Percept Face 11.5, Old Townspeople Match Heron, Necky Elias Picture: Inga Hendrickson
Outflank FOR: Wishful touring kayakers.
THE Tryout: As the shortest and near low-cost sauceboat in the Face pipeline, the 11.5 isn’t a hale racer. But its big cockpit is inviting, and its littler sizing makes it substantially easier to play (and to enter and out of the piss). The average breadth of the hull offers rec-boat-like stableness, but it’s distillery constringe decent to reduce wish a lawful touring cunning. To economize burthen and donjon the toll fine-tune, Sensing eliminated the strawman bulkhead, devising self-rescue all but unsufferable, so remain approximately shoring in choppiness.
THE VERDICT: Everything a initiate touring kayaker necessarily—and nada else. 44 lbs.