Point 65 Tequila! GTX Tandem Sit-On-Top Review

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2020 update

In 2020 Tequila! GTX is still considered one of the best modular kayaks and there are some very happy customers. Here is why Tequila! has what you need:

  • Offers a new level of innovation for recreational kayaks
  • With its new tracking keel the Tequila! GTX paddles straight as an arrow
  • Equipped with a super comfortable AIR seat
  • Received numerous awards for its innovative modular solution and design
  • Designed with both kids and adults in mind
  • Has innovative features to keep everyone smiling
  • Features dry seating, a cup holder, and molded multi-foot rests
  • Highly maneuverable recreational kayak with plenty of legroom
  • The perfect fishing craft

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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 of the Tequila GTX Tandem

  • 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.

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.