Delta 14

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Delta 14 Description

Designed to paddle in any conditions, the Delta 14 is a versatile touring kayak ideal for multi-day adventures and day trips alike. Its long waterline and moderate V-shaped hull provide an impressive combination of speed and stability that will inspire confidence in both new and experienced paddlers. Easy to handle on or off the water, this lightweight thermoformed kayak is packed with features, including the proprietary multi-position Contour II Seat System, a solid rudder, and loads of storage accessed via three Press-Lock hatches.

Delta 14 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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Delta 14 Reviews

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I purchased my Delta 14…

Submitted by: LadyMojo on 8/2/2022

I purchased my Delta 14 about 3 years ago and I’m as happy today as I was the first time I took it out! I take it out almost every week. When I do upgrade it will be a Delta 17.


When I was researching what…

Submitted by: BGPhillips on 6/28/2021

When I was researching what brands of kayaks to consider for my first quality kayak, I narrowed it down to two brands; Delta and Eddyline. Both of those brands have consistently good reviews and you'd be hard pressed to find anything negative about them. Due to the inventory shortage in the industry during Covid, however, I couldn't just buy anything I wanted. I had to wait for something to arrive. For me it was a toss-up between an Eddyline Skylark and a Delta 12.10 and the Skylark became available sooner, so that's what I bought and have been paddling the past several months. I wanted something longer, slimmer and with thigh braces, however and I still lusted after the Deltas, so I recently picked up a Detla 14. Again, it was a toss-up between the Delta 14 and another Eddyline; the Sitka. This time it was the Delta that was available sooner. The main difference between a Sitka and the Delta 14 is that the Sitka has a skeg and the Delta has a rudder. I actually wasn't sure I'd like the idea of a rudder as it seemed like too much hardware but after paddling this boat a couple of times, I'm loving it. Being 14 feet long, it's 2 feet longer than my Skylark, so it takes a little more effort to turn it. But by employing the rudder, you can turn very abruptly if needed at speed, or make small micro adjustments to your course as necessary. I'm finding that I prefer the seat on the Delta more than the one on the Eddyline. The back can easily be moved up and down while you are still seated. Similarly, it has a cord that allows you to adjust how far forward the back band is. The seat itself also has 5 different fore and aft positions, so you aren't stuck with a "one size fits all" mentality. Although if you are comparing this to the Eddyline Sitka series, you are probably aware that there are 3 different sizes of Sitkas available. The quality of this boat is top notch. I love large hatches and the way they seal very well. Paint is beautiful. Oh, and it moves along quite well at speed, handling wind and choppy water as well as I can expect. I'm really appreciating the tighter cockpit with the thigh braces as it allows me to feel more at one with the kayak.


I bought this model to use in…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 1/19/2021
I bought this model to use in open water and a nearby lake. It gets up to speed very well. The retractable rudder is an asset. We get a lot of wind being on the coast here and also a lot of chop. The 14 slices through rough water with ease. In open water on the way takes little to get onto a wave and ride it in. Good storage for wash down, cleaning, transport straps. I use these storage modules for keeping all this equipment whilst in transit also, rather than in my car. The snug fit of the capsule means even in rough weather, I stay drier and warm. Perfect!

We had been renting kayaks…

Submitted by: paddler878833 on 9/22/2020
We had been renting kayaks for 20 years and finally decided to take the ownership plunge. We were looking for boats big enough to do some kayak camping, but sleek enough to have fun on the day paddles we would be primarily doing. We also wanted something that balanced sleekness with stability, so that they were maneuverable without being tippy. The Delta 14 fits the bill in every category. It was difficult to buy a boat when you can't try it, but in most places the rental kayak fleet is pretty pathetic. We bought these from REI, which has a 1 year return to give us peace of mind, but from the first time we put these boats in the water, we were hooked. We have had them for 2 years and over 50 paddles and we still think these boats are awesome. We are in our mid 50s but can easily carry these boats (either both of us carrying both boats or one carrying one boat on our shoulder). I just can't say enough good things about the Delta 14.

We bought a pair of the 14's…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/4/2020

We bought a pair of the 14's after considering inflatables etc. we wanted kayaks that would fit on the deck of our sailboat and were lightweight. But we didnt want a toy floaty boat. The Delta 14 has been working superbly. It fits up on deck and out if the way. Its ridiculously light weight makes it easy to launch and retrieve by one person and it is a "proper" kayak. We really enjoyed mothership kayaking through BCs gulf islands and the delta 14s were the perfect boats, even in cross winds. We have been using them as day trippers up Indian Arm and down Harrison River.


The Delta 14 was the perfect…

Submitted by: paddler551239 on 9/4/2019

The Delta 14 was the perfect kayak to have on board during my solo sailing trip to Alaska in 2018. It stored well on deck , launched easily over the side, is a stable platform for photography work paddles easily and fared well going to shore in a surf. Together we created some very memorable moments and highly recommend the Delta line. Kevin Riese


Love it awesome!!!

Submitted by: wleith on 8/1/2019

Love it awesome!!!


While not the playful wave…

Submitted by: paddler504089 on 7/29/2019

While not the playful wave jumper, this Delta 14 has been a dependable friend. Response to every condition that I've been in, has brought me to look at it's maneuverability and stability as a feature I would not want to do without! This is definitely my go to boat.


I decided to get a lighter…

Submitted by: paddler518138 on 6/18/2019

I decided to get a lighter and more responsive kayak after owning a current designs squall for 17 years. The difference is phenomenal. It is so easy to get in and out of; rides wind-drive swells on deep Oregon lakes and reservoirs and is exceptionally light for loading onto a Subaru Outback with my female partner who is 68 and my size (5'2.5 inches tall, 117#), Oh, and I'm turning 64 in October. We plan on loading up our kayaks (she has an old Squall) and camping on a Cascade Lake beach with a view of Diamond Peak (Oregon) later in September which is about 45 minutes from our put in for 2-3 days. Can't wait. We are planning to buy a 14-foot Delta at REI unless of course you like my review so much that she wins ONE. Thank you for considering my submission of a raving review!!!!


I bought a 2018 Delta 14…

Submitted by: paddler448398 on 7/2/2018

I bought a 2018 Delta 14 this spring. I absolutely love this boat. I am 55 year old female, 5'8", 185 lbs. I have owned and loved 4 poly boats but they are getting just too heavy for me. My Delta 14 weighs only 45 lbs. It is quite a lot more expensive than my other poly boats but I am not sorry I spent the money. You do get what you pay for. It's light and responsive. It just glides through the water with ease. The thermoforming technology is impressive. This boat is a piece of art. It is a joy to paddle.