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Current Designs Solstice GTS Aramid (Kevlar)

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The Solstice GTS is for the paddler who wants a North American style kayak in a highly efficient package. Read more 


info Kayaks are only available for in-store pick up or delivery in Western Washington. Browse our current inventory here.

Solstice GTS Aramid (Kevlar)


We Pay Sales Tax on All of Our Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards, 10% Off Accessories for Life, and Free Local Delivery within 30 Miles of Our Port Gamble, Washington Store


The Solstice family of kayaks has long been the pride of the Current Designs Performance Touring Kayak fleet. This sleek hull design cuts through the water like a warm knife through butter. Plenty of foot room and the easy entry keyhole cockpit allows small to average sized paddlers to slip in comfortably while still staying true to it's sporty fit. The Solstice GTS has excellent acceleration, is highly efficient, and can hold plenty of gear in it's ample storage hatches. Great for water big and small, and trips long and short anywhere on the planet.

Design Features:

Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.

Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.

Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.

Shallow Arch (Flat"ish" Bottom): These kayaks have good initial stability and are highly maneuverable.

Specifications
Fits Small to Medium Paddlers
Length 17' 7"
Width 22"
Depth 13.25"
Cockpit 31" x 16.5"
Weight Aramid (Kevlar) 48 lbs.
Capacity 400 lbs.
Construction Aramid Composite
Tracking System Standard Rudder
Best Use Touring, Expedition

Local Delivery

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards are only available for in-store pickup or local delivery within the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Delivery is available for free on boat and board purchases of at least $1000 and within 30 miles of our Port Gamble, Washington store. A ferry surcharge may apply for deliveries to Seattle and the east side of Puget Sound. We do not have the ability to ship Kayaks or SUP's, other than inflatables, outside of Western Washington at this time.

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Free Kayak Demos Everyday

When selecting a new Kayak we understand that the process can be a bit overwhelming. There are just so many choices out there, how are you supposed to choose the piece of equipment that is right for you and your needs? Olympic Outdoor Center is open year round in Port Gamble, WA to provide our customers with not only a year round source for top quality paddling gear, but to also act as a resource to help perspective buyers make informed and educated decisions.

Choosing the right piece of equipment will help you to further enjoy your time on the water. You will be able to stay out longer, be more comfortable and stay safe. A large and integral part of that decision hinges on your ability to try before you buy. That is why we offer Free Kayak demos year round. Browse our current Kayak inventory here.

Current Designs Limited Lifetime Warranty

All Current Designs Kayaks are handcrafted from the finest materials and proven technologies available. Every kayak we manufacture undergoes strict quality control before leaving our factories. We take pride in every kayak we manufacture knowing it will deliver a lifetime of enjoyment. Kayaks are warranted to the original owner against manufacturers’ defects in materials and workmanship for life. If you ever experience a product failure due to a manufacturing or materials defect, we will repair or replace it without charge at our option. Damages due to negligence, improper use or accident, where the manufacturer is not at fault, will be repaired at a reasonable charge. Shipping costs will be assessed to the product owner at the discretion of the manufacturer. A copy of the original purchase receipt is required for all warranty claims.