The GTX Angler Tandem can be used as a 10’ single-person kayak, or as a tandem simply by adding the midsection unit. You can even add a second midsection to create a 3-person kayak or increase storage capacity. The sections fit together snugly using the patented “Snap Tap” system, wherein special tabs on one module slide into a ratchet on either side of the adjoining module. There is a bit of play with this design, but we didn’t notice any performance issues on the water.
Both seat sections feature adjustable footrests with foot-controlled rudder leads, which can be easily adjusted to fit the paddler. The seats are comfortable and feature a mesh-like fabric molded over EVA foam, plus an adjustable backrest that can be inflated or deflated through a hand pump for the optimal fit.
Of course the GTX Angler is a fishing kayak, and as such is comes with 3 removable, adjustable rod holders. These pop into pre-mounted rod mounts located on the hull.
Other features of the Martini GTX Angler Tandem include a rugged, rotomolded hull; wide, molded carrying handles (we really liked these); 2 watertight storage compartments; a molded-in ruler for measuring your catch and a convenient elastic paddle holder.
So, how does the GTX Angler perform on the water? We found it very stable and maneuverable, thanks to the foot-controlled rudder. It was also easy to assemble and disassemble once we got the hang of the Snap-Tap system. We found the cockpit and seats to be quite comfortable, although leg room may be an issue for tall paddlers.
Overall, we consider the GTX Angler Tandem to be a well-built, rugged and comfortable kayak, and especially convenient to transport and store. We also liked its versatility in terms of its ability to function as a solo or tandem kayak. Its like getting 2 kayaks in one!