Updated March 08, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Kayak Seats

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Paddling around all day in a kayak is extremely beneficial, as it gets you out in the fresh air, builds upper-body strength, and improves cardiovascular health. However, none of those benefits will feel good if you're hunched over from crippling back pain. These seats offer plenty of comfort and support, so you can spend more time on the water and less in your chiropractor's office. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best kayak seat on Amazon.

10. Skwoosh High Back

9. Sea Eagle SEC

8. OceanMotion Ergo-Fit

7. Surf to Summit Mild

6. Skwoosh Classic

5. Sea Eagle Deluxe

4. Surf to Summit Performance Band

3. Yakpads Cushioned Highback

2. Surf to Summit GTS Sport

1. Brooklyn BKC Professional

Editor's Notes

March 05, 2019:

It may seem like a little detail in the grand scheme of things, but don't overlook the importance of proper drainage when choosing a seat. We didn't — that's why the Surf to Summit GTS Sport scored so highly in our rankings. Its deep channels usher water away from your body, and since being dry is a big part of being comfortable, that's no small feat. We included a couple of cushions as well, since some users may own a kayak that already has a (very uncomfortable) seat. The Yakpads Cushioned Highback goes one step further, as it can insulate you from the elements as well as protect you from pain.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on March 08, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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