I have had multiple kayaks and canoes over the years and consider myself well seasoned. I can give you a pretty good analysis on this boat so listen up. I took this out yesterday after purchasing from Dick's the day before. The price was unbelievable and I was looking for a light weight boat to compliment my solo canoe. My expectations were far surpassed on handling in slow, rapid and choppy windy conditions. I had the pleasure of experiencing all these conditions on the Susquehanna yesterday. Most of my previous boats have been Old Towns so I have a good idea on how a boat should handle, no complaints here. It's stable, tracks very well and is relatively fast. In one foot chop and a persistent head wind I stayed dry as the bow raises up and cuts through with ease. The seat, well you can't have everything but by loosening the straps so the back support is laid back I added several camping pads and a foam pad and it was extremely comfortable. You have enough leg room in the cockpit to sit crossed legged if you choose which I do on occasion which was another added pleasure. I'm 61 years old in pretty good shape but a lighter boat is getting important these days and carrying this boat by myself was a pleasure. Last thing that I was worried about was how the material was going to hold up. The Susquehanna can be tough on a boat with rocks that will cut and gouge a boat in a hurry. When I got back to shore and took a look I was pleasantly surprised at how abrasion resistant the Ram-x is. Get it if you still can for the price, its a good boat. The one I got was the trailblazer. Don't forget to get some backrest pads you will need them. Happy paddling.