Submitted: 07-30-2008 by KayakOKC
I have had the Mainstream Patriot for about 4 years now... It is a very good kayak. I use it everyday in the summer and have taken it to several different lakes and two rivers, the Yak handles great in all types of water, sometimes the 3 foot waves are too rough on it.
I just purchased another Yak from WestMarine. I thought I was getting the same Mainstream Patriot, but when it came to my house (3 days later) It showed up with the Perception Logo on the front and on the rear hatch. I got the same flame red, yellow and orange color as the last one. Now I am happy to say I would recommend this Yak to anyone out there looking for a long rec boat. I am 6'5" 280 pounds and have never had a problem with the first Yak... Good Luck to anyone getting one of these Kayaks!