Great Kayak! I live along Lake Superior and many inland lakes. This kayak performs awesome on both. It turns on a dime, tracks very well, has a good cruising speed. I weigh 220 and can pack around 120 more pounds of gear with great buoyancy and performance still. I find without gear, the front is a little light. I love that it has a huge opening which allows easy access in and out along with storage. The seat is comfortable, not as fancy as other manufacturer's but works very well and keeps you dry and cool in hot weather. I always feel stable in it with or without gear. Fairly light for portaging, overall I love it because I can use it for recreation, fishing, and long touring in the BWCA. I recommend this kayak for multiple use which I was looking for.