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Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Kayak and well worth every penny spent! I have used my Kayak twice thus far and can't wait to go again. The first time out was to familiarize myself with the boat. I can tell you that it is very stable and tracks nicely! Second adventure was used to spear fish. I used a 5 pound anchor that kept my kayak in place. Again the stability factor was quite impressive from putting my gear on and dismounting and boarding back on the boat. The center compartment has kept my gear completely dry although i do use a small dry bag just in case. Both front and back have plenty of room to store what you need. I am very happy I purchased the Perception Tribe 11.5 after lots of research!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sit on top! I bought this 3 years ago.. it has been used a lot at our lake cabin, both by ourselves and some not so gentle cabin renters. This is a great kayak. Tracks well, fairly fast, comfortable seat, reasonably light. The side and fore/aft handles make it easy to carry. I particularly appreciate the skid plate, which is replaceable, and adds greatly to sturdiness. I previously had bought 2 Emotion sit on tops which were ruined by renters, who dragged them up our concrete ramps, grinding holes in the bottom.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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Questions & Answers

Would either the Perception Tribe 9.5 or the Perception Tribe 11.5 be noticeably faster than the other for 175 pound paddler?

Asked by: Cammy
​The Tribe 11.5 is going to be the faster boat. Once up to speed, longer kayaks are traditionally faster.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-18

Are the molded handles on the Tribe series open all the way through? In other word, would a cable fit through them to deter theft?

Asked by: RIch
Yes, the handles on both sides are complete so that you can wrap your fingers completely underneath each to properly grip the kayak or run a rope or cable through.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-27

Can REI order this boat in any of the color schemes offered by Perception and have shipped to a local store?

Asked by: AOwens
We do not stock this boat in other colors and are unable to special order. All available colors through are shown on our site.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

Is the Tribe 11.5 a 2015 model or a 2014 model?

Asked by: manilla1406
The Tribe 11.5 is the newest model from Perception.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-08
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