So.. here is MY review... after ONE voyage in my new boat...
The Seat: The seat! Oh my goodness the seat! Now.. perhaps my point of view on the seat should be taken with a grain of salt... I have been sitting in a kayak seat that is the hard plastic molded seat.... a hard plastic molded seat that is close to 25 years old, complete with a couple of cracks and lack of great back support, but THIS SEAT! I love it! It is so comfortable even while wearing my pfd! I will say that I don't think I had to adjust my pfd once to make myself more comfortable. The back came up high enough on me where I felt supported and the butt part of the seat is also comfortable. I like that it is adjustable so that I could raise and lower the part of the seat that was on my lower thigh. In my other boat I often took a styrofoam pool noodle to put under my knees because sometimes my legs would fall asleep when I paddled. The pool noodle helped change the angle my legs were at... I don't think I will need the noodle again! The seat folds down for easier transport. There is a small bungee with a plastic cip on it to connect it to a similar bungee and clip on the seat to keep the seat folded. I wonder about the durability of the plastic clips... but time will tell!
I reached out to Bill at Sebago after I got home and am pleased to announce that this year he IS becoming an Old Town dealer! So whether you go to Shaker Hill or Sebago Trails, know that you will be well taken care of and are in good hands!
*I feel like I should add, I am reviewing this kayak totally independently. I have always been a fan of Old Town products, and reviewed the kayak based solely on my experience and preferences!