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NRS Seat Pad - Soft

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Introducing the softer version of our NRS Seat Pad. This kayak-outfitting essential seamlessly blends softer conforming foam with support and economy. The seat pad raises you to an active, slightly-forward posture that increases your control. Simply peel the backing off the Seat Pad to install in your kayak's cockpit or canoe seat bench.

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  (19)
Dimensions:
  • Outside: 13 3/4" W x 12" L x 1" Thick
  • Inside: 12" W x 10" L
Features:
  • Soft foam seat
  • Gives a slightly-forward sitting position
  • Peel and stick bottom (no adhesive required)

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NRS Seat Pad - Soft
 
3.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to attach (6)
  • Improves comfort (5)
  • Improves kayak function (4)
  • Reduces fatigue (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (13)
  • Flat waters (9)
  • Casual/ recreational (6)
  • Kayak camping (4)
  • Rivers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Addition

Product provides good additional padding, especially for long trips. Did a 26 mile bike ride on Saturday and a 12 mile kayaking trip on Sunday with no discomfort. I don't like the stick...Read complete review

Product provides good additional padding, especially for long trips. Did a 26 mile bike ride on Saturday and a 12 mile kayaking trip on Sunday with no discomfort. I don't like the stick on option for the pad. I have been laying it in the existing seat pad as I like the option to let both dry at the end of a long trip. A velcro type option would be great for those with existing pads already integrated with the seat. My factory seat is great for a couple of hours, this seat makes it great for at least 6; probably more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

hard on the bum!

Installed this seat in my boat. After 1/2 hour on the water my bottom was aching. I added an extra 1/2 inch of dense foam underneath it to get the proper amount...Read complete review

Installed this seat in my boat. After 1/2 hour on the water my bottom was aching. I added an extra 1/2 inch of dense foam underneath it to get the proper amount of padding for a comfortable ride.

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3.0

pretty good pad

By ultradude

from lansing mi

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Attach

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Recreational Paddlers
  • Touring

Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

good shape overall, but a bit thin(at least for me) in the sits bone area

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

NRS Seat Pad

By Perry

from Yuba City

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Attach
  • Improves Comfort
  • Improves Kayak Function
  • Reduces Fatigue

Cons

  • Dont Have One Yet

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Recreational Paddlers

Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

seat doesn't raise the center of gravity enough to notice.
seat really helped with not getting soar

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  • No
 
4.0

Thinner than I thought it would be

By suzyq

from Lunenburg Ma.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Attach
  • Improves Comfort

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Recreational Paddlers

    Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

    The product was thinner than I anticipated but definitely helped with cushioning on a 3hr. kayak outing. also it was one of the few products that I found that fit an enclosed kayak. would recommend.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    good kayak seat pad

    By Sarah the peripatetic paddler

    from Eau Claire, WI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Improves Comfort
    • Improves Kayak Function

    Cons

    • No Real Problems

    Best Uses

    • Recreational Paddlers

    Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

    Big improvement in a very inexpensive kayak that just had a hard plastic seat.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    hard as a rock

    By SSD

    from Naples, Fl.

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

    My leg was numb after about 20 minutes.

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    • No

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    6 Questions | 26 Answers
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    • NRS Seat Pad - Soft

      Q:

      I paddle a Fluid Do-It-Now. Would this eat be compatible with this product?
      Asked on 8/24/2016 by Mama Ruth from Jim Thorpe, PA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Ruth, I looked at the boat online. It appears to have a seat area that's molded to fit the bottom. This soft pad should conform to fit that curved surface. Try it in the area before peeling the paper that covers the adhesive layer.

        Answered on 8/24/2016 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS Seat Pad - Soft

      Q:

      I paddle outrigger canoes and need a seat cushion that I can just put on top of the seat without it permanently attaching to it. Could I get this seat without the adhesive? I would like to put Velcro straps on it instead.
      Asked on 8/11/2016 by Not your average paddler from Mountain View, CA

      4 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I don't think the adhesive should be an issue for you, in fact it helped in my use of sticky back Velcro in the 2" wide size (obtained at REI).

        Answered on 8/12/2016 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        My seat came with the sticky bottom and had a piece of tear away paper over the sticky stuff. I just left the paper on and have used it for a couple of years that way. Not sure how the Velcro would work.

        Answered on 8/12/2016 by keystonepaddler from Sand Springs , OK
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I just never peeled off the protective backing from the adhesive It is paper though so a better solution might be to apply the cushion to a piece of backing..e.g. rubber mat or something. Maybe you could sandwich the velcro straps between cushion and added backing?

        Answered on 8/12/2016 by dga from Lakeville MN
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Do not think so. I left the paper backing on. But you could cut cloth to fit and let the adhesive hold that. Then glue velcro to that. That would work.

        Answered on 8/12/2016 by Anonymous
    • NRS Seat Pad - Soft

      Q:

      I'm about to put this on my dry box for my raft rowing seat. is that a bad idea?
      Asked on 5/10/2016 by Spencer from Colorado

      5 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No I did the same thing 5 years ago. Works great. Wears down a bit but I'm glad I did it?
        Sent from my iPhone

        Answered on 5/11/2016 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I purchased this product and glued it to the plastic seat built into my kayak. It works well. As far as your plan to put it on your dry box, it would probably work, but I can't say for sure.

