It's #REELReview Thursday!
Besides the awesome trips, the fishing and the fun we have, possibly one of my favorite things about my “job” at Wild Fish Wild Places is getting to review some really cool products. And The Sea Eagle PackFish 7 was no exception. To kick off Season 8 of the show, we headed down to Jurassic Lake in Patagonia, Argentina, and we knew we were off to a great start when the boats actually made it there with the rest of our luggage.
One of the first things I must say about this terrific little boat is that the entire thing packs in a backpack and weighs under 30lbs.
And setting it up couldn’t be any easier. It comes with a foot pump and has two separate air chambers which will keep you safe in case you have a problem on the water – you won’t be left stranded. Simply inflate one and then the other.
The boat comes with oar locks to make sure you never loose your oars and the oars themselves are designed with an awesome cup shape for speed and comfort.
The front of the boat sports ample rod holders and there are plenty of pouches on the sides and back of the boat to store everything you will need when you are out on the water.
The boat itself if very rigid and sturdy despite its light weight. One of the newer designs is two rudders underneath which keep it incredibly stable. It comes with an inflatable seat which is surprisingly comfortable. We spent hours out on the boat and were totally comfortable.
We spent a week down on Jurassic Lake and took these boats all over the place. For such a big body of water that can get really windy, the Sea Eagle PackFish 7 handled like a dream.
And while I loved the overall design of this boat and so many of the features, I probably have to say that one of my favorite things is that I could measure my fish right on the side of the boat.
All in all if you are looking for an affordable option to get out on the water more frequently, you can’t go wrong with this boat.