Caveat, this is my first kayak I have owned, but I love this little guy. I am 6'3" and about 220 lbs, this is the perfect boat to be able to throw on top of my car and go fishing after work. It is only about 45 lbs, and ok to manage by myself. If you are on calm water, you can plug the scupper holes and stay reasonably dry. It is easy to maneuver.