Epic kayaks are some of the BEST boats available! One of the owners, Greg Barton is also one of the world's most amazing paddlers. Greg (I think) is the only two time Gold Medalist for kayaking representing USA in the Olympics. Every Epic boat is a superior product including the Epic K1 L. Greg also designed the Winged paddle which is a most have to go with any Epic Kayak! When you want a lightweight FAST boat, this is the one for you!