The 10 Best Kayak Seats
This wiki has been updated 18 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.
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.