I have owned a Traveler for 2 years now. Mostly I use the boat for multi-day camp & float/fishing trips on Missourri float streams. Last summer, a friend & I ran the class III-IV section of West Virginia's Blue Stone River. The boat was as manuverable as a hard shell W/W canoe. It was great. Recently, an experienced play kayaker and I took the boat on a high water, class IV run on the Saint Francis gorge in Missouri. We caught every eddy the kayaks caught, surfed every wave and wowed the sissy stickers. This is an every-boat, I highly recommend it.