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- Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Pro AE1055
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- Build QualityEditor: 84%
- Storage CapacityEditor: 78%
- ComfortEditor: 82%
- StabilityEditor: 96%
- ManeuverabilityEditor: 80%
Inflatable kayaks are an attractive option for many anglers, especially those who value stability and portability above all else. The Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Pro is a great option for such anglers, as it is not only stable and easy to inflate, but it handles and tracks better than many other inflatable kayaks on the market.
The Straitedge Angler Pro review covers all the unique features. This kayak includes a unique rail system for mounting electronics and rod holders and features a number of design features which add rigidity to the hull and improve handling.
- Drop-stitch floor provides enough stability for standing and improves the maneuverability of the craft
- Included Accessory Frame System allows you to attach rod holders, fish finders, GPS units and more
- The removable deep fin provides great tracking for an inflatable vessel
- Compatible with the ElectraFin® motors
- Inflatable lumbar support bladder helps keep you comfortable
- Some anglers reported that the rail system wasn’t placed in a good location
- Relatively limited storage space
- Care is required to prevent the spring valves from leaking
The Straitedge Angler Pro is a well-built kayak that features several design elements to ensure it performs well and stands up to the rigors of frequent use. The five-chambered hull includes built-in aluminum ribs in the bow and stern and a drop-stitch floor for maximum rigidity, while a number of abrasion pads are attached to the high-use areas of the craft to improve its durability. The Straitedge Angler Pro also features several spring valves, which make inflation and deflation quick and easy.
The Straightedge Angler Pro provides a moderate amount of storage space. It lacks any seal-able or waterproof compartments, but it does have two rod holders near the seat and two spacious bungee-laced decks with stainless steel D-rings to keep your gear secure.
The most interesting storage feature provided by the Straitedge Angler Pro is Advanced Element’s Accessory Frame System. This 1-inch rail provides plenty of room for attaching aftermarket rod holders, fish finders and similar equipment.
The Straitedge Angler Pro includes several features that help to provide comfort during use. For example, the high-backed, aluminum-framed chair with inflatable lumbar support bladder will help prevent the aches and pains that often occur with other kayaks, while the seat’s mesh construction helps to keep your back cool and reduce sweating. Additionally, by virtue of its inflatable design, your knees and thighs will remain perfectly comfortable while resting against the sides of the craft.
Most inflatable kayaks are pretty stable, as they are wider than comparable hard-shelled models are. But while the Straitedge Angler Pro is a wide kayak that measures about 38.5 inches from one side to the other, it also features Advanced Element’s patented aluminum rib frame, which provides rigidity and further improves the overall stability of the vessel.
Thanks to this stability and the generous amount of foot room provided by the kayak, you can stand comfortably and confidently while fishing from the Straitedge Angler Pro.
Many – perhaps most — inflatable kayaks suffer from poor tracking and relatively poor maneuverability, but the Straitedge Angler Pro outperforms many comparable vessels. It tracks relatively well for an inflatable craft, thanks to the drop-stitch hull with chine and a removable deep fin.
The size of the craft limits its maneuverability somewhat, but this is an acceptable tradeoff for those seeking a supremely stable kayak. The Straitedge Angler Pro also includes a fin box that is designed to accommodate an ElectraFin® motor.
The Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Pro is an excellent choice for anglers looking for a capable inflatable kayak. It is well-built and durable enough to last for years, and it provides a very comfortable ride to help you avoid fatigue and back pain during extended trips.
A very stable craft, the Straitedge Angler Pro is very resistant to tipping and allows you to stand easily while fishing. The included rail-style accessory system is a very nice feature, which helps to offset the slightly underwhelming storage capacity of the kayak, and the removable deep fin helps you to keep a consistent heading when crossing open water.
|Model||Straitedge Angler Pro AE1055|
|Price||Check on Amazon|
|Length (ft / cm)||10'6" / 320cm|
|Width (in / cm)||38.5" / 98cm|
|Height (in / cm)||N/A|
|Kayak Weight (lbs / kg)||45lbs / 20.5kg|
|Weight Capacity (lbs / kg)||400lbs / 181kg|
|Cockpit Size (in / cm)||N/A|
|Number of People||1|
|Salt Water Friendly||No|
|Tracking Enhancement||Removeable Deep Fin|
|Adjustable Foot Braces||No|
|Other Included Items||None|