The Slocan is the perfect river tripping canoe. It has a large load capacity of up to 1200 pounds which gives lots of free board even with a large load. With four inches of rocker the Slocan turns fast, surfs well, and is very dry in big waves. The Slocan also has a lot of flare in the bow and stern ensuring a dry ride. This canoe is the first choice for paddlers who are interested in white water paddling. This is one of the best all-around tripping and multipurpose canoes on the market, as well as, being the perfect choice for the river.