Most Recent Reviews
I've been using the V-eight for a couple of years. My previous review was accurate concerning using a kayak paddle with my solo canoe. I switched to a pack boat, and when I used a bent shaft paddle in that I ran into problems with clearance, and riding up. In retrospect, the kayak is likely the best place for this vest.
After living with the Ninja for a couple years it has proven to be reliable, and relatively comfortable except for one nagging habit. It likes to ride up unless you adjust it so loose that it literally hangs on you. If you are as flat as the foam used to make it you likely find it to be ok.
I've been looking for a paddle for my pack boat to use in addition to the kayak paddle. I tend to use the kayak paddle for crossing open water, but prefer the bent shaft when paddling coves and such. I was amazed at how much power this paddle has. It's light, loads well, and propels you with ease. Very impressed with initial use.
Ok, It has been about two years since I made the first review, and thought that I'd update. The boat has done everything that I have asked of it. I had it out in some heavy waves and wind, and at no time was I concerned about my ability to stay upright, and on my way. Durability has been excellent. I don't even think that I've scratched it yet. I am a bit big for the boat, and my wife recently paddled it, and claimed it to be hers anyway. I have a Cruiser 16.8 on order for myself.