It also has multiple comfort adjustments. Hours in the seat don’t mean leg cramps later. When you first stand up, the kayak feels a bit tippy. As you lean side to side, though, the chines on the hull engage. The hull is designed perfectly: It’s got little surface area on the water when you paddle (translating to more speed), but plenty when you stand up (meaning added stability). All details are thought through, from easy-to-use latches on the dry storage to foot molds on the deck. These attributes come with one drawback: increased weight. The Ride 115 tips the scale at 76 pounds, more than many boats 2 feet longer. However, that extra weight means a lot of plastic in the hull for durability.