I am a small 5’1, 115 lb woman so when my ex left I found myself very limited since I don’t have roof racks or the physical strength to maneuver my big kayak. This gives me the freedom to kayak whenever I please and get back to my favorite pastime!
It took 4 months to come in. With Covid and the crazy world, this isn’t great but it’s to be expected. I work in manufacturing so I understand the difficulty with supply-chain issues. The first time folding is difficult but after folding all of the seams a couple of times it gets much easier. I didn’t time myself but I have no complaints with the time it takes (took longer to load/unload my old one safely from racks with help). It’s very wide so it’s stable but not the fastest. Great for a calm lake or river. Easy to maneuver since it’s so light. The seat I got only has one seat cushion and the back, I might add some more cushion at some point. I had to keep adjusting the strap for the back of the seat as it stretched throughout my first ride but there is plenty of adjustability in the strap.
So far I am very happy with this purchase. Thank you tucktec.
Glad you are enjoying your Tucktec! Thanks for the review!
The free paddle that came with my Tucktec kayak fit the kayak well and didn’t drip hardly any water into the boat. I was also surprised by how comfortable the shaft of the paddle was to hold.
These things are awesome. They provide so much stability. I was in some pretty choppy waves today and I noticed they also seem to serve as splash guards. I haven’t tried my tucktec without my stabilizers but honestly, I’m not sure I want to. So glad I bought them.
Today was my maiden voyage on my kayak and it was wonderful. So easy to transport, set up and loaded to get on water in under 8 minutes, and it performed well. It got attention at the boat dock! I look forward to future outings on water. Only adjustment I would make is to my seat as it was rubbing bare legs a bit and back was not at height I enjoyed. Still would not discourage me from highly recommending and buying in future for my children to join me out on the water.
The 10' Tucktec is a great introductory kayak for flat water. It's stable and tracks well. The foam seat is comfortable and footrest make for comfortable paddling. Folding and unfolding can be a challenge, especially early on before the pre-cut folds have been worked back and forth a few times. However once out on the water it handles surprisingly well.
The nylon strap that holds the footrest to the body of the kayak broke loose when re-folding it for the first time. This is the most fragile connection on the kayak, and it's worth taking extra care with this portion during assembly and disassembly.
I took it out on the water for the first time today. It floats! I folded it once when I got it, and for the second time today. I almost gave up on the last latch, but then it was finished and I got it in the water, all by my 56 year old self. My second time ever in a kayak, and I am hooked!
First time buying a kayak and loving my purchase already. Great value for the money. Got the stabilizers and can definitely tell a difference with and without them.
I really got this bundle because I wanted the stabilizer kit, but with the other items it wasn’t too much more than purchasing the stabilizer kit alone so I decided to get the bundle instead. Great deal! I have used all the items and glad I went for the bundle.
I've been using the 2023 8' model for a few months, now, and I can really appreciate how well thought out the design for these things are. Extremely durable (dropped and bumped into things many times) and very easy to pack up. Great for lakes and reservoirs without too much rough water, and perfect for short paddling trips on the weekend. I got a golf club travel bag with wheels, and I can fit my kayak, paddles, and PFD in it. Really increases the already great ease of use!
I am 77 and have kayaked for 40 years. I thought my kayak career was over until I discovered Tucktec. Lightweight, easy to transport and setup. I no longer have to load and carry my 50 lb kayak. Thank you Tucktec.