In all situations it has handled extremely well, the distinctive V hull giving a high secondary stability while still keeping good tracking characteristics. Pack space quite ok, and though it is a shortish boat it fits me nicely despite my 1.90m
After a month of use in Lake Michigan in a variety of conditions we are still both extremely pleased with its speed, stability and adjustable, while in the boat, comfort. We have also used it a couple of times in a slow river/mill pond, and in the Horicon Marsh, and were again pleased. We have not had it in big waves yet but as we become more familiar with it we are getting anxious to try the larger waves.