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Expression 14.5

Versatile expedition-grade performance.

From *$1,049 USD / $1,329 CAD

Product Information

The Perception Expression 14.5 kayak’s versatile 14-foot-6 design offers an unbeatable blend of performance and comfort. The sit-in cockpit is sized to accommodate small to medium paddlers. Its superior stability is perfect for beginners, while experienced paddlers will enjoy its speed and handling. The longer length adds even more speed and stability, while also providing expedition-grade dry storage for multi-day adventures. Long days are a pleasure thanks to the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

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Ultimate comfort is what the Expression is known for. The roomy sit-in cockpit is easy to get in and out of, and the thickly padded premium seat with contoured backrest offers industry-leading adjustability; the seat bottom tilts up or down, while the seatback tilts forward or backward and can be raised or lowered—all by simply pulling or releasing the straps. Footrests and padded thigh supports can be adjusted while seated to find the position that fits you best.

Stability & Performance

The Expression is the most user-friendly touring kayak available offering maximum stability for both beginners, as well as experienced paddlers carrying a full load of camping gear. Effortless to paddle, its sleek hull is fast and tracks straight like a freight train to keep you on course in current, waves, and wind. The Expression 11.5 is versatile and easy to transport while the larger 14.5 and 15.0 models add performance, as well as expedition-grade capacity for longer trips.

Features & Safety

The Expression is engineered and tested to be among the safest kayaks available with built-in buoyancy and stability that lets you relax on the water. Spacious front and rear dry storage zones with bungee cord lashes on top maximize gear capacity. Reflective perimeter safety lines enhance visibility once the sun goes down and make re-entry easy in case of emergency. A skeg in the rear can be quickly lowered from the cockpit to enhance tracking and stay on course in wind, current, and waves. 


Like all Perception kayaks, the Expression is designed for maximum durability and optimized weight. This is the result of its high-density polyethylene and one-piece roto-molded construction that provides exceptional UV, impact, and abrasion-resistance. Ocean and saltwater-optimized hardware and finishes allow you to take your Expression anywhere you please for years to come.

Water Types

Flat, Slow-Moving, Calm Coastal, Ocean Surf, Open/Ocean


As the world leader for kayak innovation, Perception® Kayaks has introduced more people to paddling than any other brand. In fact, we pioneered modern kayak design and construction over 40 years ago. We’re a company of passionate paddlers and we design our kayaks for comfort, stability, durability, safety, and performance. Our proprietary resin and innovative rotational molding process provide superior strength and light weight in a leak-proof one-piece construction. Roto-molding also allows us to integrate features and vary thickness throughout for strength and stability where needed, without added weight. The result is a lineup of the most comfortable, versatile, and easy-paddling kayaks with unmatched UV, impact, and abrasion-resistant. They can even be recycled! Best of all, every Perception kayak is proudly designed, molded, and hand assembled in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. With a reputation for reliable quality and innovation, we invite you to experience the Perception Difference. 


Length: 14' 6" / 442 cm Width: 23.25" / 59 cm
Boat Weight: 54 lbs. / 25 kg Deck Height: 13.5" / 34 cm
Cockpit Length: 35.25" / 90 cm Cockpit Width: 19.5" / 50 cm
Max Capacity: 300 lbs. / 136 kg

*Prices shown are suggested U.S. and Canadian Dollar retail prices, net not including taxes. Prices in your market may vary due to currency, VAT, and other taxes. Prices subject to change without notice.

*Colors may vary slightly from those shown. Color combinations (Desert Camo, Dusk, Galaxy, Indigo, Mango, Midnight, Solar and Sonar) will vary from those shown and are unique for each boat we produce. Variations in color are not covered by warranty.

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Expression Features

Perception Kayaks Expression 14.5

  • Adjustable premium seat with extra-cushy ergonomic padding
  • Seatback adjusts forwards, backwards, up, and down
  • Leak-proof one-piece construction with built-in buoyancy for added safety
  • Optimized design and construction makes this boat easier to carry at only 54 lbs.
  • Front and rear soft-touch carry handles for easy transport
  • Adjustable thigh pads for comfortable support and optimal boat control
  • Front and rear dry storage with easy-on/off sealed covers, compartmentalized with bulkhead floatation foam for added buoyancy
  • Bungee cord lashes throughout deck to secure gear within easy reach
  • TruTrak Skeg with cockpit control to stay on course in current and wind
  • Easily add a rudder (sold separately) for ultimate control in rough water
  • Reflective safety lines for low-light visibility and ease of re-entry
  • Spacious easy-entry cockpit is spray skirt compatible for added dryness
  • Quick-adjust footrests accommodate paddlers of all sizes
  • Proudly designed, molded, and hand assembled in the USA
  • 5-Year Warranty