We had never even been in a kayak before but it looked like fun and we were going camping, so we took the plunge and ordered the Sea Eagle 370 Pro Inflatable Kayak and off we went! It was so easy to use. I'm an older small woman, so it was difficult for me to help carry the inflated kayak down to the water's edge, which was a very rocky slope with uneven footing since the drought had reduced the water levels substantially in the reservoir. But, there's a fix for that! I plan to order the EZ Cart so we can inflate the kayak, then pull it to where we want to launch it. The beauty of an inflatable kayak for us is we can carry it in the trunk of our car to one of the 17 lakes in our area, inflate it, and after we're done playing, deflate it easily, fold it back up, stow it in the car trunk again, and off we go. The foot pump they include in the Pro Package for the SE370 Pro is really quite easy to use and the kayak inflates quickly. There's always the option of purchasing the electric turbo pump later. My husband tried out the kayak by himself and found it easy to use, as we did when we both went out together in it. There isn't anything negative for me to say about it. The price was great, the quality great, transportation very simple (especially after I buy an EZ Cart), and ease of use all make me a very happy customer. I like that they have so many instructional videos on their web site, too. As a new kayaker, I need those tips as I learn what to do and how to do it. Thanks, Sea Eagle!
This is a fun boat for family. It's heavier than one can handle alone, and takes longer to inflate and assemble at the dock than I had anticipated, but it's a great boat for the price. And much higher quality than less expensive brands you find at the local hardware or variety stores. I bought a 3 hp electric trolling motor, which is fine for fishing, but I am already interested in getting something larger for a little more speed. It can handle a much larger engine.