Editors Review: We took this beautiful kayak for a spin and was impressed with not only looks but performance. Our first thoughts when we saw it was looks great but probably not fun to paddle, we were so wrong. It looked to be tipsy but it wasn't, it handled 430lbs in our test and could probably handle more. We then thought you couldn't see around it, again didn't notice, neck is only 6" and easy to see around with two working eyes. We thought the wind would blow us around, barely different than other kayaks. We went out with 14mph winds and paddled 4mph against and 5mph with. It tracked good and the seat was high and comfortable back support. We thought it was strange to not have bow and stern handles, but we were told to lift from the side because of the head wanting to fall over when lifting, so that was fine once we knew that. It was light enough easily lift on to a kayak cart for beach transportation, that was easiest way to move it by ourselves. We also tried two adults in it, we used a throw cushion as a seat for them. Only complaint we had was the lack of back support for the front passenger... the factory told us they were looking for a booster style drop in front seat and would have one soon.