At ‘only’ 10kg (we thought that was light, back in 2005) I thought this would be ideal for lightweight g-friend and even for me in a pre-packrafting sort of way. However our conclusion was it was merely a heavy, boat-shaped paddling pool made out of unusually tough material.
With my weight I of course had about 3mm of freeboard but it was a hopeless tracker (not that we were experts back then) and all in all felt a bit of a half-baked design.
Gumotex do sure make some turkeys, but they don’t make this one anymore. Then again, in 2009 feedbacker Chris reported: “We opted for two Juniors and these are fine for what we need and really light for the motorhome as we are restricted on weight.” But he did report one was splitting at each end, possibly from overheating?
For a small, compact IK the current Twist 1 is better and lighter – or if that’s important, a packraft is even better.
- Packrafting the Wairoa River (NZ)
- Trying out SUP paddle boarding
- Preview: Decathlon Itiwit X500 D/S kayak
- Pumps for inflatable kayaks
- Drop-stitch Gumotex Thaya IK
- Book review: Best Canoe Trips in the South of France
- MYOG: TiZip Pakbag
- Deckbags for packboats
- Kayaking and packrafting the Allier (France)