I bought this kayak for my husband, who is a big guy at 325 lbs. It is a nice kayak! He can get in and out of it since the opening is large. It is the angler model, which means it has a Scotty rod holder, 2 places to hold a rod behind the seat and comes with an anchor.
I gave it a 9 because the cover to the hatch in the back is kinda hard to get off and on. No way could you get in and out of it in the water.
I kayaked in it tonight, and I love it! I thought the seat was comfortable. It seemed to go much faster than my regular kayak. Tracked good. From my research the kayak is rated for 400 lbs. That was a big factor in choosing this kayak. It has "ribs" along the bottom of the kayak which I think helps it go faster. It is also very stable and doesn't feel "tippy" at all. Great kayak and I'm glad we got it.After weeks of research, I purchased a Perception Patriot Angler from Gander Mountain. I am 6'1" and 220, so the large cockpit was a big selling point along with the leg room. On the first outing on a slightly windy day on an area lake, I found the yak to be very stable, easy to paddle, and very easy on the long legs. I could even slip my legs out and lay them on top with no problem.Tracking was good. I did not get wet in spite of the large cockpit. Foot braces were easily adjusted from the seat. The rear bulkhead did not leak, but I have not gotten any water in the cockpit,yet. The dual-density hatch cover looks like it will not ever sag in the middle over time like some that are completely made of rubber. The seat was definitely not a fancy one, but was comfortable enough. (Some have warned about the seat breaking, so I will be adding some reinforcing foam backing as a preventative measure.)
This one came with three rod holders, an anchor, a cleat, and a Harmony cockpit deck with small tackle box. I like this yak as well as some more expensive ones that I have paddled. We will see if that changes after the next long trip!