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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this kayak! So far I've only been on lakes and reservoirs with this kayak but it does everything great! Tracking is a breeze even in waters where large motor boats are causing wake. I'm a petite woman 5'4" 125 lbs and the cockpit is a perfect fit for me. I love this kayak!
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Boat for Beginning My partner recently purchased this boat. He is 5'6". We were able to get a good deal on the price so the color was a secondary issue. He was a newbie to paddling. He loves the boat. It tracks as well as my boat with a skeg. Great purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-25
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Questions & Answers

2 questions! First, can it be easily fitted with a rudder? And, I saw a video review and noticed that it sit low in the water. Does it tend to take on much water ?

Asked by: Kay-hh
We would not recommend trying to mount a rudder on the Tribute 12.0. The kayak does not have a molded rudder post hole and is not rudder ready. If you are paddling in fairly rough waters, there is a good chance the Tribute could take on water. Purchasing a spray skirt separately is a great way to keep water out of the cockpit. The Seals 1.7 series spray skirts and cockpit covers will fit the Tribute 12.0. http://www.rei.com/search.html?ir=q%3ASeals+1.7&page=1&q=Seals+1.7
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-31

Which spray skirt do you recommend buying to use with the 12.0 Tribute?

Asked by: Captain Jay
The Seals 1.7 series spray skirts and cockpit covers will fit the Tribute 12.0. http://www.rei.com/search.html?ir=q%3ASeals+1.7&page=1&q=Seals+1.7
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-31

I'm 5' 2", 200lbs, size 16 jeans. How tight is the cockpit? Is this only good for women who are fairly thin?

Asked by: Swiftie
The cockpit width is 19.5 inches. Touring kayaks tend to be narrower kayaks; you may want to choose a flat water, recreational kayak instead.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04

Is the Tribute good at tracking? The bottom looks very flat, is it hard to paddle?

Asked by: RazzMaTaz
The Tribute 12.0 does not have a skeg or rudder so paddling in a straight line during windy conditions could be a challenge. Having said that, the paddler will sit lower in the cockpit. This can make steering easier as you can use more of your body to steer. It might take a couple of power strokes to get going but once you do get going, the Tribute will move easily through the water even in chop.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Is this boat available in different colors?

Asked by: D-Dan
Perception does make other colors of the Tribute 12.0 Kayak, but at this time the colors shown are the options REI is stocking.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-31

Does this kayak have foot pegs?  Also, do you know how comfortable the seat is?

Asked by: Sbkins00
​This kayak has both thigh braces and foot pegs. The included seat is very comfortable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06
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