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Perception Expression 11.5 Kayak

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If you're ready to take your paddling to the next level, the Perception Expression 11.5 with TruTrak skeg is the boat for you. A sleek crossover between a recreational boat and a touring boat, this kayak is stable yet maneuverable, paddles efficiently and effortlessly, and allows for progression.


Designed to bridge the gap between full-size touring boats and recreational kayaks, the Perception Expression 11. 5 Kayak gives beginner and intermediate paddlers stability and confidence without sacrificing comfort and maneuverability. The TruTrak System allows you to drop a skeg for improved control and tracking in rough water while the additional cockpit space and adjustable braces provide ample comfort for longer excursions.

- Backcountry.com

Whether you take it for a fun flatwater jaunt or a longer tour, the Perception Expression 11.5 kayak will have you tackling greater distances with more confidence. Designed for those ready to expand their skills, the Expression 11.5 effectively bridges the gap between a fun, maneuverable day-tripping kayak and a predictable touring model. 11 ft. 7 in. model is lighter, more maneuverable, and easier to handle than its 15 ft. counterpart, and it's much easier to load on top of your car. Rigid polyethylene hull withstands years of use without the need for maintenance. Very stable, touring-style hull offers excellent versatility; great for those seeking a boat for everything from light ocean swells to local lakes. Peaked deck and upswept bow sheds water quickly and enhances speed, and progressive rocker enhances handling. Added room in the cockpit and thighbraces enhance confidence in beginning paddlers. Zone DLX seat features a foam-encased pocket that cradles the lower back. Seat back adjusts forward and backward and up and down; leg lifters offer additional support if needed. Backrest may be raised by pulling strap in front of seat forward or by pushing the button on front of seat to lower. Leg lifters raise seat pan to increase support and take pressure of the ankles. Padded foam thighbraces may be repositioned to personalize cockpit for performance or comfort. Slidelock footbraces are easy to adjust from inside the boat; simply raise the black plastic rod to unlock and slide footbrace into desired position. Fully bulkheaded stern hatch provides dry cargo storage. Cockpit-deployable skeg enhances tracking in rough water and windy conditions; sliding skeg controls are located on left side of cockpit. Deck rigging on bow and stern lets you stash items you'll want readily available such as a bilge pump, extra paddle and map with weatherproof case, all not included.