We have owned 2 of these kayaks for 6 years. They have 2 separate inflation chambers, so if one ever fails, you're still afloat. It's so portable - no roofrack required, and weighs as much as a heavy suitcase. We paddle on the ocean for a half mile or so, and they are comfortable. The floor is inflatable, so your rear end doesn't get cold. There is no skirt for this kayak, so water can come in. It's not a super fast kayak, and sometimes it doesn't run true but veers to one side a bit, but for this price and convenience of carrying in the trunk it's great. The fabric has been pretty durable, and easy to clean because the floor and flotation chambers come out easily.