Originally Posted by Mattchu
I've been researching the same thing. It appears that the legend might work better in my instance, because I'd like the option to do overnighters.
Of course a Legend will work for over nighters. But the tube design really is not for loading down the boat with gear. The whole idea of the WD or Legend is for hard class 4+ and up turn on a dime solo river running and flip it up right as easy as possible. In reality long less rockered boats like the Ocelot are more forgiving when loading them and they rip it most river conditions. Unless your dropping low volume step rivers, you will not have any real reason to buy a WD or Legend. Most ppl only think they want a legend or WD when 99% of the time a std cat will serve their purpose better. I believe that this is the case here. Don't get sucked into hype! Just get on a mid sized class 3+ pool drop river on a windy afternoon in a big tube high rocker spiny short cat boat. you'll be hating on life. Just saying.....
I've said this before. Buying a WD or Legend for less then hair conditions is just like buying a full blown down hill mountain bike and never leaving the paved road. Its good exercise but not really practical.