Submitted: 03-27-2007 by Mark M.
I've got two Advanced Elements kayaks. The UltraLite Expedition is a magnificent boat. After having folding kayaks, with their simple one-hour, 22-step assembly, this is a dream come true. Ten minutes from trunk to the water and, at 34#, no risk of a hernia. The craft is capable of comfortable speed and handles surprisingly well in the water.
The boat is sturdily constructed and sells for less than $700. If you want a packable kayak for day paddling, this is the boat to have.