I loved this boat! Cut my pack weight from over 100 pounds to less than 50 for a 13 mile hike into the Golden Trout Wilderness, CA, to run the Lower Headwaters of the Kern river. 17 miles of class III-V at low water with a portage around Kern Falls. Excellent maneuverability and surprising stability with a light load of multi-day gear. Can't wait for the snow to melt to higher into that wilderness!