Perception Conduit 13 Kayak

Perception Conduit 13 Kayak is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 38.
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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.


  • UV abrasion protection
  • Impact resistant
  • 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
  • Strong, durable construction with varied thickness throughout
  • Easy to repair
  • Manufactured with less waste


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


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice mid-range kayak I bought this a few months ago to upgrade from a pelican sit on top. So far it's been what I expected. Good overall kayak. Plenty of storage, tracks pretty well and not too heavy. Saw in other reviews that it had a seat issue which I can agree with. Could use an upgraded seat but not terrible. For $500 though you really can't go wrong with this kayak.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, a pretty good value. This is the smallest kayak I could find with two bulkheads. It's a pretty good step when you want to move beyond your typical 10 foot recreational kayak into something a bit faster and with some cargo space/sealed compartments for flotation safety. If you're used to the typical 10 foot kayak, this one will feel a bit eager to tilt side to side, but it's nothing like a sub 24 inch wide racing kayak or something like that. You still have to work pretty hard to roll it. I adapted to it by the 2nd/3rd time out, still paddling 4 miles and 6 miles respectively. This is not a high-end kayak and the biggest compromise BY FAR is the seat. The flexibility of the backrest would be handy except that it can easily tilt back and wedge itself under the sill of the cockpit. I got some packing foam and fashioned a collar for the back part of the cockpit to block it from slipping underneath it, and it seems to work well enough. Once I added some extra foam for a lumbar support, I actually didn't have any back pain at the end of the run. The boat weighs around 50 pounds and wouldn't be really tough to get on a Toyota Sequoia is a little high, but I can get the boat up into the J hooks from the ground (I'm about 6 ft tall). Overall, I still feel it's not a bad boat for the price, particularly if you're looking for a boat that isn't as long as a typical touring kayak and want something a little beyond beginner on a budget.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice mid-level Kayak I have used the Perception Conduit 13 Kayak quite a few times since my purchase and have found it to be lightweight, stable, maneuverable and large enough to accommodate a relatively large adult, being 6' 1' 240. I am able to easily fit and remain in relative comfort, even on longer trips. The only issue I have experienced is that it is a little difficult to get out of, but the issue is not of major significance.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More pros, only a few cons Overall nice kayak... especially for the price. Tracks well, steers nicely and stable. Only drawbacks so far is the seat feels rickety as though it would break easy. I'm an average sized woman, so this seat may be more problematic or potentially break easily for a larger person. The lids for the compartments are like a heavy "Tupperware" lid...takes a little work and patience to ensure it sealed properly.All things considered, it's a good kayak for the value. Good length to where it's still manageable for recreational purposes but enough cargo space to carry gear if packed wisely for an extended outing.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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