Art Kwrote a review of Perception Eclipse 17.0 Airalite Kayak w/ Rudder on May 10, 2004
I test paddled about fifteen different kayaks over a two day period, systematically eliminating the ones I didn't feel great about, based on comfort, speed, feel, stability, looks, affordability, etc. The one I was left with was the Eclipse airalite. It inspired confidence in choppy, windy conditions, felt spririted, turned easily and was very fast. I loved this boat so much I bought one.