I have owned this kayak for approximately a year now. It has room for two adults and 1 child. I used this last summer with my wife and 10 year old daughter in our local lake. The kayak is very stable and moves at a steady pace even though it has some weight to it. The maneuvering capability is sufficient; you may have to make a few more side to side motions to keep on track while paddling. I also customized this kayak for fishing, and it works out great for stashing gear and holding your poles. Please note that this kayak is heavy, and takes a lot to get used to if you are going to use this by yourself. The size is nice and doesn't look that long, until you try to stand it upright to put on top of your car. I could never get enough holding power, so I installed 3 additional handles so I would be able to pick it up to place on top of the car. I also had to buy an attachment for my bike rack. It's a bar that sticks out and act as a 2nd person once you place the kayak in the corner. Even though there are minor drawbacks to this kayak, I am still giving it 5 stars because the kayak has done everything I've asked of it. The price was also nice, it holds 3 people, and this is a solid body kayak. For family trips and fishing this is a sure thing.
The paddle is sized appropriately for youth. I like that the paddle breaks down into two pieces for easy storage with the kayak in our garage. Its light weight and yet still sturdy to help maneuver the kayak with ease.
We got a paddle with our daughters kayak and I'm so glad that we did. It's easy to hold onto and makes it easy to get to where you want to go! It's easy to balance as well so if your taking a break you can set it across your kayak and it stays there! It comes apart for easy storage.
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