Unlike the seat that came with my Prowler Trident, or my Skwoosh seat, this set has a much firmer back and will not scrunch up if you lean back hard on it. I'm constantly upgrading my gear, but with the addition of this sucker I'm confident I'm topped out in the seating department.
This backrest is the most comfortable thing I've ever had behind my back. If your contemplating this versus a more economic seat, don't think twice. Spend the small amount of extra coin. Think about it: How much did your kayak cost? Wouldn't it be nice to be extremely comfortable while paddling? Ok, now buy the Apex 1 and enjoy all day journeys through the water.
This is the best seat ever. I have a bad back, and this keeps me in the Yak for hours. Awesome!