Every aspect of our experience has been stellar. Customer service and delivery was prompt, set-up was easy, and the boat performed as advertised. We greatly enjoyed our day on the water, and look forward to enlightening others to the benefits of owning an inflatable.
LOVE IT ! LOVE IT ! LOVE IT !The call I was waiting for finally came. My son asked me to go canoeing with him. I jumped at the opportunity. You see, I bought my Sea Eagle Kayak as a Christmas present to myself last December. I was waiting for the call of the wild and fun child. He Called !! We went and now he LOVES IT TOO !! PHOTOS next time : ) HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY Melissa Brooks
I like it. Easy enough to set up. Kinda heavy if you were thinking of packing it very far but awesome for pulling up to a boat launch and getting on the water quick. Feels good in the water. Not tippy and easy for 2 novice paddlers to navigate. Real happy with the purchase and the free shipping was nice.
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What We Thought About the 420x Explorer Inflatable Kayak
Our Take on the Sea Eagle 420x Explorer Inflatable Kayak Curtis and myself have been absolutely thrilled since we took over the business. All we want to do is get out on the water, bask in the beautiful Arizona sun, and just live life. Much like all our customers, we did a ton of research to decide which kayaks would be best suited for our family. We’ve got two beautiful daughters, and of course we’ve got family in the area who might be more excited about our new venture than we are! We knew we needed an inflatable kayak that was not only tough, but could hold more than a single person if we were going to take the whole family out. Furthermore, we intended to primarily kayak open water, but we’d want something that could take Class 1 or Class 2 rapids pretty easily if we decided to head to San Diego or Mexico. We played around with the 385ft FastTrack and that was my absolute favorite. But as soon as Curtis saw the 420x Explorer, he was in love. It felt incredibly high in quality, and there was an insane amount of space. If you’re thinking about whether or not the 420x Explorer is right for you, here’s a few things that we discovered after we bought it: Pros About the 420x Explorer Space! Holy amounts of space! In the photo, you can see Curtis, my dad, our 7 year old, Aaliyah, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Bella, fit comfortably in it. There was even enough room to sit a small cooler in there. Easy to Paddle With more than a single person paddling, it was quite easy to maneuver around on the water, despite the carrying load and winds on the lake. We weren’t completely sure whether or not the winds would sweep the stern or bow of the kayak, forcing them to paddle harder to keep the kayak straight. It cut right through the winds beautifully. Stable As Could Be With a wiggly child and plenty of geese to distract Bella, we thought for sure the kayak might feel a bit tippy on the water. It was perfectly balanced. We were able to get in and out of the kayak with ease, and place our 90lb Bella into the kayak without any tipping. The floorboard was inflated to 14psi with our BTP Two Stage Electric Pump, so the floor was almost rigid. Other kayakers weren’t convinced it was an inflatable until we showed them the valves. It was awesome. Tough This boat is from the Explorer collection, meaning that it’s built tough for up to Class 4 rapids and rougher waters. We hit our boat several times on rocks (thanks to the dangerously low water levels at Watson Lake) and despite doggy claws, it didn’t even scratch. Packable & Portable I could easily carry this kayak on my own, both inflated and deflated. It weighs about 44lbs, and when it’s packed in the bag, it’s easy to carry. Self-Bailing Drain Valves There are 16 self-bailing drain valves that you can open to quickly get rid of water in the kayak when you’re paddling white water rapids. Cool, right? Cons About the 420x Explorer This Kayak Was Made for 2+ It’s important to know that given the length of this boat, it would be extremely difficult to paddle solo. The former owner of Inflatable Boats 4 Less, Tim, tried it, and said he was very sore the next day! Slower Tread Yes, the Explorer was built for up to Class 4 rapids, and built with plenty of space so you can share your adventures. With this being said, it’s not as fast as the 385ft FastTrack, with its flatter bottom, but it treads smoothly with or without the removable skeg. Is the 420x Explorer Inflatable Kayak for You? If you match any of the following criteria, the 420x Explorer might be a good way for you to go: Won’t be paddling solo If you’re looking for something that is versatile and performs well in both flat water and rapids If you’re going on long trips, camping excursions, or just need more storage space Here’s a picture of Curtis getting ready to give these kayakers a tow! We hope this helps you if you’re weighing your options on which inflatable kayak is best for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email, or give us a call!
What is the Difference Between Drop Stitch Flooring and Plastic Panels?
If you’re like many shoppers, you’re doing your research before you dive in and buy an inflatable kayak or boat. Many people see ‘drop stitch’ flooring and ask what the difference is between it and plastic floorboards. There’s a common misconception that plastic floorboards are more stable and reliable than drop stitch floorboards. So what are the advantages of the inflatable drop stitch floor in our kayaks and boats over plastic panels often found in other cheaper inflatable kayaks? There are three key things to consider: Overall Boat Weight Savings – With a 10ft boat, you’re looking at saving a good 10 – 15 lbs in weight with an inflatable drop stitch floor, versus a plastic floorboard. Shorter Assembly Time – On average, it only takes about 10 – 15 minutes to inflate a boat with drop stitch flooring (and even quicker if you’ve got a motorized pump!), while it can take up to 25 minutes with plastic floorboards. Smaller Storage Space – For RVers, this is especially important. The drop stitch floor rolls up with the boat, saving you precious cargo space. A plastic floorboard will gobble up another 40″ x 36″ x4″ of valuable storage space. This is definitely not ideal for people with limited space capacity. If you’re looking to pack and go, drop stitch is the way to go. Its stability, durability, and ease of use makes it ideal for people looking to get on the water as soon as possible, without eating up a bunch of storage space. Not sure which boat is right for you? We’ve got a post for that, too! As always, if you’ve got any additional questions, feel free to contact us directly. Captain Curtis is ready to answer your questions or lay your concerns to rest.