Perfect for small-framed or experienced paddlers, the Current Designs Solstice GTS kayak with rudder provides an exquisite experience in the water.
Incredibly light, strong and stiff, the Solstice GTS kayak with rudder features a superbly crafted fiberglass hull
Vacuum-bagged fiberglass layup eliminates excess resin, which improves strength and reduces weight to 52 lbs.
Fish-form construction enhances overall flotation and efficiency in the surf zone
Shallow-V hull enhances tracking and offers friendly stability and a lively feel in the water, and low decks minimize wind resistance
Keyhole-shaped cockpit provides a responsive fit, yet it's still easy to get into
Built-in thighbraces on the underside of the rim maximize control when edging and rolling
Seat back with foam backpad creates cushy comfort during long hours on the water
Cockpit-deployable rudder enhances tracking in rough weather; use the footbraces to direct the rudder and steer the kayak
Pivoting footbraces work like a gas pedal and offer easy, intuitive control of the rudder
Footbraces are adjustable from kayak interior even while on water
Internal rudder cable routing creates a smooth look to kayak
Hatches provide ample storage for an extended trip and feature easy-to-use compression hatch covers
Compression hatch covers sit flush with the deck and feature a rubber gasket that creates a watertight seal when tightened with cam straps
Hatch covers also increase rigidity of deck, a definite plus during rescues or when paddling in rough water
Bow, stern and center bungee deck rigging securely store extra gear on top
Toggled carry handles ease transport of the 52 lb. Current Designs Solstice GTS kayak with rudder to the water
Made in USA.
An oversize shipping charge of $160 applies to this item (plus regular shipping fees). Or ship it FREE to any REI store for pickup. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery (except for inflatable and folding boats). Important: Read more about shipping costs.
Comments about Current Designs Solstice GTS Kayak with Rudder:
It is nice to see REI carrying the Current Design kayaks. I already own a Solstice GTS and absolutely love this kayak for everything except its maneuverability. This kayak is built to track an almost perfect staight line by anybody, in fact I have only used the rudder to help with maneuvering and open water crossings with strong currents or winds. The cockpit is very easy to get in and out of, molded thight braces and seat are a perfect fit for me and it is the most comfortable cockpit I have paddled in for extended periods of time. This kayak is suprisingly stiff and light for its size and the recessed hatches are water tight and aesthetically pleasing. The simplicity and peformance of the Solstice GTS make for an excellent value in a kayak as long as you understand it is not a high maneuverability kayak. To bad REI could not choose a more gender neutral color or at least an optional color.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend