The Old Town Heron 9XT is the workhorse of our Kayak Line. It fit's most people and more importantly, it fits most lifestyles. East to transport on your roof, in the back of the car or on your shoulder. At 9.5'and only 39lbs., it's easily moved around to your favorite kayaking spot. The 28.5" beam makes it stable for beginners. Enjoy the ride!