We received the Helios a couple of days ago and took it out for a spin this evening. It sets up very quickly; we had no problems at all. The kayak performs amazingly well and is much faster than we thought it would be. It handled the windy Potomac River nicely. We are very pleased with the Helios — it is much more suitable than a folding kayak given our housing and storage situation.
Edward Prados, Washington, D.C.