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Impulse 10.0


The best all-around value on the water.

The Perception Impulse 10.0 kayak features a versatile 10-foot design that’s perfect for anyone seeking a boat that’s super stable, yet quick, with zero compromise in comfort. The exceptionally padded six-way adjustable premium seat, as well as movable footrests and leg padding, ensures all day comfort for paddlers of all sizes. The lightweight, compact design and simple open storage options means the Impulse simplifies the entire experience for a boat you can simply grab and go.

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Compare and you’ll see that the Impulse offers more comfort than every kayak in its class. 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 seat can be quickly adjusted while seated to find the position that fits you best.

Stability & Performance

Perfect for every ability, the Impulse balances confidence-boosting stability with fun-loving performance. The sit-in design lowers the kayak’s center of gravity to bring you closer to the water, further enhancing stability and paddling efficiency. The overall sleek design makes the Impulse zippy, responsive, and simply a blast to paddle.

Features & Safety

The Impulse is engineered and tested to be among the safest kayaks available with built-in buoyancy and stability that lets you relax on the water. Large rear open storage with bungee cord lashes perfectly secures your cooler and additional gear. Molded-in carry handles offer lockable security points for car top transportation and outdoor storage, and overall light weight makes it easy to carry.


Like all Perception kayaks, the Impulse 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 Impulse anywhere you please for years to come.

Water Types

Flat, Slow-Moving, Calm Coastal


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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