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High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat

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The padded, waterproof, self-draining NRS High-Back Drain Hole Raft Seat provides outstanding comfort and support for rowers and passengers on whitewater rafts and catarafts.
  • The soft cushions are covered with a tough vinyl used in tractor seats.
  • Your back will love the support you get from the high seat back.
  • Strong plastic construction eliminates metal parts that could rust or bend.
  • This seat fits on the NRS Seat Bar and on the NRS Passenger Seat Mount, which clamps to any of our crossbars or side rails.
  • Seat comes with mounting hardware: 4 each 5/16 x 18 x 1-1/4" bolts and lock washers. Bolt pattern on bottom is 7.5"W x 7"L

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Dimensions: 13"H x 18"W (front of seat) x 14"L
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Material: Vinyl covering soft foam padding
Components:
  • 1 - High-back Drain Hole Seat
  • 4 - Seat Mount Bolts
Includes: Four each: 5/16 x 18 x 1-1/4" bolts and lock washers

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High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans easily (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Dries easily (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rivers (8)
  • Day trip (6)
  • Flat waters (5)
  • Rapids paddling (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great seat, adpated for swivel

A good, rugged seat. I put it on my 12' cataraft for the rowing seat (the boat is set up for fly fishing with a folding seat on the front). I needed...Read complete review

A good, rugged seat. I put it on my 12' cataraft for the rowing seat (the boat is set up for fly fishing with a folding seat on the front). I needed the seat to swivel as I best enter the boat from the rear. Unfortunately, my swivel and the new seat had different dimensions for bolt holes. Here's how I set it up. I bought a 3/8" aluminum plate (a strong & non-corrosive grade) on the Internet. I then bought a sheet of 1/8" plexiglass from Home Depot. I cut the plexiglass and aluminum plate to size and used the plexiglass to mark bolt holes on the swivel and then on the aluminum plate. I drilled holes in the plexiglass and used them to mark holes on the aluminum plate. After drilling the aluminum plate, assemply was easy and everything bolted together without problems. Oh, I replaced all bolts, nuts, etc. with stainless steel ones from a hardware store.

I just returned from a WY fishing trip down the Snake R and others. The seat worked great. Much stronger and more comfortable than my old one.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a very comfortable seat

I own 2 Sotar rafts, and I own this seat in both the high-back and the low-back models. I LOVE the low-back seats, but I highly dislike the high-back seat, because even when...Read complete review

I own 2 Sotar rafts, and I own this seat in both the high-back and the low-back models. I LOVE the low-back seats, but I highly dislike the high-back seat, because even when wearing a short PFD, the back of the PFD hits against the top of the seat, and it's VERY uncomfortable and anoying. I have a high-back seat that I used once, then I removed and stored it. I own a couple of the low-back seats that I use regularly, and they're great, and VERY comfortable. I would suggest that you ditch the high-back seat, and purchase a low-back seat instead.

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5.0

Excellent light-weight luxury

By Kathleen

from WV

Pros

  • Cleans Easily

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat:

      We replaced our old NRS seats because they had rusted so much they couldn't be removed from the seat mount without major effort. The new ones are just as comfortable and much lighter. I appreciate that bonus when I'm moving my frame around. The old seat almost doubled the weight of my smallest frame. The new one is hardly noticable!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Typical outstanding NRS service.

       
      2.0

      new raft sear

      By blaine

      from payson az.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bolt Holes Set In Plastic

        Best Uses

          Comments about High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat:

          Mounted to my dry box, went to take it off and bolt just spins I guess it's there for good. Hard to stor like that. But other than that a nice seat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Quality Shipped Quickly

          By Drifter

          from Salt Lake City

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Back Support
          • Light Wieght
          • Looks Well Built
          • Simple installation

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat:

              Purchased replace oarsman seat on drift boat that had deteriorated. Drain hole a plus -- previous seat was a tractor seat w/o a drain hole so I was sitting in water all the time. Quick to install -- 15 minutes as it lined up with previous bolt patterns. The seat cost was a bit higher than I wanted but hoping quality is top line. Did a lot of research on-line -- best value when you include shipping costs.

              Service and delivery comments:

              This seat was delivered within 2 days of the order -- I was shocked when it showed up that quickly!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Seat!!!!

              By Blacky

              from Sandpoint, ID

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Delivered In 3 Days
              • Fit My Clacka Perfect
              • More Back Support

              Cons

              • Can't Muster Even One

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Drift boat
              • Flat Waters
              • Rivers

              Comments about High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat:

              It came quickly, fit my Clacka Eddy perfect and feels great having a little more back support.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Worth it

              By Gunnyboater

              from Gunnison, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfy
              • Drains well
              • Seems Sturdy

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • Rivers

              Comments about High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat:

              Took a while to decide whether to buy it or not. Seemed too expensive. I started out with an old seat that was mounted to my dry box. It fell apart eventually. I've had a pad glued to my dry box since then, but didn't feel it was the solution. My wife and I felt like we slipped around when we really needed leverage in the gnar. I just got back from a Gates of Lodore trip. The seat was tested well. Great leverage, superior comfort! The back seemed too high at first when it interfered with my PFD. But I didn't notice it or think about it during the rest of the trip. My wife never said a thing about it, so it must not have been an issue. Glad I bought it. I also bought the flip mount with it. Two thumbs up!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat

                Q:

                Hi,

                How much will cost to ship to Alaska, 99603 zip.

