Sound 10.5

10' 6"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Sound 10.5 Description

The best value in sit-inside kayak fishing for large paddlers. The Perception Sound kayak makes paddling and fishing easy with the perfect combo of comfort, features, and portability. The 9-foot-6 sit-in design protects from the elements while its light weight makes it easy to carry. Built to explore quiet, slow-moving waters, the Sound’s tri-keel hull creates ultimate stability and smooth steering to track straight and stay on course with minimal effort. Value-packed and feature-rich, the Sound includes a dashboard with mounting points for accessories, two molded-in rod holders, and a spacious rear storage zone with bungee cord security.

Proudly designed, molded and hand-assembled in the USA, the Pescador Pro kayak is backed by a 5-Year Warranty.

Sound 10.5 Specs and Features

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

Additional Attributes

  • Zone Seat
  • Zone Knee/Thigh Pads
  • Keepers Foot Brace System
  • Tankwell with Bungee
  • Molded Thru Handles
  • Molded-In Dashboard
  • (2) Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Tri-Keel Hull

Sound 10.5 Reviews

Read reviews for the Sound 10.5 by Perception as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

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I'm a 180lb, 5'7",…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 10/4/2022

I'm a 180lb, 5'7", moderately fit guy with past fishing and touring kayak experience. I bought this because the price was right and I couldn't get the Pescador I wanted. For what it is, is does the job. Doesn't track (go in one direction) the best while paddling, but it's not meant for long distances. It is very easy to turn around and navigate through vegetation. Good for small lakes and calm to somewhat rough rivers. (Not white water) Very stable to fish from while sitting. I wouldn't advise anyone to try fishing from it while standing. The storage space in the back is okay, but it's not the easiest to acces. That space also has self draining scupper holes and unless you have scupper plugs you can expect water to come up through them.


Like someone else stated,…

Submitted by: Ghostraker on 5/21/2020
Like someone else stated, "It's not the fastest", but it sure does everything I need it to do. I will say since I bought a newer model year it is missing the paddle bungee. I see on the Perception website that this is how they are selling this now. Which means this now comes with no paddle holder built in. I plan on drilling out the holes that used to be where the bungee ran and recreate what used to be "standard". I have also found this to be extremely stable. I have had myself and 2 corgis in it while out on the water. Even with them bouncing all around and both jumping in and being dragged back into the kayak I never felt like it was going to roll me out.

This may not been the fastest…

Submitted by: MissKatRN2012 on 4/20/2020
This may not been the fastest of fanciest kayak in the world but I absolutely love it. I take it on slow rivers and lakes and my 3 year old rides right along. Its comfortable, roomy, I keep my bait and little tackle box back behind my seat and it is so stable I can turn around get my bait all while my 3 year old is also moving around and I have absolutely no issues. It also handles wind and boat wake just fine. It's perfect for what I do with it and I recommend it for anyone riding a little one

This little kayak is great…

Submitted by: Arf2184 on 8/30/2019

This little kayak is great for paddling with a dog (or two). The rear well is a perfect spot for a canine rider. The hull design makes it so the kayak paddles well even with additional weight in the back. The cockpit is large enough to fit a dog friend up front as well. Its light weight and I can carry it by myself. It's not the fastest kayak on the water and it's not the best in rough water. It is super stable and great for flat water.


This is a great kayak and…

Submitted by: paddler539817 on 8/12/2019

This is a great kayak and Perception customer service is fantastic. The kayak had a bad bungee cord and they sent a replacement right away. This boat tracks super straight and is very stable as a sit in fishing kayak. Very pleased.


The kayak is a very stable…

Submitted by: paddler528886 on 7/15/2019

The kayak is a very stable and tracks really well in the water. The cockpit is large enough for most people to get in and out of. Love this product.


I love the kayak. It has…

Submitted by: paddler444406 on 6/27/2018

I love the kayak. It has great storage, but would love to have a cup holder. The kayak is easy to load and very comfortable for paddling. It's wonderful communing with water life, spending time with friends, and just enjoying life on the water.


This is my 2nd sound kayak.…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/14/2018

This is my 2nd sound kayak. I updated to this model 2 yrs ago mainly for the better seat set-up. I use it primarily for fishing. Great kayak--tough.


I am very satisfied with the…

Submitted by: paddler361036 on 3/5/2018

I am very satisfied with the Sound. See my earlier review. The only reason I did not award it five stars is that it arrived with some minor shipping damage (large "oilcan" dent in bottom of hull and a few scrapes and abrasions.


This is my first kayak, I've…

Submitted by: paddler361036 on 3/5/2018

This is my first kayak, I've had it for about two years now. I am 71 and in average physical condition so I wanted a kayak that was very stable, light enough to load in my Jeep Grand Cherokee or on a car top, and roomy enough to fish from or do an overnight float/camping trip. After doing a bit of research I chose the Sound 10.5 based on the above features and price. Overall this kayak is very stable, the first thing I did when I first got it was attempt to tip it over. Like others, I had to hang my legs over the side and lean way over to get it to tip. The kayak tracks pretty well and is easy to maneuver. The seat is fairly comfortable, but I did add a pad for longer trips. The adjustable foot pegs add to the comfort level while paddling. I use my kayak to fish from and have added an anchor trolley system, a folding anchor, an extra rod holder, and a customized milk crate with attached warning flag. I would suggest getting a cockpit cover to keep debris and critters out of your boat when it is stored.


