MAN! I am really surprised at the lack of pool toy savvy around here
The Stearns is not like the PVC units. It has a bladder inside a tough sheath of something or other with neoprene abrasion guards on the sides where the paddle scrapes and a little keel. I sat in one today. The kit is a special just for Costco, comes with a paddle, pump, bag and yak for $144.99
I heard you can get the polka dots and giraffe options after market :hehe:
Looks like this:
Not nearly as nice as this one:
or this one:
all Stearns, but for the $$ I am thinking of it as a little shuttle bug between shoals and nothing more.