Sea Eagle SE370K_P Inflatable Kayak Review
The Sea Eagles SE370K inflatable kayak is a tandem kayak. Even with a basic design, you will get the assurance of quality in terms of its durability, maneuverability, and safety, all of which are must-have aspects in the best kayaks.
Your kayaking adventures can even be farther afield because it’s such a lightweight and, thus, portable inflatable kayak.
But like all of the best inflatable kayaks, proper care is a must for its longevity. Be sure to check the entire kayak for leaks caused by punctures, tears and abrasions, as well as repair them ASAP with a path repair kit.
Multiple Air Chambers
Instead of the usual three chamber, this kayak has five separate air chambers – two large main chambers and three smaller chambers.
This design allows the other air chambers to maintain their air pressure and, thus, keep the kayak afloat when one has been punctured.The floor also has a weight-bearing I-beam floor for added stability and strength.
Efficient Valve System
The deluxe one-way valves have replaced the traditional pipe valves because of their efficiency in various aspects. These valves are easier to operate including opening and closing, as well as able to retain air and resist cracking.
The valves’ inner diaphragm prevents air from escaping out after the pump has been removed. The large openings, however, allow for fast inflation and deflation.
Tough Reinforced Materials
The kayak’s hull and floor are made of reinforced material chosen for its sturdy and strong qualities. You can place as much as 650 pounds into the kayak – you and your buddy included – without worrying about the entire thing falling apart at the seams.
The high-frequency welding used at the seams ensured a smooth finish while also keeping the kayak together even with heavy weights on it.
The material has also been treated with non-toxic chemicals formulated for high resistance against the impact of ultraviolet rays, oil and gasoline.
Skegs on the Front and Rear
The skegs on kayaks, whether hard-shell or inflatable, make it easier to paddle and handle the watercraft. The directional stability provided by skegs make skeg-equipped inflatable kayaks a joy to use for both novices and veterans.
In this kayak, you will find two skegs on the front and rear. You can use these for tracking, keeping on your course, and making the kayak easier to maneuver, especially when there are waves coming in from the side.
Compact Deflated Dimensions
The deflated kayak can be stored in its own carry bag. You should be able to fold it into compact dimensions even when it’s still wet from the lake or river.
You may, however, want to air dry it on site, such as when you’re camping overnight, to maintain the integrity of the material.
In its deflated state, the kayak can easily be carried by one person. When inflated, it can also be easily pushed or pulled into the water because of its light weight.
- Sturdy material and build
- Plenty of space for stretching your legs and storing cargo
- Sufficient volume and spray skirts for riding dry
- Fast inflation and deflation
- Portable and lightweight
- Paddles aren’t up to par
- Lumpy bottom resulting in a bit of drag
Q: What are the accessories?
A: The kayak comes with its own paddles, manual pump, carry bag, and repair patch kit.
Q: Can it be used by only one person?
A: Yes, but be sure to get a balanced weight distribution for more effective handling.
The Sea Eagles SE370K inflatable kayak is a worthwhile investment for you and your family. You can take along either a human or canine friend on your kayaking trip – no worries about claws easily tearing through the material.
This is a large two-person kayak with an equally spacious cockpit and storage area when fully inflated. But it’s also a portable kayak when fully inflated or deflated so there should be no problem transporting it. Be sure to bring along your gear and supplies, which can be stored in its roomy cargo spaces.