I took my SHig float tube out for a test run last weekend. I can only compare it to my Outcast Trinity. I hiked 2 miles into a lake with it and his fins in my backpack. SHig's float tube and fins are over 6lbs lighter than the Trinity with the Creek Company hard plastic fins. Plus Shig's float tube rolls up to about the size of a nalgene bottle. Set up was a breeze, it only took a few minutes to inflate with his included air bag plus a few puffs of breath. One downside I found was Shig's lacks a backrest but I knew that going in. That was easily solved by placing a dry bag with additional layers and gloves behind me. It was going to get much colder before I would get off the water so I brought those items along to eliminate kicking back to shore. I was on the water for over 10 hours for 1 1/2 days and the dry bag worked fine. Backrest problem solved. Shig's float tube is quite large and stable. It glides across the water. My biggest surprise was the effectiveness of his fins. I've been underwhelmed with my Force Fins, Omega Flip fins, etc. I was skeptical when I first saw SHig's given how lightweight they are but they really shine on the water. I put a pair of neoprene booties on over my wader booties and my feet slipped right into his. On the water the fabric portion of his fins act like water scoops and move quite a bit of water. Those things felt like I had nothing on my feet, are very comfortable and really scooted the float tube across the water with minimal effort. I would say they were some of the best float tube fins I've ever used. Two thumbs up on his fins. Another issue I thought about was the durability of the fabric material on the tube. My Trinity has taken a lot of rough handling. With Shig's one should be a little more careful which isn't hard to do. Overall I am very pleased with his creation. If you are looking for a lightweight backpack option for float tubing, his float tube & fins are the way to go. Thanks again SHig!