Tucktec Folding Kayak Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
Need more colors!

I purchased one for my sister who loves to kayak and now she can go on her own and handle the kayak! I got jealous and wanted one so got a refurbished red one! We love the flexibility of the kayaks and freedom to paddle!
please offer more colors for us! Dark Purple would have me back for another.
Thanks for making these affordable, quality kayaks!

Took a long while to receive but it is so much fun.

This is a great concept and functional boat. Just arrived today and we took it out. Performed excellently. Paddling tracked even with a flat bottom. It even fits under the bed in our adventure van. At under 10ft we won't need a boating license just instigated in Oregon. Really glad to have bought it. Worth the wait. https://photos.app.goo.gl/9mJrRybW8eoso4wb9

Clever design, easy assembly, perfect space saver

bought two kayaks off the back of my sister having two and blown away by the clever design. Mine arrived yesterday and set one up in living room this morning. Took 15 mins as first time doing it on my own - relatively easy ( one clip proved tricky but left it and did others and it clipped in without much effort !).
supported myself 126lb and my 12yr old and glided easily. easy to board and to disembark - such a clever design! really appreciate how clever these are!

thank you for making the rest of 2020 more of an adventure than it has been so far!


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.

Woohoo took twenty minutes first time set up but I'm seventy-five years old. No excuses. I love it gives me freedom and fits my no garage, no roof rack handicaps. Training my service dog to load and down stay on livingroom floor before we hit the water. Bless you all and stay in America we need the work. Merry Christmas Best Gift Ever!

Great Product

I followed this product for awhile before purchasing. I've continued to watch additional developments and improvements. My wife and I have used our Tucktecs everywhere from lakes and rivers of North Florida to the Gulf of Mexico in Key West. I keep one in my truck and paddle at least once a week. I share my Tucktec experiences on my kayak group social media page and welcome anyone I know to try it out for themselves. Several friends are planning to get their own and I encourage them to share their experiences as well. It's truly a great product!

How can I send you pictures?

Hi there tucktec. I'd like to send pictures to you of our camping trip with the kayaks. They worked out so perfect for us. We fit 2 in our little camper. It's a pop-up so we put them right inside the door before we crank it down. So let me know how to send pictures to you.

Made a wonderful Christmas present for my husband

I'd like to leave a very positive review for your kayaks. I bought one for my hard to buy for husband at Christmas and he loves it! He travels doing sales and this was perfect since he loves to fish when he's on the road as a way to pass time in the evenings. It's very cold in northern NY right now but we set it up in the living room a few times to learn it. He can't wait to take it on the road!
Please let me know if we can post a picture.

5 minutes and in a lake!!

I'm happy to leave your product a raving review! I have tried many types of portable watercraft in my time and for the money, the tucktec is by far the best deal!
I did not have high expectations because your kayak is far cheaper than alternatives and would have been happy if it even came close to being as advertised. After only a few practice runs at assembly, I quickly got it down to less than 5 minutes. I see no reason I will not be down to less than 2 minutes in no time. As far as performance goes I could not be happier. There is a little bit of "flex" to it when assembled, but not in a weak way. It tracks as well as expected with a small kayak and seems to maneuver better as it's very light on the water. To sum up, I am very happy with my purchase and feel it is a very good product for the price range.
Logan Stevens
Cumming, GA

I love the outoors and I can finally take a kayak!!

I live in an apartment and saw your kayak. I am so glad that I gave it a try because now I have a kayak that I can carry up the stairs and keep in the closet! I'm not very big and it's not too heavy for me. 5 stars for a truley portable kayak!

What a HOOT this thing is!

Do not buy unless you like to get a LOT of attention! I draw a crowd every time I set this thing up. I should get paid as a salesman for you since I spend more time answering questions than I do getting my kayak in the water LOL! Even other kayakers ask me about it when I'm on the water. How does it handle?? How does it work?? does it leak?? LOL I need to find a more private place to use this thing!

Hi Ella,
We hear that from a lot of our customers! In fact, we may start an Ambassador Program soon. We love how our customers take the time to share our Kayak!
Thank you very much!

I did not like waiting for my kayak but I do like it very much.

The company should point out on the website that shipping can take 2 or 3 weeks to get your kayak. Other than that it is a good buy.

