Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak Review


Paddling / Monday, March 1st, 2021

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The unique design of the Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite is the closest you can get to the rigidity and performance of a hardshell kayak with the portability of an inflatable kayak. This monumental achievement was achieved with a hull made entirely of drop-stitch materials. The first kayak of its kind in the world!

There are no bulky raft-like tubes making up the sides of the Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite. The floor and sides are made of drop-stitch construction which makes it possible to have a narrower inflatable kayak. This superior hull design combined with the RazorLite’s tapered, rigid bow and stern molds allows paddling speeds up to 6 mph.

Speeds of 6 mph may be common in hardshell kayaks but not with inflatables. This is an amazing accomplishment!

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak is only 35 pounds and packs easily into its backpack for easy transport and storage. When you’re ready for a paddling adventure, find your spot, unroll the kayak, inflate, and you’re off and going.

Super fast and easy!

  • No expensive roof racks.
  • No difficulties with lifting and carrying a heavy hardshell kayak.
  • No storage issues like those bulky hardshell kayaks.

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Sea Eagle RazorLite Inflatable Kayaks Are Best Used For:

  • Flatwater Lakes
  • Bays
  • Calm Rivers
  • Fishing
  • Camping

If you’ll be paddling on whitewater, the Sea Eagle Explorer would be a better choice.

Top, Front, and Side Views – Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak

Top view of a one-person Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak.
Top View
Side view of a one-person Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak.
Side View
Front view of a one-person Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak.
Front View

Specifications – Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak

(compare all Sea Eagle inflatable kayaks and canoes)

Person Capacity1
Hull Weight35 lbs
Length12′ 10″
Width2′ 4″
Interior12′ 2″ x 17″
Load Capacity1 Person or 500 lbs
D-Rings4 D-Rings
Deflated22″ x 22″ x 12″
Chambers3 (port, starboard, floor)
Tube Diameter8.5″ High x 4″ Thick
Air Valves3 Recessed, One-Way Air Valves
Inflation time7 min
SeamGlued, Quadruple Overlap
Material1000 Denier Reinforced
FloorAttached High-Pressure, Drop-Stitch Floor
Drain Valves2 Open and Close Drain Valves
Inflation Pressure10 psi
Warranty3-Year

Standard Features of the Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak

Female kayaker solo carrying a Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak.
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Certified
  • Fully constructed with drop-stitch technology
  • Manufactured with a super-strong, tear and puncture-resistant 1,000 Denier reinforced, high-performance fabric that has a PVC coating on both sides to create a waterproof, air-tight seal
  • Hot-air welded and quadruple overlap seams
  • Inflates up to 10 psi to create a hard hull with superior paddling performance
  • Rigid bow and stern molds ensure faster paddling speeds
  • 3 Delux one-way, recessed air valves
  • 2 Open and close self-bailing drain valves
  • Large, removable, sweptback, rear skeg to control yaw and improve paddling speed
  • Front and rear spray skirts with carrying handles and storage below the skirts
  • 2 FlexBrace ergonomic, customizable footrests adjust to 20 unique positions quickly and easily to provide great foot support and comfort while paddling
  • 4 D-rings to secure the adjustable seat
  • Sun and saltwater-resistant hull material formulated with special additives that also resist gasoline, oil, and other chemicals
  • Printed Sea Eagle RazorLite Kayak Owner’s Manual

Key Features of the Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak

The following key features of the Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite one-person inflatable kayaks set them far apart from other touring kayaks.

World’s First and Only Kayak Made Entirely with Drop-Stitch Material

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak is the world's first and only kayak made entirely of drop-stitch material.

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite 1-person inflatable kayak is the first and only inflatable kayak with a hull made entirely from drop-stitch constructed materials.

The inflatable walls and floor of the RazorLite are created by joining each side of the fabric layers with tens of thousands of high-tensile strength threads. This allows for a much higher inflation level of 10 psi that provides the kayak’s superior rigidity over inflatable kayaks that only inflate to 3-4 psi.

This unique design creates an incredibly tough, super-rigid, ultra-light kayak with performance capabilities that rival any hardshell kayak in its class with the advantages of being inflatable.

The 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak is extremely light and rolls up into its backpack for ease of transport and storage.

Unique Bow and Stern Design

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak rigid bow and stern molds create the worlds very first speed entry system

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak's unique bow and stern design with tapered sidewalls.

The Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayaks have a rigid bow and stern molds made of durable plastic that creates a revolutionary speed entry system that leads into a double concave hull before opening into a flat planing surface.

