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Essence 17.0

 
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Short Facts

Brand
Perception

111 Kayaker Way
Easley
SC 29642
USA

Phone: +1 800 59-KAYAK

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Model Year
Usage
Intended Paddling Environment
Type
Construction & Material
Recommended Retail Price
USD 1450
Available Colors
Azure, Red, Red / Yellow Fade, Tangerine, Yellow, Azure / White Fade

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If your expedition requires a map, then you’re going to need the added speed, comfort, and storage found in the Essence 17.0. It’s everything you need for that weeklong, once in a lifetime trek, or a more exciting day on the water that can only be had with a design that’s truly an extension of your body.

Features:

Bow and Stern Deck Rigging
Height Adjustable Drop Skeg
10" Bow Hatch / 8" Midship Hatch / Oval Dual Density Stern Hatch
Soft Touch Handles
Rudder Ready
Bow, Midship, and Stern Bulkheads
Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces
Zone EXP Seating System
SlideLock Foot Braces

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.0  (1)
Perfomance 
 
5.0  (1)
Quality 
 
4.0  (1)
Value / Money 
 
4.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

I enjoyed a lot in Lake Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland. It is a sort of inner sea, with plenty of islands of very different size.
The Perception behaved perfectly.

Review

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No
About Me
I'm not exactly the best paddler in the world, so I really need to feel safe when paddling.
I already own a Prijon Touryak with a rudder, and this has been the very first time I used a Perception Essence 17' (no rudder, but a skeg).
Pros / The Good
Nice tracking and good stability. A big kayak for big guys.
Cons / The Bad
The location of the day hatch. I'm afraid 'll never get used to have it behind me. I prefer to have it just in front of the cockpit.
I personally like to have a rudder, but the skeg played just great too.
Recommend
Yes
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