Sea Eagle 393rl Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews

2 Discount Packages available. starting at $999

Ron Deford Verified Owner 6/23/2017 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I purchased this kayak to take with me to an island in Panama. I camped on the island for 3 months and used the kayak to paddle around the island and venture into the surrounding waters. I had experience kayaking, having built a Chesapeake Light Craft 17-footer some years ago, but the logistics of getting that boat to Panama from the States were prohibitive.

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The 393rl proved to be a remarkable kayak. The unique design and surprising rigidity of it as an inflatable made it very fast and easy to paddle. I purchased a wind paddle to give me more distance, and that rigs very easily to the 393rl.

The size of the craft compacted into the backpack is also a remarkable piece of design. It is perfect for the advertised hike to remote launch points. It was not as good as it could have been for taking on a plane, because it is just slightly above the regulation size for checked items. So, it incurs the $200 over-sized item charge. But that was the ONLY disappointment.

I highly recommend this kayak.

Edward Spring Verified Owner 7/3/2017 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Great Boat!

This is one of the lightest, most nimble boats I have ever paddled.

It tracks very, very well; and the downwind sail is great! It is light and easy to get in and out of the water.

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I have paddled it now in Florida (the Keys, Cocoa Beach, & Gainesville), Louisiana (a bayou North of Lafayette), Texas (Bastrop Lake), North Carolina (Lk. Norman and Badin Lk.), and on the Potomac River, near Washington DC.

I was not able to get the boat back in the bag, the first few times I tried. But, after watching the video, I was able to do it.

The 2 tricks are: 1) twist the front part of the boat to get the hard nose as flat on its side as possible, and, 2) use the included strap to wrap and hold the boat in a tight, folded-up bundle. Then it will just go in the bag.

The bag is of high-quality construction, and a good design; but if it were an inch larger, the stowing-away process would be easier.

I am so happy to NOT have to lift a boat up onto the top of my van after paddling for hours!

Steve Rumbaugh Verified Owner 7/16/2017 5.0 out of 5 stars.

My Sea eagle exceeds my expectations. It is sleek, very easy to navigate and sturdy. It's much more easy to paddle than any other inflatable kayak I've experienced.

John Shea Verified Owner 8/6/2017 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I've taken it out several times since buying last year (for trips I didn't want to put my other yak on the roof) and very happy with the performance and construction quality (should last a long time if well cared for). As others have said, don't need the skeg. My only complaint is the seat is too firm for my middle-age keister (but I find most yak seats make me want to stand up after half an hour without some supplemental padding). Like ability to adjust seat back angle (note to beginners -- should sit straight up and not lean back much).