As we continue towards the end of winter you might also find yourself with a familiar itch, the one that means you're ready to get on the water. But spring isn't here quite yet and that isn't necessarily a bad thing, because that means you still have time get everything in tip-top shape for the spring paddling season...
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We caught up with one of our boat designers Hans Nutz, the man who helped bring you the Expression 11.5 and is currently working on...
We're putting together a Perception Pet Paddlers photo gallery and we want your dog to be in it!
August 2nd, 2012. Perception announced their new 2013 line-up today at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City with boats for the whole family.
The May/June issue of Weight Watchers magazine recognized kayaking as a great way to be active and work on your abs! Let's face it, a day on the water is much more fun than a day in the gym.View their article.
"I can load the boat with everything I need for a three day/two night endeavor. The storage compartments in the boat carry my tent (2-man), my sleeping bag, a self-inflating bedroll, a couple of bottles of water, four or five cans of soup, a backpacking stove, my camera tripod, folding saw, etc. Most everything..."
The Paddle Nation project will award grants up to $2,500 or less and will support pioneering projects that are youth-developed that result in increased paddling participation. Projects should reinforce the idea that recreational paddling is one of the most accesible and impactful ways in which young Americans are introduced to the outdoors. For more information visit http://www.outdoornation.org/
50% off all Perception logo apparel
An inside look at Mark and Kalen Eirich, winners of Gander Mountain's Ultimate Paddle Sweepstakes, and their day at the factory customizing their kayaks.
The all NEW performance-minded Triumph 13.0 - Available Sept. 1!
You want to go kayaking and bring your child or dog, too – ask and you shall receive! Modern Paddler, meet the perception companion kayak: the innovative Prodigy 13.5.
NEW: Available in two sizes, the Expression Series offers predictable, forgiving handling and stability expected of a touring design without sacrificing the performance characteristics of an expedition kayak.
It’s time for Demo Days! Spring and summer months are the perfect time to check out your local, or not-so-local, paddlesport dealer’s demo events.
New logo apparel is here! Available while supplies last, so get yours today!
Do you paddle to get in shape? Or do you get in shape to go paddling? Paddling can be a physically demanding activity, especially if you are not in some sort of “shape” before you get started for the season.
While many paddlesport activities seem like a ‘no experience required’ venture, in reality a little education can go a long way in your safety and enjoyment of the sport.
Last time we talked about tuning up your personal paddling gear, but we only barely mentioned what you can do to keep your vessel in tip-top condition. Let’s dig that boat out and give it a once (or twice) over and make sure it’s ready for paddling season.
In the winter we generally paddle less and have more spare time for “off season” projects. This is a great time to organize, maintain and possibly modify your paddling gear. This week, the Paddling Guru provides a few tips on wintertime maintenance.
At Perception, our team has the privilege of traveling around the country to paddling events, allowing us plenty of opportunities for discovering great new paddling locations. This is our list of top 10 places to paddle in 2011.
Steep discounts on two paddles over at harmonygear.com! Plus 10% off site-wide and free shipping on orders over $50.
A great tandem is more than a solo kayak with an extra seat, it's a unique experience in performance, design, and comfort with families and partners in mind.
Whether rigged for the sportsman or for a day on the lake, the new Perception Impulse 10.0 is a great
family-friendly recreational kayak at an amazing value.
Be sure to check the Paddlesports Live Blog to stay up-to-date on what is happening at Outdoor Retailer 2010 and to learn about Perception's new 2011 products.
We were extremely proud to receive this certificate of appreciation from Georgia Kayak Fishing Foundation (GKFF) for Confluence Watersports' (Perception's parent company) support of their Warrior Transition program.
For over 30 years, Perception has advocated fitness through adventure, fun and exploration on the water. Encouraging an active lifestyle for all ages, Perception is a proud sponsor of Eugene Buchanan’s new book, “Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids: A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors.”
Just in time for the Holidays, get the gear you need to fill those friends and family's waterproof stockings. Browse and buy kayak accessories of all kinds that are shipped directly to you through Harmony and Adventure Technology Paddles. Now, for a limited time, get Free Shipping on orders through January 1, 2010!*
Perception continues the heritage of family fun on the water with the new Tribe series of stackable, sit on top (SOT) kayaks. The Tribe is about easy care, ease of use, and good times, all the way down to the bright color options. But don’t mistake low maintenance for low performance. This SOT is equally comfortable surfing ocean waves or cruising lakes and lazy rivers.
Be sure to check out the liveblog starting Sunday, July 19 and all next week and not miss any of the action as we announce new products for the upcoming season.
Confluence Watersports, owner of Perception Kayaks, CEO Sue Rechner has started a new blog to answer some of your questions.
“Paddle It Forward” is a simple concept in which everyone gives a little, and receives a lot.
The new Tribute 10.0 and 14.0 put the paddler in control with good stability, tracking, and maneuverability. It’s effortless to paddle, yet has surprising speed.
The Tribute 12.0 SL Limited Edition is our most stunning and high-performance kayak ever created.