I have had this kayak for a year and can't say enough about it. I am not an expert paddler by any means, but this boat is great. It handles super, the seat is comfortable, and it is stable in the mild whitewater that I paddle. It is very well made, and the fabric and other materials are very durable. It is lighter than many inflatables, which is a real plus for lighter paddlers like myself. I considered several different brands, but I'm glad I went with the NRS Bandit!