Perception Impulse 10
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $700 Australian
Great kayak for recreation paddling on calm waters. Would recommend for fishing, photography, and recreation.
- Very roomy cockpit, great for people with limited knee or leg movement (like myself) making it easy to get in and out
- Stability good and tracks straight
- Nothing really, but if I'm picky it would be handy if it had a paddle holder.
- The cup holder on the seat is really unusable as the drink bottle gets in the way.
The main attraction for me to the Impulse was the very large cockpit, both length and width. As I have limited movement of my knees, the large cockpit meant I didn't have to struggle and try bend my knees up to my chest to get it and out. I find it reasonable easy to enter and exit, and the extra width allows me to pivot while still seated to get my legs out first.
The dashboard is handy to keep your drink, camera or sunscreen in easy reach. The kayak is also light enough for a female middle aged paddler (me) to load by herself.
The Impulse is very stable, and has decent speed compare to some smaller kayak. It tracks well, unless there is a current, but usually corrective paddle strokes can fix this.
I mainly use this kayak on a calm river, in light winds. My main use is recreation and photography. It would make a great fishing kayak too. I do have a different kayak for day tours but am sure the Impulse could be used for day trips as there is plenty of room for storing your gear.
Very happy with the Impulse.
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Friendly to beginners or families of varying skills, the simple and stable Perception Impulse 10.0 Kayak is an everyday joyride. With enough rigging to keep the sportsman happy, a wave-chomping, slightly rockered bow for the adventurous paddler, and the wide, gradual, smooth-cruising hull shape for a peaceful float, this boat has something for everyone. Throw this compact boat on top of your car or in your truck, pack the ample stern and bow tankwells with gear and goodies for all, and fill your day with watersport fun without emptying your wallet.
The Perception Impulse 10 kayak gets you out on the water with value that's hard to beat. Extremely stable and easy to paddle, the Perception Impulse 10 kayak is ideal for beginners seeking leisurely afternoon voyages on flatwater and slow rivers. Roomy cockpit makes it easy to get in and out of the kayak. Soft yet supportive padded seating offers easy comfort. Bow and stern tankwells with bungees store accessories. The Perception Impulse 10 kayak features adjustable footbraces, drain plug and cup holder.