Perception Carolina 12

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Perception made the Carolina 12. 0 Kayak with a comfy seat and a hull design that glides across lakes and feels stable on coastal explorations. The adjustable seat and knee pads with inner or outer brace options are a relief from hard-plastic back and butt torture, and the adjustable foot pads give your feet something to brace against while you paddle. Stash your lunch in the bow or stern hatch, and slide your waterproof map and sunscreen under the front bungees.


Bow & Stern Deck Rigging10 Dual Density Bow Hatch / Oval Dual Density Stern HatchSoft Touch HandlesBow & Stern BulkheadsZone DLX Seating SystemZone Knee / Thigh PadSlidelock Foot Braces SpecificationsLength: 12' / 366 cmWidth: 26 / 66 cmMax Capacity: 275 lbs / 125 kgDeck Height: 14.5 / 37 cmWeight: 49 lbs / 22 kgCockpit Length: 39.5 / 100 cmCockpit Width: 21.5 / 55 cm

- River Sports Outfitters

Perception Kayaks Carolina 12.0 Kayak - The Carolina kayaks are steeped in the tradition that made them the most popular day touring sea kayaks in the world. The v-shaped hull with soft chines improves stability and performance, making them easier to paddle for novice paddlers. The large cockpit allows for easy entry and exit. Inside, the padded backrest can be adjusted up, down, fore, and aft to find the perfect seating angle for you. Adjustable foot pegs allow you to further perfect the fit. Padding on the cockpit rim gives your knees a comfortable place to rest. Bow and stern deck rigging makes it easy to secure smaller items above-deck, and watertight hatches with bulkheads keep larger gear protected.

- Outdoorplay

The versatile, Carolina 12, touring kayak from Perception offers a stable and smooth paddling experience for the day or weekend tripper.For free shipping to over 50 of our stores, or to ask any questions, call Customer Service at 888-463-6367.FREE residential shipping, no surcharges on kayaks over $699. Limited time only!


Whether used for a day trip or overnighting, the Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak offers versatile performance and smooth paddling. A V-shaped hull with soft chines makes Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak stable and easy to paddle in relatively calm waters. Upswept, flared bow improves handling while crossing waves. Rigid polyethylene hull withstands years of use without need for maintenance. Zone DLX seat features a foam-encased pocket that cradles the lower back. Seat adjusts forward and backward, up and down, and leg lifters offer additional support if needed. Backrest may be raised by pulling strap in front of seat forward or by pushing the button on front of seat to lower. Leg lifters raise seat pan to increase support and take pressure off the ankles. Knee pads allow you to place knees inside cockpit or outside without discomfort. Slidelock footbraces are easy to adjust from inside the boat; simply raise the black plastic rod to unlock and slide foot peg into desired position. Great for day trips or overnight adventures, the 10 in. bow and oval stern hatches provide access to dry storage space for fishing supplies, picnic staples and camping gear. Dual-density hatch covers are stiff and durable, yet their soft, flexible edges make them easy to use; plus, they form a tight seal to keep contents dry. To seal hatch cover, simply catch the lip under the rim and press it on like the top of a rubberized food-storage container. Deck rigging on bow and stern lets you stash items you'll want readily available, such as a bilge pump, extra paddle, and map with weatherproof case, not included. Reflective perimeter deck lines boost visibility and provide a firm handhold for re-entering kayak after a wet exit. Soft-to-the-touch carry handles at bow and stern make trips from the water easy; unlike hard, plastic handles, the soft-touch handles are easy on cold, paddle-weary hands.