                Jeff Szarzi
                Asked on 7/2/2014 by Jeff Szarzi from AK

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Jeff, $10 surcharge for item going standard shipping (UPS Ground or USPS)

                  Answered on 7/2/2014 by Kyle from NRS
              • High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat

                Q:

                will this seat fit a Swift 14'6" model Saranac Kayak? I have lower back problems and need additional support.
                Asked on 11/7/2013 by upstate from Saranac Lake, New York 12983

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  I see that your cockpit is 16.5" wide, and I'm sure that's to the outside of the rim. The High-Back Seat is 18" wide, so it won't fit. I don't think we can help you, unless one of the Crazy Creek Chairs might squeeze in there - http://www.nrs.com/category/2912/camping/chairs-tables - A web search for "high back kayak seat" brings up several possibilities. You might also contact Swift to see if they know of options.

                  Answered on 11/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Sorry, but I don't know if the seat will fit in your kayak. Dimensions
                  (from the NRS site) are 13"H x 18"W (front of seat) x 14"L. The seat was, I
                  believe, designed for catarafts and rafts type boats with a steel or
                  aluminum frame and meant to be bolted via four bolts (included with the
                  seat) to a flat mount. I suspect that mounting in a kayak, even if it fits,
                  will be a problem. The bolt hole pattern is 7.5"W x 7"L.
                  As for your lower back, I can say that the seat is well made with ample
                  padding, provides good support, and is very comfortable.
                  I hope this helps.
                  .. Bob
                  Robert L. Brown
                  Email: <mailto:****@***.***> ****@***.***

                  Answered on 11/8/2013 by Bob from Pocatello, ID
              • High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat

                Q:

                I have a small lightweight kayak that's great to throw in the back of the car - but has no seat, just a low back sling - and after 1/2 hr my back is killing me. Can this be used in a kayak? Does it have to be mounted? I was really looking for an inflatable seat I could put some velcro on, but can't seem to find one.
                Asked on 8/12/2013 by Lindamar from Oceanside, CA

                6 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  This seat could be mounted to a kayak, but not easily. It would require drilling mounting holes into the hull of your boat. It is also large and heavy which is fine for most rafting situations, but not a kayak. It could be done, but I wouldn't recommend it.
                   
                  Jared Harker
                  Confluence Outfitters LLC,
                  www.confluenceoutfittersva.com
                  https://www.facebook.com/ConfluenceOutfittersVA
                  Isaiah 42:16

                  Answered on 8/12/2013 by Confluence Outfitters VA from Natural Bridge VA
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Lindamar, you could probably adapt this somehow. However, take a look at the Cheetah Chair, Item # 81000.01, Crazy Creek Travel Chair, # 71406.01 and Crazy Creek Canoe Chair, # 71405.01 to see if one of those will serve.

                  Answered on 8/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I bought this seat to put in a 12' cataraft. Sorry, but I don't know much
                  about kayak design. I can tell you that the seat is very comfortable and
                  would probably do wonders for your back if you could find a way to install
                  it. The bottom is basically flat with some indented areas. It is meant to
                  be bolt mounted with 4 5/16" bolts in a 7-1/2" X 7" pattern. You can look
                  at the "Specs" for other dimensional data.
                  You might also look at this seat from NRS:
                  http://www.nrs.com/product/1227/nrs-angler-swivel-fishing-seat. I have one
                  of these on my cataraft and it is cheaper, also comfortable, and the back
                  folds down for storage/hauling. It isn't as sturdy as the other one, but
                  probably amply sturdy for your needs. It also is meant to be bolted down
                  but with a smaller bolt pattern (5" X 5"). If you look at the specs you
                  will note that this seat is slightly larger in width and length than the
                  high back plastic drain hole seat you are considering.
                  It sounds to me that finding a way to mount either seat will be the major
                  issue. I also suspect that both seats might prevent the use of a
                  sprayskirt.
                  Hope this helps. Feel free to write if you think I might be able to provide
                  anything else.
                  .. Bob
                  Robert L. Brown
                  Email: <mailto:****@***.***> ****@***.***

                  Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I don't think this seat would work well at all. It is quite heavy and meant to be mounted on a raft rowing frame. Check out the seats made by Aire that are meant to go in their inflatable kayaks. I recently bought two for my inflatables and they give great support once secured to the kayak. They come with a long strap that can be put under the boat and tightened to hold it in place. I think NRS sells them. Otherwise try Cascade Outfitters.
                  Bob Cushman

                  Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No it needs to be mounted. Mainly used in driftboats and rafts

                  Answered on 8/15/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Look at Aire's seats for their IK. They have some padded seats that might be adaptable to your kayak. I think this seat might be a problem fastening to a kayak--I can't think of an easy way to do it. The Aire seats have straps and good back support that might solve your problem.

                  Answered on 8/18/2013 by No nickname, not at my age. from Salt Lake City, Utah
              • High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat

                Q:

                I need to make these seats swivel on my NRS frame. Do you have swivels for the high backs?
                Asked on 4/27/2013 by justin from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Justin, yes we can make this happen. Basically what you will have is a Passenger Seat Mount, Item # 94019.01, without that welded channel on the bottom. You'll bolt your High-Back Seat to the top of it, then bolt an Angler Swivel Plate, Item # 94016.01 to the bottom of it. the Swivel Plate will bolt to any NRS Seat Bar that's been made in about the past four years (that's when we started punching hole patterns for both Drain Hole and Angler seats in the plates). This is a custom job, give us a call, 800.635.5202, to place the order.

                  Answered on 4/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • High-Back Padded Drain Hole Seat

                Q:

                if i order the seat do i have to order anything else to mount it to my nrs frame?
                Asked on 8/20/2012 by cathy

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The seat comes with the bolts needed to mount it to an NRS seat plate.

                  Answered on 8/20/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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