Old Town Heron 9XT Kayak
Source: bought it new
I love this kayak. Ideal for small frame adult or young flat-water paddler; it fits in the Dodge mini-van with the hatch closed! Great day tripper or out to the island for an overnight. Hatch hold suprisingly lots of stuff in easy reach. Buy 2, they're cheap.
- Not for large frame adults or heavy loads.
Perfect flat-water kayak; tracks nicely for a short boat and is super easy to control.
Lots of recreational paddlers purchase a far more sophisticated boat than they really need, assuming they will graduate to more technical adventures. Maybe they will, but still keep the Heron 9XT, you will be glad you did because it is quality built, comfortable and so easy to load, carry and paddle.
Would suggest the Heron 9XT Angler if you like to fish.