Although I have only been out paddling in this kayak a few times I absolutely love it! It is very easy to carry, get into, and paddle. Very stable with ample room for all my fishing gear. I would recomend buying scupper plugs to keep your feet warm and dry during the cooler spring months such as we have here in New Hampshire. The service form Backcountry.com was great although the shipping was a little slow the kayak was very well packaged and arrived in perfect conditon. I can't wait to get out to do some more fishing after final exams are over. Thanks Backcountry.com for a great price on a great kayak!