Advanced Elements FireFly
Advanced Elements FireFly is a sit-in recreational inflatable kayak for floating down gentle rivers or exploring your local lake. The rigid bow and stern plates give the FireFly an extra level of tracking and responsiveness that recreational inflatables often lack. This lets you go further, faster.
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- Stable and easy to paddle
- Really lightweight and portable
- Rigid bow and stern give the FireFly extra tracking and responsiveness
- Cockpit can feel tight for some adults
Size, Weight, Capacity
At 7 ft. 10 in. (240 cm) long, the FireFly is firmly in the recreational range, but can still carry some speed. A beam width of 35 in. (90 cm) gives this kayak a lot of stability, making it suitable for beginners.
The maximum capacity of the FireFly is 249 lbs. (113 kg). This kayak is best for small to average-sized paddlers that don’t need a lot of equipment on the water.
Perhaps the most important features of any inflatable kayak are how portable it is and how easy it is to store. Not only does the FireFly pack down to a small and tidy package, but it weighs just 15 lbs. (7 kg). Solo paddlers will have no problem carrying this kayak to and from the water and loading it into the trunk of a car.
The rigid bow and stern of the FireFly make all the difference when it comes to tracking. These sections allow the kayak to cut through the water and the added stiffness gives it a slight performance boost, too. The fin at the back of the boat helps to reduce drifting in the wind.
The seat is separate to the kayak and fitted once the boat is inflated. This high back system is comfortable and supportive for long days cruising around your lake.
With the FireFly, Advanced Elements have focused on lightweight but durable construction and materials. The outer skin is a durable PVC which can withstand launching and landing on beaches. A landing plate on the bottom of the boat gives you peace of mind as you hit the beach.
Twistlock valves allow for high air flow, making it quick and easy to inflate the FireFly. This kayak has a three-chamber design, which is safer than the traditional one-chamber models.
Bungee storage on the top deck gives you quick access to any gear you may need on the water. There are rubber carrying handles at the bow and stern.
The FireFly’s sit-in design sets it slightly apart from the crowd. The extra protection from the elements can be welcome for paddlers who want to spend all day out on the water.
The main selling point of the FireFly is how lightweight it is. You can take this kayak on the bus to get to the lake. It’s also really quick and easy to set up, so you can be on the water sooner.
The FireFly is stable and easy to paddle, even for beginners. For a short recreational kayak, it carries a reasonable amount of speed over the water. It also tracks well enough thanks to the rigid bow and stern.
The total weight limit of the FireFly is large enough to carry most small to mid-sized adults, though the cockpit seating area can be a bit tight for some.
Advanced Elements Firefly Kayak Setup Guide
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Specification: Advanced Elements FireFly