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Sound 10.5

  • 10' 6" Length
  • 29.5" Width
  • 46 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 459 MSRP

Sound 10.5 Description

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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!

This is a great kayak and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.