A while back we did write a review describing the features and dimensions of the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak with Deluxe Package here we would like to concentrate on any complaint we have heard on this inflatable model.
If you are interested in buying this inflatable, two person kayak that holds up to 500 pounds we would like to point out any major concerns, if any do exist from past customers to give a better feel for what you would be purchasing.
The Overall Rating Picture
From the image below you can see the majority of people who bought this Sea Eagle 330 package gave it very high marks. But there were still some who rated it low.
Below we will discuss the main negative opinions expressed in these complainants.
The person first mentions the kayak is well constructed but then goes on to say it is only good for using on slow moving waters (lakes and rivers). And calls it a tippy canoe when used in rapids.
Agree or Disagree:
The product description does in fact say this model is good for white water kayaking. So we can’t argue this guy is wrong.
BUT since the guy calls it a tippy canoe in rapids we do have to wonder about the skill level of this person or if the kayak was fully inflated when it was used in rapids. We have heard from many others who have used this model for white water rafting who do not hold this same negative opinion.
If we had the goal of buying a kayak for travel in river rapids we probably wouldn’t buy an inflatable kayak which costs under $300. As the ratings show above, many do give this model a high rating. However, its just from our experience and opinion we would rather use a hardshell kayak for white water
This person says after using the kayak 4 or 5 times and then re-inflating it there were stains on it. They tried every cleaner under the sun but nothing will remove the stains.
Since the person never said what type of stains these are we can only assume they mean mildew stains which are a common problem with all inflatables.
Everyone would like their kayak to stay shiny and new as the first day they bought it but stains do not have an effect performance. Manufactures of inflatable kayaks will included instructions on proper storage and if followed these should reduce the likelihood of staining.
When the person received the shipment one of the oars were missing. Called the company and agreed to ship them their missing oar.
Mistakes happen, humans package these kayaks for shipping and sometimes forget to included every piece in the package. It’s a pain yes but if the company agreed to replace the missing oar then there is no reason to go online complaining.
The complaint has nothing to do with the quality of the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak.
There were two or three other complaints centered on the kayak deflating because of a puncture. However, these people never mention whether they believe the puncture was caused during the shipping process or if they could have possibly caused it themselves.
These thing happen with inflatable but when you consider all of the reviews left by customers who bought and use the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak this doesn’t seem to be a majot problem with this model.
Also, this kayak does come with a 3-year manufactures warranty, many inflatable models do not come with any sort of warranty at all.
We do not think there are any major concerns with this product but you need to realize what you are buying. Don’t expect the world for under $300. We suggest what people say about this model before making your final decision.
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