Perception Rhythm 11 Kayak
NOW: $499.99 (9% off!)
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!
- 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
- Manufacturer's three-year limited warranty
- Model # 9330714141
- Size: 11'1" x 28.5"
- Boat weight: 47 lbs
- Maximum weight capacity: 275 lbs
- Cockpit dimensions: 38" x 21"
Country of Origin: United StatesWeb ID: 3986257
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 58 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike Great kayak Adding to my review below (and agreeing with Bill's), I just took this kayak on a week long trip to Owls Head Maine, and it performed perfectly in the ocean. Going out from Crescent Beach (sandy shore launch, friendly waves outbound, muscular 2-4 foot swells, whitecaps, and bracing winds inbound). It loved the swells, but it was a challenging afternoon. Did about 5-6 miles, stopped at a couple islands. Hardly a drop in the cockpit, despite hitting waves at all angles and sea spray over the bow. I will add a triple folded long thick beach towel to the seat, make a paddle leash, and a kayak leash. I will add two dowels, about broom handle width, 3 feet long, for pulling up/off rocky launches & landings. I will probably also find some way to mount an extra paddle (single or double) on the inside of the hull. Had no kayaking gloves, so used a pair of canvas gardening gloves, with rubber friction dots. A regular pair, and one with fingers cut off for warm days would be good. October 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by JSB53 Nice looking, solid boat READ THESE REVIEWS. I should have. If I realized this boat tracked horrible, I wouldn't have bought it. For $500 I expected a boat that paddles better than, or at least as good as my $250 Sun Dolphin. I'm tempted to leave this one in the garage and start using the Sun Dolphin again. This boat might work well for lakes or ponds, but it will beat you up doing any distance on a river. I've had 7 different kayaks over the past 15 years. The Rhythm is the best looking and poorest tracking boat out of all of them. 15 years of paddling different boats and then having to change just to paddle this boat because it won't track? I don't think so. It might be usable with a skeg, but that would require a little more investment. September 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bill Pretty fun kayak if your technique is good Just had mine out for the first time in a fairly slow moving river. I've read reviews both here and on other places that say it always wants to turn to the left. I found that if your paddling technique is fine the boat tracks well. I suspect those that say it turns left are right handed and use a little more power during that side of their stroke (right side of the boat). I tried exactly that and yep, it most certainly turned left, I did the same thing with my left side and had it turning right. The other thing I discovered is you do need to make sure your body is centered in the cockpit and that you are sitting straight up. Lean to one side and the boat tips into its secondary stability and wants to turn that way. Considering the design of the hull, that is exactly what should be happening. The bottom is essentially flat under the cockpit, has a deep see both front and rear and hard chines on each side going up the hull which is where the secondary stability comes into play. I came from a very basic Pelican Trailblazer 100 which is a super stable boat so at first this one seemed a bit tippy to me but once I found my balance point and remembered to keep my hips Loose (hula hips LOL), that went away. In roughly 15 minutes I was already used to this boat and wasn't even thinking of it any longer. My girlfriend now uses the Pelican exclusively and she loves it but is a little jealous now that she has to paddle harder to keep up with me. By myself this will not be a problem, but with a slower boat, I've had to slow down my paddling. The seat fit me great, it took no time at all for me to find the best setup for me. I like that it has small hooks on short bungees to strap the set back down for transportation. This is a great thing of you are not going to be using a cockpit seal while transporting the boat. I have one on order because I do travel some distance to go kayaking at times and without the cockpit seal, it kills gas mileage. I learned that will the Pelican because it's cockpit is huge so it like a big air brake on you car, especially if you mount it cockpit facing up or on J-Racks. Mount it up side down and it is better, use a cockpit seal and it's the best compromise Basically the boat is very reactive and can easily be turned, stopped or accelerated quickly and also glides well. Be mindful of your technique and this is a fun boat and will do most anything you ask of it September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike Great kayak This is an excellent kayak, everything I looked for in a kayak in this price range. It's just enough kayak that one person can handle it (I am male, 6'2"), and it fits on a car rack on a smaller car. I don't see how a kayak can "not track" (they're perfectly symmetrical), and am guessing the people who say it "tracks left" are right handed ? It can't move in still water without another force on it somewhere. The seat & backrest are fine, though a little stiff, and for longer outings I like to put a folded towel on each (much more comfortable, a bit drier too, could stay out all day). It's got a low profile in the water, great colors, sleek design, sturdy construction, very fast with a good paddling rhythm. I got a 230 cm fiberglass paddle (also from Dick's) that's just right for it. It has carrying handles on ropes on each end, but no real notch at the ends to tie onto. I've been tying it on the car rack with side straps and ropes at each end around the handles. Have not used the hatch, but will probably stow things in a sealing plastic bag. Highly recommended. August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Inverness A solid and stable kayak I already had a Pelican Matrix when I got this one at $100 off. Compared to the Pelican, this kayak is much more stable; I could easily foresee doing some white water in this kayak. It is easily maneuverable, but does not track well. In fact, the moment you stop paddling, it turns 90 degrees. I'd say it's more for running rivers with some waves and current than for long distance traveling. I actually found the seat back to be quite uncomfortable after some time. The watertight compartment, separated by a bulk head is nice. It would be nice to have a smaller compartment and a cup holder. It also lacks a drain plug, which makes it almost impossible to get water out. I think I will have to drill a hole and put one in. It's pretty heavy to handle for a single person. In spite of its limitations, I think it is a fun and nice kayak. September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by princessnp Perfect kayak I purchased 2 of these beautiful kayaks and found that they are so very easy to use. These kayaks are very well made, fun and offer a comfortable ride. Love them. August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hbear17 Loving my new Kayak I am loving my new kayak! I bought so that I would have a nice way to relax and have fun and it has really been a joy. I go out own it almost everyday and have a blast. Everything is perfect but I absolutely love the adjustable backrest. Anyways I cant wait for more adventures with my new Perception Rhythm 11 Kayak!! August 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by randers33 Nice, but tracking needs to be better I am new to kayaking; but decided to buy what I wanted since I don't really want to put a ton of money into getting a new kayak every few years. I really wanted to give this kayak 5 stars; I love the color, the water tight compartment kept everything dry, the seat is comfortable, it's stable in the water. Matter of fact, it's darn near perfect! The only problem I have with this kayak is the tracking. If you are not sitting dead center with your knees touching the knee pads to help steer you, it tracks to the left. If you are a seasoned kayaker this may not be a problem, since you know exactly how to compensate for this issue. The poor tracking is caused due to the wide flat bottom, and doesn't have "ridges" in the bottom to make it track straighter like in a Pelican of lesser value. This is truly a river kayak, built for Class I, II, and III rapids. All this being said, I am pleased with my purchase. I have learned how to compensate for the left tracking, by taking a longer paddle on the left and shorter right strokes or two left strokes for every one right. I definitely would recommend this product to anyone wanting to learn to Kayak. July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skitian Everything I needed it to be. I literally just got out of the water an hour ago for my first 10 mile trip in it. It was great. I didn't have any tracking issues. My buddy was in the same model next to me. We both had good control through some class ll rapids. The seat is comfier than you expect for the price. We can't wait to take them on some multi-day trips. July 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KayaKing Solid Kayak Pros- Comportable seat, sleek design, strong plastic Cons- No drain hole, takes a lot of time to empty out water and can be a pain. June 28, 2015