I purchased this kayak 1 year ago and am very pleased so far. I bought it in the Navy blue camo pattern and love the way it looks, there is plenty of dry storage in the hull and the center console storage is extremely handy. The seat is well made and comfortable, everything seems to be quality built. The wheel in the keel is very handy for solo launches and it is a very stable kayak, I can stand in it but it does take some good balance to do so, otherwise it never feels tipsy while sitting. It does paddle ok but not as easy as some narrower kayaks, but that is the trade off for stability, and it is a little heavy. I would definitely recommend this kayak for it's intinded purpose which is recreation and fishing. I have two other kayaks and this is my favorite.