Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite Inflatable Kayak Review


Paddling / Monday, March 1st, 2021

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The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite is the world’s first one-person inflatable kayak made entirely with all drop-stitch construction. Its unique design provides the rigidity and performance of a hardshell kayak with the portability of an inflatable kayak.

The drop-stitch construction of the Sea Eagle RazorLite line of kayaks makes it possible to have a narrower inflatable kayak. This in combination with the tapered, rigid bow and stern molds allows paddling speeds up to 6 mph. It’s the perfect high-performance, solo kayak for flatwater touring and adventures on wilderness lakes, remote bays, and island hideaways.

Ditch the roof racks, heavy kayaks, lift and carry difficulties, and storage limitations. The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayak is only 35 pounds and packs easily into its backpack for easy transport and storage. Unroll, inflate, and go. It’s super fast and easy to get out on the water.

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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 patented Sea Eagle RazorLite series of inflatable kayaks is the world’s first and only inflatable kayak made entirely with drop-stitch construction technology which yields a high-performance, tough-as-nails, incredibly rigid, ultra-light kayak that’s a thrill to paddle.

Sea Eagle creates drop-stitch materials by joining the top and bottom fabric layers with tens of thousands of high-tensile strength threads. This increases the kayak’s rigidity by enabling the kayak floor and sidewalls to be inflated to 10 psi, much higher than the 3-4 psi inflation pressure of other inflatable kayaks.

The floor of this kayak is made of 3-inch thick, drop-stitch material and the sidewalls are made of 4-inch thick, drop-stitch material.

The unique drop-stitch construction makes the Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak as fast as any hardshell kayak in its class while providing the added benefit of being extremely portable and light. It easily rolls up and slips into its own backpack.

Straight Hull Design

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayak straight hull design.

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayaks have a straight hull design that maximizes the kayak’s Length Water Line (LWL).

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

The RazorLite’s straight hull design and very narrow, 25″ width at waterline combined with its unique bow and stern design with tapered sidewalls allow this inflatable kayak to paddle as fast as any traditional, hardshell kayak.

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.

Adjustable Ergonomic FlexBrace Footrest

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

Sea Eagle RazorLite inflatable kayaks come with Sea Eagle’s trademarked FlexBrace Kit installed to provide hours of comfortable bracing. With 20 different positions, the ergonomic footrest quickly and easily adjusts to accommodate any paddler.

The footrest is not only comfortable, it streamlines paddling efforts by yielding more powerful strokes. A huge benefit when you’re on a long kayak 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

Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite inflatable kayaks are certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) confirming that the RazorLite lineup of kayaks has been manufactured to meet the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for design, construction, and safety.

Sea Eagle Limited 3-Year Warranty

Sea Eagle kayaks are covered from bow to stern by a limited 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

They can afford to offer an all-inclusive warranty because of their vast experience in designing and selling inflatable boats. They’ve stood behind their products for over 50 years.

As a proven leader in the industry, Sea Eagle generates confidence and peace of mind in those who own their boats.

Sea Eagle 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty

Want extra coverage on your kayak?

Sea Eagle Boats also offers a 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty in addition to the Limited 3-Year Warranty to give you 6-years of total warranty against any manufacturing defects.

The Extended Warranty applies to the hull only and is only offered at the time of purchase.

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 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

Necessary Accessories

Personal Flotation Device (PFD): Always carry a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved PFD and children under 12 should always wear a PFD. PFDs are a boating safety necessity and required by law on government waters.

Dry Bags: The Sea Eagle 393rl RazorLite lacks a watertight storage area making dry bags necessary for keeping gear safe and dry.

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 rivals 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 footbraces and behond 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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