9 oz / 227 g
11 x 15 in / 28 x 39 cm
Have a question about paddling accessories? Get answers in the gear selection forum.
My webbed canoe seat is not adjustable, and sometimes…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $24
My webbed canoe seat is not adjustable, and sometimes I like a bit more height, and sometimes I like a bit of padding on long trips. This canoe pad was low-priced, and was bought to replace a homemade pad I had been using. However, I found this pad to be rock hard, very uncomfortable,and I have actually replaced it with a better pad.
- Low price
- Good straps to secure to seat
- Very hard material
- Memory foam is only top 1/2 inch
I saw that this seat was advertised as having 1" thick "memory foam", and thought it might be comfortable but not too squishy. Well, the "memory foam" is only the top half of the inner foam cushion, and the lower half is pretty much concrete!
The cushion is just not comfortable at all. It is even hard to compress the top foam with your fingers, and the bottom foam is solid.
It is lightweight, sized at 1 x 15.5 x 11 inches, and has a good strapping system (it did not wiggle around on my seat). The cover appears to be a durable nylon fabric; however, since I only tried it a few times, it is hard to gauge long-term durability. The straps appear well stitched to the cover (which is removable from the pad), but again, long-term strength is tough to assess.
I really wanted to like this pad, and gave it a fair tryout period; when it became obvious that it was causing more discomfort than relieving it, I decided to go another route.