The Merlin LT is perfectly suited for persons of lighter stature. It is a full fledged touring kayak with dual bulkheads and hatches, and all the necessary rigging for open water travel, comfort and safety; padded seat and backrest, keyhole cockpit with padded thigh braces, deck bungies for storage and re-entry and retractable carry handles. The LT has adequate storage for a long weekend trip. Smaller in size and lighter in weight, this kayak paddles effortlessly and is easy to load on your car. Don't be deceived by the size, if the weather blows up you will still be smiling.