I’m paddling a Cobra Eliminator and have removed the bolt in fiberglass seat which doesen’t work for me at all. I have a good backband which is very comfortable. I bought a Hot Seat and installed it with velcro. It is fine for an hour or two but now I’m fishing from this boat and using it for a lot longer trips than I thought I would. Anyone know of a good comfortable seat to use with a backband? I’m 5’9" and 174 lbs descending. Any long term test reports would be appreciated.
lazy boy. Just pull the lever to recline.
Surf to Summit makes several seats from back bands to high back seats. All are pretty comfy. I prefer a seat made by Seattle Sports. The butt cushion inflates as needed like a Thermarest. The back is moderate in length with a storage pouch. I find the high back seats uncomfortable after a while. I’ve sat in my Scupper Pro for 8 hours with the Seattle Seat with no discomfort.
This may not be what you’re looking for, but my husband rigged a Crazy Creek camp seat to serve as seat and backrest in his SOT. This is the kind of seat that consists of a long piece of nylon-encased foam, with nylon straps connecting the seat part to the back part, and when you sit on it, your weight on the seat stabilizes the back. I’m not a big fan of the high back myself, but some folks–like my guy–prefer a high back.
He added snap hooks to the seat’s straps to connect it to the boat’s padeyes. Paddled all day on a lower Alabama river last Saturday, and I never heard a whisper of discomfort out of him. He may add velcro patches though, under the seat bottom, to stabilize it a bit more.
Just a thought.
I just saw a SOT seat made by Crazy Creek at my local paddling shop. Comes complete with the brass snap swivels for hooking to the eye pads.