My family and I are avid kayakers, campers, and backpackers. Yes there are other great brands around, but Dick’s can offer many additions alongside of my pack to make it days on the river or in the woods! Very thankful to have one close by! Thank you Dick’s! We have purchased at least 7 kayaks from Dick's in the past two years -- before this pandemic started. Didn’t need a catastrophe to get us active. Shame that it does to get others going.