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Sit Inside or Sit On Top?

Sit-Inside or Sit-on-Top?

Sit-Inside – These kayaks have a cockpit so you’re actually sitting inside the hull with your legs covered. This is nice for cold-weather kayakers as the hull will keep you dryer than a sit-on-top; the cockpit will also shelter your lower body from the wind and keep the sun off your legs.

Sit-On-Top – You’ll sit on top of these open kayaks for fun in the sun. This design is great for mobility and for the ease of boarding or exiting your kayak.

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Kayak Advice

New to Paddling?

Here are some helpful tips & guides

  • Kayaking Lingo

    Kayaking doesn’t have to be a foreign language. Get the low-down on scupper plugs, tankwells and more.

  • Kayak Fishing 101

    Let's make sure you have the safety knowledge and kayak fishing gear to get you on the water as soon as possible!

  • Intro To Kayaking

    We've got you covered on topics like maintenance, transportation, kayak fishing, and on water safety!

Paddling.com Launch Locations

Oh the Places You'll Paddle

Maybe you have a nearby lake in mind, but discovering new places to explore in your kayak is fun too.  Our go-to tool is the interactive Paddle Locations Map from Paddling.com.  Zoom in on your home area or a spot you plan to visit and you'll find a treasure trove of boat launches and bodies of water to enjoy.  Click on a location and get driving directions, plus reviews from others who have kayaked at this location before.

READY TO FIND THE PERCEPTION KAYAK THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU?

READY TO FIND THE PERCEPTION KAYAK THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU?