Perception Conduit 13 Kayak

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The Perception« Conduit 13 Kayak is perfect for beginners and more advanced kayak enthusiasts alike. The Conduit 13 provides stability for beginners to build confidence, and also speed and tracking for those looking for a greater challenge. Featuring a deluxe padded seat with adjustable backrest and adjustable foot pegs, this kayak is a great choice for touring lazy rivers or doing some exploration on smaller lakes.

  • Deluxe padded seat with fully adjustable backrest
  • Bow and stern bulkheads
  • Basic stern and bow hatches
  • Rudder capable
  • Thigh pads
  • Keepers adjustable foot pegs
  • Deck bungee
  • Carry handles


  • Dimensions: 13' x 26.5"
  • Boat weight: 51 lbs
  • Maximum weight capacity: 295 lbs
  • Cockpit size: 38" x 21"
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Country of Origin: United States
Web ID: 11552929

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4.5 out of 5áby 35 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5áby Great kayak but seat back is fragile We bought 2 of these for taking with us on our camping trips. The kayak is a great size, tracks reasonably well, paddles easily unlike some small kayaks. I like having 2 cargo holds to store gear. The hull is well designed but the seat needs to be redesigned. About my 6th time out with this kayak, I leaned back slightly to take some pressure off my buttocks and I heard a snap when the plastic mounting broke on the seat back that connected it to the center mounting post. It is very thin plastic. The boat is still under warranty so Perception replaced the seat with another seat back, but what is to prevent it from happening again? Next time it may not be under warranty and a replacement seat is costly. I still recommend this kayak because I like how it handles in the Great Lakes where we get some rough water. Dick's offer it at a great price when they have a sale but I would have been willing to pay more for a better designed seat. These were the 5th and 6th kayaks we own and we have been kayaking for 17 years. August 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Conduit could use a seat re-design I am new to kayaking and had tried a few before finding this Perception Conduit 12'11" on sale. First it was backordered...but eventually did arrive within 2 weeks. The semi driver did deliver it right to my door. And he helped move it onto my yard. It was wrapped in a thick sheet of bubblewrap plastic that was torn and there were a few scratches on it....but not deep. When paddling it , it tracks pretty well and feels right in my inexperience. Except for the seat back. The seat adjustment is plastic and does not lock up well. If I lean back hard to arch my back, the whole back pops under the deck rim and I have to reach back and pull it back up. It also adjusts itself at times during power paddling...but I'm 120 lbs and 5 feet 1" so I cant imagine I have overpowered this kayak. July 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby WOW I moved up to the conduit 13.0 from the Swifty 9.6 deluxe, I knew there would be a difference but WOW. The Conduit 13 is comfortable, well built, easy to paddle, and fairly nimble given it's size. I have had it out every day since I purchased it on a local lake. Every time I hit the water I find even more to be impressed with, the biggest thing was how fast it is compared to my Swifty, and how effortless it is to move quickly. The seat is comfortable and the back rest is adjustable in both angle and height. there are two bulk heads and two sealed storage areas with enough space for a few days worth of gear, making this a great entry level kayak for someone looking to get into kayak camping. The initial stability isn't as nice as my Swifty, but it's by no means unstable, as you are able to control the role of the boat side to side very easily. Tracking as you would expect with a longer boat is a vast improvement over the Swifty, while not perfect you are able to maintain your direction with relative ease, yet turning the boat takes little effort. The ability to add a rudder if you want will take tracking into the pure touring boat level. the boat does have some weight to it taking it to and from the lake, but once on the water you hardly notice it at all. Overall, I think if you are looking for a boat that can expand your horizons to a multitude of water ways and push your level of paddling to new heights, then you owe it to yourself to get this boat. It will take you where ever you want to go with confidences and ease. July 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent Kayak So I've had this kayak for a few weeks now and have put over 40 water miles on it so far, mostly river, but some lake. This thing is a dream for beginners, and the experienced alike. It cuts a nice path in the water, is very stable over rapids (class 2-3 so far) and waves in Great Lake Erie and is pretty fast too. My brother (same body build but in an older perception kayak) could not keep up with me as I "surfed" the waves in heading inland on Lake Erie. The storage compartments are awesome and will prove their worth when I get around to a multi day trip. Hopefully this summer. It's pretty comfortable to sit long hours in but I find I still need to stretch after 2-3. Perhaps more padding in the seat is what's needed. If this is your first purchase, or you're just looking to tour around with something different, I highly recommend this kayak as it fits most needs. You can tour in it, fish from it (tho no rod holders are built in), and it's not too bulky or 'specifically designed' to prevent the recreational uses either. I find that I keep looking for reasons to hit the water, and this kayak makes that excuse so much easier! Happy paddling! June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby I LOVE this kayak! This kayak is great in a lot of different ways! If you want a kayak that can be used for rivers as well as ocean, this is the one for you! It has excellent storage. Seat is very adjustable, and hull seems very strong. When I first bought this kayak however there was a pretty nasty dent in the hull. However the fantastic customer service as Dicks Sporting Goods helped me get it replaced, the very same day I brought it in! Once again Dicks customer service really is great! I have had no problems at all with my replacement. May 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Kayak Very happy with the product, highly recommended to customers. Plenty of room! March 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby excellent deal I've been kayaking for 18 yrs and have owned a Carolina 15.5 for appx 10 yrs. This conduit 13 is perfect for lake , back river, and also limited excursions into the ocean. Bought one for my wife and she loves it. I took hers for a test paddle and was so impressed I bought one for myself. It handles very well, is responsive to turns and tracks well on long straights. The molded eyelets for deck rigging are a great idea. I'm not sure why perception didn't do it sooner. It has all the options of my Carolina at half the price .. Great Deal August 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Disappointed I bought the last one of these that my Dick's store in Madison had, and it was unfortunately damaged. The bulkhead had torn away from the hull, and so Dick's offered to order me one (a 2-week wait) or take the one they had for a discounted price. I took the floor model, bought some marine sealant, and fixed the bulkhead. Now, however, the boat has a tendency to turn right, so much so that I'll turn a 180 if I stop paddling and don't attempt to correct the turn. I called the manufacturer (Confluence Water Sports) and they wanted nothing to do with me, suggesting I return the boat to Dick's. I thought I might be able to avoid this hassle, but I guess not. June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby awesome kayak i have had my 13' conduit our several times and i am very pleased with the craftmanship, tracking and comfort of the kayak. the only negitive i have is that i could not get in it the orange/black color configuration. i'd buy this kayak again and again June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Very nice kayak for the money I have owned this kayak for 3 years, and have, for the most part, been extremely satisfied. I would call it a hybrid recreational / touring kayak with good characteristics of each type. It is very roomy, and extremely stable - you would have to work pretty hard to dump this boat - yet it has reasonably good speed and tracking as well. I use it primarily for fishing on inland lakes, but will regularly get out onto Lake Erie on (very) calm days. The Conduit handles a moderate swell, and it still didn't feel tippy, but you will still, very quickly realize that this is not a sea kayak. I plan on building a Pygmy kit kayak soon, but I will still hang onto this boat for fishing, and short trips with my wife. June 16, 2014
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