For more than 30 years, Perception has introduced more people to paddling than probably any other kayak maker. In fact, we pioneered the plastic kayak, which began an explosion in the sport beyond what we ever would have dreamed then.
And just like us, those that have known us all those years love the sport of paddling in its purest and most simple form. Then there are those just getting to know us. We're all trying to balance today's strains on personal time, family time, and work. At Perception, we believe now's the time to start thinking about how you or your family is going to fill those priceless pages of your photo album.
Almost anyone that paddles knows the Perception name and its storied history. We're excited to move into the future with even more innovation and the reliable quality that everyone has come to expect. Now, more than ever, it's time for you to discover (or rediscover) the concept that has kept us popular all these years. Our kayaks somehow offer the greatest adventures you'll experience, yet bring the simplicity to life we all desire so much.
Fun on the water for everyone – it’s what our recreation kayaks are all about. But what makes a Perception different is that we want kayaking to be part of your active lifestyle, which doesn’t happen in a slow, bulky boat. Our recreational kayaks offer speed, control, and comfort you’d never expect, with the manageability and stability you do. Once you’ve paddled one out on the lake, you’ll wish next weekend was here already.
Family Fun on the water has never looked or performed this good. Price-conscious paddlers who love the active lifestyle and have their sights set on adventure will love this sit-on-top family. Great for rough surf, ocean, lakes, ponds, and even lazy rivers.
Triumph The Triumph is a breath of fresh air to the sit-on-top world, proving that performance is not something only offered in a sit-inside kayak. This hull has evolved from the touring line, making it speedier and easier to paddle than other sit-on-top kayaks on the market.
Open up even more of the exciting possibilities kayaking has to offer by developing your skills and expanding your environments in a Perception touring kayak. These kayaks are designed for more performance, a tighter fit, and more capacity than recreational kayaks, but offer predictable handling so beginners or experts can venture on longer excursions on more types of water.
The most versatile touring kayak series ever created with performance for the day or weekend tripper.
Expression The Expression series is for the adventure-seeker who wants the best of both touring and sea kayaks: a fun, maneuverable day-kayak that remains stable and predictable when loaded down with gear.
Some prefer the calm relaxation that kayaking offers, others prefer the more demanding side of the sport. Whether it’s a multi-day expedition, or the technical handling needed for rough conditions, our sea kayaks are engineered for performance on all types of water, not just the sea. Efficient designs offer increased speed, maneuverability, and gear storage, while ultra-comfortable outfitting gives an athletic grip without the punishment, so nothing’s holding you back.
With this kind of performance handling and expedition potential, you'd think it's only for experts. Beginners welcome.