The Klickitat is a good boat, easy to set up and portage, tracks & glides well on flat-water, agile in white-water. Fits easily into its' back-pack. The only negative I have is that the skeg needs to be fixed in place with a screw and screw-plate. This is fiddly, runs the risk that you will drop and lose the screw or screw-plate and requires you to carry a Phillips' head screw-driver with your gear. Off-setting this, if you choose not to fit the skeg the boat still tracks and performs well. My recommendation is that if you are only paddling on flat, deep water then it is worth fitting the skeg. If you are going to paddle on a stretch of water that involves shallow rapids, just leave the skeg off. Service and delivery from Total Kayak & Fishing was exceptional. We closed the sale after only a few minutes of 'no-nonsense' online chat and I received the boat & pump in country Victoria 3 business days after the online purchase. I will definitely be a returning customer.