We bought a couple of these recently after trying one out. We absolutely love this product. Easy to get ready and put in the water. Make sure you buy the good pump with the pressure gage. We have used these on the Columbia River near Golden BC and they are perfect for what we want. We are not whitewater kayakers. We were looking for something that was easy to pack up and haul around rather then trying to lift them up and put them on the roof of our car. They fold up really nicely in the back of our car and away we go. I can't wait to try them out on some of the mountain lakes in our area. They are perfect for mellow river kayaking and small lakes stuff. Not sure how they would handle in something more rugged but that is not what I want to do.