Perception Expression 11

Perception Kayaks 11 Made in the UK

The Expression 11 is the smallest kayak in the Series, making it lighter and more manoeuvrable.

The Perception Expression 11

Perception Expression 11 With DLX Backrest

Simon paddling the Perception Expression 11
Perception Expression 14 and 15 DLX seating system
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Perception Expression 11

After the immediate success of the Expression 14 and 15's, Perception Kayaks launched the Expression 11. Like its bigger sisters the 14 and 15, this is a latest generation day touring kayak but scaled down to fit into the shorter range of touring kayaks. The hull shape is a nice balance of stability, versus performance and although aimed at newcomers to kayak touring, it is more than capable of being paddled well by those with more experience.

More nimble and manoeuvrable than its longer brethren, the Perception Expression 11 is perfectly suited for a days paddle on the local canal, lake or estuary. With the carrying capacity in the rear hatch, it is also possible to take overnight camping kit for multi-day paddling trips or packed lunch/warm clothes for longer days out. The Expression 11 kayak is well suited to inland touring and exploring, and also for use on sheltered coastal areas. With a maximum recommended capacity of 114kg, the Expression 11 is favoured by our customers who would consider themselves to be smaller to mid-sized paddlers.

High-end outfitting includes, Zone DLX seating system, rear bulkhead, Trutrak skeg system, fully adjustable foot-rests and thigh braces. The Perception 11's DLX Backrest system is 'High-backed' and raises or lowers to supply lower lumber support. This system is compatible with most touring spraydecks. And allows for maximum back-support, ideal for those longer days on the water.

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Key Features

  • Performance hull with sporty handling, and good speed/tracking
  • Flared bow for predictable control in waves 
  • Zone DLX outfitting including leg-lifters at the front of the seat
  • Adjustable padded thigh braces
  • Adjustable pedal footrests 
  • Spring deployed TruTrack skeg
  • Oval rear Dual Density hatch
  • Rear bulkhead 
  • Retractable handles  
  • Optional Low Profile Backrest- allows back deck rolling


  • Length: 353 cm / 11'7" 
  • Width: 65 cm / 25.75"
  • Weight: 20 kg / 44lbs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 114 kg / 250lbs Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Perception Expression 11 for your weight


Seaspray Perception Expression 11

Sea Spray

Dapper Perception Expression 11


Sunset Perception Expression 11


Deja Vu Perception Expression 11

Deja Vu

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Feelfree 30L Dry Bag

Feelfree 30L Dry Bag

30L dry bag providing plenty of storage space to keep your belongings dry whilst paddling.

Price £25.95

Beluga nylon spraydeck

Nylon Spraydeck

An easy to remove nylon spraydeck, perfect for beginners or less confident paddlers.

Fits the Perception Expression 11

Price £39.95


Nationwide delivery available for the Perception Expression 11. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Perception Expression 11. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Perception Expression 11, please call us on 01925 818437