If you are on a hunt for a quality inflatable kayak and you’ve stumbled upon my review, then you are in luck, because here we will take a closer look at Advanced Elements Attack Pro kayak (AE1051).
As with most Advanced Elements kayaks, Attack Pro is an inflatable one. That’s one thing that needs to be pointed out first. If you are looking for a rigid-built kayak for one person, then I’d suggest checking out Pelican Argo 100x.
As with most of my reviews, we will start with the features, check out what the owners of the kayak have to say, compare advantages and disadvantages and conclude the review. So, stay tuned, fellow kayaker!
Features of Advanced Elements Attack Pro
The kayak’s length is nearly 10 ft (9’9”) with the width of 35 inches, weight of 25.5 lbs (11.5 kg) and total weight support of 225 lbs (102 kg).
The Attack Pro inflatable kayak is primarily designed for one person (one seat is included) with a lot of space available for food, accessories, fishing equipment or even your pet, although for a dog, personally, I’d recommend a rigid-built kayak.
Here the manufacturer used an upgraded drop-stich technology, along with a PVC Tarpaulin, which is used in the three-chamber construction of the kayak. Advanced Elements Attack Pro comes with a 9.5-in tube diameter, self-bailing ports, a wide stance and a 12-inch rocker, which provide increased stability and tracking responsiveness. The included back-seat is large enough to fully support an average adult.
The cargo space is large enough and it is well covered, so you can safely store your accessories, food, drybag and other stuff.
What Do Owners Say About Advanced Elements Attack Pro?
Now that we have summed up the features, let’s check what the owners have to say.
Inflation Time and Built
Most users agree that it’s very easy to inflate and properly set-up. However, the Advanced Elements does not provide the pump, but you can purchase it separately.
The built itself is quite solid and should not tear or scratch easily. If you plan on using it on river classes I-III, then you are good to go. The 225 lbs weight support is not perfect, but not terrible either. It’s around the average. With that being said, if you are close to the weight limit, prepare to sit a bit lower.
Tracking and Performance
I’d say the tracking is good overall, considering it’s an inflatable kayak not meant for high-class rivers. Of course, you can’t really compare it with a rigid-built, high-performance kayak, can you now?
Regarding the stability, it’s simply very good. The 35” width plays a huge role here, as the kayak feels quite stable. One important thing to note here is the 12-inch rocker. This is a bit less than what is considered a standard with inflatable kayaks.
The thigh straps and adjustable foot pegs are well made and come in handy.
As we have mentioned in the features, the back seat is okay for an average-sized adult. However, it might feel too short on the back if you are a tall fella, which is a bit ironic, considering the manufacturer named it high-back seat.
Storage and Space
I’m pleased to say that the Advanced Elements Attack Pro has plenty of storage space available. If you plan on going fishing, you can safely store all your fishing equipment along with food, cigars and other stuff.
There is also a deck cover which should protect the inside from getting wet.
Well, I guess that’s all she wrote.
Pros and Cons
Now that we know some important points about the Attack Pro, let’s summarize it into pros and cons.
Conclusion – Should You Get Advanced Elements Attack Pro?
Our rating: 4.2 / 5
If you plan on kayaking on whitewater in lower-class rivers, then the Advanced Elements Attack Pro might be just for you. It comes with a lot of storage space, offers quality thigh straps, adjustable foot pegs and provides great stability and durability, not to mention it gets set-up very fast.
However, it also comes with a bit less of a rocker, so in higher-class rivers you are going to feel the waves. Another consideration should be the weight limit and lower sitting in general.
If those cons don’t bug you, then I’d say go for it.