I am pleased with my sit in kayak which was on sale for under $300. I am a fair weather flat lake kayaker and find this kayak easy to paddle and stable. It has built in flotation, has ample storage and tracks well. The hatch is not water proof and is very shallow however lunches and other things can be stored under the bow. It is light weight,only 33 pounds. The seat is comfortable and it comes with carrying handles. I would recommend this kayak.