I bought this kayak because I needed something I could transport without a rack. I am pretty satisfied with it so far. I am a large person, 6'6 and 230 lbs. This kayak is rated to carry much more than that and it seems very stable for me. The only drawback I have is the seat back is not really high enough for me. Most of my height is from my waist up and I don't feel like I get enough back support so I only paddle for about an hour before my back becomes uncomfortable. But, I am overall pretty satisfied with this inflatable kayak.