I have had this inflatable paddleboard for 3 years now. It is really firm when pumped up to the right pressure. It has min. parts for the fin. Some other paddleboards have too many parts that can get lost. It deflates and inflates fast. I have also bought the motor to inflate from your car..... this is really convenient. I really like the backpack it comes with. It has mesh so if the board is still a bit wet, it does not smell. It is not a tight squeeze to fit the board in and has lots of room to put other items in. It also has wheels and fits under the 25# weight for airlines. The zippers are a bit weak so I had them reinforced.