First time kayak owner. Relied on reviews before making purchase. The SE 370 pro is quick and easy to inflate with footpump that's provided (less than 10 min ). I am 51 and female and the first time out took my mom! The 370 pro is extremely comfortable and easy to steer. Very very sturdy! It is a bit heavy so... I love when my daughter joins me to assist me in transporting the kayak to and from launch area (she brings her paddleboard). Seats are amazingly comfortable as is leg room. I am 5'8". I have gone out alone and with a guest...either way is roomy, comfortable and steady. Highly recommend SE 370 pro! Only drawbacks are the plastic rings that attach to screw in valves (ring to hold in place...has nothing to do with keeping inflated!) didn't fit well and when deflating boat 2 out of 5 blew off when deflaing the kayak. So I have to be careful to keep track of them. Also, there is no way provided to hold the paddles, which isn't a necessity but, would be a very nice feature for convenience.
We bought one to have our friends along with us in our big, molded plastic, heavy kayaks. I now prefer the Sea Eagle 370 as it is light and comfortable. We bought a second Sea Eagle 370 so that we could have another family of 4 join us on kayak trips or pull our gear on kayak/camping trips. We put our 60 lbs shepherd mix in the inflatable and it is so durable that his claws are not an issue. I recommend the Sea Eagle kayak for it's storablility (folds up neatly and fits in the back of the car), light weight, durabilty, and maneuverability. I don't know that I would take it out in high winds or on a rough ocean, but it's been great for lakes, rivers and creeks.
I found this kayak very easy to set up and get in the water. It is comfortable for two people, but I also think it works well with just one person in the boat. It seems to be of high quality and the upgraded seats are worth the extra price. Very good for kayaking on small lakes.
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