I have owned it for a short time after about 17 years with a Perception Avatar (a 62 lb sea kayak with an upswept bow.) I realized that I wanted something lighter, so I s checked out several boats, and this was it. I am 5’7, weigh 150, female, and it fit me really well. It takes some getting used to as it dances on the water compared to my bigger kayak and takes a bit more balance, but that is OK. The weight differential is huge as it is 42 pounds. I still bought racks with a lift as I have a tall car, but with both of them I can go most places without help. For my size and ability, it if great!