Sea Eagle Razorlite 393rl Kayak Review

Are you looking for an inflatable Kayak? Well, the new Sea Eagle Razorlite 393rl Kayak is the first inflatable Kayak which uses the drop switch construction in all the chambers of the design. 

It allows the boat to get inflated up to 10 psi which is double the pressure most of the Kayaks run on.

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The best thing about this Kayak is that it does not appear like an inflatable Kayak at all due to the sleek and light design.

Another marvelous thing about this Kayak is the speed that it offers.

Such speed is nearly impossible to obtain in an inflatable Kayak.

It gives the feeling of a hard shell recreational Kayak in most of the respects.

Let’s begin our Sea Eagle Razorlite 393rl kayak review, and see what more it has to offer.

Sea Eagle Razorlite 393rl Kayak

Specifications

  • Capacity: 1 person
  • Hull weight: 16 Kg
  • ​Length: 391 cm
  • Width: 71 cm
  • Load capacity: 227 Kg
  • Deflated: 56cm x 56cm x30.5 cm
  • Chambers: 3 (Port, Starboard, Floor)
  • Tube Diameter: 21.6 cm High x 10 cm Thick
  • Inflation time: 7 minutes
  • Inflation pressure: 10 psi
  • Material: 1100 Decitex Reinforced
  • Floor: Attached High-Pressure Drop Switch Floor

Pro's

  • The Kayak has a very high speed compared to its counterparts.
  • It can handle various different swells.
  • It has a great capacity along with good tracking capability.
  • The 393rl is extremely lightweight which makes it very portable.
  • It is durable and can last over a long period of time.
  • The inflation time is very fast making it very efficient for users.
  • Set Up is easy and provides many accessories making it very convenient for use.

Con's

  • It is faster and thus, relatively more difficult to control than traditional inflatable Kayaks.
  • The footrest position is not very comfortable.
  • The seats are not ideally suited for long hours of extended use.

DESIGN

Due to the higher length to width ratio of the Kayak, the hull is completely sleek and long which gives it an appearance of a hard-shell Kayak instead of an inflatable Kayak.

The working principle of the Sea Eagle Razorlite 393rl Kayak are very different from the rest of the inflatable Kayaks that are prevalent in the market. Most of the Kayaks have hollow chambers which are inflated.

This particular model has three chambers which form the hull. The entire hull is made with the use of drop switch technology which uses thousands of threads to connect the chamber walls thereby making it very high tensile. Due to the tensile threads, these chamber walls do not expand excessively. In turn, this increases the pressure in the Kayak.

This is the reason why the hulls are very rigid despite the walls being thin in comparison to the other traditional inflatable Kayaks. Due to the adoption of this technology, the strength and performance of this Kayak are higher along with an ease of transportation and usage.


Portable and easy to use

Due to the weight of this Kayak being only 28 pounds, it is extremely lightweight which it makes totally portable for usage. It is very handy as it returns to only 22 x 22 x 12 inches when deflated which can be easily packed in a backpack. This makes it very user-friendly and easy to transport.

Even though it is light in weight, it can carry the weight of up to 500 pounds which makes it very efficient and feasible for usage for various outings. It can be used both in freshwaters and ocean.


Speed and stability

This is one of the most distinguishable features of this Kayak. The entire design and construction of the Kayak have been done in a manner due to which the speed and performance can be enhanced. The Kayak features an entry-exit system which is double concave in nature.

This forces the air to get into it while the Kayak cuts through waters during any outing. This action helps in lifting the bow and reducing the water resistance.  This further increases the speed of the Kayak.

The hull design is another feature which helps in enhancing the performance to the maximum level. As the Kayak has been designed to enhance the speed and performance. This high speed capability is one reason why the Kayak is not highly recommended for beginners.


Inside view
Kayaking with Dog

Features and Benefits

The narrow profile of the kayak allows for a higher angle during paddling which is very comfortable compared to the other Kayaks in the market. The main feature offered by this Kayak is the usage of the drop switch technology which uses less amounts of air for inflation due to the construction of the thinner chambers.

The other advantages offered by this Kayak are mostly due to the use of this technology. The setup is quite easy due to the limited inflation time required. The entire package is very portable including the pump, seat, footrest and four piece paddle which can easily be fitted into a bag while traveling.


Ideal for

The stability provided by this Kayak is not as great as it is mostly intended for speed and performance.

That is why this Kayak is not highly recommended for beginners. It is mostly for intermediate to expert level users who have some experience which such kinds of Kayaks and have also experienced the power they can provide. 


Comfort

It is very comfortable due to the hull design and the seating design.

It is not like the traditional inflatable Kayak and a lot of importance has been given to the comfort level during the design of various elements in the Kayak.


Storage

It has a unique storage ability which means it can be fitted into a backpack when the Kayak is deflated.

Everything that comes with this Kayak is highly portable.


Steering

It offers great steering management and impact resistance due to the design techniques used.


Capacity

It has 500-pound load maximum capacity.


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FAQ

Warranty?

All the Sea Eagle products come with a standard three-year warranty.


Is the Razorlite 393rl Kayak durable?

One will always have the misconception that due to the Kayak being inflatable, it will not be as durable as a hard shell one. But it is often the other way round. The inflatable Kayak can take more bumps and knocks that come in the course of doing intensive water sports or other activities than the traditional hard shell Kayaks.

Even in the case of a puncture, this Kayak can be readily and easily repaired by using a repair kit. As this Kayak has been constructed with a 1000 denier fabric that has reinforced seams along with the usage of the drop switch technology, it is extremely durable and tough.


What things should be taken into account before buying an inflatable Kayak?

Inflatable Kayaks are usually designed to be portable and convenient.

That is why they are designed to be inflatable so that they can be transported with ease wherever one desires and then inflated for usage. They are also very light in weight so that you can carry them easily singlehandedly.

The important thing to be considered is the time taken for the Kayak to dry before deflating it and storing it again for future use. The problem with most of the inflatable Kayaks is that they do not offer extensive performance and speed.

So Professional and skilled Kayakers should always opt for inflatable Kayaks that can offer good speed and enhance the performance while doing any high-speed activity.

For a look at both our favorite inflatable and hard-shell kayaks, you can visit our main page for our FinBin guide on that.


Overall Review

The Razorlite 393rl Kayak offers a wide variety of features and advantages, it can be used by everyone, though it is primarily designed to be a high quality and high-performance inflatable Kayak which is supposed to be used only by experienced and skilled Kayakers.

It is more favorable to use this Kayak for the speed and performance that it offers rather than using it for smoother, slow moving waters.

It is one of the best Kayaks in the market for vigorous tasks such as training or racing. The nature of the ride provided by this Kayak is less suitable for leisure activities like the fishing and sightseeing trips.

This Kayak is best and exceptional for the users looking for speed and highly impressive performance while doing various intensive activities in the water. This can be given an A rating depending on the varied features and benefits that it offers.

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