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  • Extremely stable and easy to paddle, the Prodigy 12.0 offers beginners the ability to venture out a little farther from shore and stay out a little longer
  • Skid plate on the bottom of the hull increases durability and prolongs life of kayak
  • Soft yet supportive padded seat offers superb comfort, and an adjustable backpad personalizes the height and the angle of recline
  • Padded area along the interior combing increases comfort for your legs, and adjustable leg support reduces ankle pressure
  • Bungee paddle holder frees up hands for nature watching, photography and fishing
  • The Perception Prodigy 12.0 kayak features adjustable footbraces and ergonomic carry toggles

Made in USA.

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Best Use Flatwater Kayaking
Material(s) Polyethylene
Length 12 ft. 2 in.
Width 27.25 inches
Depth 15.25 inches
Weight 51 pounds
Cockpit Size 51 x 23 inches
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 1
Hatch Capacity Unavailable
Weight Capacity (lbs) 300 pounds
Tracking System None

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