Looking For A Five Hour SOT Seat

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.

A couple
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.

Crazy Creek
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.

Keep paddling!

Crazy Creek
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.