Rated 5 out of 5 by WavyDavy Kayak Backrest IS a Plus
This Kayak backrest works great with a recently purchased kiddie kayak. Once the straps are tightened, the backrest is almost rigid - good. And LOVE the free shipping.
As usual - a great value from LL Bean!
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by matemary Durable
Haven't used it yet, but it seems to be durable, comfortable. Expecting total satisfaction especially with the security of buying from LL Bean
October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KayakingGigi Works Perfectly
Ordered this seat for a vacation expedition. It worked perfectly and arrived in plenty of time for the trip. Appreciated the quality and comfort of the seat. It was a good deal.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheWayLifeShouldBe anticipated comfort..........
i ordered these back rests for my malibu II kayak after a few years of use w/o them.
i have not had the opportunity to use this year but look forward to years of use in the future.
i had use the same back rest on a friends kayak and loved the comfort they provided so got 2 for our kayak.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBrock Kayak Back Rest = Comfort
Back rest has adjustable straps that make it easy to customize for your personal comfort. Shopped around and this was the best deal. Works perfectly in our Malibu 2. Would definitely recommend or buy again if I need more.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by lindasue958 Easy to use and fits kayak well
This fits my Frenzy Ocean kayak just fine and is easy to adjust once installed. Puts me in a comfortable paddling position. Yes this is thin on the bottom but I would like to point out that this is the Comfort Plus BACK Rest--not seat cushion. You will have to pay a lot more to get a seat with a thick cushion. For the money this is a great seat. Need a thicker seat? Then add a float cushion.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by newbee1218 Great Seat!! Excellent support for upper back!
Great Seat, excellent upper back support.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cpo252 Good Seat
I wanted a seat with more back support than the stock seat. The price was far better than other places and the seat was easy to install and adjust. I used it on a 4 hour float the weekend after I received it and it worked great. The only drawback was I wish it had more padding in the bottom half of the seat. But overall I was very satisfied.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbcatmac Ocean Kayak Venus 11
This is my third kayak since 1995. My first was an Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT, which served me well for 13 years. The second was an ill-thought out purchase of a fishing kayak (too heavy, not really surfable). Now that I am 60, I was looking for a lighter weight kayak for both ocean surfing and day river trips. The Venus 11 is VERY comfortable, and is only 40 pounds. I tested one a few years ago; this newer model is different and better - the earlier version's seat sat too high, and a hatch between the legs was obtrusive. My new boat has a properly placed seat position, and the small hatch is flush to the floor. I am 5 foot 4, and my feet fit comfortably in the next to last molded foot cutout, so I would guess that this boat might be too short for anyone over 5 foot 6. The included seat has fantastic rigid back support, better than any other seat I have had. It is permanently attached to the boat, although I am sure it could be unscrewed and removed /replaced if necessary. We store indoors, so it should last. I might add a little removable gel pad under the butt for longer trips. Tracking: the boat, being shorter than my previous kayaks, is a little less efficient, and therefore, the forward speed is cut a bit. I can live with this. Nice deep cargo well in rear (almost twice as deep as my husband's Scrambler 11). The boat is a perfect width, very stable. Super handle positions, too. No hardware to knock with paddle, so that saves the knuckles. I might add that I use a longer kayak paddle, 240 cm, which I highly recommend for ease of paddling. We really love the Ocean Kayak brand, and have come back to it to find their kayaks better than ever. They hold their value, too.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by elpodgio Just what the kayaking doctor ordered
We used these on top of our existing seats for additional back support and got exactly what we were seeking. Paddled for a couple of hours and other than the initial adjustments, never mentioned our comfort until we were out of the water at which time we both reported great support. The seat portion is a little skinny but since we placed these over our existing seats...all good.
August 29, 2012