Bought this for several reasons.
1. Easy to transport and store. I dont have a truck any more, and my wifes car is the only one with a trailer hitch. I have a mazda5, which is a very small mini van. I could have used a roof rack to store a hard kayak, but i hope to keep this in the hatch and maybe hit a few small ponds on my way from work some days. We also do a lot of camping, and this will be easy to store in our 4x8 trailer we use to haul camping gear.
2. Ability to hold 2+ people. I have twin 3 1/2 year old girls. With this i can paddle with my wife, wife plus a kid, or me with both kids when we go camping. If it works well, we will order a second one so we can do 1 adult, 1 kid in each.
3. Hard bottom. This has a drop stitch floor, which inflated to be very hard and ridged. I inflated it to 6 psi last night, and it was as hard as a wood bottom. They say you can go to 12 psi, but not sure how i would ever pump it that full.
4. Scotty mount bases. Has 7 of them. I already bought a Dragonfly 4 DV ( 99$ on their site right now) and plan on building amount for it this weekend.
I know this wont be as good as a dedicated hard kayak, but at 40 lbs, its lighter than most 10' sit on tops, yet its almost 13' long, giving me more room. I will be using it on creeks, ponds, and very small lakes ( 100 acres or less).
I will post up some pics once i get it all set up
Post back more info once you get it on the water!
Here are my observations about this kayak:
-Light, when fully inflated with seat in it, under 40 lbs, easy for me to carry
-Drop stitch floor is well worth it. I dont have the balance to stand in this, but having a rigid bottom makes it track way better, and just feel more solid when you are using it.
-It comes with an inflatable pad for under the seat to raise it 4-5" I find i dont use this much. I makes casting slightly easier, out i find paddling up that high more difficult.
-So far i have not used any of the scotty mounts, although i have a fish finder i plan on mounting up in a week or so
-There is a removable fin on the back, and a small skeg in the front. This boat has a 700 lbs weight limit. I notice when i am in the boat alone, the front skeg is not really in the water, making it dog walk a little when i paddle. When i have more weight in the front, it tracks better
I would say if you never need to carry a second person, a kid or dog, there is a smaller version http://www.airkayaks.com/aquaglide-blac ... ing-kayak/ that i think would be a better choice. I got this as myself, wife, and 1 kid fit in it, and if its just me and a kid, its perfect.