I bought this product because my original choice, the OSG Commander, was not available in the store I attended. It turned out to be perfect for my 4 day camping/flyfishing trip in the BC Interior. I was able to use my fins easily and move with speed because the boat is not oversized, but it had plenty of capacity for my 250 lb bulk and my gear. It rowed well on still water and my previous river experience tells me this boat would do very well on class I and II rivers and even a class III for someone with experience.
I was able to mount an anchor to the rear and two rod holders on the front tubes and still row easily. I thought the attached gear bag was too small at first, but it held my "essential" fly boxes and still did not impede my elbow when rowing. The adjustable stripping basket is excellent! I could move it forward and down when rowing, then bring it up and close when using it. No clips to fight with either! The 2 position foot bar worked well, although I didn't see any clips to hold it in place. I used zip ties temporarily, but I'll get some proper clips before my next trip. My only complaint is about the carry handles. they are made of webbing which, when carrying the boat loaded with gear, begins to hurt the hands severely. I used work gloves, but some rubber handles would have made a big improvement. I would be willing to have a few extra ounces of weight for the comfortable handles. The valve for the floor seeps unless I cap it tightly, I'm not sure if that's designed that way, but it didn't detract from this overall "very good" little boat. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to use fins for control, but wants to be able to move with the speed and power provided by oars.