The XO13’s hull is designed for stability, maneuverability and excellent tracking in any waters. From coastal areas, to lakes and rivers. The XO13 is equipped with the new, innovative Point 65 Symmetry skeg system, foot braces, and storage compartments both front and aft for storage and added safety. A liftable rudder is optional with Easy-to-adjust rudder pedals. The cockpit features adjustable thigh braces and soft, ergonomically designed carrying grip pads on the cockpit rim for easy portaging by hand or on your shoulder. The cockpit, designed for easy entry/exit, is large enough to suit all types of paddlers.
The XO13 is available in a super durable 3-layer light weight polyethylene version (3L) and a more affordable 1-layer version (1L).
The cockpit is tight to squeeze even my 140 lb frame into. If you're over 190, forget it. The seat hanger broke within a month. I repaired it myself. The seat hanger is poorly designed. If you can afford it, buy the air seat. Although it doesn't solve the hanger problem, it is way more comfy for extended paddles. No room in the cockpit for anything more than your legs. I'm able to squeeze my tackle box between them, but it's tight. A cup holder would have been a nice addition to the seat.
Be careful strapping it down on the rack. Be sure to strap where there is internal support or you will distort the hull... So far, no other problems.
I would recommend this to a beginning to novice paddler, and the plastic hull allows you to beach it without worries of scarring that pristine glass!