Newer kayak models have newer, more advanced parts… I know, I’m stating the obvious here. But while that’s true, you don’t necessarily need to buy a completely new kayak if you feel like you’re lacking in a certain department.
Considering that sit-on-top kayaking (and kayak fishing) requires a lot of sitting, it makes sense that your kayak seat is an important accessory. So go ahead and customize it to your liking! Go big. Your back and backside will thank you. Kayak seat comfort comes from two main features: the height of the chair (opt for a high back) and the amount of cushioning. We’ve got plenty of options that can fit most sit-on-top kayaks.
Kayak seat comfort comes from two main features: the height of the chair (opt for a high back) and the amount of cushioning.
Here’s a look at our selection:
The Budget Pick: ACKcessories Basic Kayak Seat
Do you know we carry our own line of ACKcessories? Now you do! This seat is a no-frills option that fits most sit-on-top kayaks, reinforced with fiberglass to keep its shape.
“Lumbar” simply refers to the area of the back around your lower spine. The defining feature of both of these seats is the high back and adjustable lumbar bar, aka more back support. Both also have extra handy features like a zippered pocket, and the Comfy Deluxe (another of our own accessory brands) has two water bottle holders. The Skwoosh (as the name hints) also has a squishy seat, making it an all-around ideal option for long paddles.
The Next-Level Comfort Pick: Surf to Summit GTS Expedition High Back Seat
The Angler Pick: Cloud 10 Gear High Back Sportsman Sit-On-Top Seat Cushion