I agree Jim_Mi and that's why I am still hoping to hear from an actual user. It does seem to be easily stowed and deployed so I may have to find out for myself. I will resist unless I can find the Mantis available from a site that would allow a discount. I see this in my future, and I am one of those folks who find discounts
make me feel I am getting a deal, and thus make the purchase more likely to happen, even if it's just free shipping; I don't have to have all my equipment wear the Hobie name.
EC, if you can wait for a couple weeks before you purchase I have a pro-techt top that I purchased a few years ago for my boat that I'm waiting for the new mounting base for.
I used it for a couple days on a CC and it didn't work well for it, be it was no good being the mounting area I had and the rolling of the boat, the mount slipped.I plan on using it for the kayak and will take some pictures to text you if you'd like. There's a delay on the mounting base and was told two weeks delivery time frame. I'll be mounting it to the lower back of the seat, at least that's the first thought. I'm also looking to put a upper support along the top of the seat back using pad eyes and elastic cord, if that doesnt control the upper swing I'll mount a PVC conduit two hole strap. Your welcome to email me or pm me figure around Easter weekend.