At the bow, the double concave design allows pockets of air to pass between the hull and the water to create lift. The lift reduces friction and drag. The result? Increased speed.

At the stern, the double concave design allows for a smooth, clean exit leaving little to no wake behind.

When deflated for storage, the bow and stern molds easily roll up with the kayak.

Straight Hull Design

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak straight hull design.

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak has a straight hull design with a very narrow, 25″ width at the waterline that maximizes the kayak’s Length Water Line (LWL). This combined with the RazorLite’s uniquely designed bow and stern and the tapered sidewalls allow a paddle speed as fast as any traditional kayak.

Length Water Line (LWL) is a performance term used in boating to determine hull speed and refers to a hull’s length measurement at the waterline. Kayaks with longer LWLs are usually faster.

Adjustable Ergonomic FlexBrace Footrest

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak's FlexBrace is a fully adjustable ergonomic foot brace.

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite comes with the FlexBrace Kit preinstalled. The ergonomic brace easily and quickly adjusts to accommodate 20 different positions providing a comfortable footrest for all paddlers.

The kayak’s footrests are not only comfortable, they improve paddling efforts to produce a more powerful stroke. A great benefit when out on a long paddling trip.

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Discount Kayak Packages

Female kayaker solo paddling a Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak on a flatwater lake.

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak discount packages come in the Pro Solo Kayak Package and the Pro Carbon Solo Kayak Package and are designed to accommodate the needs of different types of paddlers.

The basic accessories of each package are the SUP pump, repair kit, kayak backpack, and easy-to-store kayak paddles with drip rings for staying dry. The kayak’s hull and its accessories easily store away in the backpack.

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite – Pro Solo Kayak Package – Model 393RLK_P

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak Pro Solo Package 393RLK_P.

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite – Pro Solo Kayak Package (Model 393RLK_P) offers performance, comfort, and portability for one kayaker where the 473rl RazorLite is a two-person version of this inflatable kayak.

The Tall-Back Kayak Seat that comes with the 393rl RazorLite has a 19″ high backrest that provides excellent back support and its thermal molded foam construction provides a low sitting position for maximum stability. There’s also a removable zippered pouch on the back of the seat for those essentials you want close by.

Features:

The footrests on a Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak.

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite – Pro Carbon Solo Kayak Package – Model 393RLK_PC

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak Pro Carbon Solo Package 393RLK_PC.

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite – Pro Carbon Solo Kayak Package (Model 393RLK_PC) improves on the Pro Solo Kayak Package with the substitution of the AB50 carbon fiber paddle which is a half-pound lighter than the AB40 paddle.

Though a savings of 8 ounces doesn’t sound like much at first, the lighter paddle does reduce fatigue on longer paddling trips.

Features:

Female kayaker backpacking on a beach with a Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak.

Certifications

The Sea Eagle RazorLite series of inflatable kayaks are certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This certification confirms that RazorLite kayaks have been manufactured to meet the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for design, construction, and safety.

Guarantee and Warranties

Sea Eagle 4-Month Trial Guarantee: Try a Sea Eagle Risk-Free for 120 days! “If you’re not totally happy with your boat, just return it in good condition for a full refund of your purchase price.”

Sea Eagle 3-Year Limited Warranty: 3-year limited warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Sea Eagle 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty: In addition to the limited 3-year warranty, Sea Eagle offers a 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty to give you 6-years of total warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Sea Eagle RazorLite Inflatable Kayak Instructional Videos

Here are a couple of videos from Sea Eagle that demonstrate the ease of operating Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayaks. Inflation, setup, operation, breaking down, deflation, and storing are all covered.

RazorLite Kayak Instructions

Installing the Sea Eagle FlexBrace Adjustable Footrests

Conclusion

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak being paddled on a flatwater lake.

Impressive!

If you’re looking for a one-person inflatable kayak for touring, look no further than the Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak. The rigidity, handling, and speed rival any hardshell kayak in its class and it has all the benefits of being an inflatable.

The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite is 12′ 10″ long which provides extra storage room in front of the foot braces and behind the seat, but if you need more room consider the 473rl RazorLite at 15′ 6″ long. The bonus of the 473rl RazorLite is that it can be set up as a solo or tandem kayak.

Note: The RazorLite’s narrow, sleek design and high-performance capabilities make it best suited for intermediate or above paddlers. Beginners may find the stability more challenging than a wider inflatable kayak with larger side tubes like the Sea Eagle Explorer, FastTrack, or Sport Kayaks.

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