Hi James,
Sorry for any delay in shipping. We've taken off pretty quick and since we work with small local companies for part and fabrication it can lead to unforseen delays at times. We're always working hard to satisfy customers and decrease our fulfillment times.
Thank you for your support and keep us posted!

My first time out was a success!

This little boat had her "sea trial" off Savin Hill Beach in Dorchester yesterday, and I'm quite pleased with how she does on the water. Tracks much better than my Advanced Elements Firefly, and is very stable and comfy for beginners, without slowing down too much. After I came in to the beach, a few local kids got to try it out.
It's far simpler and faster (and requires less muscle) to put this Tucktec boat together than the beautiful (but frustrating) Onak canoe which I splurged on last year.
My next plans are to compare this side-by-side with a conventional rental kayak on the Charles River, so I'll keep you posted.

Hi Mike,
We're so glad you are having so much fun with it.
Keep us posted and send pictures!!

I can fish anywhere now! Thank you!

There are a lot of small lakes in out-of-the-way places around me and now for the first time I can get a boat back into them all! Nothing cooler than having a kayak in my car that I can use when ever I'm close to a good fishing spot 5 stars!!
Followers like my posts on fishbrain so you might get more sales!

Hi Grayson,
Great! Let us know your fishbrain id and we will follow you!

OMG this so great!

I'm having a blast with this! I tell everyone about my folding kayak!

Hi Harper,
Thanks for the support!!

Very good

I wish I had bought one sooner. I've been though a bunch of inflatable kayaks and rafts, none lasting more than a season. This one looks like it will last since taking it out and hitting rocks and sand bars on my creek it held up. I needed something I can pack back and it works for that. I only have one complaint about the company that it took a long time to get.

Hi Mia,
We're so glad you are having so much fun with it.
Keep us posted and send pictures!!

As an engineer myself I give this 5 stars!

I just wish I had thought of it. I can see a few areas that could be improved, but overall it's a great product. It does what it does and it does it well.

WOW. Thanks!!

I highly recommend this kayak

My wife and I love our foldable kayaks! We decided to get two and can't believe we can each have ouir own kayak to take along for day trips. Keen product. Nice company. Quick to help with newbie questions.

Hi Brandon,
Glad to be of help. Keep having fun!

We love to car camp and this is perfect!

We always wanted to bring some sort of canoe or kayak with us when we car camp. We did not want to do another inflatable and this has been just too fun for us! Thank you!

Hi Amy,
We're so glad you are having so much fun with it.
Keep us posted and send pictures!!

Wonderful foldup! I love it!

I know this is a fairly new product, but this little company did their homework. It's not like a 12 foot touring kayak but it hits all the points it needs to straight on. It stores easily, it sets up easily, it handles great, and it folds up fast. If you want a big long heavy kayak then this is not for you. If you want a kayak that feels solid and stable, without storage or trailer issues, then this one's for you.
I must say I am very surprised that it surpassed my expectations.

Thank you for sending the pictures of your first time out! We'll have to start a gallery of customer photos soon. We're glad you like our Kayak and hope to hear about more of your adventures with it!

Great little budget folding boat

5 stars for setup ease, portability, and for good tracking in flatwater. 4 stars for a carrying strap which broke far too soon, and for latches which can un-do too esily while underway. (Ergo, be sure to obtain the suggested cotter pins!) I look forward to lots more kayaking this summer, thanks to this Tucktec boat!

Hi Kimberly,
Thank you for the great feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your strap, and we have a new one on the way to you. We also changed to rubberized rivet washers on the strap to make sure this does not happen to anyone else.
Please enjoy your kayak and keep us up to date with any other comments or suggestions.

It does what it says!

First thing, I would have given this a 5 star but the shipping was very slow. I did get an update after asking but it still took longer than 2 weeks to get.
The kayak is exactly what it says. It's the only kayak I have ever owned that I can carry alone too! Overall I am happy with it.

Hi Becky,
Thank you for your patience while we've been adjusting to the high demand.
I'm glad you like your Kayak! I hope you get to use it a lot and keep us updated with any feedback or suggestions. We're always trying to improve our product and appreciate your comments.

Great Kayak!

It was a little annoying to set up the first time, but I got the hang of it and now it seems really easy. I guess I just had to learn it. It's really good on the water. Really light and seems like it is just as stable as my other kayaks. It is easier to paddle though. I bought it for the portability and to take camping. It works perfect for that. It fits in my trunk!

Hi Nick,
Thank you for the cool comments!