Best I've ever paddled. I've owned a Klepper, an Alumacraft, a Coleman and still own a Sawyer Summersong, Hydra Minnow, Old Town tandem kayak and the Quetico 18.5. My Quetico has seen the Boundary Waters, Sylvania Wilderness, Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Gile Flowage and the Manitowish River. Performance, capacity and portage-ability are all tremendous. Hope to paddle it on the Bowron Lake circuit, Miami River, Mad River and Kokosing should I live long enough.