I have a Downwind Cruiser for already a year now and it's an absolute source of happiness! Very easy to inflate/deflate, pack up, clean, etc. The backpack has plenty of additional space for swimsuits, towels, a PFD, and some holiday clothing, so I take it with me on holidays abroad. It's for one person only though. I weight 50kg and can have another light person laying on the board when the water I am on is still (not on a river!). Beginners can find it hard to keep the balance, as it's lighter and less stable than conventional SUPs offered for rent, but it's fun and easy to control once you get used to it. Overall, a great purchase!