I have owned multiple types of kayaks including sit-on-tops. After years of experience, mostly on lakes and mild whitewater, I know what will perform and likely make the long haul. This is my after action review following 20 miles on the Buffalo River this past weekend. This boat is solid molded with recessed hard molded handles at all locations. This is great because riveted handles will eventually fail. The molded foot pegs are pronounced enough for any paddler to push against. The boat has four self bailing holes, including two in the seat nicely rounded like a human rear. It has abundant storage inside the bow hatch and plenty of deck storage at the stern. The wheel in the keel is sturdy and performed well in rocky shallows and portages. I have two issues with this boat. One would be the cockpit storage compartment is not waterproof and the latch is not sufficient to keep the door secure. I had to add bungee and hardware to keep the compartment closed. Secondly, the paddle leash hardware is located in a position where young paddlers may drag their knuckles across the gunwale after becoming fatigued. Otherwise, one of the best all around recreational kayaks for class 2 whitewater and lakes.
Enjoying our Feelfree Moken Lite kayaks to the fullest! Love the storage space, the lighter weight and the wheel for portability. Makes toting the kayaks with all our gear a breeze!
So far so good. My son can load and unload himself. Will see how it holds up. After a few years. My Lure 10.5 leaks after 3 years old. If Moken lite does as well, will be looking get different brand
Top notch... You won't be disappointed with a FeelFree