My cousin recently purchased…

Submitted by: tcsspitts on 9/7/2016
My cousin recently purchased this boat as her first boat. She has had 2 knee replacements and needed something she could be comfortable in. Curiosity got the better of me so I had to paddle it around. It is a nice 1st boat. Ease of entry, stability and tracking are pretty good for a short boat. The seat on this boat is very comfortable for this price range. Changing position is easy and important for those of us over 50 who are not in top physical condition. Good beginner rec boat for people with limited range of motion. Personally I would opt for a 12 foot version, but it is her boat not mine.

The Perception Sound 10.5…

Submitted by: cindyc on 6/27/2016
The Perception Sound 10.5 angler is the 2nd kayak i have owned. i had been used to the department store type kayak, but i knew there had to be a better solution to trying to fish in a kayak. After many hours and much research, i decided to buy the Perception Sound angler 10.5 and it has far outreached my expectations! The trolley anchor system (which i had to self learn) is very handy to control the movement of the kayak while anchored to fish, you do have to be aware of wind and current but it does make sense once you are used to it. The kayak itself is well made, light comfortable and sleek . If you didn't understand the importance of a well tracking kayak, you will now as the Sound tracks incredibly well and it is a joy to navigate. i never knew tracking was so important, but honestly it is a huge part of a good kayaking experience. the cleat and rod holder accessory is just another great feature that came with this kayak along with the 3.5 lb anchor. This is an awesome kayak to own, i am thrilled and highly recommend it, the kayak deserves a 10- only reason i gave it a 9, there were no instructions on how to use the trolley system. GET THIS KAYAK!

I Purchased a Perception…

Submitted by: paddler236646 on 2/18/2016
I Purchased a Perception Sound 10.5 (Moss Green) kayak from Eastern Mountain Sports via Amazon and couldn't be happier. I researched numerous kayaks over many hours on several days to arrive at my choice. I read reviews until my eyes crossed and was forced to close down the computer for lack of sleep. In a word my research was methodical to the point of obsession.

I am a 66 year-old man who stands 5'8" and weighs 185 lbs. I've always enjoyed fishing and wanted a way to reach those "fishy" looking spots that cannot be accessed from the bank. I have some experience with canoes, but wanted a light weight boat that I could customize for fishing nearby lakes. I believe I made the right choice.

My kayak arrived on an Old Dominion freight truck exactly when promised. I removed the plastic wrap while the driver was still on site to make sure there was no shipping damage. It was in pristine condition. Two days later, I took it out for its trial run.

The Perception Sound 10.5 is extremely portable and I had no problem lifting it into the bed of my pick-up for a short drive to the lake. I spent about an hour traveling up three creek branches. The kayak was fairly speedy, tracked straight, and showed good stability. The seat was comfortable (although I may add some later) and the back gave me good support.

I have begun the process of adding accessories needed for fishing. Both rectangular depressions on the dashboard are perfectly sized for a Scotty rod holder base. The larger rectangle (with bungee) is perfect for a small tackle box. There is also a paddle holder (with bungee) on the dash board. I will add a couple of deck cleats and eyelets and then... go fishing.


This is my first kayak and I…

Submitted by: paddler236412 on 8/4/2015
This is my first kayak and I could not be happier. I did some research prior to purchasing so I knew a few things to look for. My goal was to find a well made, stable, but versatile kayak and this was it! It is extremely hard to tip, but can be done if you really try. It tracks extremely well and moved at a fair pace when paddling, but this is not high speed.racer. I found that it was very responsive when turning. The rod holders are a great bonus as I like love to fish.

The only drawback for me personally was that I am a 5'6" female and with a 230cm paddle I was occasionally bumping the gunwale. All in all I am extremely happy with it! Happy paddling!


This is my first kayak, so…

Submitted by: iland99 on 7/3/2015
This is my first kayak, so bear with me. I've had it for about a year now. Overall this kayak is very stable, the first thing I did when I first got it was attempt to tip it over. I had to hang both legs over the side and lean way over to get it to tip. The seat is fairly comfortable, but after 4 hours or so I'm ready for a break. I'm a smaller guy, 5'5" and 145 lbs, so I've found it helps to sit cross legged for a while on extended trips.

I primarily use my kayak to fish out of. I've added a fishfinder/GPS, an anchor trolley system, an extra rod holder, and a couple of anchor tie-down cleats. Since it's a sit-in style it's pretty easy to add things wherever you want.

Overall I really like fishing out of my kayak, and actually prefer fishing out of the kayak over my boat if I'm fishing solo.

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