I bought one earlier this year in Royalex, 47lbs. This is a new model for Wenonah. I'm large, 6'2" 250lbs, I traded a solo plus which is longer and heavier. The Wilderness paddles well with a single or double blade, turns much better with a 1 1/2" rocker and I can put it up on the car rack with ease. The only beef I have is Wenonah's adjustable seat, it's noisy and clanks. I also put tugeyes on it (as I do to all my canoes) to put the end ropes on. A good boat, a sports car compared to the solo plus.