Sea Eagle 380x Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews

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Nick Snelling Verified Owner 7/11/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I have used this over a couple of 5 day solo canoe wild camping trips in Scotland and Wales, with Grade II rapids, as well as at a Whitewater Centre. I chose the 380x as I wanted a very tough stable kayak that could handle whitewater as well as long distances on the flat, whilst being stable and able to take lots of gear. The 380x has delivered in spades. It handled the whitewater really well, and whilst other solid canoes had to keep stopping to bail water out, the self-draining holes worked brilliantly. I just left them open for the whole of the 5 day trips, but because of the drop stitch floor, the water stays out of the way so you are not sitting in a puddle all the time. She handled really well in the rapids, and was manoeuvrable enough despite being fully loaded. We bashed into rocks and trees, with no problems, you just bounce off the rocks. She tracks well on the flat, without too much yawing.

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To improve: more D rings at the front, and a 'collapsable' skeg for scraping over rocky shallows.

Bernhard Friebe Verified Owner 6/11/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We've done lakes and the ocean even with rough winds and waves - no problem. The test was the rapids and it required a lot of skill and power to steer the boat. This was only possible alone and probably tested my limit and the limit of the boat. But I find that very impressive as it seems to be able to handle it all. We are very happy with it!

Alexandre Savine Verified Owner 5/1/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Tried 308X on class I-II Verde River section as a two seater, 6 hours run. Two men (60y+), first time in same boat on narrow river with partial strainers and sweepers, rocky bars, rapids, long "quiet" sections for recovery (not used:). Minimal cargo load: pump/repair bad, dry change bag, some snack.

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1. Started with open self-bailing drains. Without any "splashing" got 2-3 inches of water ABOVE THE FLOOR. Kayak control was still good, but clearly affected by "loose fluid mass" and deeper seating in water. Got stuck on shallow rocks once or twice, both cases resolved without swims.

2. For the second half of the trip drainages were closed. Boat became lighter, more responsive. Few occasional splashes did not add a lot of water.

3. In one of my trips solo (class III) never had water above the floor, even with full load for camping and serious waves (face wash), self-bailing was almost instant. Never bothered by water build-up.

Conclusion: for serious runs - solo only. For recreational duo - close the drains.

Richard Church Verified Owner 4/23/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Great kayak. Always wanted an inflatable. Worth the money. Very durable and works great for me and my wife.

Taking it on a 6 month cross country trip this summer and hope to get much use out of it.

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The con: gauge on the SUP4 pump does not work so I have to guess at the pressure