This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog.
Kayak anglers who normally suffer from leg numbness, leg pain, butt pain (yakass) and back pain (yak-back) will surely think this headline has some error in it.
First because traditionally, kayaks are infamous for the discomfort their passengers must endure, ans second, because comfort is a good thing, so how could a kayak possibly be too comfortable?
Well, discomfort, fatigue and pain in different parts of our body appear as a result of our being forced to spend a long time paddling and fishing while seated in the non-ergonomic L kayaking position, with neither option to switch to other positions, nor the possibility to stretch effectively. So basically, discomfort comes with sit-in and SOT kayaks, and those who paddle W kayaks and fish from them are spared.
But when can a W fishing kayak be too comfortable?
This article named ‘Resting in Your Fishing Kayak‘ raises the issue of falling asleep while lying down to rest on the W kayak saddle. This position is so restful and comfortable, that the kayak angler trying it could fall asleep, and that’s where the danger lies.
Photo: Getting some rest in a W500 fishing kayak