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I'm a big guy a 5'11" and 250lbs; it easily handles my weight and all my fishing supplies. Can carry up to 500lbs total so it its like having a truck and luxury SUV all in one. I use it mainly on lakes but I also take it to the river fishing as well and its been excellent for me. I can stand as well to fish from it.
It's a different looking kayak. If you're looking for one kayak kinda does a little of everything I think this hybrid kayak is a good choice to try out. Very easy to paddle overall.
If you are looking to paddle with a lot of gear, dog, or child (or even adult)... the Jackson Day Tripper 12 is a great option and is very flexible.
The Elite seat is simply amazing. I currently have it in my living room so that my dog can get used to sitting in it. I can easily watch an entire movie, perfectly comfortable. The quality and attention to detail is what I find amazing. The Jackson company in general really seem to do things in an honorable way. I emailed them asking a few questions, and received a direct response from Eric Jackson, there are few companies that take the time to do that.
I will update when I get it in the water, but there is PLENTY of room for me (5'10", 210lbs.) and my Golden. Still enough room for a few packs and a cooler, which I think think is the coolest thing about this boat, the functionality of canoe, but the advantages of a kayak.