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  • High-density polyethylene construction offers performance and rugged durability at an affordable price
  • Adjustable padded seats offer ventilation and drainage; molded-in footbraces fit any size paddler
  • Storage tank wells with bungees secure your gear fore and aft
  • 6 in. cockpit hatch with removable liner for small items
  • Molded side handles and bow-and-stern carry handles ease transport to and from the water
  • Replaceable skid plate on the bottom of the hull increases durability and prolongs life of kayak

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Best Use Flatwater Kayaking
Material(s) Rotomolded polyethylene
Length 9 ft. 5 in.
Width 31.25 inches
Weight 46 pounds
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 1
Weight Capacity (lbs) 300 pounds
Tracking System None
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multipurpose Kayak I purchased this kayak about 1 1/2 months ago. Excellent Kayak. Very easy to get on and off of. Very stable kayak. The seat is really great quality and supports your back quite well. The storage container is a real nice extra! I use the bungie cord area behind the seat to keep a cooler on board. Really enjoying it on the lakes in the area and even on the local river.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kayak for price Very happy with my new Perception! Nice and steady on the water...handles on sides and ends make transport easy- not too heavy to manage easily
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy I purchased this kayak about a month ago, so the kids and I could enjoy kayaking even when my husband is out of town. This kayak is very stable. I put a cushion for my four year-old on the back as we paddle through very calm waters.
Date published: 2017-06-05
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What would be a good j-style carrier for the Perception Tribe? Nowhere in specs does it mention the depth of the hull. We purchased the Yakima Jaylow but it fits in there very snugly and I'm not sure if that's is safe for the body of the kayak. 

Asked by: Mom on Run
The JayLow is a fine choice for your kayak as long as you use the included straps to secure the boat in the rack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27

Perception offers other colors on their website. Can REI special order the HeyDay color?

Asked by: Kayak Question
As of May 2017, we do not plan to stock Heyday. All available colors are on our website
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Could this Kayak be suitable for Class II rapids?

Asked by: Tonton66
You can use this boat in Class II whitewater but the material is not designed to withstand the rocks that might be associated with the rapids.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29

Can REI get this in any other colors at this price (Sunset is what I'm looking for)?  Can I use my 15% coupon I got in the mail and apply to the sale price?

Asked by: heimy1989
REI does not currently have plans to stock this boat in other colors. Please call us at 1 (800) 426-4840 regarding coupon use.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17

My son is 6' 3" and about 180lbs. Would this kayak be a comfortable fit for him?

Asked by: SUPLover
We have heard a lot of feedback about this kayak being comfortable for taller individuals, so it will most likely be comfortable for your son as well.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Does this kayak come with scupper stoppers to manage water flooding through the scupper holes?

Asked by: ssminnow0304
No, scupper plugs are not included with this boat.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

Do you have any feed back on "bigboys" using this kayak? I am 6'3 280 and would like to hear some feedback from them.

Asked by: wesley
We have not heard any personal feedback. This kayak does have a weight capacity of 300 lbs., so it does work for you. If you are intending to store gear on the kayak while paddling, we might suggest finding a kayak with a higher weight capacity.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06

I just want to double-check...Does this come with a paddle? If not, what do you recommend?

Asked by: Tundra1985
A paddle is not included. There are a number of factors when considering a kayak paddle. Here is an article for how to choose kayak paddles along with a link for the selection:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-03
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