I'm new here, but I have to say, I prefer flipping my raft upside-down, putting my gear in the raft under me, and a $12.00 tarp over top! Works great, and I can see out! If it is snowing I use my old $25.00 yardsale tent + $45.00 zippers I had sewn in? I go cheap and I go alone.... I have a few hundred miles on my raft, not to mutch white water yet?? I prefer the water now days, I wear a brace on my right foot n ancle so the major 20 mile treks per day are behind me! That said, I like using my packraft in combo with my Aire canoue. I like to hunt while floating the rivers. I use the packraft to make short treks to lakes and smaller slews. So far this has worked well. Every once in a while I'll drag out my 18' Aire cat! If I have friends??? I love to float!! Can't wait to take this lil packraft to Utah/Wyoming and drop down through the Gaits of Ladore!! First I gotta get my fix on an early Kenai river run, just becouse I love that river! Especially with snow n ice, the fishing should be good? Sorry for the novel, but cabin fever in Alaska ya' know?? Lol Thanks guys? But I'll stay with my tried n true!