Perception Dancer XT - so this is a review of Perception boats in general as this is a 30+ year old boat. I can say after 25+ years of whitewater and now surfing with this boat, the build quality of Perception boats is fantastic. This boat has been up and down the east coast from Acadia Natl Park to the Florida Everglades. It has also been to Malibu Beach and Monterey Bay. Made for whitewater, it surfs great and has also been a base for my wildlife photography hobby. The adjustable foot braces still work like a charm and the hull has held up great to a real beating over rocks, sand and concrete driveways. Is it my imagination or has the color stayed quite well in al the sun it has seen on the back lawn next to the garage. Thanks Perception for making quality products.
It's fairly comfortable; I can paddle for hours without getting out once. I can even wear sandals or non-neoprene booties. The seat and outfitting is decent, but I've had to add minimal padding in the knees and hips. The cockpit size is an "old school" smaller one. But it never inhibited a wet exit. I've never had a "bad day" in this boat. If you're looking for one kayak that can do it all, few are better than a Dancer XT.