Perception Rambler 135 Tandem Kayak
A tandem kayak is a great way to explore local waterways with a friend! The Rambler is great for any experience level, from beginners to more advanced paddlers. It features two sit-on-top seats and molded-in footwells, as well as a tank well with bungee for storage. Transport is easy with the bow & stern Kayak Karrier handles or molded-through side handles. Spend the afternoon fishing in the Perception® Rambler 13.5 Tandem Kayak!
- 2-person sit-on-top kayak
- Perfect for any skill/experience level
- Ideal for paddling in lakes, ocean bays, light surf or slow-moving rivers
- 2 sit-on-top seats
- Molded-in footwells
- Tank well with bungee
- Kayak Karrier handles (bow & stern)
- Molded-through side handles
- Length: 13'6"
- Width: 34"
- Carry weight: 74 lbs
- Max. capacity: 550 lbs
Country of Origin: United StatesWeb ID: 19680386
Rated 4.7 out of 5áby 31 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby John Perception Rambler 135 Tandem I have several kayaks. Bought this one to take my wife out and to use as either a solo or tandem when children come and friends visit. This is an excellent hull, especially so at the price. It is roto-molded meaning there are no seams. The molded in side handles are a great touch and the bow and stern cord/handle grips are excellent. The hull tracks beautifully and is still pretty maneuverable especially if paddled solo from the rear. It is very stable. You could perhaps fall off but I doubt you could flip it and even if you did it would pop right back up. It is rated at 550 lbs carrying capacity. It is pretty heavy but one should expect this from a 13.5 ft tandem. The seats, however, are awful the backs have zero rigidity. Whenever I tried to lean back on them they collapsed - no matter how tight you torque the straps. The up-grade seat sold by Dick's is even worse. However, there are some good after-market seats which should be much better. I've ordered two on-line. I'll add some accessories to make it more serviceable as a fishing platform but customizing is part of the fun. On balance the quality of the hull and the price are such that I am still happy with the purchase. October 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby TexasAg93 Water in Hull Took our Rambler 135 out for its first spin last night with my wife and 3 year old (5 year old has her own wave and did awesome). The Rambler generally met my expectations and was not that difficult to paddle by myself. At the end, however, I noticed a fair amount of water in the hull. I did not notice a loose drain plug. This could be normal but is a little concerning. I am taking the boat to the lake again this week and that may let me know if there is a defect or if this is normal. July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby DEANATL Excellent Kayak The Perception Rambler 135 Tandem Kayak is excellent. July 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Tony3423 Kayak is ok for the price We bought this kayak to do family trips with our sons who are 10 and 7. My wife used it at first since it was prettier than the other one we have. Unfortunately, due to the length of the kayak she was unable to steer it very well even with my son paddling up front to help. After 30 minutes we switched kayaks. I didn't have quite the same problem but I did notice that it didn't track as well as the Pelican kayak that we have which is just a little shorter and wider. So for the price ($449) it's ok but probably better for a more experienced paddler than a novice. April 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby BGW99 pretty good Overall it is well designed with the weight and general feel and look. We are disappointed that it does not come with plugs. We recommend purchasing these before use. My other issue is that the seats could be more supportive. October 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Burnout101 Very stable, tracks straight This is my 4th Kayak but my 1st tandem. We purchased it so we would not have to bring so many kayaks for the family to enjoy the sport together. First time out I had my eight-year-old son in front of me and my five-year-old son behind me and I paddled from the center of the kayak. I was able to navigate with no problem with only me paddling and turning was a breeze. It tracks very straight and true. Later in the day I moved to the rear of the kayaked with the five-year-old in the middle and the eight-year-old in the very front. Even when my son in the front got tired of paddling, I was able to control the whole boat from the rear with minimal extra effort. I will be taking this on a camping trip by myself as a solo kayak because I have so much extra room for all my camping gear. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice big solo or a good tandem. September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby DDTD Very satisfied with Perception Rambler tandem This kayak is very stable in the water and met all of our expectations. If you are looking to stay dry, this may not be the one for you, but it is a water sport and we fully expected to get a little wet. My wife and I are in our 50s and were easily able to stay ahead of our 20-something children who were in single kayaks. Great fun and highly recommended for the novice or more experienced folks. September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Maineattraction1 Great Kayak for the price point My wife and I found the 135 very stable on a big lake (Sebago). It also tracked very well. The staff at Dicks was very helpful. Thank You September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby mom1974 great product Taken it out several times. Very easy to handle by myself. Easy to maneuver and tracks good. Now if I can get my lazy kid to go outside lol. You won't be disappointed September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Judd49 Great kayak▀ Perfect for our family. Tracks great and easily room for three to four. We love it! September 7, 2015