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I must have been lucky. I found this a little over a year ago on Amazon for $40 shipped. It was so cheap I surely thought it was gonna be a child size. It's large and fits 2 full size adults 205lbs and we absolutely love it. I just came back to buy some more and couldn't believe my eyes to see the price had drastically increased. I wish I bought everyone in our house one. for the price they want now, i can go to Walmart and get a regular canoe. Let's face it. It blows up, it will eventually fail. I would pay $75 max. not almost $200.
We ordered two of these, and went out for the first time today with our young kids. It was a great experience. The kayaks handle and track very well, and they are very stable. The seats are comfortable, and easy to remove if you want to. We are using these for lakes and still water, and not really putting the material to the test like other kayakers might, but it does exactly what we need. The pump did come apart during inflation, but it screwed back together and worked fine once I re-adjusted the o-ring inside. The paddles seem like they will break before the kayak does. The buttons that hold the poles together are plastic, and may not have a long life. The bag also tore slightly the first time I tried to put the folded kayak back inside. For the 97 dollars I paid for it, it’s a 5 star product. If I would have paid 150, it would be a 4 star product. The price seems to fluctuate a lot on these.