Sneak Preview: AirFusion Elite Hybrid Inflatable Kayak from Advanced Elements

New product for 2013! The new AirFusion Elite from Advanced Elements takes the popular AE1040 AirFusion hybrid, inflatable kayak to the next level. The original AirFusion was designed to rival the performance and speed of skin-on-frame kayaks by utilizing collapsible aluminum alloy frame poles in conjunction with pressurized air chambers.

The AirFusion Elite has simplified the process with an even more streamlined setup than its predecessor – by removing the side poles, the setup time is decreased significantly. Other advances include a wider beam of 28” which makes the AirFusion Elite roomier, more stable in rough conditions, and gives it more storage capacity by providing a rear access hatch for easy access to under deck items. At 13’ long, with a narrow beam, the AirFusion Elite maintains the AirFusion’s status as a quick and nimble kayak that tracks like a rigid hard-shell.

According to Jeremy Cooley, production manager at Advanced Elements, the AirFusion Elite also offers more interior room for taller paddlers.


  • Length: 13’
  • Width: 28”
  • Weight:  32 Lbs.
  • Max Capacity: 235 Lbs.
  • Folded Size: 35” x 21” x 9”
  • MSRP: $899
  • Model number AE1041Y

The AirFusion Elite comes with carrying case, seat, repair kit and instructions, and will be available in 2013. Stay tuned to and we’ll let you know more information as it unfolds.

AirKayaks note: The AirFusion Elite is now available. Read our detailed AirFusion Elite Product Review.

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