I have had the perception conduit 12.0 for a few years now and have come to the conclusion that I love this kayak! Great initial stability and amazing secondary stability work to make sure you either have to try intentionally to capsize this particular kayak, I can stand up on the seat of mine even with a little chop in the water. Lots of room for camping gear, it can carry a surprising amount of weight if you take a little time to distribute it correctly, and it's built like a tank. Seriously folks I find all kinds of exciting submerged obstacles, some are concrete some are wood, some are sand bars, and others are trees that I didn't expect to be laying across the river around that bend. I have hit so many things with this boat and it just shrugs off the bumps and hucking over logs. The boat tracks pretty well a, a well practiced stroke will take care of the rest. It is equally at home in the bay, lake, or on a river. I have had mine in class II and she did just fine. The kayak is a ton of fun, it's well built, it's stable and it's roomy. Great kayak.
The seat back could be better. The seat is ok.
This kayak performs very well in the wind, tracks nicely and is pretty speedy. Especially compared to my sit on top prowler.
I will be converting this to a quick fishing trip yak as it is pretty light and easy to move around.
Not so good: It's not the best or the worst at tracking. A good paddle stroke can keep you on course, though correction have to made after about 10 seconds of coasting. I will add a skeg to mine for now, nothing to fancy just to keep her on track.
Bad: The seat. It could use more padding. This though is a pretty easy fix. that day I did spend around 7 hours on the river most of that time in the kayak. And I will add that there was more pain when I was fishing than when i was paddling. Still the padding they provide is inadequate and should be supplemented.
Overall: I like the boat. It is a beginner boat that will teach paddling skills, at least for tracking. I would recommend this boat to anyone who wants a multi-function boat rec boat that delivers a lot of bang to the buck. The negatives on this boat can easily be fixed, which I also recommend.
Awesome recreational boat for slow moving rivers and lakes, or just to hang out and getting in the water/enjoying the sun. Seat is a little uncomfortable for long trips. Could use more padding on the back rest. Adjustable foot pegs and back rest. You can edge it pretty easy and super stable. Very good primary and excellent secondary. Good for fishing and taking pics.
Great kayak for beginners or people upgrading from a 10 footer. Tracks good for its size. Dry hatch on the back with sizable storage. Perfect for introducing others to kayaking. An all around good 12 footer.
The boat was difficult to paddle, didn't track straight and was excruciatingly slow. My friend was on a Pescador 12 and I just could not keep up with that sit on top model. When I turned the boat in, they found out that the plastic seat back was broken. It was a new 2016 model they had put into service a few days before.
The next day I tried the Perception Pescador 12 and was completely satisfied with its performance. It tracked straight and was faster and very esay to control.