For reference, I own a 2012 Revo11, have pedaled a 2013 Revo13, and now own a 2015 Revo13.
The new seat is amazing, very comfortable and unlike the old seats, the recline settings don't slip on you and you don't sit in a perpetual puddle
After taking my Revo13 out to sea on Saturday, I have no interest in any position other than the lowest seat setting which I found super stable. If you are getting swamped with waves, your bum will just about graze the puddle under the seat in the lowest setting, but that's why they have the venturi drain. I wouldn't worry about the height adjust-ability aspect of the comparison. If you want a high stable seat, go outback or pro-angler (but that seems to be the antithesis of your desire to lighten your craft).
The weight difference is tangible, as is the difference in length when it comes to storage. However, I am happy to report that both Revolution models still come with solid handles symmetrically placed on either side and I can lift either model over my head without the off balance feeling that an Outback gives. How do you store/carry yours?
Both the 11 and the 13 are sea-worthy with the edge going to the 13 for tracking and surfing performance.