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IQ Seat Pad and Backrest

The IQ Seat Pad and Back Rest is designed not only to improve your paddling comfort but performance as well. Contoured backrest conforms to your lower back providing rigidity and support, improving efficiency and lessening fatigue. 

The IQ Seat Pad and Back Rest is easily and quickly installed and removed. Lash loops secure seat in position and our Adjustable Tie Downs key into gunwale channels to stabilize and lock seat pad into place. 

Low profile back rest and straps are designed not to interfere with paddle strokes. 

Installation Instructions:

  1. Loosen all straps on seat/backrest. 
  2. “Open” hook and loop straps on bottom of seat pad. 
  3. Relax strap threaded across front of IQ canoe seat and insert one side of hook and loop strap between seat and seat strap at each position where seat strap shows on seat. 
  4. Secure hook and loop straps around seat strap and re-tighten seat strap to desired seat position. 
  5. Identify straps extending off each end of backrest. Make sure straps are not twisted and insert adjustable tie down into internal channel on each gunwale, forward of seat. Spin knob on tie down to secure in place in channel. 
  6. Identify straps attached to back of backrest. Make sure straps are not twisted and insert adjustable tie downs into internal channel on each gunwale behind seat. Spin knob on tie down to secure in place in channel. 
  7. Tension straps running to rear of seat so that backrest is snug against rear of seat. 
  8. Sit in seat and adjust forward straps to desired tension against your back. It may be necessary to adjust position of tie downs and re-adjust rear straps to allow you to achieve desired positioning. 
  9. To remove unit, spin knobs on tie downs to release them from channels, relax strap at front of seat to allow release of hook and loop straps on bottom of seat pad and remove unit. 

NOTE: The hook and loop straps used to secure the backrest to the seat provide extraordinary grip but they are fragile. Do not try to remove backrest by simply pulling up on seat as this will likely cause straps to tear. Lift edge of seat and reach under to peel the straps free of the seat strap. 

NOTE: Removal of all IQ accessory modules is recommended before cartopping canoe, particularly for long distances or high speeds. This will minimize wear on your IQ accessories.