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!
Tucktec 5 Litre Dry Bag
Easier to assemble than I thought-first time a bit difficult but watching their video helps a lot
I love my Tucktec, I bought 2 and they work great, stability is great , I will find a different seat but other than that, no complaints
Overall, I am glad I bought it - light, well thought-through, apparently will serve for quite some time. Now what I would have done different: (1) the "folding" movie is WAY too fast and does not draw attention to the critical moments (I spent quite some time trying to fold the beam for the first time); (2) when folded, one of the metal parts sticks out - I scratched muself trying to lift the folded boat, so be careful; (3) the dges of plastic can - and probably will - scratch you when trying to paddle for the first time; (4) the boat is VERY light, so getting in and out in knee-high water is less than easy; (5) the boat is relatively wide, which adds to its reduced stability. I tried to be as critical as I could to help the manufacturers who want to improve. Overall, I am glad I bought it and a free paddle - a good one! - was very handy.
Took Pink Petunia on her maiden voyage and found her to be stable and she tracked beautifully. We practiced assembly ahead of time, so knew what to do when lakeside. Seams were still a bit stiff, but manageable. My adult daughter accompanied me, and, based on what she saw, has decided a Tucktec is now in her future. Highly recommend!
2023 TUCKTEC 8' FOLDING KAYAKS (PRO): Certified Refurbished
I have only got to taken it out once so far. The set up was pretty easy. Folding it back up takes a bit of working out but doable. It would be really nice to have a better way to be able to carry it. That is something that is lacking. The seat could be more comfortable.
It moved pretty good in the water. The paddle is decent. I’m overall happy with the kayak. Storing it and taking it in my car is convenient.
Received the two boats I ordered just before a high altitude camp trip by a lake. Folded them once prior (no issues)to the trip in the backyard. Temp at the lake had been into the 30’s the night prior, was a low 50’s for the first lakeside fold and launch. Worked great, spent several hours on the water. My wife liked them better than her hard boat. I was impressed, tracked very good, structurally sound and maneuvered great. I am anxious to try them on a river. We are going to order another one for our son at Christmas.
It’s nice that a paddle is included so you can get out on the water right away but given the width of a Tucktec it should really be longer. Or offer a choice of sizes even if they have to charge a few bucks extra for longer ones