Pro's: Easy to maneuver and tracks straight. This is my first kayak and I've had no trouble learning 'the ropes' of getting around. The seat is comfortable and plenty sturdy. I'm a 6'6' 300lb wide shouldered individual and I fit comfortably in the boat. It is stable even in rough water (20" waves) as we found out in our recent trip to Glacier National Park. The dry hold did stay dry even in the rough water with waves coming over the side and over the bow and into the boat.
Con's: There is no drain installed so getting water out can be a bit of a pain.
Bottom Line: I would recommend this kayak to anyone and would buy another if the need arose.