Our seat creates the same feel and level of comfort as other performance touring kayak seats, with the addition of a comfortable and functional back band system. It also has ample padding, and can be customized with outfitting accessories like the adjustable hip pads. The seat back band system is adjustable for height, but at maximum sits at approximately the same height as the coaming, providing enough clearance for layback rolls.
Cockpit Outfitting & Customizations
The TRAK coaming and seat pillar integration is one of the unique aspects of the TRAK design. Simple and easy to install, our coaming is made of a strong urethane material that has stood the test of time from our earliest designs. The coaming has a pronounced lip which gives a strong rim to be used for attaching the spray deck. The coaming attaches to the seat pillars to give it an easy and strong connection to the base of the frame.
The coaming also comes with a standard set of adjustable thigh braces, attaching to the underside of the coaming. There is an option to upgrade to a larger set of thigh braces that has almost double the surface area, providing more leverage to complete some of the more advanced maneuvers that the TRAK 2.0 is capable of. They also have a noted impact on comfort, and are a benefit on longer touring sessions.
Adjustable hip pads can be used to outfit the cockpit, giving better control to a wider range of paddler sizes and preferences. Created to improve fit and comfort, these game-changing hip pads will assist performance during advanced maneuvers and enhance comfort for longer touring.
The closure system in the TRAK uses a keder solution to make it watertight and make gear accessible. The entire back deck of the kayak opens up by sliding the keder back. It is like a zipper but more robust and simple. The kayak comes with two gear floatation bags that work as both floatation in the bow and stern of the kayak as well as acting as waterproof dry bags. Simply load your gear in the gear floatation bag and inflate the remaining space in the bag with air. You can load the bags through the cockpit easily. The stern bag can be loaded through the open keder at the back or through the cockpit before inserting the seat. The gear floatation bags are the same size, but one can be reduced in size by rolling it down further from the top, like a typical dry bag.
First and foremost is the watertight design of the TRAK; with watertight seals around the coaming and with the keder, you can be sure to keep water ingress from happening when in sporty conditions or during advanced maneuvers. Secondly, the TRAK 2.0 comes with two standard gear floatation bags, that act as secondary buoyancy and displacement. There is also a sea sock that is optional but recommended in solo journeys and when in rough water environments. The sea sock prevent water from entering the open structure of the kayak, keeping water in the cockpit area, in the case of capsize.
Lastly, the TRAK 2.0 comes with a full perimeter, reflective deck line. This feature is necessary in rescue situations, allowing the paddler to grab the line anywhere, to allow a proper rescue and recovery. The reflective line is helpful in night time scenarios or busy marinas and ports.