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Perception Expression 14 & 15

High Performance Touring Kayaks - Made in the UK

These kayaks are the latest generation in day touring and overnight touring kayaks. Manufactured in Sussex and paddled extensively by us, so we know what a remarkable series of kayaks the Expression Series brings to this corner of the touring market.

Expression 14 & 15 with DLX Backrest

Expression 14 & 15 with EXP Backrest

Expression 14 from Perception Kayaks

Perception Expression 14 With DLX Backrest

Expression 15 from Perception Kayaks

Perception Expression 15 With DLX Backrest

Paddling the Perception Expression
Perception Expression 14 Touring kayak with DLX Backrest
Perception Expression 14, 15 EXP backrest System
Perception Expression 14 and 15 DLX seating system
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Perception Expression 14 &15


Kayak touring is sea and inland kayaking without the need to put your life on the line. Touring can still be as challenging as you want it to be and the Perception Expressions can certainly do the job. The design provides good stability combined with good forward speed without sacrificing manoeuvrability, this is why we can call them the latest generation of touring kayaks.


Everything you need in a 14 foot or a 15 foot kayak. Two hatches and two bulkheads, adjustable thigh braces, adjustable foot stops, a choice of backrest (DLX or EXP - see images above) and a very effective retractable skeg. The looks are classically British and the proportions are perfect. Perception kayaks are renowned for their build quality and these very effective touring kayaks come highly recommended.


The DLX Backrest system is 'High-Backed' and easily 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.


The EXP Backrest is a low-style traditional backrest, allowing more experienced paddlers to lie on the back deck for Eskimo Rolls and also adopt a more relaxed paddling position if required.


The 14 footer provides a smaller/lighter paddler with more performance than they would get from the 15 foot version, slightly shorter and with less volume. But with sufficient storage capacity to do an overnight trip to on a remote beach cooking up those mackerel you collected on the way. The Expression 14 also allows larger paddlers a more nimble touring kayak with a more playful and manoeuvrable hull than the Expression 15.


**The Expression 14, and 15 can be fitted with a Factory-Fitted rudder system to aid in steering and manoeuvrability.**

--Please contact us for prices and availability.


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Key Features

  • Superlinear Polyethylene Shell
  • Bow and Stern Deck Rigging
  • Bow and Stern Bulkheads
  • TruTrack Skeg System
  • Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces
  • Zone DLX Seating System- height adjustable
  • OR Zone EXP Backband- allows more leaning back range
  • Front of seat leg lifters
  • Adjustable Pedal Footrests
  • 25cm Dual Density Bow Hatch / Oval Dual Density Stern Hatch
  • Retractable Carry Handles

Dimensions - Perception 14

  • Length 442 cm / 14'6"
  • Width 59 cm / 23"
  • Weight 24 kg / 53 lbs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 130 kg / 286 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Perception Expression 14 &15 for your weight
  • Spraydeck Size: Big Deck

Dimensions - Perception 15

  • Length 456 cm / 15'
  • Width 61 cm / 24"
  • Weight 26 kg / 57 lbs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 140 kg / 308 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Perception Expression 14 &15 for your weight
  • Spraydeck Size: Big Deck


Sea Spray Perception Expression 14

Sea Spray

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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 14 &15, please call us on 01925 818437