This is great little kayak for lakes and slow water. I haven't been out in whitewater with it so I can't comment on that. Great price, roomy, very stable. Tracks fairly well and is relatively fast for a short kayak. I use mine fishing and has plenty of room for all my gear. It is dryer than expected given the large cockpit. I've had it on Lake Michigan in 3-4 foot waves. Felt very secure as long as I was going into waves and riding with them (and I stayed close to shore). Has lots of room on the front and rear deck for strapping down gear.
For the money, it is hard to beat. You can find it on the Wilderness System website as Trinity Bay is owned by them.After fishing out of just about everybody else's "fishing" kayaks I thought the pudgy little Mallard would be a farce. But... Not only does it have a very roomy cockpit and nice flat decks for gear storage, but it really handles some pretty tough water really well. I have fished from a Loon, The WS Pungo and the Walden Scout. The Mallard beats them all hands down. So easy to rig and again the cockpit is so roomy. The seat is very comfortable if you add a strap from side to side and around the back (that little toggle strap they use won't hold the back upright enough for me).
I have taken mine through class 3 rapids and the raised bow just pops up and stays up. I know it's not a whitewater boat but it sure handles the rought stuff. The Mallard is a funny looking little craft, but worth its weight in gold for play or fishing. I don't use my other, more expensive, kayaks any more.