The seat in my 10'4" kayak leaves my butt sore after a couple hr paddle. I was looking at the Yak Gear manta ray seat and the surf to summit tall back seat with back pack. Anyone have experience with these seats or can suggest a seat no more than $125. Looking for comfort specifically.
I have a skwoosh high back gel seat, it is super comfortable and more durable than some of the cheaper seats I have had. My wife would rather use my pescador with the skwoosh seat than any of my other yaks. If I recall, I think I paid right at $100 for it.
I'm serious here. Assuming you have decent back support on your existing kayak seat, this is the best kayak seat [cushion] I've ever used -- and have used a lot of them. Doesn't come in camo (as far as I know) and requires you trade in a little of your dignity. But you will sit comfortable for hours in your yak.
I received mine as a gift, but it has lasted for *years* without any special care (e.g., I leave it in my fishing vehicle for extended periods). Because it's inflatable, you can modify its firmness & support as desired. Don't know what I'll do when it finally wears out, but I use it all the time now.
Like the inflatable ring above, this is a supplementary type cushion device you'd use with an existing seat that perhaps has inadequate seat padding.
Deus a natibus planis nos liberet / "God deliver us from flat buttocks"