Perception Expression 14.5 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg
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Focus on your paddling and let the amplified up-sweep bow and peaked deck shape of the Perception Expression 14.5 Kayak do what it's designed to do--break oncoming waves and shed water. You can be a newcomer to the sport, a veteran paddler out for a few hours on a lake, or a weekend explorer of ocean inlets, meandering river, or the open sea. No matter what your adventure, a rockered profile and stable hull design put the focus on fun to keep you in touch with your spirit and totally out of touch from the hustle of life on land.
Perception Expression 14.5 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg - For the adventure-seeker who wants the best of both day touring and expeditions, the Expression 14.5 by Perception is a fun, maneuverable kayak that remains stable and predictable when loaded down with gear. The up-swept bow and peaked deck allow the Expression 14.5 to shed water quickly, providing more speed and performance than the typical touring kayak. In addition, the progressive rocker offers maneuverable handling so you can paddle confidently in tight, technical waters and coastlines. The TruTrak skeg keeps the Expression 14.5 moving straight and tracking true. The hydrofoil shape cuts efficiently through water, and retracts into a water-tight housing when not in use. The Zone Deluxe Seating system is ergonomically engineered to provide a comfortable fit. Adjustable leg support eases pressure on hips and legs, while the height-adjustable backrest and snug wrap-around wings help you dial-in to the perfect fit for all-day comfort on the water. Whether you're heading out for a day or a week, the Perception Expression 14.5 kayak is ready for the adventure.
Perfect for small paddlers, the Perception Expression 14.5 kayak with skeg effectively bridges the gap between a fun, maneuverable day-tripping kayak and a predictable touring model. Rigid polyethylene hull withstands years of use without the need for maintenance. Touring-style hull offers excellent versatility; great for those seeking a boat for everything from ocean swells to local lakes. Peaked deck and upswept bow sheds water quickly and enhances speed, and progressive rocker enhances handling. Zone DLX seat features a foam-encased pocket that cradles the lower back. Seat back adjusts forward and backward, up and down, and 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 bow and stern hatches provide dry cargo storage for overnight trips. 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, not included. Soft-to-the-touch carry handles at bow and stern make trips from the water easy; unlike hard, plastic handles, the soft-touch handles are easy on cold, paddle-weary hands. Perception Expression 14.5 kayak with skeg weighs approximately 51 lbs.