If you’re interested in buying the Advanced Elements Lagoon 2 Tandem Inflatable Kayak the following is our personal review going over what we believe are the pros and cons of this model. You will also find links through-out this review to the best sales price.
First off, this kayak is good to use in just about all water conditions: Lakes, bays, the ocean surf. The model has a good amount of stability in the water. What you will need to watch out for are rivers. It can be used in a mild flowing river but not the best choice if you’re a person wanting to go out in big hairy rapids.
If you want to brave the rapids then you really should buy a hardshell kayak.
This model has two seats, is 12 feet long and comes with a 1-year warranty. And the padded, inflatable seats provide a high level of comfortable.
It’s manufactured from two different materials. On the top, a high denier polyester covered with a PVC laminate. Denier is only a fancy Greek term for measuring thickness. On the bottom, layers of PVC tarpaulin with a fabric mesh in the middle to provide extra toughness.
It does track well in the water. There are rigid panel reinforcements built into the bow and sterns sides which help to drastically improve the tracking ability of the Lagoon 2. Its tracking performance does outperform the majority of other inflatables available on the market at this price point.
What about the price? The price is right around $450. You can find inflatable kayaks for much cheap but you will also find many models priced hundreds of dollars more.
Remember, you pay for quality and you get what you pay for. Don’t buy $150 yak and expect too much. Does the Advanced Elements Lagoon 2 Tandem Inflatable Kayak provide value at a price of around $450?
This is definitely no a high-end model it has limitations. With that said, the level of durability, comfort, versatility and tracking performance, it does have value at it’s price point.
And as you can see from the customer rating below, the majority of people who have purchased this model have rated it with either 5 or 4-stars. There are a few lower ratings so be sure to read what these people have to say also.
Inflatable kayaks are not the perfect choice for everyone but they do provide certain advantages. They are light weight and portable. If you ever wanted, you could fold this model up into a suitcase sized case and take it with you on vacation. Try getting a hardshell kayak on a airplane.
But let’s get back to reality, the ability to deflate and fold this up allows you to throw it in the back of your closet. This is ideal for someone wanting to own a nice kayak but may not have the extra storage space required to keep a rigid hardshell model around.
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