rje5146297 wrote an answer about Perception Essence 16.5 Kayak on April 30, 2013
At almost 60 lbs, it is a handful to load and unload. If you are using J saddles it might help to have the load assist bar installed to support 1/2 of the boat as you move it into the saddles. This boat does paddle very nicely IMO, and tracks well but does respond to edging inputs when you want to turn. Very comfortable to paddle and handles nicely in some chop (I haven't yet been out in big swells). I think this boat is a great value for the money.