This is my third kayak, and has quickly become my favorite. This Kayak is light, fast, maneuverable, and well suited for a wide variety of uses. I've used it on big water with waves and wind, where thanks to its drop down skeg, it tracks well and cuts through waves. On small fast rivers it is fast, maneuverable, stable and needs surprising little water to float so you can go on almost any river even in low water conditions. On big rivers the Expression is great for class I and II rapids, again it is stable and maneuverable and fun! The Expression has Perception's amazingly comfortable seat, adjustable foot pegs, one large watertight storage compartment, drop down skeg, carrying handles. It is light enough for one person to load onto a car or truck and tough enough to handle what ever you trow at it.