Canoe Seats

If you have been canoeing for a long time, you’ve probably moved past the stock seats in a canoe. You may have tried many different canoe seats including roto-molded plastics, foam pedestals, aluminum, webbing and maybe any cushion you can find around the house. Some of these might have worked for you, others, maybe not so much. It depends on what is comfortable to you and what you may prefer. Maybe you haven’t tried a quality canoe seat.

A hard seat can really be brutal on your body over the long haul if you don’t find something that fits you perfectly. A soft one might feel great at first but it gets to the point where it isn’t supporting your frame and posture the same way. Some of the best ones we’ve found are in the middle somewhere, but there are plenty of good ones out there and you just have to find the right one for you.

That being said, there are a lot of options out there and we are here to share the canoe seats that we’re fans of. Below are some of our favorite canoe seats of the year. All of these canoe seats are highly rated and well-reviewed by users so you know you are getting a seat that is going to treat you right. Enjoy!

GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Canoe Seat with Back Support

The GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Canoe Seat with Back Support is a product that is brought to you by the company GCI Outdoor. This canoe seat is perfect for anyone that is planning on spending hours out on the water. With a back support system this padded canoe seat will not cause you any problems. Adjust your reclining position with easy to use straps to fit your comfort setting. This canoe seat will sit anyone under 250 pounds, and only weighs about 3 pounds. With an easy folding feature, you can take this seat with you anywhere, it is very lightweight and compact making it easy to store as well. Store a couple of small items with zippered pockets.


– Padded for comfort
– Holds up to 250 pounds
– Adjustable reclining position
– Storage pockets to keep additional items
– Easy to transport with a folding mechanism that will lock in place

Wise 5410-940 Canoe Seat

The Wise 5410-940 Canoe Seat is a product that is brought to you by the company Wise. This canoe seat is perfect for anyone that feels they need more comfort while they are out on the water. With a special seat bracket attached, you will not have to worry about your seat coming loose or falling from under you. Made with a strong and durable high impact plastic injection molded seat frame, this seat will not chip or break easily, lasting you for years and years of use. The seat and back support have closed cell padding so you will be able to sit for longer with more comfort. Not only is this product lightweight and easy to transport, it will fold up on itself for more space when it is not in use.


– Strong and durable frame
– Cell padding on seat and back supporter
– Folds up and is easy to store
– Does not take up much room, will seat you comfortably for hours on end
– Additional bracket to ensure you do not slip loose

Cushioned Seat Pad by Yakpads for Canoes

The Cushioned Seat Pad for Canoes is a product that is brought to you by the company Yakpads. This is conveniently small seat for the canoe is gel filled and has a water bottle/thermos holder attached. This water resistant seat is comfortable and will cushion anyone, since it is filled with gel, this seat will take form of your body for the best means of comfort. This seat is easy to place on any surface and can be transported easily as if you are not carrying it at all. This seat is fully insulated, keeping your cool when it is hot out and keeping you warm when it is cold. This versatile canoe seat can even be used outside of the canoe as well, such as at sporting events or sitting around a campfire.


– Fully insulated seat
– Easy to transport, take it anywhere
– Water resistant
– Gel filled
– Water bottle and thermos holder attached

Ocean Kayak Comfort Plus Seat Back

The Ocean Kayak Comfort Plus Seat Back is a product that is brought to you by the company Ocean Kayak. This seat is specifically designed to be used and attached to your kayak as well as canoe. With a back support system, this seat is perfect for anyone that plans on being out on the water for hours at a time. One of the best features of this seat is how comfortable it is. Made with high quality and durable material, the seat is stuffed with extra seat padding to help ensure you will have a smooth ride. With many adjustable straps, you can choose just exactly how your canoe seat will be positioned for maximum results.


– Adjustable back support
– Extra padding material to keep you on the water longer
– Made with tough and durable Nylon, will not rip or tear
– Water resistant and well ventilated
– UV resistant material

iGuerburn Adjustable Padded Kayak/Canoe Boat Seat

The iGuerburn Adjustable Padded Kayak/Canoe Boat Seat is a product that is brought to you by the company iGuerburn. This unique seat doubles as both a kayak seat or detach the backrest for a canoe seat. This seat comes equipped with a detachable area where you can store your items to take along with you. With additional front and back straps, you can adjust your seat to your comfort to keep it in place. The non-slip material on the top of the cushioned seat will help you stay your place without slipping around.


– Doubles as both a kayak and a canoe seat
– Non-slip material will keep you in place
– Adjustable straps for the front and back
– High backrest design to keep you on the water for longer
– Comfortable and padded