As named, this two person inflatable kayak really performs like a sea eagle. When considering a new addition of an inflatable kayak, it’s hard to overlook the Sea Eagle Sport 370 kayak. There is good reason that this kayak scores well out of this class of kayaks. Read on and find out why this is a 4/5 star product and a favorite amongst kayaking enthusiasts, beginners, intermediates and experts alike.
Starting with the basics, The Sea Eagle Sport 370 Kayak (not to be confused with the 330!) is an inflatable kayak that is designed to seat two people. It has a maximum weight capacity of 650 pounds (and has been tested with around 450 lbs and faired great!) and comes in around 150L x 34W x 13H inches. (Boring stuff but gives you an idea of what to expect).
Before I get in-depth with this specific kayak, let me clarify something: if you’re JUST getting into kayaking or have a budget (or both), an inflatable kayak is a great investment. However, if you’re used to taking out hard shelled kayaks, love being speedy or want to experience the rapids, then an inflatable kayak is NOT the way to go. A good number of the bad reputation these kayaks receive is due to false expectations, so it’s important to clear the air here. Be forewarned that buying a hard shelled kayak, an entry level one, will cost anywhere from $500-$1000 depending on your purpose for it. If you just want to have some fun in the sun and don’t have an extravagant budget, stick around for this review.
Is the Seating Comfortable?
The 370 has room to seat two people and most people have found that to be pretty roomy (even tall folks) so room size isn’t a concern. If you are on the heavier side, then the 370 has the room advantage over the 330. If you are a tall person, I would consider buying two of these (especially if leg room is a huge concern). With one person, there is plenty of leg room and storage room for a small cooler or supplies; with two people, there isn’t as much room but the leg room is comfortable and a small cooler, supplies or some snacks are pretty doable. However, if you kayak for hours with two people in one of these things (tall people, ahem), then roominess could be a factor. The best thing to do is to try this out for yourself.
The kayak itself is pretty easy to inflate. Some people might find it a bit of annoyance to work with the valves (that seems to be a standard issue with inflatable kayaks!) but once attached, it’s a matter of about 10 minutes to get this baby inflated properly.
Even with dual skegs, it can be hard for a few folks to navigate ‘straight’ but give yourself a few minutes to adjust to an inflatable kayak and you won’t find navigating the 370 challenging at all.
Can the 370 Endure Strong Winds?
A lot of folks have tested the Sea Eagle 370 in decent wind conditions around islands and small lakes and have found it to be extremely sturdy (this is not to say that you shouldn’t test this kayak’s limits first on your own, cautiously). The material seems nice and durable which makes me feel ‘safer’.
Is the Sea Eagle 370 Pro Package Worth My Hard Earned Cash?
Most people are more than ‘satisfied’ with the purchase of their Sea Eagle 370 Pro package and a lot give it a high ‘best bang for the buck’ score. It’s not as cheap as a couple of the other options out there but the extra money is more than worth it if you want to invest in a stable inflatable kayak and take it out in calm waters and wind around the year.
The 370 is also NMMA certified which means this particular inflatable kayak meets the minimum manufacturing regulations set forth by the US Coast Guard.
The kayak comes in around 32 pounds. An added bonus is that it’s a perfect fit for small cars and any other type of tight transportation. Not only does it inflate and deflate reasonably well but it packs comfortably in the back of a small vehicle. Storage is extremely important for people with small vehicles and living space and this kayak passes that check easily.
The Sea Eagle Sport 370 Pro kayak is one of the best options available for tandem hiking. I give it a solid 4 stars and it averages 4.5/5 stars on Amazon, easily making it one of the most enjoyable inflatable kayaks available.
Sea Eagle Sport 370 Pro Kayak Features
|Inflation Time||10 minutes|
|# of Seats||2|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||650 lbs|
|Inflated Size||150L x 34W x 13H inches|