After a quiet year of reorganization and design behind closed doors, Perception and Wilderness Systems hit the water with both feet introducing six new kayaks at ICAST 2019.

The new flagship is Perceptions Outlaw 11.5. Playing off design of Wilderness’ ATAK stand-up kayak, the Outlaw starts witha wide-open deck and fold-away seat.

The boat accommodates fish finder rigging and gear tracks. They’ve included ball mounts, they call solo mounts,to attach rod holders and other accessories.

Innovative “Double Barrel” rod holders on either side of the seat hold a rod at trolling angle or for transport.

The Outlaw has styling and accessories found on more expensive boats for only $699. The Outlaw will be available in late November. Coming in 2020, Wilderness Systems will add a Recon 120 and Patrol 120 fishing kayaks.

Building on the stand-up capabilities of the ATAK, the new boats will have a huge bow well and high seat. The Patrol is the paddle version and the Recon will offer Wildy’s new Helix pedal drive that looks to be simpler and stronger than previous pedal systems.

The Patrol will sell for $1099 and the pedal-powered Recon for $2199.


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