Good build quality and stylish design mean that this Geist Touring 65 is worthy of consideration.
Sleek, stylish exterior
Pleasant, British-feeling interior
Ducato base vehicle beginning to feel old
Geist has fitted a half-dinette with a two-seater sofa facing the end of the table. This provides lounging space and a dining area for four if you swivel the cab seats. This gives access to the table for a minimum of four, or maybe five, diners and comfortable lounging space for four. A slide-out dining table extends its length and allows six people to sit down to eat.
The Geist has standard Fiat cab seats, too, but they have been improved with the addition of extra support around the shoulders and headrest, making them more comfortable for use in the evening than the standard ones.
The side-facing seats have a very short backrest, but the seat base is long and offers good under-thigh support.
The Geist offers only three gas burners and no electronic ignition in its central L-shaped kitchen.
Food preparation space is very limited unless the sink and hob cover is used. The corner void between hob and sink offers a limited amount of worktop space.
There are generous storage areas, low down, while there’s a familiar Dometic fridge with a freezer compartment inside opposite, above a big locker.
The Geist boasts loads of lighting and plenty of storage space. We have mixed feelings about the mains socket in the washroom, though. However, it is mounted sufficiently high that it would be unlikely to get splashed – and it is handy for hair drying in front of the mirror.
Fixed beds guarantee a certain level of comfort thanks to a dedicated mattress which does not have to double as a seat base. The Geist uses a ‘split’ mattresses to ease access to the under-bed storage area, but it’s firm and pocket-sprung and the split does not affect your comfort. The Elnagh and Adria have one-piece mattresses with covers that match the rest of the interior.
There are reading lights, but it’s a pity there’s nowhere to put your glasses, books or other bedtime bits and pieces.
The dinette bed was simple to assemble, despite the need to fit two small legs to a slide-out bed base. The cushion arrangement was obvious and the resultant bed very flat.
The cab curtain could do with being lined to keep light out (and privacy in) more effectively.
The Geist does a great job of making its available storage space more accessible. By moving the Truma boiler to the back of the bed space, the front area can be easily reached when the bed base is lifted, as well as through the exterior locker door.
There’s special provision for a television, too, but perhaps more useful are the coat hooks inside the door.
|Shipping Length||6.77 m|