Submitted: 01-02-2012 by sbank03
This is a boat that truly deserves a 10. I've paddled five or six comparable boats, and the Featherlite is by far the best in its class. I trust it for low-end Class III water, as the bow shape allows it to shed water pretty well for a rec boat. Lightweight, easy cartopping & carrying, durable, looks nice, and most importantly, handles well. Somehow it doesn't look too "ducky" for a short boat- the lines are both appealing and functional. The seat is comfortable and is designed so you don't sit in a puddle. Beginning paddlers often get a lot of drips in the cockpit, but somehow the shape of the Featherlite minimizes this effect. Only downside I can think of is that the OEM miniskirt and skirt are only available in black, which is kinda hot for summer paddling. You can buy generic skirts in yellow though. This boat is a real honey. You will find that you prefer it over your longer boats in many situations.