Sea Eagle 393rl Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews

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Eric Mazzoni Verified Owner 12/22/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

My only real disappointment is that I can't get the Kayak to fold in the same way it was delivered, or as shown in the company's official YouTube video. The seams and placement of the stickers, skeg and other items are designed differently. When it arrived, it was neatly folded, but when I try to do it, all that happens is the material creases into hard points, causing everything to shift in a way that prevents me from making a neat fold. It ends up being super bulky and I can't fit it into the bag. I am 200 pounds, and even my weight can't overcome the material's refusal to fold nicely.

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Outside of that, inflating it only takes 2-3 minutes when you get the hang of things and build up some endurance when using the pump. I initially considered buying the electric pump, but have found it isn't necessary.

Compared to fiberglass kayaks, I would say it is slightly less comfortable because you sort of are sitting on top of it and the seat isn't the most supportive. But it is fast and easy to row.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review. The folding method in our printed instructions on page 8 may help

www.seaeagle.com/img/InstructionalPDF/RazorLites%202021.pdf

For further assistance we'd be glad to hep you over the phone or email.

Joanna Nobbe Verified Owner 12/21/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Once on the water, I absolutely love my Razorlite 393rl. It usually feels worth the effort required to set it up and break it down. As others write in their reviews, the foot pedals are the worst part of the design. I've lost some finger skin fighting with them. Once they're in, they are really sturdy but they are a PAIN to get in/out. I like the seat and the paddle (worth it to upgrade the paddle). It takes time, effort and energy for me to transport my boat and to clean my boat after a paddle because I live in NYC and I don't own a car or a yard. Sometimes requires extra schlepping. I bought a different bag on wheels with a handle to deal with the transport. For the cleaning/drying, I find it challenging to get the water out of the nooks and crannies, unless I have the time to sun dry the boat after paddling, which I often don't (I often took the boat out in the evening after work). Sometimes I had to drag my boat to a nearby park or open it up in my apartment after getting home to dry completely.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for your review Joanna.

We'd love to give you some assistance in regards to your flex brace. Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime.

Cliff Snedeker Verified Owner 12/7/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Sea Eagle family of paddlers! My RazorLite 393RL is everything I could have hoped it would be. It’s so simple to just unfold and inflate. I’m literally on the water in minutes! I love the rigidity of the hull with it’s drop stitch construction. It’s speed, agility and handleability is so close to my 14’ hard shell touring kayak. The big plus, is when finished, all I have to do is deflate, fold up and throw it in the back of my truck / hatchback. No roof racks needed AND I never have to worry if someone is going to steel my kayak, since it’s safely locked up inside my vehicle. Well done Sea Eagle! I give the RazorLite a big Kayak Cliff thumbs up 👍- kayakcliff.com

Tom Miller Verified Owner 10/10/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Further review:

Can I get more D-rings and adhesive?

I got the carbon fiber paddle. Very light but longer than I want. It is 240 cm. and I wanted 220 cm. Also a 4 part paddle would be better with the back pack.

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I need to get used to turning again. The boat is long and narrow and has no rocker. I will practice edging next time out.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for your review, it appears that our customer service team has been in contact with you. Please feel free to contact us should you need any additional support.