I was looking for the perfect housewarming gift for my parents after they purchased their second home on lake Okoboji, IA. I figured, what's better for two middle-aged fun-lovers than a brand new ski tube! Okay, so maybe it's more of a gift for myself and my siblings, but I think the folks are enjoying it just fine. Plus I think I may have landed on the perfect one with the Airhead V-2. It's completely comfortable for 2 adults, has a smooth ride at slower speeds for children and catches some sublime air when being towed at 35 mph. All in all, it's a complete riot! It's also big enough to make a great tanning bed or "King of the Hill" base when not being pulled by the boat. So far it seems to be the most durable tube that we've had, which is saying a lot considering how rough my family is on our toys. When deflated the tube is surprisingly compact and stores nicely on the boat. The only downside to this tube is that it doesn't come with a tow rope or air pump, although they can both be picked up pretty cheap. All in all, I give this tube two enthusiastic thumbs up!