A Review of the Lagoon 2 Inflatable Tandem Kayak
This is a 2-person inflatable kayak which admirably deals with moderately sized bodies of water, including lakes, rivers, bays, and estuaries. However, having said that, some users have used it in rough seas with some success. It is stated that the Lagoon 2 is stronger and tougher than many other inflatables, so how does it meet this description?
Well this kayak has rigid panels which are actually built in to the cover directly. So rather than flap about loose inside the kayak they remain in place and help the overall rigidity. Looking at the kayak from the side you can see that its uppermost surface is orange whilst the surface below that is grey. These form 2 different materials. The orange upper material features a high-denier polyester with a PVC laminate. The bottom material, in grey, is PVC tarpaulin consisting of two sheets of PVC with a fabric mesh sandwiched in-between. In addition the inner tube has a high-density fabric covering. The result is a very durable and rigid design which withstands most handling.
The Advanced Elements Lagoon 2 is pretty easy to set up. Like most inflatable kayaks, you’ll start with a small package probably stowed in the trunk of your vehicle. It packs neatly into a duffel bag which is supplied. Once taken out of the bag, it features new Twistlok™ valves and high flow Spring™ valves to get you quickly pumped up and going. Please note that a pump is not supplied with the kayak, so please make sure you order one at the same time. You will need a Bellows Foot Pump or a Double Action Hand Pump. Inflating it via mouth is not an option!
Once on the water, you’ll find it comfortable to sit in and easy to manoevre. There are padded high-support seats for both users which are in a good paddling position. One user writes that he’s even been able to very comfortably use the kayak in solo mode from both front and back seats. In use there is a tracking fin which helps with stability and improves performance and there’s also a landing plate. There are 8 air chambers in total.
Lagoon 2 General Specifications
COLOR: Orange and Grey
LENGTH: 12 Feet
WIDTH: 34 Inches
WEIGHT: 37 Lbs
USAGE: 1 or 2 persons
CAPACITY: 350 Lbs
FOLDED SIZE: 35″ x 19″ x 7″
The Advanced Elements Lagoon 2 also comes equipped with the following features:
– Bungee deck lacing
– Deck lift tube
– Durable fabric cover
– Electronically welded seams
– Folding seats
– Mesh pocket
– Paddle holder
– Rip-stop fabric
– Rubber molded handle
– Splash diverter
– Tracking fin
There is a duffel bag to carry the kayak in, 2 folding seats included, a repair kit and an owners manual. You can dowload the owners manual if you want to read the detail before purchase.
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