Since my main paddle for my CLC Shearwater Sport is a wood Greenland style paddle, I wanted something as a back up. I bought this since it could break down and I could stow it on deck. The quality for the price is out of this world. I've used much more expensive paddles that didn't feel nearly as nice as this paddle. If this is the quality of one of GearLab's least expensive paddles, I'd love to try one of their top tier paddles.
My only complaint is the button you press to unlock the paddles once the shafts are brought together can be kind of hard to press. But it's such a minor thing, it's hardly a problem. You won't be disappointed with this paddle.