The Mad River Journey series has been penned by Mad River Canoe founder Jim Henry. Designed as a fully capable series of canoes that are welcoming to new paddlers yet have the performance, capabilities, and capacities to please experienced canoeists. Crafted of 3 layer polyethylene, they are very durable and care-free. In keeping with the history and philosophy of Mr. Henry, they paddle very well, with a surprising turn of speed and rock solid stability. It is hard to go wrong on a Journey.