i'm on my second. the first, a nemo, delaminated after three seasons and i returned it to patagonia for the newer model, a royal flush i believe. this one's a'ight. it's still water tight but i had to replace the neck gasket at the end of the first summer and now i've torn the wrist gasket. can't place all the blame on patagonia for that since i'm sure they use outsourced gaskets. hasn't patagonia dropped its whitewater line? if it's a great deal i'd pick it up and plan on returning it in a couple years and then buy a kokatat. have you looked into the palm's? there's a guy in utah that's importing them.
let me know when you come south to boat and i'll see if i can keep up.