I'm on the third (heavily used) year with my FishCat4 and it is still holding 100% air. This is the best tube on the market for its wight class and i hit the pond with confidence every time on my FishCat4. I wouldn't say i baby this boat, i'm fishing log ponds and thick hydrilla with no issues. This boat handle bouncing on stumps and sticks easy with its thick lined bottom. Add the Outcast Rod Tray and you'll be ready to go. Stores away in a Rummbermaid for easy transport and storage. As for storage, both saddle bags are over sized for all your gear and the bow of the boat makes for great overflow storage if you want to bring a dry bag out. Who know when this one will need to be replaced, but when i do i'm buying the exact same FishCat. Thank you Outcast for an amazing boat!