Point 65 Tequila! GTX Tandem Sit-on-top Review

Editor rating

5/5 on February 27, 2016

User's rating

1 Review reviews

PROS

  • safe, stable with a strong sit-on-top quality
  • AIR seat with adjustable seating position.
  • easy to transport, but also easy to store and carry.
  • molded-in carrying.
  • molded-in bottle holder.

CONS

  • the model is not recommended for a weekend trip/expedition on touring/surfing.

Point 65 launches a new, fun, versatile, stable and not to mention high-performance kayak, the Tequila! GTX. Award winning design engineer Magnus de Brito has managed to take innovation to a new level. The new model combines solo and tandem features all thanks to the new Point 65 Snap-TAP technologies. The Tequila! GTX Tandem is one of the fastest sit-on-top kayaks on the market which can go from solo to tandem in seconds.

When to use?

It is important to mention that the model is perfect to use on rivers, lakes and open waters by beginner, normal or expert level users. Despite not being suitable for surfing, the new Tequila! GTX Tandem brings a certain something to a recreation activity like fishing, for example. It’s worth mentioning that it comes with small, normal and large paddlers. Tequila! GTX Tandem was designed thinking about both adults and children.

Waters: River, Lake, Open water
Skill-o-meter: Beginner, Normal, Expert
Pack Volume: Day trip
Usage: Recreation, Fishing
Paddler size: Small, Normal, Large

Features

  • Snap-Tap modular system – a kayaks’ ability to go easily from solo to tandem by adding an extra mid section.
  • New tracking keel – it keeps the kayak straight as an arrow.
  • Super comfort AIR seats with pneumatically adjustable backrest – this level of comfort is unique for the Tequila!
  • Great tracking and performance– designed for comfort and stability, highly maneuverable with plenty of legroom.
  • Extremely easy to carry – due to its modularity, it is exceptionally easy to carry, store and haul.
  • Paddlepak, molded in carrying handles and molded-in bottle and cup holder – the model has been designed for comfort and ease, your ticket to optimal relaxation.

Tandem vs Solo

The Tequila! Tandem is a sit-on-top model, which makes it easier to maneuver and more stable in comparison to the sit-in versions, however it does not provide a dry ride in rough conditions like the modular fishing unit does.

Maneuverability – The Solo version of the Tequila! GTX makes things easier for you and also in terms of in-waves behavior.

Stability – Tandem version wins valuable points – 95 vs 90.

In-wind – The Tandem is easier to turn and it’s also a bit faster and behaves well with in-wind conditions as you can see below.

 Maneuverability   Stability   Tracking   Speed   In wind   In waves 
Tequila! GTX Tandem 70  95  70  75  50 30 
Tequila! GTX Solo 95  90  50  55  50 65 

Our opinion

The new Tequila! GTX is perfect for a day spent together with your close ones and to be honest, the biggest concern one can have is who to take for a ride. The designer took care of the rest by developing a stable, strong, high-performance kayak, ideal for a fun day on the water. Before purchasing your first kayak or a new model, recently on the market, it is always better to have as many information as possible about it and other models as well to make sure it is the best one for your and your family’s needs.

Product Dimensions

Length: 416cm / 13’8”
Width: 75cm / 29,5”
Weight: 35kg / 77lbs
Capacity: 240kg / 530lbs
Weight/section: approx 11kg / 24,3
Front Section: 166cm / 5’5”
Mid Section: 163 / 5’4”
Back section: 169cm / 5’7”

Colors available: red, yellow/orangelime, yellowblue.

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