Do you like hard seats or soft seats on a kayak?

+3 votes
asked Jun 20, 2017 in Kayaking by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Do you like the hard seats or the soft seats? I love the hard seats but, I currently have a soft seat and I am trying to find a hard seat to fit, I have to retro fit my Vibe Kayak Skipjack 90.

4 Answers

+3 votes
answered Jun 20, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
selected Jun 21, 2017 by cquade7
Best answer
Awesome to see another Vibe owner! I have the Vibe SeaGhost 110, and I love the hero seat that comes with it (is that considered a hard or a soft seat?) Either way, it works great for me so far. Are you part of the Vibe Tribe on facebook? they do a good job of helping folks out with ideas for modifications. Saw someone mod a SeaGhost to fit an Ascend swivel seat... i'm sure they'd have some suggestions for your Skipjack.
commented Jun 21, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Awesome, glad to hear another person from the vibe tribe. I have followed but have not posted yet, thanks for the information.
commented Jun 22, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
No problem, happy to help!
+2 votes
answered Jun 25, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
I definitely prefer a padded seat.  I think a hard seat is probably more supportive for long day of paddling but a padded seat is definitely more comfortable after a while.  I'm also pushing 50 so comfort is more important to me.  Not sure if padded is what you mean by soft.
+1 vote
answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
If I fished from my kayak, I might want a back. Since I do not, I find sitting on a PFD is perfect. Plus, I feel I get a good core workout from this configuration which I can do for several hours.
0 votes
answered Jul 22, 2017 by Tierrex (5 points)
For long trips 4 hours plus soft seats for shoet times I don't care.
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