I wish I'd read the reviews of this product before ordering. It
is only about 5/16" thick, open cell padding that you might in
some sports clothing. It's thin for a day of kayaking, and I'm
not sure how long it would last in salt water conditions once
you glue it in. For kayaking, you don't need super light-weight,
you need comfort.
I thought of returning it, but by the time I pay for shipping ($5
to me, and I assume $5 to return to ACK), I've paid half the
cost just in shipping, with nothing to show for it.
I recommend that people take a look at his particular product
in person before ordering. There are better products available
at only a slightly higher cost.
I ordered two of these for my Tarpon
130T (bare plastic seating). It seems a
little thin at first, but does add quite a
bit of comfort. I also noticed it helped
quite a bit thermally (you don't feel the
cold plastic on your rear with the padz).
I think they are a bit pricey for what
they are which is why I gave them four
stars (value is so-so, but overall a good
I have had my kayak for several
years and used it twice a week.
This is my third Padz seat pad.
They perform as expected but the
adhesive eventually wears out.
Time for a new one! In two or
three years from now I will buy
I bought this pad my new kayak
that dodo not have a seat
vision, and I am please with
the increased comfort. It fit
the contours of my yak well,
and the installation was easy.
The adhesive is strong and the
material has held up well over
12 paddles since installation.
A great, reasonably priced
My opinion of this company just went
thru the roof!!! Since
complaining about these seat pads
they have credited my charge
card and not even requiring that the
products be returned!
They most certainly are VERY
CONCERNED with their customers
satisfaction level......WE WILL
DEFINITELY shop with them again...;)
ps: would love remove the low rating
and post of mine on 11/07 if
I knew how to do it!!!!
simple,easy to install,just enough to add little more comfort to your kayak seat
While the pad is comfortable enough, the adhesive did not stay down. I applied it on a completely dry surface and did not take it in the water for a couple of days. The first time in the water after that, the front of the seat rolled backwards and stuck to my shorts and itself.
I expected something with a little more padding. This is a very thin pad without much added comfort.
My wife had been using a stadium seat cushion which tended to slip around. The Padz worked much better.
Thick and comfortable without any water absorption.