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.
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 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.