I had been wanting a kayak for years but did not like the confined feeling of the small cockpit boats. I saw the Pungo at a local store and knew it was what I was looking for. I debated buying the 120 or the 140 and ended up getting the 140 for the extra weight capacity and the two bulkheads that gave me flotation on both ends of the boat. The Orbix hatches work great and the plastic construction stands up well to the many rocks I encounter while paddling. I have had it a year now and I am not disappointed. It is very stable and build quality is superb. I highly recommend this kayak.