Was looking for a boat that I could stow aboard my sailboat and toss into my jeep (front seat removed)this little guy meets those needs. In addition it is a very good boat for what it is designed for--lakes and rivers--tracking and initial stability are more than adequate for its 10 ft legnth. Still a new boat for me longest paddle so far has been 10 miles. The seat is a little high for the skirt and definitely could uee some padding! Tther than that it is a great recreational kayak!