Perception Sport Patriot 12 Sit Inside Angler Kayak Review

Disclaimer: This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer. You can check new fishing kayak reviews here.

Perception Sport kayak has done it again, giving us a fishing and recreational sit-in kayak for all our angling needs.  The Patriot 12 is an ideal kayak for kayakers of all skill and experience levels, with features and provisions that allow you to paddle, surf play, and land a monster fish.

Read on for an interesting perception sport kayak reviews

Features of the Perception Sport Patriot 12

The Patriot 12 is constructed using high-density linear polyethylene, it has been designed with a roomy cockpit, molded-in seat with adjustable back support, padded seat back, padded bottom, molded-in rod

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holders,surface-mount rod holder, cup holders, an anchor, an anchor cleat, paddle storage, adjustable foot braces, bow and stern carry handles, and a stern storage hatch and bulkhead.

All of these features and components work flawlessly together to provide optimal comfort, easy transportation, and maximum convenience. It is now time to look at all aspects of the Perception Sport kayak reviews, as we try and establish if it is the kayak for you.

Ultimate Comfort

At first time, when I went outside with this kayak, it was feeling fantastic, I came back after  3-hour trip,  my backside was aching and my body was completely sore.Comfort is

Comfort is important issue for many kayakers, especially those who favor extended and day-long trips on the water. That is why Perception Sport has spent time and effort in the design of this kayak, in order to ensure that your comfort is maximized.

The kayak boasts of a molded-in seat with high adjustable back support, a padded seat back, and a padded bottom. In addition, we have a Keepers foot brace system, which is adjustable so that kayakers of all heights and sizes can be accommodated. Can you ask for more?

Review: Is The Perception Sport Patriot 12 Sit Inside Kayak Good For Angling?

Plenty of Storage

The roomy Patriot 12 has also been constructed with plenty of storage space, so that you can carry all the gear and accessories you need when you are out on the water.

The maximum weight capacity of the kayak is 400 lbs, ensuring that you have sufficient capacity to store all the items you require. This kayak is also equipped with a stern hatch and stern bulkhead for storage, where you can safely keep all your possessions; gear, food, and personal items to name a few.

This means that you do not have to return to the shore until you are ready to do so. You can even carry enough gear to camp on the water (I do not advise this, btw!)

Wonderful Convenience

As an avid kayaker, I love to head out to the water to experience peace and relaxation. Therefore the last thing I need is a kayak that takes a lot of effort to manage. Thankfully, the Perception Sport Patriot 12 is equipped with various convenient features, which make your time on the water more enjoyable.

These features include a Scotty rod holder (fishing rod holder), Paddle Park, bow and stern carry handles, an anchor, and anchor cleats. The aforementioned features work towards improving the portability and hands-free abilities of the kayak, and also guarantee that anglers have an easy time catching fish.

Have you ever heard of a 1-person sit–in-kayak with so many convenient features?


  • Good maneuverability
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable
  • Stable
  • Simple to get in and out
  • Tracks well


  • Hard to clean
  • Heavy
  • Flimsy and not durable


  • Kayak style is sit-in
  • Weight is 52 lbs
  • Length is 11’ 10”
  • Width is 29.5”
  • Maximum weight capacity is 400 lbs
  • Seating capacity is 1 adult
  • Hull material is high-density linear polyethylene
  • Colors include sand, camo, orange, yellow, red, red/ yellow, blue/ white

Final Verdict

The Perception Sport Patriot 12 is definitely on my wish list. This fishing kayak is simple yet versatile, and manages to provide a variety of features without completely overwhelming you.

With the comfortable and supportive seating arrangement, the adjustable foot brace system, the large storage area, the roomy cockpit and the convenient rod holders, the Patriot 12 manages to make itself the perfect option for fishing enthusiasts. The kayak has delivered on its angling promises, and though it is slightly heavy and difficult to clean, it still deserves its title as one of the best angler kayaks available.

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David Valle

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