Tucktec Folding Kayak Reviews

Based on 775 reviews

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 2023 Model

Awesome kayak, and absolutely amazing customer service. Could not be happier with the purchase.


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Caroline M Toler

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Life Jackets
Sergio Ramirez
Comfortable PFD

my PFD is comfortable and I feel safe with it.


It works pretty well, but it’s a little stiff and hard to open. Just be prepared for that and you’ll be fine. I ended up using mine for a back support behind the chair.

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Jordan Mendes
Love it!

Love the tucktec, I use it every weekend to go fishing in. I'd love to become a tester for any of the tucktec fishing products that are released!!

Was this new!

Has super fiscal scratches all over the out side . Was this new or refurbished. I think I paid for a new one. As far as the rating goes. I will let you know once I use it on June 10 2022 .

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Stephen Satchfield
Great product

I was able to put the kayak together in 5 minutes and was out on the river in ten. It worked as well as any hard shell kayak I’ve ever been in, and I am excited for the many adventures that are now accessible to me.

Awesome kayak bad paddle

I wanted to hate this kayak. As with stuff on line they can be very gimmicky and not work. i thought this kayak would be one of those items the first time folding it i struggled a little. the videos sorta suck on process. but after doing it once it takes me a minute to set up.
the thing tracks well paddles well sets up quick and seems pretty stable. the seat is a touch rough but not horrible. luckily i read reviews about the paddle before taking it out and brought a spare to test both the one that came with the kayak would of left me stranded in a bad way.


A lot of people were checking on the kayak, and it works a lot better than expected. Much better than inflatables, and I went fishing off of it!

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Tsanyao Huang

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1lb Aluminum Folding Grapple Anchor

I love my new kayak

So far, everything has been awesome. The kayak, the costumer service, the whole experience. Thanks a lot

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Stephen Axthelm
Fun boat!

I'm really impressed with the engineering! Sets up well. Getting it back into a burrito took a few tries but it worked.

Poor customer service

I contacted Tucktec several times to send me shipping labels to return the 2022 models. I am using the trade in offer. They haven’t returned my messages or phone calls. Very disappointed with their customer service!

Snap-on Stabilizer Kit
Ross Patience
I haven’t tried it yet

I haven’t tried it yet

Awesome T-Shirt!

Super comfy fabric, cool on a hot day for paddling, and it dries quickly. Love my Tucktec, now can proudly advertise it on my shirt too! Thanks!

Tucktec Canvas Carry Bag
Christine Cothran

Tucktec Canvas Carry Bag

Havent had it in the water yet

Received it quicklt, watched the videos, and set it up. Waiting for a chance to get it in the water, but it is assembled and in the garage. Cant wait to try it out!

First paddle done. Performs well, wags a little.

Nee paggler

I really like my new kayak but I am older( over 70) and I need a wider an more supportive seat. The kayak work fine for my size. (6’1” and 228 lbs) . For you have any suggestions for an upgraded seat?

Just what I hoped for!

I did a bunch of research, and this was just what I hoped it would be. After a few practice rounds, set up really did take about 5 minutes. It does fit in the back of my subcompact car. I can carry it up and down a flight of stairs, or from the car to the dock myself. The 2023 seat is about as comfortable as any recreational rental kayak seat I've been in. It is not winning any races against longer hard shells, but it will put you ahead of inflatables. And the price is balanced after replacing 6-8 rentals. Now instead of being limited to places with rentals, during rental season and hours, I can go out whenever and where-ever I want!

Tucktec T-Shirts
Johnny Miller
Black TuckTec T-Shirt

I re dived my t-shirt from TuckTec very quickly and love it! It is so soft!!!! I would recommend this shirt as well as their folding kayak to anybody interested. Best customer service I have ever experienced.

First day on the water!

It was exactly as advertised. After watching the video a couple of times I assembled it just as I was shown. We're novices but it was easy and fun! Packing it up the first time took a few tries but I expect to get it in one from now on.😄