I bought mine in 2007 and have used it about 75 days per year. I use it about 3 days a year paddling my tomcat duckie, 28 days per year while going to the go kart track, 13 days a year climbing, 20 day a year as a seat for my horse, 5 days a year for target practice, and 10 days a year while mopping up spills. It doesn't have the new gaia foam so i can't tell you anything about that. It is a Stohlquist also. Also does anyone know what boat I should take down the Grand Canyon. Also should I drain my cooler?