Conduit 9.5

9' 6"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Conduit 9.5 Description

With performance perfect for fun-loving first timers, the smallest kayak in the Conduit family is also the most nimble. With its unique design, it still cuts through water and tracks very well, giving it exceptional acceleration and speed for its size. With plenty of knee room, it's a comfortable ride that is ideal for lakes and ponds.

Perception's custom, high-grade polyethylene plastic and distinct rotational molding process provide exceptional strength and durability with seamless, one-piece construction.

Conduit 9.5 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Additional Attributes

  • Zone Seat
  • Zone Knee/Thigh Pads
  • Keepers Foot Brace System
  • Bungee Deck Rigging
  • Molded Thru Handles

Conduit 9.5 Reviews

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Picked up a used Conduit and…

Submitted by: kapungo on 5/17/2024

Picked up a used Conduit and have really enjoyed it. It tracks well especially considering the size, it is light but solid feeling, and comfortable with a padded seat. Longish cockpit (40") makes for easy in and out. Flat bottom and length make for easy maneuvers on the river too.


This is my first kayak, and…

Submitted by: paddler464305 on 9/11/2018

This is my first kayak, and it may be my last! It is awesome. I am a veteran,and this kayak allows me to get out into nature and have the peace I so dearly need- just me and nature!!! I am out in this between 10 and 20 hours per week, and it never lets me down. I can pick up this and put in into my truck without help, and it goes everywhere I want it to go. Kudos, and thank you for manufacturing a boat I can manage without help from others!


This boat is top of it's…

Submitted by: paddler454739 on 7/18/2018

This boat is top of it's class. It's not going to run rapids or hold a ton of fishing gear, but when it comes to an affordable entry into recreational kayaking the Conduit will perform better than any other boats at it's price point. I've taken it down rivers with a few light rapids or across flat lakes without issue. The deck sheds water well, it tracks straight, and it's short length allows for good, responsive handling. Limited storage and the fact that I had to replace my handles after a year are the only negatives I see in this boat, but at this price point storage options are limited anyway. 4.5 stars easily, and would recommend this boat to anyone looking to get started.


I am a 195 lb 5'11" man and…

Submitted by: paddler236629 on 1/20/2016
I am a 195 lb 5'11" man and this boat fits me better than the Perception Swiftwater 10.5. It is a very maneuverable boat with excellent tracking. I even brought it down a class 4 rapid and made it out alive (not suggested)- here is the video for proof:
Overall, I highly recommend this boat for light rapids and lakes as it turns easily but tracks straight.

A very sweet nimble kayak.…

Submitted by: joozer on 9/1/2015
A very sweet nimble kayak. Seat back is adjustable, great for just relaxing at times. Comes with adjustable foot peddles. Bungee cord on deck. Great for beginner as well as those interested in advancing some. Can be fitted with spray skirt. Stow area behind seat. Mostly used on open water, slow rivers.

I have loved the kayak, it…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 9/1/2015
I have loved the kayak, it handles well, is light to carry and glides smoothly. Due to my amateur rowing skills tracking is a bit off but I am working on it. I am going out tonight in it for the amazing moon we will have! Thank you so much!

I am 74 years old, and bought…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/3/2015
I am 74 years old, and bought this kayak last fall. My grandchildren, age 9 to 15 love this little kayak, as well as the adults. It maneuvers wonderfully. So glad we bought it and plan to get another one. I can handle it with no problem. I load and unload it myself. Its great! We kayak on the lake.

I have 2 Perception Swifty…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/11/2014
I have 2 Perception Swifty 9.5s but just bought a new Perception Conduit 9.5. I love these kayaks because being a widow and having to handle the kayak alone makes this weight and length just perfect for me to handle on my own. They are also very sturdy and track very well. The seats are comfortable and make kayaking very relaxing for me.

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