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It is a well constructed boat, and the tow rope is really useful. Width is nice for stability, with one caveat: once your child wants to paddle more than be towed, they will likely find this boat hard to paddle. My daughter was constantly hitting her fingers on the sides, so we ended up going to a small adult kayak for her.
But, to get a kid into their own boat and enjoy the sport, this is a great first kayak.
The seat is just the right size and comfortable enough to keep her going throughout the day. It is also lightweight enough that she can drag it when she has to take it in and out of the water. It is very stable even in some of the rougher water. The tag along tow line is a nice addition.
I am very pleased with the purchase. I had considered just buying a cheap smaller adult kayak (glad I didn't). This proper fitting kayak has made her trips more enjoyable and she has gained the confidence to try new things. My only knock on the boat is that it doesn't have a water bottle holder.