Deluxe or Pro …oh my! Which one to order?

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I know..! I know..! You’ve done your research and you’re itchin’ to order a Sea Eagle kayak. Either a FastTrack or maybe the Explorer or a PaddleSki kayak. Possibly even a Sea Eagle 330 or 370 but now you’re wondering which seat is the most comfortable and the least hassle. When Crystal and I use any Sea Eagle kayak we choose the option group the includes the inflatable Deluxe Kayak Seat as shown in this picture Here’s why…….

It’s all about the seats!

Sea Eagle has two option groups for the Sea Eagle FastTrack, Explorer, or PaddleSki Premium Kayaks. The entry level Deluxe Option Package includes two Deluxe Kayak Seats while the Sea Eagle Pro Option Package includes blackTall Back Seats. The Tall Back Seats found in the Pro Option Package provide roughly the same back support as the grey inflatable Deluxe Kayak Seat but are difficult to rig and and prone to collapse if not rigged correctly.  We use and recommend the less expensive, and softer, Deluxe Kayak Seat. We also feel the paddles offered in both Deluxe and Pro Premium Level Kayaks to be a push in spite of the advertising hype. The Bow and Stern kayaks bags included in Pro Options Groups are not waterproof  stow-bags and smallish. You’ll need some waterproof dry bags anyway so save your money and buy the Deluxe Option Package!

But I’m ordering A Sea Eagle 330 or maybe a 370 Sport Kayak. Which option Group should I choose?

Now it gets a little confusing so stay with me.

When Crystal and I use a Sea Eagle 330 or 370 kayak we choose the Pro Package. Here’s why…….

It’s still about all the seats!

Sea Eagle has two option groups for the Sea Eagle 330 and 370 Kayaks. The entry level Deluxe option package includes two SEC Canoe Seats while the Sea Eagle 330/370 Pro option group includes these new Jet-Boat Bucket Seat (Sea Eagle calls them Deluxe Kayak Seats to confuse you). The SEC Canoes Seats found in the Deluxe Option package provide very little back support. We would never consider a day on the water with the SEC Canoe Seats. Buy the the Pro package with the Deluxe Kayak Seats!

We really like these DKS Seats for all our kayaks.

So to recap.

  • Ordering a Sea Eagle FastTrack, Explorer, or PaddleSki? Order the Deluxe Package.
  • Ordering a Sea Eagle 330 or 370 Sport Kayak? Order the Pro Package

We really like these DKS Seats

You can even use the Deluxe Kayak Seat on the beach as Crystal (right) and Connie (below) discovered.


Comments on Deluxe or Pro …oh my! Which one to order?

  1. Carol Bronson

    Heard about you in RVDreams journal. We are leaving for Colorado in 10 days and are interested in a 2 person kayak (that would hold our 80 lb dog also). My husband weights 160, I am 117. Where are you located? Do you have a store or just internet sales?

    1. You may want to move our conversation over to conventional email which receives our highest priority.

      There are no stocking Sea Eagle dealers so purchases and research all tske place online. We are fixed based in AZ after many years on the road as full time RV’ers. All our customers orders are shipped factory fresh from the Sea Eagle warehouse in NY.

      We recently posted pictures from a customer whose requirements were much the same as yours. We recommended the Sea Eagle 420 Deluxe Explorer kayak to this customer and they seem doggone happy. Take a look.

  2. Kang Ko

    Hi Tim,
    I am really interested in Fast Track. My question is the DKS Seat seems too high (5 inches) to make it less stable than the High Back seat. What’s do you think?

    Thanks for your advice.


    Kang Ko

    1. boatadmin

      Hi Kang…thanks for your question. The DKS is your best choice. You would only feel unstable if you over inflated the seat cushion. A properly inflated seat cushion provides comfort and stability.

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