I recently purchased a rowboat and had difficulties deciding which oars to purchase for it... I ended up choosing these because of the portability... and they are really great for that! They break up into pieces so it is no difficulty at all carrying them around... very convenient! In terms of performance, they work well, and I have no problems with them at all. Just notice when purchasing, the price is for just one oar, and not a pair, like other oars on here are sold as. That would probably be more clear if the item was called "Multipiece OAR" as opposed to "Oars". Otherwise, great product!