Find out more about the Geist Touring 65 from 2006 in the Practical Motorhome review
The gas lockers on the Geist ’vans is mounted low down, which we liked because the heavy bottles do not need to be lifted too high.
The Geist has stylish lighting integrated into the top of its door frame. As well as looking great, it also lights up the door, which is just what you need when you are fumbling with your door keys on a dark night. Gimmicky perhaps, but we rather like the spyhole in the door, too, which lets you see who is knocking on your door.
Inside, the Geist does a good job of balancing cosy and cool. There’s a very pale wood finish and light coloured surfaces to brighten their interiors, and a pair of three-point seat belts for both rear passengers adds safety to svelte. Removable carpets are standard.
On the road
Lounging & dining
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.
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.
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.
There’s special provision for a television, too, but perhaps more useful are the coat hooks inside the door.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob
Thetford C-250 toilet, Separate shower cubicle
Good build quality and stylish design mean that this Geist Touring 65 is worthy of consideration.
- Sleek, stylish exterior
- Pleasant, British-feeling interior
- Nicely constructed
- Its price
- Ducato base vehicle beginning to feel old