@REI-AlyS Hi there!  We will usually have 2 adults and 2 kids in one for the next 2-3 years.  After that we'll have to split up...growing kids. I noticed the Paragon Tandem inflatable kayak in the REI outlet. Is it always self bailing or is there a valve that we can use to seal the bottom from water?

Can you give me an idea of durability differences between the Advanced Elements tandem and the Aquaglide Deschutes 145 Tandem Inflatable Kayak the STAR Kayak?