The Ocean Kayak Comfort Backband provides excellent lumbar support for a great price. The yellow thermo-molded foam of the Ocean Kayak Comfort Backrest supplies ample comfort and the 4 brass clips allow for quick installation.
The backrest is made of quality materials with 1" nylon straps with four spring loaded metal snaps attached. The straps are able to be adjusted with buckles for a snug and secure fit. The backrest itself is made of a flexible high density foam material that is rigid enough to support the back but soft enough for comfort. The seat back was easy to install on the eyelets of my Ocean Kayak Frenzy. The back support makes the seat far more comfortable.
Backrest works as advertized. It's too expensive for basically a piece of foam and some nylon straps. 5 stars for function. 1 star for value. Overall, 3 stars.
Great for a SOT Surf Kayak! I have a better connection with the kayak and more control using thigh straps and pushing back from the foot braces into the seat back. When I do "occasionally" flip it lies flat while I climb back on and flips right into position which I've found my non-rigid back rests won't do. Better support and more comfortable than a back band. I have two Perception 5.0's and a Cobra Strike that all have been outfitted with the Ocean Kayak backrest.
Present for my wife's second kayak. She has had one for years and won;t consider anything else.