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  • Perception - Tribe 9.5 Kayak - 2018 - Heyday
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Perception Tribe 9.5 Kayak - 2018


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    3 Reviews


    Top of the boat—top of the world.

    The sit-on-top Perception Tribe 9.5 Kayak was designed for fun-loving paddlers of all ages who want to explore the waves, cruise winding rivers, or mess around the backyard pond. It has an open cockpit with a padded, foldable, and adjustable seat for back support and paddling power, a keel skid plate for extra durability, and scupper holes that easily drain water if you tip or a wave washes over your bow. Molded tank wells in the bow and stern are outfitted with bungees to secure a cooler, towel, dry clothes, and other gear, while the molded-in cupholder prevents your drink from going overboard in rough seas and keeps your hands free to paddle or ward off pesky rugrats who are playing a game of Moby Dick. Perception included plenty of molded and anchored handles for easy carrying and car topping, and it gave the Tribe a stackable design that makes it easy to store your boots for next summer.

    • High-density polyethylene
    • Foldable and adjustable high-back seat
    • Skid plate
    • Molded bow and stern tank wells with bungees
    • Scupper holes
    • Molded and attached carry handles
    • Molded-in cup holders
    • Stackable design
    • Item #PER000N

    Tech Specs

    Hull Material
    polyethylene (high-density)
    9 ft 6 in
    2 ft 7 in
    Deck Height
    1 ft 4 in
    Maximum Load
    300 lbs
    Cockpit Dimensions
    4.4 x 1.8 ft
    Paddler Skill
    all levels
    Claimed Weight
    46 lbs
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Great kayak / delivery

      I'm a new kayaker who just wants to tool around on a lake here and there. After doing some research I decided this was the kayak for me. I've used it once so far and am thoroughly impressed. Backcountry also has great customer service and delivery. With it being such a large item I was a little concerned but it worked out wonderfully. I also have a designated 'gearhead' that I can call / email anytime I have questions. Great customer service backcountry!!!

      Great Kayak

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Awesome Kayak for leisure paddling, but also tracks very well in rougher waters. I love this Kayak because it short and light enough for me to take solo trips and get on / off my Thule Haul-a-port on my CR-V by myself. Very pleased with this purchase and the price point.

      Unanswered Question

      I purchased this Kayak and have used it a couple times. I love the kayak but have noticed that water can get inside the kayak making what you store in the 6" deck plate (Catbag) wet. I am not sure how water would get into this area since it is a solid molded construction. Is it normal for water to get inside of this kayak?