Submitted: 09-10-2001 by Heebeegeebees
Just purchased a Wilderness Systems Bandit,my first kayak. (same thing as a Critter except it has a padded seat,Wilderness Systems is the parent company of Trinity Bay). Also bought a spray skirt. In my 3rd time in a kayak I was wave surfing a class 2 rapid with it, with no problem! Along side a couple of Dagger white water boats. Going down the the class 2 was even easier! I'm sure it could handle more. And i'm 5'9 225 pounds. Not exactly a lite weight. Boat handled great,and is super stable. Add a couple of thigh braces and she could roll with no problem. The week before I did a 14-15 mile trip on the Schroon River in it, and wasn't overly tired. Seems like a great all around boat, it can do alot more than the brochure says it can! I give it two thumbs up!