The Sea Eagle 370 is not only lightweight but inflates quickly into a sporting kayak with upgraded features that can handle up to Class III whitewater. This kayak provides the best value for such a professional-grade inflatable package with seating for up to 3 people or 650 pounds carrying capacity. The spacious interior and front and back cargo space let you lash down plenty of gear for weekend-long kayaking adventures while remaining stable on the water. The adjustable seating allows you to customize for each trip to suit your needs. Feel free to take your pet on the water, as the super-rugged hull can withstand tears or punctures from dog paws.
- Stable ride
- Compacts for portability
- Durable hull
- Difficult to board from the water
- Seat backs too low for taller adults
- Initial valve attachment is difficult
You will find the build of this kayak impressive. Starting with the thick 38-mil PolyKrylar hull, the quality continues with the I-beam construction floor, self-bailing drain valve, and 2 skegs on the bottom for better tracking.
Speed and Handling
The handling of the Sea Eagle 370 surpasses expectations, with a stable ride even though you are sitting slightly higher than in a hard-side kayak. I took the kayak out solo and felt a bit overwhelmed by the length, but I can see the benefit of all the extra space for cargo if camping during a river trip. The tracking is consistent with the aid of the dual skegs, and maneuverability reacts well during course changes. With a good team paddling at a steady clip, you can get on average between 3.5 to 4 mph, which is a good speed for an inflatable kayak.
Capacity and Comfort
This kayak’s three-person capacity makes it an excellent choice for family day paddles with kids or couples, or solos who want the extra space for gear when taking overnight excursions. Three adults may find the ride tight. The seats are most comfortable for shorter adults or kids. The seatbacks don’t provide enough back support for taller people, making paddling more difficult and tiring.
Set up and Inflation
The valves are a bit tedious to install on the initial set up, but once done, the kayak realistically unpacks, inflates, and is water-ready in under thirty minutes. The kayak is one solid piece, with all components welded at the seams, so it inflates evenly. I did find the fill-valve positions are a somewhat tricky reach as one section inflates and can get in the way of the next valve. The foot pump does an excellent job without the need for electricity, and the side tubes inflation gauge makes filling to the proper pressure a no-brainer.
You will appreciate the ease of transporting this kayak in a car, golf cart, boat, or even airplane. It compacts, paddles and all, into a large sack that protects it during storage or travel. The kayak is a lightweight 32 pounds, which means it’s easy to lift in and out of the tailgate or trunk for most people, but the bulk makes it a bit awkward.
While this kayak won’t replace a hard-shell version for serious adventurists, it gets high marks for durability, affordable price point, quick set up, easy transport, and spacious size. It’s the perfect kayak for seasonal fun for both experts and beginners and stores away compactly when not in use, which gives the Sea Eagle 370 Pro Inflatable Sport Kayak and overall rating of 7.9.
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