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The Riot Quest is a very versatile small kayak. I bought one for each of my two teenage daughters and they have had a blast with them. The Quest tracks well, is pretty fast for a short boat and with a skirt, it can play in white water, or at the beach. The hardware is durable. The waterproof compartment stays dry, though it may ship a few drops. The Quest is rollable, which is a great safety feature.

As a first boat for my daughters it has been fantastic. A real confidence booster, with go anywhere ability. Even for Dad at 200 lbs, the Quest is fun, though it's not meant for that weight. I've seen them used in rental operations and it's no wonder why. They simply deliver on water fun for every paddler that gets into one. Try one for yourself!

This Camper in Royalex is a truly versatile boat that does so many things well it defines what a good solid canoe should be. I've had one for many years. Whether paddling solo on one knee, or with my wife and kid(s) and dog, the Camper can get you and the gear you need anywhere on the lake or river of your choice. It can run whitewater too, but it's not a really quick handler there. It tracks fine for skilled paddlers even without a keel.

My Old Town Camper really is the canoe to own and though there are other boats I would enjoy for specific purposes, the Camper has not been replaced because it just keeps delivering great all around performance. Yes there are faster canoes and better canoes built for flat and whitewater, but no single canoe that I have ever paddled delivers the overall performance of the Camper. It is a classic!