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.
I bought one of these kayaks about two years ago and loved it. I then sold it and bought a different kayak and absolutely disliked the way it felt on the water. I only owned the second kayak for about three weeks before I decided to sell it and buy another Weber 132. The Weber is a great platform for fishing. It is super stable ( I have never tipped this boat over), easy to maneuver, and the wheel in the skeg is an awesome feature. The storage hatch is extremely handy, and the rod holders work great. Very comfortable kayak to sit on for extended periods of time. The seat is great! You would be hard pressed to find a kayak as capable as this one without spending at least three times as much as you can get this kayak for.
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.
We had a great time taking this kayak out. All four of our kids (ages 6,9,11,12) were able to get into it without falling in the water, quickly learn to maneuver it (the different foot positions were super useful for their varying heights) and have a great time even in a fairly crowded lake. The backrest works great, but I don't think it will hold up as long and as well as the kayak. The kayak has three holes that helped us easily and quickly tie it onto our minivan rack. It has good on-land maneuverability. My kids are able to buddy up and carry it around together. My 6 year old pulled it out of the water up onto the beach by himself. We really appreciate the fact that it is sturdy but not unreasonably heavy. The kids found a lot of fun ways to use it, and that they could easily put two kids on it together and stay very steady. They eventually did tip it intentionally, but never had any trouble staying upright when they wanted to be dry. The paddle comes in two pieces, which helps for storage and transporting it, but the kids also liked using it as two separate paddles when they had someone sitting on the back as shown in the fourth picture. Not the intended use, of course, but our kids are creative and adventurous and we like that this kayak gives them options. Our 12 year old daughter is a thrill seeker, and appreciated that she could get the kayak moving pretty fast across the water. She also found that she could stand on it and use it like a paddleboard! The other kids followed in suit and they all loved that too! All around we really enjoyed adding this to our lake trip and are considering purchasing another for an upcoming summer birthday. With all the kids taking turns alone and together, they had the kayak in the water for at least 4 hours non-stop. We can't wait to take it out to the river and other fun places!
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