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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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  (15)
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

    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:

      I believe so. It is rather flexible

      Answered on 7/10/2013 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:

      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:

      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
    • 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:

      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
  • 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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NRS Seat Pad - Soft
 
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      • Day trip (10)
      • Flat waters (9)
      • Kayak camping (4)
      • Rivers (4)
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      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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      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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      1.0

      hard as a rock

      By SSD

      from Naples, Fl.

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            Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

            My leg was numb after about 20 minutes.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Just What I Needed

            By Jim R

            from San Diego CA

            About Me Advanced

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Recreational Paddlers
            • Touring

            Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

            This is the third brand of seat cushioning I've tried, and for me it's the best of the lot. The others I tried (they are well known brands) were OK, but this cushion worked out the best. I wasn't sure about the sticky bottom coating, but know I see it as one of the significantly positive features, as it stays in place no matter how shifting around I do during an extended paddle. I paddle a touring kayak with a lightly padded seat, and this added just the extra amount of comfort I needed for multi-hour paddling trips.

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            5.0

            This seat has eliminated my hip pain.

            By Jersapaddlin

            from Worley, Idaho

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable And Reliable
            • Easy To Attach
            • Improves Comfort
            • Improves Kayak Function
            • Reduces Fatigue

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Limits Fatigue On Day Use
              • Recreational Paddlers
              • Touring

              Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

              After installing an air seat which was recommended for my wooden pygmy kayak, I was having some hip pain. The cockpit is very small and not much room for movement. Once I installed my NRS soft seat, the pain has been eliminated. I think the contour did the trick. I must have been getting some nerve pinching and the seat has been wonderful on longer paddles. Thank you for such a great difference in comfort.

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              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              worked as expected

              By SB

              from Indian Springs, AL

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • Flat Waters
                  • Kayak Camping
                  • Rivers

                  Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

                  extra padding for long days on a well worn touring kayak seat, without adding bulk and weight

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                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Addition

                  By K

                  from MS

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Extra padding
                  • Good form to seat
                  • Perfect for long paddles

                  Cons

                  • Stick on vs removable

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • Flat Waters
                  • Kayak Camping
                  • Rivers

                  Comments about NRS Seat Pad - Soft:

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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