I like the fact it's lightweight and fairly easy to fold and unfold.
Portability is a #1 thing here, it's so awesome to be able to just throw this thing in the car and be on water in 20 minutes. It does not fit in my trunk since I have a really small sedan, but it will definitely fit the trunk of a Corolla or Civic. And you can fit 10 of these in med size SUV! I just lay some tarp on the back seat and it fits just fine.
Setup is tough the first time, but gradually becoming a breeze within 5-7 folds.
It's perfectly stable for me, I'm 6"3' 190 lbs, and even more so with the stabilizers. I use it for fishing on calm ponds and small/medium lakes, so if you use it for what it's meant for and you will have no issues.
I would suggest an aftermarket seat. Standard one is okay but becomes a bit uncomfortable after about an hour. For some it might work fine though, it's a matter of your size and how you use the kayak. Whatever seat you end up using it's VERY important to attach it as per instructions. If you attach it to incorrectly the weight distribution may cause your kayak to bend and sink.
Standard pedal is okay, it's free so absolutely no complaints. Anchor is so so, a bit small, but overall works fine.
Another cool thing about this kayak is all the free space inside. Plenty of room to fit all the fishing gear, small cooler and a backpack.
I would absolutely recommend it for beginners and those who want that portability. It's amazing for the price.
Very portable kayak! Folds are tough on the first time, but it gets easier!
I got this folding kayak to adventure with on my motorcycle and to pack it in my car. This kayak was a perfect fit for my endeavors! So far, I took it out four 6 hour days in a row in the Washington winter. I am loving this Tucktec kayak!
strong handle and light enough to take with us on trips in our hatchback. Eager to get to Spring and get out on the water!
These folks are AMAZING!!
I ordered my kayak on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. I received it less than 2 weeks later on Thursday. I had it set up in no time and am so happy with it. Can't wait until the ice is off the water in Minnesota so I can get it out and show it off. I also want to give a shout out to Daniel in their customer service department. He was very kind, very professional and very helpful. I know I must have been a pest, but I am telling you, he responded to every email so promptly. He is a great representation of the company. They are fortunate to have him on their team.
I’ve had them for almost two years now! Simple to use! They can be a little heavy and take some time to put together however I think they are far more portable especially for the price!
Some wear and tear in them now but that’s expected! Never went kayaking before having these and it’s been a blast!
Whenever my partner and I go kayaking people always ask where we got them, I’m basically a brand ambassador at this point lol
Tucktec is amazing ! Never fails to put a smile on my face you can be paddling all around your local and state lakes under appropriate conditions asap ! Wanted a kayak for 1 year or 2 but didn’t wanna rig up my car , and I’m also into the whole minimalist kind of idea so as soon as I laid eyes on it I had to have it bought it two weeks later . Y’all be safe have fun
The customer service is impeccable! I had an issue with our kayaks and the customer service folks were quick to reply, understanding and very helpful. Unfortunately it's a rare find these days to have this. Very happy with our purchase and the customer service. Thank you Tucktec!!!
Durable, extremely easy/simple assembly, feels secure even in choppy water. Easy to carry, and stow. Best purchase i’ve made in a long time!
I am delighted with this kayak. It is as advertised. Light, portable. Easy to set up after watching the instructional video. It is exactly what I hoped for: I store it in a closet, carry it to the river beach, set it up and in minutes I am out on still waters. I stay pretty close to shore, but so do the dolphins, sea turtles and shore birds
First time out people were coming over and asking about it! It’s so portable - I can’t wait to spring to take it on some kayak camping trips! I will definitely be buying another one for my husband!
Takes no place to store. No car rack headaches! Carry it with its shoulder strap, paddle n' stuff in the other hand, and do just 1 trip between the car and water! Even when assembled, it carries quite well. Unfolds / folds in about ONE minute if I hurry. The seat ain't no living room couch, but does the job respectably. Doesn't track like a keeled hull, but well enough and fast enough to go against "flat water current n' waves". My only warning is to bring swimming / diving fins, to push / tow the boat if you capsize, because getting back in is unlikely. But it's also very unlikely that one would fall off in the first place. Especially with the optional stabilizers. These don't slow you down significantly and allow for a heavier load margin. It's more of a canoe than a kayak, the whole hull being open. This allows to bring 2 beagle-size dogs along, plus stuff. Since driving with a boat on the car top burns 15 % more fuel, this lil' boat will pay for itself in a couple of road trips. And there's the cool factor, one could admit.
I'm a regular kayaker currently working away from home for a year, so I wanted a boat that I could easily get in the back of my car and in the lift to my apartment. This obvious lead me to the Tucktec. I wasn't expecting much from this boat, but thought it satisfy my need whist away from my regular kayak. Boat arrived in reasonable time after perchance, and I went for my maiden voyage last weekend.
First impression, out of the box (I had bought a refurbished boat) was the boat looks brand new. Not a mark on it, If they had told me it was new, I would have believed them.
The boat is very easy to assemble, although I'd say you would have to have reasonably strong hands to get the clips done up. But assembly is fast, and the kayak feels strong once assembled. It's also very light to carry.
Out on the water, she feels very stable, turns very easily, and the skeg means the tracking is surprisingly good. I was genuinely surprised and delighted at the performance. I love this boat!
If you are a beginner, thinking about getting into kayaking, or like me, you are staying/ living in an apartment, I think this would be a wise buy. My first boat was inflatable, which I ended up replacing within the first few months of purchase. I don’t think that would have been the case if I’d bought a Tucktec.
Note to Tucktec, if you could build one of these 14ft long, and narrower, I would buy one immediately.