The Revelation is a great canoe for moving rivers. It is difficult on lakes with wind. It is a heavy boat at 70+ pounds. Royalex is a great material for the day and holds up well. If you want to pack a lot of gear and have ample room for a person in the bow to stretch their legs, I don't think you would be disappointed. I have had mine for about three years and just replaced the seats, yoke, and thwart. The gunnels are PVC and are holding up well. The stability is good and compliments multi-day trip with some added insurance for making dumping a little harder.