Wilderness Systems Debuting Slick New Seat for its Ride Kayaks

We can't say much about the new height-adjustable AirPro Max coming soon for the Wilderness System Ride series. Just this: we like the prototype we tested.
We can’t say much about the new height-adjustable AirPro Max coming soon for the Wilderness System Ride series. Just this: we like the prototype we tested. Squint for a closer look.

Wilderness Systems Debuting Slick New Seat for its Ride Kayaks
Words and photo by Paul Lebowitz

Wilderness Systems’ Ride series of fishing kayaks is joining the adjustable height seat club, with an interesting entry dubbed the Phase 3 AirPro Max.

Wildy has been a foremost leader in kayak seat outfitting for years. The company’s Phase 3 seats were the first to bring sit-inside quality to the sit-on-top world back when back-bands were typical. The materials and contouring are still the best on offer when it comes to traditional seats. They just didn’t offer height adjustment. Until now:

Kayak Fish had an opportunity to play with a prototype of the AirPro Max. We can’t get into detail until ICAST – the info is under an embargo. All we can say is we like it and expect it to vie with the best height adjustable kayak fishing seats in the industry.

Here’s some Wilderness Systems marketing-speak to tide you over.

Phase 3 AirPro MAX
Elevating the Ride to New Heights

The new Phase 3 AirPro MAX high/low seating system is poised to give kayak anglers the competitive advantage they need to sight fish from the seat of their Ride. The AirPro MAX preserves the popular innovations found in most Phase 3 seats – adjustability, comfort features and high-quality materials – yet it is a true advancement in design. Fully functional in existing Ride models with great ease of installation, the patent-pending seat has a full forward/aft trim range and a three phase High, Low and Recline positioning achievable without any clipping or loosening of straps. Standing room remains ample and the seat back can be folded and sat upon for even more height on the water. The aluminum tube frame construction is highly durable with an all-weather, breathable textile that affords both comfort and functionality with opportunities for additional staging and storage.