I just ordered the Airhead (but from Walmart.com...where it was 80$ less)I finally found a review where one person had bought both boats (also the Sea Eagle 370 pro) and he swears the airhead is much better:http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/airhead-performance-12-travel-kayak-2-person-reviews (1th review Dont dimiss this one)Airhead has better material and tracking, seats are better and the bottom is more stiff. It even looks better. I also found some youtube videos and must say the seaeagle looks like it sinks in the middle too much. The airhead sidewalls also look much lower (easier to paddle and of course to get in after swimming). Some airhead might have problems with leaks (I will return it easely in the next Walmart if it leaks...), the SeaEagle is reported to look a little bit dirty after a few uses because the white color takes on black or blue stripes. I paid 400 with two 96" paddles, two life vests, electric 12v pump and a hand pump (for the extra psi)
Yes, they are. I have used both 1 person and 2 person. I have been out by myself many times and its not hard to handle, but if you are going to be by yourself I would recommend getting a single seater. But you never know when you might have company, so that s why I got the 2 person. Hope that helps.
Not a self bailer. Buy a little bail pump for $10 and it works great. Class 3 is max I'd put this thing through ... but if you are asking that question, maybe you want to start a little less. One man in class 3, and expect to get very wet, and the boat full of water, which you can pump out at the end of the rapid. I think there is a plug at the bottom back to open too, which you can let water out with, on shore ... but the more you open and close this plug, the less it wants to stay closed over time. I used to use it. Now I just turn it upside down on the shore to empty every once in a while. Once in water, you can pump up fully (it goes down a little as the cold water shrinks the air a bit) with your mouth (2 psi?). A lot of fun on moderate rivers. Quite exciting in class 3 - better know how to read water, and know what you are doing! And prepare for a swim!!!!
2 seats, yes. They are built in and very comfortable. Paddles, no. You'll need to get them separately.