I have already written one lengthy review, (check it out), but I just can't say enough about this great deal. I have now bought four of these boats, one for each member of my paddling family, and I am convinced this is the best value in an inflatable whitewater kayak in my 20+ years of owning and paddling them. I guaranty you these exceptional boats will not last at this price. Folks, I don't know if you have priced inflatable kayaks lately, but you can hardly buy a disposable one for $200! Much less a really good one complete with a pump, carry case, and paddle - ANY paddle. I once had a single, solo IK (inflatable kayak) that costs as much as eight of these boats, and I didn't like it nearly as well... had to pay extra for a pump and paddle too! If you have been considering a good whitewater IK but have been reluctant to pull the trigger because of the high price of quality boats, here is your chance to take the plunge knowing you got an unbeatable deal. Don't wait till it is too late or you may end up having to spend a lot more money on something not nearly as nice. Heck, at this price go ahead and buy two so you will never have to paddle alone. We have already put a lot of miles on ours too. And do be warned - though they work plenty well enough anywhere, this boat is certainly no speed demon on flat water. It's not bad for a whitewater kayak, but it is made primarily for turning on a dime, accelerating in a stroke or two, and whisking you out of a jam in a flash. Your friends in their $600 lake kayaks will run off and leave you in a straight line on quiet water if they choose, but you will certainly enjoy many other advantages over them. Like in the ability to paddle on virtually any water anywhere, depending of course on your experience and skill. For instance, this boat will certainly get you by on flat water, but most recreational kayaks are not suited at all for even mild surf or even class II whitewater. This boat is more stable on any water too. The Sevylor SK100DS is like floating on a dock compared to most "fast" kayaks. Some of those boats are tippy enough to be downright frightening compared to the SK100DS. Everyone who has tried mine doesn't want to give it up. At least 5 people I know went home and bought one or two for themselves. You will also enjoy the ability to store it in a closet or on a shelf. Everything you get easily fits inside a small, zippered storage bag and three or four of them will fit inside the average automobile trunk. No need for trailers, roof racks, garages or storage units. Apartment dwellers and RV'ers, here's your boat! The only complaints I've heard besides speed were from a couple of people concerning the backrest. Admittedly they aren't the best, but I have certainly paddled worse... MUCH WORSE. Besides, there are many, many fixes for this ranging from aftermarket high backed seats, to adding throw cushions etc. And, unless there is something I have yet to discover, this boat should last for years and years if you take care of it. I have several inflatable boats right now that have served me for over 15 years and they are not nearly as robust as this one. Sorry, I just had to say a few more words. Rarely does a deal this exciting come along. I made sure to take advantage of it and set my family up for the next 15 years or so of paddling. See you on the water!!!
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