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Perception Carolina 12.0 Kayak Package

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Save big! - This package includes the Perception Carolina 12.0, Aqua-Bound Swell Plus paddle, Seals Sneak Skirt, and a Stohlquist aSEA PFD. You'll also enjoy a 15% discount on any other accessories purchased with your package, plus the added savings of Free Shipping & No Sales Tax. You can't beat that deal! (limited time offer - order today & SAVE).

Carolina 12.0: The Carolinas are steeped in the tradition that made them the most popular day touring 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. Note: Each multicolor boat is unique, and color patterns vary boat to boat. Note: Each multicolor boat is unique, and color patterns vary boat to boat.

Carbon Swell Plus: Make waves with the Swell! This performance paddle is designed for a more relaxed low-angle stroke and crafted with the most discerning kayak devotee in mind. With a T-700 carbon fiber shaft the Swell provides amazing durability for the weight. Balanced and flutter-free composite blades further reduce weight so you can paddle longer with less fatigue. With the Telescoping Adjustable Ferrule, you can customize your paddling experience instantly. Set the feather angle of your blades to minimize wind resistance without causing wrist fatigue. Telescope the Swell to the ideal length for your paddling style and conditions. Perfect for anything from day trips to full-blown expeditions, the Swell offers ultimate performance for any serious paddler.

Sneak Nylon Skirt (2.5 Deck): The Sneak is a high-quality sprayskirt is constructed of medium-weight nylon pack cloth. A waterproof coating with double-stitched and sealed seams ensures a watertight fit. A water-resistant zipper on the front of the tunnel makes taking the skirt on and off provides easy, and provides access to the inside of your boat while paddling. The adjustable neoprene waistband and removable suspenders allow the Sneak to easily accommodate a wide range of paddlers. The shock-cord cockpit fits easily onto the boat, and rim grip/safety slip technology holds it firmly in place. A tensioned deck stay keeps the Sneak from sagging, and two zippered mesh pockets give you a place to secure small gear items.

aSEA PFD: The aSEA is designed specifically for boaters looking for a soft form-fitting vest with added ventilation and the performance of a high cut back. The lower half of the vest’s back is cool mesh, providing air circulation and fitting comfortably above the higher seat backs found in many of today’s recreational and touring boats. The upper half provides flotation and an accessory lash tab for a strobe. Extra-wide armholes and open sides offer great comfort and a full range of motion. Large dual bellows pocket offer a D-ring for keys, and expand to fit a beverage can! Reflective tape front and back adds safety in low-visibility conditions.

Don't see what you want in this package? Outdoorplay can easily custom-build a package for you. Please email us at customerservice@outdoorplay.com, or call us toll-free at 800.994.4327.

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  • Zone Outfitting:
    • Molded-in seat
    • Padded seat & back pads
    • Lumbar & back angle adjustments
    • Padded knee wells
    • Adjustable footbraces
  • Ergo-Sport Grab Handles
  • Bow & stern deck rigging
  • Stern and bow storage hatches with bulkheads
  • Exolar hyper-resin polyethylene
  • Optional Rudder System
  • Don't forget a cockpit cover! A size 2.5 Deck Seals cover fits the Carolina 12.0.

    Shopping Info

    I purchased the Carolina 12 because I was looking for a boat that had storage for short trips, was short enough for easy transport, had a roomy cockpit and was reasonably fast. I paddled every 12' boat I could find (10-15 different models) and the Carolina 12 was the only boat that I felt achieved the compromises I wanted. Basically, every other boat that was faster than my Prodigy 10 had such a tiny cockpit that my enjoyment of my time on the water would have been limited. I like to be able to have free access to cooler and camera, wiggle around, and hop in and out to swim and explore. I'd actually like this cockpit to be a bit larger, but I can live with it in return for the greater speed and fore and aft bulkheads. I've paddled 8-10 miles each of the last four days in conditions varying from calm to 2' powerboat wakes to 15 mph wind, and must say it has met my expectations well. I like the adjustability of the seat, but I'm not sure I've found the right spot and actually think the fixed Prodigy seat might have been more comfortable, but I'm sure a pad or something will resolve this problem if I can't find the right adjustment. If you are looking for a rec boat that can easily handle short trips, then I think the Carolina 12 is the best choice!

    David Hill

    Ashland, MA


    I demoed this boat on a holiday vacation and liked it so much that I got it as a "guest boat" so that I could bring along non-paddling friends on day trips. I bought this boat because I felt it was super stable, handled easily for beginners (tracked well), and had a roomy enough cockpit in it to accommodate many body shapes. I was right on those counts! I live on Lake Champlain, which has the scale of a Great Lake so we get all kinds of weather/water conditions. While I have not taken friends out in really choppy weather, I paddled this boat through 3-4 foot swells, and felt very comfortable. Watertight hatches too! It is a pleasure to paddle for just about anyone, though a more advanced paddler is going to want a more advanced model.

    Judy Tenis



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