So my dog and I took out the new boat for a quick test run. I picked up a 2018 Outcast OSG Commander. With the newly designed front end there is a lot more room for guys that want to use fins while in Stillwater or easy going rivers. I decided to take it down Washougal in pretty low flows, with good success. I need to get a front cargo mesh built and decide if I want to put the 4 d loops I also order in the front end of the boat for strapping down a water bag or extra gear. I was looking for a light weight boat to keep in the truck and use to portage when rivers are high or float sections with the pup. I was also looking for a boat that would or could be modified to carry extra gear for extended floats while fishing or on a back country hunt. If I can get the front end figured out I think I’ll have exactly what I was looking for. The boat handled class two and a few rock garden runs. Even with a 73 lb lab in the back I could maneuver anywhere without any worries. I wish I brought the pump to add air to the floor which softened with the cold water and air temps in the canyon. Choppy flats of rough water seamed to toss water up inside the tubes and get the oarsman somewhat wet. Over all I was very impressed and think the new upgrades over the old model are very noticeable. I wish Outcast would make their Stealth Pro with a matching rear rocker in the bow and add a deck for storage upfront. I think that would be the ultimate boat for guys that want to explore off the beaten path.