Perception Expression 11

Modern 11ft Recreational Touring Kayak by Perception Kayaks - Made in the UK

After the immediate success of the Expression 14 and 15's Perception have launched the Expression 11. Like its bigger sisters the 14 and 15, this is the latest generation day touring kayak but scaled down to fit into the 11 foot range of touring kayaks.

Perception Expression 11 (Zone DLX Seat) - £729.00

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

Day paddling in this little baby is brilliant. More nimble and manoeuvrable than its longer brethren, the 11 is perfectly suited for a days paddle on the local canal, lake or estuary. It is also ideally suited for exploring the coastline and nipping in and out of rocky coves or sandy beaches.

With the carrying capacity in the rear hatch it is also possible to take overnight camping kit for multi-day paddling trips for longer adventures. Or for a days paddle enough room for a mega-picnic!

Another product of the Sussex based Perception factory, made in the UK to a very high standard of quality: “Designed with beginner to intermediate paddlers in mind, the Expression's paddling performance builds confidence and skill and is the ideal stepping stone into the world of touring”. So it may have been, but if you’re an expert and want a few hours playing about then this little kayak works a treat.

High-end outfitting, Zone seating system, rear hatch and bulkhead, 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 spraydeck's. Allowing maximum back-support, ideal for those longer days on the water.

Easy to handle on and off the car, easy to paddle, easy to store, very well made, just add water. The Expression 11 also can provide lots of entertainment whilst paddling in the rough water as well (as long as you know your capabilities). She who must be Obeyed, our CEO, rates the Expression 11 most highly.

Click here to read her review.


The Perception Expression 11 is suitable for a wide range of paddler sizes. The photo at the top of this page shows Simon (17stone/108kg) paddling the Expression 11 comfortably with plenty of leg room. Simon is at the top end of the recommended weight capacity for the Expression 11 and found it paddles perfectly for an 11ft touring kayak.

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



Sea Spray Perception Expression 11

Sea Spray

Sunset Perception Expression 11


Deja Vu Perception Expression 11

Deja Vu

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Price £44.95

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FeelFree Day Tour Glass Shaft Paddle - 220cm

The Day Tour paddle has asymmetrical blades for increased paddling efficiency and reduced torque.

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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 £24.95

Beluga nylon spraydeck

Nylon Spraydeck

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

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Manic Tour Deck - Big Deck

Manic Tour Deck - Big Deck

A neoprene spraydeck with breathable waist tube, suitable for more experienced kayakers requiring a drier ride in rougher conditions.

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Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. 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