We bought a Zoik raft this Spring and have used it twice on days trip on Rio Chama and Grande and love it. Not enough experience to compare it to others. It is our first boat. We are both learning to row but am amazed at how easy it is with this boat. We had DRE build our frame, dry box and help us with rigging it. Bought a Galaxy cooler... all this is getting us ready for San Juan trip near end of May and Ladore trip after that in June. Also own and have used a couple times in the Gila, a pair of Zoik Alter Ego I kayaks.