I have a stock 08 or 09 seat,
so I was looking
forward to the upgraded seat
cushion after reading
the reviews. Im happy with the
seat, but its not
quite as plush or stress
relieving as I thought it
would be. Still makes a
difference, but not a huge
I usually spend five to six
hours out on the water at a
time and this
seat pad is terrific. You can
take off the original seat pad
this one in its place or do
like I did and just add it on
top of the
It works-going to get another
one for wife.
Forgot to mention in initial review-one
negative point. The holes punched in this seat
are too small for the latest Hobie seat pegs
to fit through. Also, the center of the holes
are spaced closer together than the pegs on
newer kayaks. Yes, I know you can place this
on top the regular seat and secure it with the
velcro strip that covers the seat pegs, but
this is not the way this pad was designed to
be used. I used a hole punch to increase the
hole diameter and spacing, but this shouldnt
be necessary on a new Hobie accessory for a
new Hobie boat.
Essential Ass-ential, perhaps?
add-on. The seat
pad changes the entire
experience from annoying to
If you have a Hobie mirage
kayak and spend more then 30
minutes in it, theses seats
are a must. The amount of
cushion is adjustable and they
just Velcro to the standard
seat. Much, much more
comfortable sitting in the
kayak for extended periods of
Just the ticket for those long trips. Fits well with my existing 2011 seat. Somewhat expensive but your fanny will appreciate it.
Looks like just the ticket for those long days out
on the kayak ACK had the best prices and really fast
ACK had the best price and great service again. I bought one for myself to try it out and then had to order another for the wife. So far we've only used it a couple times and I left the original seat in place and put the inflatable on top and secured it with the velcro.
Wife and I like the I Comfort seat pad. Don't blow it up, less air is better than more! But that's the beauty of it, you can adjust it to your preference.
We got this for my wife, and she loves it.
I would have given it a 5 rating, but again Hobie people have that negative gamesmanship here.
We ordered the new pegs to replace the cheap non working factory pegs. After a very long time getting the new holes in the seat to fit the pegs, I discovered with the comfort seat, the new pegs are not long enough to fit through the seat and the comfort seat.
We found that if we really fit the seat in correctly and tightly, for some reason the old pegs work.
Our last trip lasted over 2 hours, and my wife's complaints re a sore butt with the plain jane seat didn't appear after 2 hours of basic non stop pedaling.
Spend six hours in choppy seas with the self inflating i-Comfort pad and your butt will thank you. Most valuable kayak accessory I own.