Walmart had these on sale at a killer price ($175), so I grabbed one. I'm a fat (200#) old fisherman and used to chuckle at folks on the lake fishing in kayaks. I read the reviews and checked this out thoroughly before and after purchase. Honestly, I was very suprised at how this is set up and how stable it is in the water. I took it out on its maiden lake voyage yesterday and found it quite comfortable and handy for fishing with a few accessories added to personalize it for me. A big plus is that I can get into places the big boys can't! The paddles are cheap garbage with no water drip barriers to keep water from running into the kayak and my lap. I fixed this by buying paddle drip barriers separately. Overall, very happy.
I put it through a lot of water and flipping and just to see what it could take and it did take on some water through rivet tops but I sealed those now and added an extra hatch in center since it came with one with minimal leaks now almost no water enters into this thing. It sits high in water had good control and cut through water easy. I am 170lbs it will hold 275lbs and I don't even cause it to dip in water level even with all my fishing gear on it.
I know there are many kayaks out there that cost more with more nice features on them but for a starter kayak this is well worth the money I paid for it. I got it on sale at Sports Authority for 250 dollars and I just seen a better deal 4th july sale for 197 dollars.. I just might get another one for my wife.
I rate it 10 stars and recommend this kayak.