Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler Kayak Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on September 4, 2015

User's rating

10 reviews


  • Comfortable
  • Tracks well
  • Storage space


  • Difficult to dry
  • No pump or paddle

True to its name, the Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler kayak is designed for fishing. It can be used on flat water and class I to III rapids. The kayaks wide beam design offers added stability for reeling in your big catch. Multiple air chambers offer ultimate durability for rough waters and weather conditions. Rod holders and a lumbar support designed exclusively for those all day fishing trips. Out of the box, this inflatable kayak is ready to go in minutes.

StraitEdge Angler Kayak Features

  • Ready to go: The Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler kayak is pre-assembled at the factory for your convenience. Out of the box you simply unfold, inflate, attach the seat and you are ready.
  • Easy Set-up: Once you reach your destination, you can be on the water in minutes with this inflatable kayak. Spring valves make this inflatable kayak quick and easy to inflate and deflate.
  • Comfort: The Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler kayak is designed for comfort with high back seats that feature two fishing rod holders and an inflatable lumbar support for those long fishing trips.
  • Superior Tracking: This kayak is made with patented aluminum rib frame technology for improved tracking that allows this kayak to glide right through the water.
  • Storage Space: The kayak has D-rings, front and rear bungee deck lacing for plenty of gear storing. Also included are paddle holders with abrasion pads.
  • Removable Mounting Rail: The Advanced Elements StraitEdge kayak features a revolutionary removable mounting rail that allows you to add aftermarket rail-mounts so that you can add extra rod holders, a fish finder, or other equipment to enhance your fishing experience.
  • Additional Features: Carry duffle bag, repair kit, and a fish ruler measuring up to 18”, 300 lb. weight capacity.

 StraitEdge Angler Kayak Customer Reviews

The Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler kayak received pretty good reviews from many of its owners. The following is an overview of what customers say about this inflatable kayak.

  • Rugged Design: Reports of this inflatable kayak taking on class 3 rapids, over gravel, running into trees, etc and coming out without a scratch. The wide beam offers extra stability and the abrasion pads are holding up their end of the bargain according to customers.
  • Comfortable: The open cockpit allows you to sit in any position you please. Even lay down if you want to! The lumbar chair is reportedly very comfortable, even after hours of paddling.
  • Space Saver and Easy Set-Up: The Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler kayak is conveniently pre-assembled. It inflates and deflates in a matter of minutes. Reviewers love taking this inflatable kayak with them in their cross country travels and keeping it stored easily in the trunk of the car. Weighing 41 lbs., you can bring this kayak with you wherever you go.
  • Tracking: The advanced design of the StraitEdge Angler kayak cuts a straight path and can turn quickly in class III rapids. The metal rod adds rigidity to the front and rear and helps improve tracking as well.
  • Self-Bailing Port Caps: For those rapids, when water comes up and over into the kayak, customers appreciate the holes in the bottom of the kayak meant to drain any water from the inside out.

StraitEdge Angler Kayak Cons

  • Hard to Dry: This inflatable kayak has too many places for water to hide such as under the main floor chamber and under the bow and stern. This is important as you cannot store the kayak wet or you risk mold and odor. Customers suggest inflating the kayak once at home and storing it at different angles to allow for water to drain out of nooks and crannies.
  • Position of the Metal Rod: This rod is meant for mounting gear but some customers felt that its placing in relation to the cockpit is not convenient for reaching your gear while out on the water.
  • Poor Quality Valves: Customers hoped for better quality air valves on the Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler kayak and caution for special care when closing them to avoid air leaks.
  • No Paddle or Pump: The Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler inflatable kayak does not include a pump or paddle in the purchase price. Order these items at the same time so you can have your kayak out on the water without delay.


You can fish all day with ease when you use the Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler inflatable kayak. The high support, adjustable lumbar support provides comfort for hours of paddling looking for that perfect fishing spot. This inflatable kayak has a rugged design that stands up to the elements on the water and is extremely durable against punctures with added abrasion pads for high use areas. Its versatility will take you on calm water up to class III rapids where you can easily maneuver the kayak to avoid obstacles. Customize your fishing needs with the mounted accessory bar that accommodates aftermarket rod holders, fish finder, and other equipment to help you maximize your fishing experience. Portable and easy to store, the Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler kayak will have you pulling in your daily limit in comfort. READ MORE OWNER REVIEWS HERE⇒

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