I recently purchased this kayak. I proabaly should have done a lot more research before I made the purchase. I feel like the cockpit is very large. I am short 5 ft 2 inches and I can hardly reach the foot peddles. My husband has the Perception Rhythm 11 and I can touch the peddles on his just great.
The seat in the Express is a little cheap (but it was a cheap kayak). I also feel like this Express kayak may have been made for a larger person.