Perception Conduit 13 Kayak
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"
- Carry weight: 51 lbs
- Weight capacity: 295 lbs
- Cockpit size: 38" x 21"
Country of Origin: United StatesWeb ID: 11552929
Rated 4.4 out of 5áby 29 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby JK 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 H2OChris 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 kruzr 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 Barry 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
Rated 5 out of 5áby Death_Dealer425 Best kayak on Dicks for the money I was looking for a touring style kayak without breaking the bank. This is pretty much the only option I have found, and I couldn't have made a better choice. I am a large guy, 6' tall and 250 lbs, and the kayak fits and floats me and my gear well, I tend to feel like my legs are quite cramped in tighter kayaks. Seat is quite comfortable, was mounted off square when it arrived but was an easy fix to sort out. Good back support, can go on longer trips paddling hard up river and do not feel the need to get out to stretch for at least 2 hours. The storage is great, I use mine for river fishing, paddling upstream and then floating back, So I take rods, reels and other tackle, along with extra clothing, med-kit, survival kit, food, drink, and sometimes a small propane stove when wanting a nice dinner and still have plenty of room to spare. No kayak storage is perfect, some small amounts of water can get in, but it's slight moisture at most in a one day trip, dry bags are still a must if bringing sensitive gear. I mounted two flush mount rod holders just behind the cockpit, forward of the rear bulkhead, and they fit perfectly. Measure in every direction before you cut, if you add holders like this however, they just barely fit. Excellent stability as well, easy to hold on edge, tracks well in current, wind does like to turn it a bit, you can add a rudder kit if necessary, I will most likely make a homemade skeg to fit in the rudder assembly area for windy conditions. This kayak is also quite fast, I am able to push up through riffles and faster water as long as I pick good lines through, and maintaining a good cruising forward speed requires very little effort. I have slammed off of several large rocks at relatively high speeds going down stream and the kayak maintains good stability and the plastic is tough and retains it's shape. I hope to keep be enjoying this kayak for many many years to come. June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby chick57 Very good kayak for the price The Coduit turned out to be as good as advertised. I bought this boat for a second and was not dissapointed. While some features may not be what I am used to, this boat is a great value. May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Colton/SavannahGa Yes This is by far the cheapest "real" kayak I have found, with enough length to get some speed up and cut across a current, and with two dry compartments. In short, for less than $500 this kayak is a great deal (watch for sales!). Responsive, stable, and fast! April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby kayakdaddy Great kayak This kayak is a great starter kayak. I've had it for several weeks and it has worked great. I use it for long trips on rivers and lakes. March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Sly Great all around kayak I owned this kayak a few years. I mostly do river trips with it but have taken it out on small lakes as well. I think it's fast and tracks well, also people I kayak with are impressed with the speed. I mainly chose it for the storage being I enjoy overnighters on the river. One big downfall is no cup holder but my clip on one works fine. I like that it has the rudder mount but haven't purchased the rudder kit yet, maybe this year. The seat is much better than others I've seen, love the adjustable hight on the backrest but it could use a bit more cushion in the seat if your going to be in it for most of the day. March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jay IMO This Boat Cannot Be Beaten For The Money The Conduit has what separates the non-serious boat from the serious boat: 2 Bulkheads 2 Hatches You will at some point in time take on serious water or roll any kayak. Yes, you will. You can recover this kayak much more easily than a non-bulkheaded boat, and not have to leave it in the drink. I've had this boat for two years. The Conduit is fairly fast and tracks well. At times I've had to really pour on the coals to avoid windcocking with strong winds abaft, but so far have been able to handle every wind situation -- not easily like a longer more expensive boat, but still handle it by really paying a price in calories expended. A lightweight paddle with not too much blade area helps a lot. IMO limit this boat to rivers, lakes, and bays, and don't go very far into blue water if at all. It's fairly easy to throw on top of a vehicle, not too bad to portage, and easy to portage with a high quality set of wheels that can be broken down and put in a hatch. You can stay out for some days with this boat with very, very lightweight primitive camping equipment as most people will not be able to carry much beyond their bodyweight. This boat doesn't do anything perfect, but does a whole lot of things pretty well. No regrets, this was an excellent purchase for me. December 25, 2013