Submitted: 04-28-2009 by MNYaker
It's a shorter kayak, so tracking and speed aren't anything to write home about. I took some GPS readings, and casual paddling will range from 3 to 4 mph, with a maximum speed of about 5 mph (sustained for about 20 seconds). However, ease of transport and maneuvering were high on my list of requirements, and this kayak delivers in those categories.
The rear storage hatch is the most accessible and easy to use system that I've come across, however I haven't tested how watertight it is. The cupholder and adjacent dry-storage moldings seem to get in the way of my legs, and I'm 5'11". The seat is comfortable, however the adjustment has slipped a few times. I would suggest this kayak only for those under 6-feet and less than 200 lbs.