We are very new at the kayak thing, actually just a couple of excursions last year. The potential for a leisurely hobby is there. It really does match our mentality
The rentals we used were Pungo 120 and the seat was very supportive. Rented from Birdseye Outfitter in Soo MI, they were very helpful with guidance our first time out and we really think this is something we can do. But, comfort has to come first.
Significantly better- half has a bad back and shoulders form 35 years of sitting on the wrong side of the car, delivering mail. So what he is able to sit in/on for a couple of hours at a time and be able to change his leg position somewhat as needed will determine how enthusiastic we can be about this adventures in kayaks. The seats seemed pretty good. I am assuming that they are the ones still mentioned in the Pungo literature–Phase 3 air pro.
About the only complaint(used loosely) he had was not being able to change his legs a bit more to help keep the hips loose. Thinking that a wider cockpit would help. He is 5-8 and 150ish pounds.
We do want to try some other brands, however, there are not a lot of rental liveries around except Birdseye. I think the closet I found is about 50 miles away in Paradise .I have to call yet to inquire about brands etc.
We want to get started again soonish assuming my “hypersensitivity pneumonitis” from a years worth of mold exposure begins/continues to fade.
So thoughts on seats styles, leg wiggle room and brands will be greatly appreciated.