The Skwoosh Classic Paddling Cushion is an incredibly lightweight and low profile kayak seat cushion designed for recreational, touring, and sea kayakers alike. The Classic Paddling Cushion utilizes medically proven pressure relieving gel to give you the ultimate in paddling comfort. The seat pad’s proper support and comfort eliminates numb legs and paddling fatigue allowing you to paddle longer and farther with a Skwoosh Classic Paddling Cushion on your kayak seat.
When I first sat down on the Classic Paddling Cushion, I immediately noticed a difference compared to other leading competitors’ kayak seat cushions. The Classic Paddling Cushion features a much firmer gel than similar seats, which takes a second to get used to, I must admit. I was using the Skwoosh Classic Paddling Cushion in my trusty and reliable St. Croix Sunchaser kayak, with is about as stereotypical of a sit inside kayak as you can find. Though the Classic Paddling Cushion seemed a little too firm for me at first, I was very surprised as the day went on.
The reason the seat pad seems so firm when you first start paddling is due to the fact that it offers superior support over other kayak seats I’ve tried out. After about 15 minutes, the gel was fully adjusted to the places that were making contact and distributed the weight across a larger area of my body. Once the seat was properly “broken-in” to my particular shape, it was like sitting on a custom made seat tailored to my exact contours. As the paddling trip neared the two hour mark, I immediately noticed a more comfortable lower back and less fatigue. As far as the firmness goes, it felt like I was sitting on air after the first 15 minutes.
I rate my review of the Skwoosh Classic Paddling Cushion as 5 out of 5 stars. This seat pad offers amazing support and comfort in a small package. Even if your kayak came with an integrated seat pad, the Swoosh Classic Paddling Cushion will add comfort to your kayaking experience. I’ve paddled a lot of kayaks, and I’ve never found one that offers a better cushion that this one. If you are interested in the Classic Paddling Cushion or any other Skwoosh product, please visit the Skwoosh website.
– Made with patented TekPad® pressure relieving gel.
– Low profile design for better stability and performance.
– Integrated non-skid bottom.
– Lightweight and waterproof.
– Foldable for convenient storage.
– Maintenance free, functions in all temperatures.
Color: Black Weight: 13 oz. Seat Pad Dimensions: 13″ x 16″
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Skwoosh Classic Paddling Cushion Review, 3.2 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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Written by James Stalker
James Stalker is a licensed kayak teacher and field guide with over 20 years of experience. James fell in love with adventure sports after facing a bout of cancer at a young age. He can be found traveling in some of the corners of the continent almost untouched by nearly anyone else. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.