        Answered on 5/11/2016 by Ann from Brainerd, MN
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Don't know if it would work very well on a flat surface. It worked great in my kayak seat but it was contoured
        the same as the kayak seat.

        Answered on 5/11/2016 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The only way to find out is to try it. It is not expensive, so I would try it. It was fine in a kayak.
        george

        Answered on 5/10/2016 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        It should work all right, just use wet suit cement or water proof goop - I've used mine for years, doesn't soak up water and is comfortable.

        Answered on 5/10/2016 by Anonymous
    • NRS Seat Pad - Soft

      Q:

      I have a strip built kayak and wondered if this would adapt to the curvature of the bottom of the kayak?

      I have a bad back and need something that will allow me to paddle for a good time without back soreness
      Asked on 7/7/2013 by Tom from parma, michigan

      6 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The padding sure helps, but I don't know about your specific application. The seat material is somewhat pliable though.

        Answered on 7/7/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi,
        I have used this product and had to return it as a "bad fit for me." I also have lower back issues and encourage you to try the NRS Seat. It "may" work for you... it almost worked for me. I am 6'4" tall and weigh about 215lbs. I think it would be a great fit for someone a bit smaller than I am.
        I am 95% certain it will adapt to your boat just fine. It is flexible enough to bold to curve of the hull. The other thing I have had great success with is the smaller size self inflating camp pads... like Thermorest.
        The great thing about NRS is that you can return it to them if it doesn't work. I always buy from them first!
        Hope this helps.
        Whit Patrick

        Answered on 7/8/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I believe so. It is rather flexible

        Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Good seat for additional comfort, but do not believe it will help any back problems. You need some kind of seat with lower back or lumbar support.
        Scott
        Sent from my iPhone

        Answered on 7/7/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I bought this seat a couple of years ago as a replacement for the padded seat in an antique white water kayak I bought for my granddaughter. I adhered this seat to the built in hard contoured seat in the boat. This seat is flexible enough to conform to contours. Just be aware that this seat is thin. It will add a little padding to an existing seat, but won't provide much contour on it's own.

        Answered on 7/7/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        That will work. But the foam seat made to fit your boat by Redfish kayak will work better, though it is expensive.

        Answered on 7/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • NRS Seat Pad - Soft

      Q:

      I have a 93 Valley Pintail & 94 Nordkapp. Will this fit either boat, both have the hard hanging seats, not the foam seat. If it fits which would be better the soft or the firm version? Would the Padz foam seat be a better choice? Thanks
      Asked on 3/24/2013 by Seamus from Bradenton Fl

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Seamus, are the seats in your boats contoured to match the curves of a bottom, or they just a flat surface? It they're flat, either of these pads should work. If they're contoured, only the soft model could conform to them. Whichever one you choose, before removing the sheet covering the self-stick surface, press them in place to be sure they will conform to your seat.

        Answered on 3/24/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        All I can tell you is that I installed this seat pad on my Old Town Predator K111 kayak and it is much more comfortable
        now than before. I use this for fishing the banks of small lakes. It has worked great for me.
        Hopes this helps.

        Answered on 3/24/2013 by Anonymous
    • NRS Seat Pad - Soft

      Q:

      IS THIS SEAT MADE OF DENSE MEMORY FOAM AND IS IT WATERPROOF?
      Asked on 1/10/2013 by Judy from Florida

      8 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Yes, this seat is made of dense, non crushing closed cell foam, and it does not absorbs water. I have a short torso, and I love the way that it elevates me to more powerful paddling position. It has made longer paddling trips more comfortable.
        Sent from my iPhone

        Answered on 1/11/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hello,
        I purchased this seat a few years back. I'm not sure if it is made of dense memory foam, but it seems to be waterproof, as water will collect in the bottom of the seat. It does get damp, but dries out quickly. It has held up well and provided good cushioning, and I am happy with it.
        -Ann

        Answered on 1/20/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I feel like the seat is made of pretty dense foam. It's got some squishy
        to it but it certainly prevents me from feeling the hard plastic of the
        bottom of my kayak! Waterproof....it doesn't absorb water very much from
        my experience but YMMV.

        Answered on 1/10/2013 by Dankness from Dayton, OH
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Yes to both questions - I've used mine for several years.

        Answered on 1/10/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        On Jan 10, 2013, at 8:08 PM, NRS wrote: waterproof yes, foam yes. not sure about the memory piece of it. i think it is just foam

        Answered on 1/12/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I can't tell you if it is waterproof or not ( I try not to get it wet). I installed this on a small kayak I have that I use for fishing and to access
        hunting areas away from the crowds. What I can tell you is that this seat has made using my kayak more enjoyable due to the padding that it provides. If you are looking for a more comfortable seat I would definitely recommend it.

        Answered on 1/10/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi, I have this seat. I'm not sure if it's memory foam but it's dense. It does serve well as a cushion (I use it on my raft) and yes, it is water proof. Over a few years the blue lining has come loose and has worn away but the cushion still works well. Hope this helps!

        Answered on 1/12/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I would describe it as moderately dense foam. I am glad I got the softer
        model. Both the foam and the cover are non-absorbent. You do not end up
        sitting in a puddle. I like mine very much.

        Answered on 1/11/2013 by Anonymous
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