Perception Kayaks Tribute 12.0 Kayak Review
The Tribute 12.0 kayak from Perception Kayaks is new to our shop for the 2018 season. Despite its smaller cockpit and sharper bow, we've classified the Tribute 12.0 as a Recreational Kayak rather than a Light Touring Kayak given the lack of a front bulkhead and hatch.
Unlike other boats in its class, the Tribute 12.0 kayak features a cockpit size more commonly found in day touring models. This means the Tribute 12.0 fits small paddlers or kids much better than a typical recreational boat with a large, wide open cockpit. Paddlers in the 90 lbs – 150 lbs weight range best suit the Tribute 12.0, and at a mere 42 lbs, its easily managed on and off the water!
The Tribute 12.0 kayak is the perfect upgrade for kids who have outgrown the little Prodigy XS and want to take their paddling to the next level. The increased waterline improves tracking and efficiency, while the rear bulkhead and hatch increase safety and gear capacity. The addition of proper deck rigging and reflective perimeter lines further the Tribute 12.0's gear storage and safety features.
Designed with a multi-chined, shallow vee hull, the Tribute 12.0 kayak is super stable and tracks well for a 12' boat. However, while the lack of rocker increases stability and efficiency, there is a sacrifice to its performance when paddling into waves. As such, the Tribute 12.0 performs optimally for short day trips on smaller lakes, sheltered bays, and calm rivers.
- Zone DLX Seat
- Zone Knee/Thigh Pads
- Keepers Foot Brace System
- Stern Hatch
- Bungee Deck Rigging with Reflective Static Perimeter Safety Line
- Kayak Karrier Handles
- Stern Bulkhead
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Polyethylene ~ 42 lbs / 19 kg
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