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The Perception Conduit 9.5 kayak is the best value for new paddlers or anyone in search of a fun, fast, and versatile boat. The roomy and stable sit-in design is exceptionally safe and easy for anyone to get in and out of. The shorter length and light weight of this 9-foot-6 model make it a cinch to carry and maneuver as you explore flat-water lakes, ponds, and rivers. Quick-access storage for gear and water bottle, plus the most comfortable seat in its class keep you on the water for longer.
The Conduit focuses on comfort with a spacious sit-in design that’s easy to get in and out of, even for first-time paddlers. The ergonomic Zone Seat offers performance you can feel with thicker padding than comparable models, and a fully adjustable backrest for fine-tuned support. Your legs will be protected thanks to the cockpit’s padded perimeter. Easily adjustable footrests customize fit for paddlers of all sizes.
Stability & Performance
Lighter and easier to paddle than comparable models, the Conduit’s extra-stable design inspires beginner confidence while offering speed and straight-tracking performance for more experienced paddlers. Its versatility and value-packed performance make it a favorite for learning the basics and improving skills. The Conduit 9.5 offers better maneuverability while the larger 13.0 model adds speed, stability, and storage for longer trips.
Features & Safety
The clean and simple design of the Conduit has been engineered and tested to be among the safest kayaks available. Built-in buoyancy and stability means even first-time paddlers can relax and have fun. Equipped with the features that matter most, it includes bungee cord lashes across the front and back for easily accessing gear of any shape or size. Comfort carry handles and lightweight design make it a cinch to transport.
Like all Perception kayaks, the Conduit 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 Conduit anywhere you please for years to come.
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THE PERCEPTION DIFFERENCE
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.