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Perception Rhythm 11 Kayak

$499.99 $549.99*
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Perception Rhythm 11 Kayak - Dick's Sporting Goods
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Beginners and more seasoned paddlers alike will love exploring rivers and lakes in the Perception® Rhythm 11 Kayak! Stay out for hours with the deluxe padded seat, thigh pads and adjustable backrest. Use the Keepers adjustable foot pegs to ensure your legs are in the best position for a relaxing day of paddling. The deck bungee and stern hatch are perfect for storing your essentials while you enjoy your day in the Rhythm 11 Kayak!
FEATURES:

  • 1 person sit-in kayak
  • Sleek, high-speed design
  • Perfect for paddling lakes and rivers
  • Deluxe padded seat with fully adjustable backrest
  • Thigh pads
  • Stern bulkhead
  • Keepers adjustable foot pegs
  • Basic stern hatch
  • Deck bungee
  • Carry handles

Specs:
  • Size: 11'1" x 28.5"
  • Carry weight: 47 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 275 lbs
  • Cockpit size: 38" x 21"
  • Perception
Country of Origin: United States
Web ID: 3986257

Customer Reviews:

Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by bottoms warp after a few uses Was a great kayak at first but after a few hours the bottom gets a concave in it and goes from easy to row and tracking straight to feeling like a barge. We returned them twice before deciding to get a kayak with a little more structural support. If you plan on much more than putzing around a small pond, don't recommend. Dicks was great when I returned them both times and could see the problem. April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic! This is a fantastic boat, especially for the money. Long enough to track well, but small enough to be managable by one person, especially if loading on top of a car or carrying a longer distance by yourself. Rear compartment stays dry and seals very tight, but has a relatively small opening. Enough storage space for a solid day trip. No drain hole/plug and no cup holder. March 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great color, length, style My husband and I purchased two Perception Sport Rhythm 11 kayaks this summer to use on our small , quiet, lake. The bright orange, red, and yellow colors are easily seen , adding to the safety of our yak's. We purchased the last two boats in stock even though they had warped bottoms. The salesman stated while being stored in the warehouse during winter months the cold caused the bottoms to warp. He advised us to set them upside down in the hot summer sun for several days and the bottoms would relax and smooth back out. If we were not happy with them after that we could return the kayaks. We followed instructions and they never did smooth out. The boats seem to track pretty well so we just kept them. We can hardly wait to get back out in our yaks this summer. January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by The Good and the Bad I just purchased the Perception Sport Rhythm to add to our Perception fleet of 4 Swifty's. We wanted a larger boat to accommodate a bigger payload of 'stuff ', and this kayak fit the size and weight carrying capacity nicely. The price was nice too. The seat is much more comfortable than our old Swifty's as well, sporting more padding and adjustable back height. My only complaint with this kayak is it's inability to track a straight line. I noticed that if you lightly paddle you perform less correcting, but if you try to power it forward, it keeps pulling hard to the Port side. Oh well. It's a great looking boat. October 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by not for beginner I have done kayaking before. This kayak is a little tippy. But tracks well. More of advance kayak. I love it. Glad I got it. Seem like everyone like the green/blue. Show up nice in the water .I wish it was a little lighter.. take to people to put on top of car.. Got it on sale August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SMALL OPENING... Just got this this week... the opening in this is very small and any BIG guys had better try getting in one first in the store! My wife has a Swifty 9.5 and it (the opening) is like night and day! otherwise a nice rig for the price! has some issues...no plug no cup holder .... Oh well July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great recreational kayak We bought a pair of these (one blue/green, one red/yellow) from Dick's in May of '14. We have paddled them in 8 different bodies of Vermont's waters (lakes, ponds, calm rivers) in the first two months and have been very pleased. They feel rugged but not too heavy as we load and unload them from the SUV roof. The seats are more comfortable than the generic rental kayaks we'd used before. Both the seat and the foot pegs adjust well. They have nice stability, even in the bouncy chop of a wind blown lake. They handle well and paddle easily enough, but tracking is inconsistent and requires a bit of attention, but that hasn't been an issue for us. I think that's just the reality of an 11 foot boat. The dry hatch has stayed dry. They don't have a drain plugs, so if water splashes in, there's bailing in order when you're done. These are wonderful for casual exploration, a nice step up from entry level tubs and more affordable than the bigger fancier models. June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome, stylish little yak My hubbs and I received two fishing kayaks as gifts for xmas and were excited to finally get them out on the water after a very long and harsh winter. He is a tall man at 6'5" and was not able to extend his legs in the 12ft Excursion, his knees felt like they were at his chin! The opening was too big for me at much closer to 5' tall. We loaded them up and took them back to our local Dick's store and the manager was very helpful in finding us the perfect kayaks for our specific wants/needs and kindly exchanged them. He got the Old Town Angler and I got this one. Molded from solid, quality material and has a large, dry well at the rear. It maneuvers easily and and glides along the water with ease. The seat is very comfortable with good back support for long days on the water. I find zero problem with tracking like some other reviews. Thanks to Dick's for the knowledgeable manager who helped us choose these great kayaks. We are looking forward to years of adventures in our awesome new water rides! May 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect starter kayak As others have said the tracking isn't the best, but for what this cost me on sale ($350) it is unbeatable. I got used to the tracking in about two minutes so it was never an issue. I've been out about 20 times over four months and love it! I can follow dolphins in it while paddling at 25% effort so once i come on a group of them it isn't any effort to keep up. The cockpit is huge so its easy to get in and out. That also means a little extra water can splash in on choppy days but it is a fair trade to be able to move around easily. The seat is comfy and at 6'1" and 210 i have no problems. As someone else said, I will probably get a better kayak in a year or two, but I didn't want to spend that much money until I was more experienced and had a better idea of what I wanted and if I would be on the water enough to justify paying more. December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for us. We own three Kayaks. We have the wilderness systems tsunami 145, the trophy 126 and the perception sport rhythm 11. We travel the river systems of Ky on the weekends. This boat is perfect for that. It has plenty of dry storage and the hatch seals nice and tight. It is the perfect size for class 1+or lite class 2. It is very easy to maneuver in tight narrow passages plus it has enough sustain to coast the long flats with very mild paddling. It is a great all around boat for the beginner to moderate level paddler. The stability is good and the boat just cuts through the water with ease. Each boat has a specific purpose but this boat is very well for many situations. We have been very pleased with the quality and value of this boat. October 2, 2013
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