Submitted: 07-24-2009 by S. Harris
The Loon 100 is my first kayak. I am 5'4" and 135 lbs, just to give you perspective on my review. The boat does not track great on open lakes, but rides wake waves very well. I recently took it on a high, double generated river and it handled the fast current, constant swells and several class II, maybe one or two class III waves.
It feels tippy at first, but if you let your body relax and let the river do the work, the boat is extremely stable. The only time I can close to flipping it was when I leaned over trying to incorrectly turn it and was careless. Even then, the boat quickly recovered. I was able to paddle it around obstacles without much prior experience and manhandle it out of the current with heavy paddling. I thoroughly recommend it as a versatile kayak.