Delta Sport 17 - Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Delta Sport 17 - Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews

   Photo: Ryan Heffernan


The Delta Sport 17's full-volume hull, from bow to stern, means dry decks and more than 55 gallons of covered storage—not counting what you can cram around you in the cockpit. Translation:It's possible to haul up to 350 pounds of gear in this expedition-ready boat. It's tough: Delta uses Solarkote, an acrylic outer layer that provides abrasion resistance against rocks and UV protection from the sun. Just remember: It's not as nimble as the smaller boats here, and it performs best when fully loaded. 17'x22.5", 52 lbs;

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