A Review of the Perception Sport Swiftwater 13.5 II Tandem Kayak
Kayaking is a great sport that allows the participant to enjoy the great outdoors while getting some amazing exercise. What could better than that? Doing it with a friend. The Perception Sport Swiftwater 13.5 II Tandem Kayak is perfect for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors together.
The Swiftwater 13.5 Tandem Kayak isn’t some cheap one-size-fits-all vessel. It is accommodating though. Thanks to the adjustable seating, you can make it a perfect fit for you and your friend. Best of all, if your friend calls in sick, your day on the lake is far from ruined. Simply adjust the seats and you’ll be ready for a solo session in no time.
This kayak can hold up to 475 of combined weight, meaning you and your friend can both be good sized people and still enjoy some exercise. Of course, that capacity also leaves room for some storage, if you like.
Keepers Foot-Brace System
Thanks to the Keepers foot-brace system (the most popular in the world), it’s also easy to adjust your seat for legroom and stroke. Just reach forward, adjust the tabs and you’ll notice the difference immediately. These braces are built to last too, so they can accompany you through some rugged workouts.
Perception Sport built the Swiftwater 13.5 Tandem Kayak with comfort in mind. Whether you’re just doing a few laps around the lake or you’re utilizing the kayak for an ongoing camping trip, you won’t have an issue sitting for hours at a time if need be.
The kayak doesn’t come with an over-abundance of storage, but that’s to expected given it’s already set to hold two people. Obviously, if it’s just you in the Swiftwater 13.5, you have more room to keep things. But, no matter what, there is bulkhead storage in the stern for all your necessities. You can also make use of the bungee rigging for any items you’d like to keep close at hand (i.e. paddles, other equipment, etc.).
At around seventy-five pounds, this isn’t some flimsy kayak that can’t put up a fight when need be. While it’s designed to smoothly cut through the water, you’ll be safe inside should the unexpected rock try to throw a surprise at you. That’s because this kayak is made out of high-density linear polyethylene, not low-grade plastic just waiting to break.
Kayaking can become unpredictable at times. Fortunately, Perception Sport offers a 3 year limited hull warranty on this kayak as well as a 1 year warranty on limited parts and accessories. Perception Sport appreciates that no matter what your intentions are when kayaking, the elements might have other plans.
The Company You Can Trust
If you know kayaking, your know Perception Sport. The company didn’t simply make this one kayak to cover an outdoor line of theirs. They’ve been in the business of making high-quality kayaks for over 30 years. In fact, depending on when you started, your first kayak may very well have been a Perception.
The brand prides itself on simple crafts that help everyone enjoy the sport. Best of all, every one of their kayaks, including the Swiftwater 13.5 II Tandem model, is made right here in the USA.
Whether you’re new to kayaking or simply in the market for a new model, the Perception Sport Swiftwater 13.5 II Tandem Kayak has something for everyone. It’s the perfect model for those who love to take to the water themselves, but occasionally get friends or family who want to join. Its warranties, plus the fact that it’s a Perception, let you take to the water with peace of mind.