Several qualities: 1. The length of this kayak is great for the Texas lakes and rivers. 2. Easy for a one person to carry if going fishing or just enjoying the outdoors for excercise. 3. The seat is a blessing for my back. What's not to love?
My son and I have tried it. For him, he loved it and so did I. The only thing he's thirteen yrs old and I, well let's just say that I learned my lesson. I needed to get a quality seat w/back support. But over all, it's not a bad kayak for first timers.