugged enough for rocky shores and stable enough for white caps and wind. Yet its highly portable, easily fitting in the trunk of a car.


There are 17 review(s) for this product

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  • Exceeded my Expectations

    by Wpc3 – 22nd Aug 2019

    Tracked better than my HOBIE on the Colorado. Had a small amount of wind. Did great. Followed the river flow better than any of my sit on tops. Tandem or single. Very dry and seats are awesome. I’ve had two back surgeries and my neck is shot. Sets up easy and quickly. The only negative thing is you need to dry it out before packing away for a bit. BUT so many positive things about this yak I didn’t even want to mention that.

  • Exceeded expectations

    by Robert O – 29th Jul 2019

    great kayak, paddles well and is faster that I would have thought, paddled in a 10-20 mph wind and has very little weather vane tendencies. I'm 6'3" and fits me well, seats are great as we spent 3 hours on the first paddle without any fatigue. Has all the features I wanted in a kayak, inflatable or otherwise

  • Great product for casual Kayaking

    by Bruce S – 1st Mar 2018

    Bought this Kayak in December 2017 but was not able to use it for several months. Finally got it out and tried it out. Really enjoyed it. It's a well built, quality product and performed well on the water. I had it in calm to choppy water and thought it performed well in both. AirKayaks is a great retailer and has fast shipping and service. Had to call them a couple times with some questions and they were very helpful.

  • Great kayak

    by Buckeyebuck – 4th Sep 2016

    I've only been in a few kayaks, but have canoed extensively. Was nervous but excited to get this boat out on the water with my wife.

    Wow! Handled and tracked like a dream. It was calm water, but we're fairly new to this platform. I can imagine that rougher conditions will be manageable with ease as our skills improve.

    I'm thoroughly impressed. Thank you Airkayaks for the wonderful boat and impressive shipping time. Already have several friends contemplating their own!

  • Great boat, greater service!

    by AndyJS – 16th Aug 2016

    We have had the tandem convertible for over a year now, and it is all we hoped for. Stable on Lake Michigan, stores easily under the bed of our Ridgeline, easy to inflate and put away, and fun to take on camping trips. As an apartment resident, we can easily pack it away for the winter.
    We were so happy with this boat and service from Holly we bought an inflatable stand-up-paddleboard from AirKayaks as well, and it is a huge hit.
    Thanks Holly for the advice and superior service!

  • Good kayak, great service

    by Michael Casidy – 30th Sep 2015

    We own two single touring kayaks. We selected this kayak as an alternative to take on camping trips. It serves that purpose quite well. It is probably as close as you can get to hard shell performance. The only change I would make in the design is to make the fin/skeg larger and removable. When you fold the kayak it gets bent. If it was removable it could be more effective and not get bent out of shape. Whatever inflatable you choose, Airkayaks.com is definitely the place to get it. the customer service provided by Holly is outstanding. Every little problem was resolved beyond my expectations. Holly makes Nordstrom's look like slouches.

    From AirKayaks: Thanks for the kind words, Michael! As an FYI, with skegs there is a trade off. If it's removable, many times it gets lost. If your integrated fin gets bent, it is an easy fix - just turn it upside down in the sun or use a hair dryer to straighten it out.

    Have fun!

  • Fantastic service, quick delivery, great product.

    by Erin Ruiz – 23rd Aug 2015

    Having paddled for years, I never thought I would get an inflatable kayak! My brother purchased one from Holly at airkayaks.com and uses it on the SF Bay and he loves it! This year we camped on Fallen Leaf Lake and it was frankly hard to get my boats to the water alone. I came home and after researching, ordered the Ultra Kit. I opted for a cart to move the uninflated kayak rather than the dolly. It was easy to set it up, my back was sore so my 4 year old grandson pumped it up (mostly) ! Our maiden voyage was a joy, it paddles remarkably well, is very comfortable (more so than my other kayaks!) very stable even with him climbing about in the boat, and it tracked at a good pace. Love love this kayak. I took it with 2 kids the next day, one is 7 and helped paddle and it was even better. Next trip is with my boarder collie. Now I just need to teach her to paddle...:)

  • Great transaction!

    by Lawrence – 21st Jun 2014

    Kayak Arrived in 2 Days. First Day out it performed like a champion. It was very windy on the lake, but the kayak handled beyond expectation...only down side...NOW MY WIFE WANTS HER OWN TOO!!! Thanks so much! Terrific Transaction!

  • Thank you!

    by Klaus – 3rd Jun 2014

    Not only was the delivery perfectly on time (2:44pm today), but we also got our first outing in in Tampa Bay this very afternoon.

    We are amazed how well this tandem kayak rides. it feels faster, more nimble and more stable than the single Advanced Elements kayaks (of which we own two). It is also less sensitive to lateral wind than our polyethylene tandem Dagger. That one needs a rudder to keep a couple from bitching at each other. This Advanced Elements is easily controlled even in strong wind from the side.

    We are very happy!

  • Great even for first-time users.

    by Hans and Uthe – 10th Nov 2013

    We received our Convertible DS and absolutely love it! Took it out for the first time on the lake last night and had a wonderful time - had the lake all to ourselves (probably because it was pretty cold). Easy set-up and handled wonderfully even though there was a pretty good breeze and we are both first-timers. Just us and the birds - it is really neat how the cormorants and ducks started ignoring us after a while so we got to see them so well. Thank you so much for making this happen for us! You folks are awesome!

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