Although I did not purchase this yak from backcountry, the first thing I did was slap a goat sticker on her and took her out on our maiden voyage.
First off, I am a fairly large guy--6ft/265lbs. I don't mind sharing my rotundness because it might give you a better idea of the size of the cockpit. I fit just fine and it's comfortable. It is very sturdy and I don't feel as if I'm going to tip over. The foot props are easy to adjust to your desired position. I have them as far to the bow as they will go, so if you are much taller than 6ft, they might be a tad uncomfortable. The padded seat is extremely comfortable. I've taken it on a 3.5 hour/7 mile trip and was comfortable the entire time. I have yet to get a skirt, so I have only been on calm waters. I can't wait to get it out on some swift water.
Since I've only had it on calm water, I have really gotten to utilize the skeg. With the skeg down, this yak glides smoothly across the water and straight as an arrow. With it down, you can turn on a dime. Just a couple of hard strokes and I can get it up to speed.
At 50 lbs, it's fairly easy to handle and tote around. Just keep in mind it's an awkward 50 lbs. I'll put it this way: I love this yak enough to tote it up and down to my 3rd floor apartment. It's easier than it sounds, but it is still quite a feat. Man, the looks I get....
I can't say enough about this kayak. It's awesome!