Best choice for active, average size paddlers. The Hi-Tech provides performance, support and comfort with a full range of free movement. Not too tall for surfing. The seat back is 12 tall by 22 in. wide. Seat pad is 14" wide x 12" x 1" thick. This is my all around favorite backrest. The large cargo pocket will hold quite a lot of stuff. Pack size is 10.5" tall x 8" wide x 3" deep. The Hi-Tech Backrest with pack was commonly sold with Wilderness Systems kayaks aka Voyager kayak accessories. (Lifetime Guarantee)
Important backrest info for older kayaks: The rear straps of this seat can be converted with plastic buckles to fit older Ocean Kayak models made in the 1990s and before 2005. It is a very simple procedure. All you need are some 1.5-inch side release buckles to replace the brass clips. Alternatively you can add strap eyes behind your seat and use the brass snaps that are common on all modern sit-on-top kayak seats.
Related Article: Backrests, Kneestraps and Paddle Leashes for tips on selection and use of the right gear.