You can take your Advanced Elements kayak with you anywhere in the world and no roof rack is needed! Keep it in the boot of your car and paddle whenever you want. You can take it to a remote wilderness area and paddle where no one has paddled before. Simply inflate with a pump and hit the water in minutes.
Advanced Elements high pressure Drop Stitch floor.
Advanced Elements Drop Stitch Floor
|AdvancedFrame, Sport, Ultralight||£162.00||Stock Low|
|Expedition, Airtravelller 2, Lagoon 2||£210.00||Stock OK|
|Convertible||£240.00||Out of stock|
Light weight, high pressure drop stitch floor for AdvancedFrame, AdvancedFrame Sport, AdvancedFrame Ultralight, Expedition & Convertible models.
- Military spring-loaded valve.
- 4-6psi drop stitch construction.
- Supplied with Advanced Elements pump adapter (for use with an Advanced Elements pump).
- AdvancedFrame/Sport/Ultralight: 1.7kg.
- Expedition, AirTraveller 2 & Lagoon 2: 2.6kg.
- Convertible: 3.4kg.
- AdvancedFrame/Sport/Ultralight: 170cm.
- Expedition, AirTraveller 2, Lagoon 2: 261cm.
- Convertible: 305cm.
Compare Backbone & DropStitch Floor:
+ve: Cheaper. Achieves a "v-shape" hull. Very rigid.
-ve: An extra component to fit when inflating. Needs to be aligned precisely.
- DropStitch Floor:
+ve: Weight saving. Simple to fit. Durability. Less chance of damage than a regular floor due to over-inflation.
-ve: Price. Can be bit hard on your bottom & heels. Does not achieve a "v-shape" hull. Extra adapter required for your pump (supplied with floor).
DropStitch Floor FAQ:
Q. Why is there a small "bubble" opposite side to the floor inflation point?
A. Internally, the structure of a DropStitch floor is composed of 1000s & 1000s of small threads extruded back & forth between the fabric. Of course, where the inflation point is, there are no threads, so you get a small raised area; a "bubble". This is perfectly normal & doesn't affect the performance or guarantee.