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Expression 15.0


Versatile expedition-grade performance.

The Perception Expression 15.0 kayak’s versatile 15-foot design offers an unbeatable blend of performance and comfort. The sit-in cockpit is sized to accommodate medium to large paddlers. Its superior stability is perfect for beginners, while experienced paddlers will enjoy its speed and handling. The longer length and larger cockpit adds even more speed, stability, and comfort, 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. 

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