For over 40 years, Perception has introduced more people to kayaking than any other kayak brand. Perception pioneered the modern kayak and are proud to be one of the most trusted names in the industry. At Perception kayaks, we design, engineer and test our kayaks for the utmost quality, stability, durability and saftety and performance.
Over the last few decades, Perception kayak designs have constantly evolved, experimenting with hull shapes, volume and materials to build better performing kayaks. In 1977, Perception introduced some of the first rotomolded plastic kayaks, a revolutionary innovation that paved the way for kayaking’s explosive growth in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Durable, affordable and—most importantly—easily manufactured, plastic kayaks allowed for mass production and distribution. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Perception Kayaks brought the sport to the general public with industry-leading recreational, touring and whitewater designs. Their experimentation with kayak design led to many of the modern shapes we see today.
See how our processes and materials deliver the most safe, stable, comfortable and durable kayaks on the market. Experience the Perception Kayak difference.