A contribution from guest author Vitor (belgium)
Do not be misguided by its slim delicate lines, the Echo is much more than a lake canoe.
Is it made for rough white water? Absolutely not!
Will it pass through creeks, waves and weir slides? Yes, it will! Just trim your canoe accordingly and you’re good to go.
Not only does the Echo track well but amazingly, it is also very maneuverable and will make those eddy-turns effortless.
The Echo is not the lightest canoe of this category, but think about those composite ultra-light-(read: ultra-expensive) canoes and if you have an ounce of good sense you will never ever put that near a rock. What the Echo does not have in ultra-light weight (it comes in at 45lbs in T-Formex) it makes up for it in its durability. The Echo has great resistance to wear, bumps, scratches, hauling and dragging. For me it is the perfect solo canoe-camping boat for everything from day-trip to week-long down river expeditions.