The first Kayak I have been on the water in for at least 45 years. To say I was a little nervous is an understatement. This kayak has been amazing for the past 6 months. Stable, easy to paddle, and with the portable cart easy to move from trailer to water. A few customization s made it even better like a yak strap and cushioned footing. Now ai am looking for a two week camping trip (well, maybe I will start with a couple of days). Would definitely recommend this kayak to anyone wanting a large river/lake/ocean yak. And teh company has been great to answer questions.