My Lil Wolf is wonderful! I travel throughout the Adirondacks as part of my work, and keep my Lil Wolf on top of my car. When I see an inviting pond on my way home, it is so lightweight, and easy to manage, I am on the water quickly and easily. I can handle it by myself (average size, strength woman) which is why I decided to buy it. I don't have problems with my knees in the Lil Wolf, as another reviewer indicated. It is a great size for me. I also put a folding foam seat in mine to help pad my back against the yoke. At first I thought it was a bit tippy until I got used to it's feel. I love it now, as it seems to move with me, like handling a sports car. I can't say enough good things about this canoe, and the price is amazingly affordable.