I purchased my Eddyline Journey in 2014 at Frisky Otter Tours in Inlet, NY. Connie Perry, owner, was extremely helpful in helping me pick out a kayak to fit me. Right from the test paddle this was the perfect kayak for me. The length, width, seat, roll, etc. all were just right. I have used this kayak ever since. The carbonite material is strong with a weight that is not too light but not heavy or cumbersome. I have recommended to others to try out an Eddyline and especially to go to Frisky Otter Tours to purchase as the customer service is top shelf.