Delta 12.10 Kayak Review
The Delta 12.10 kayak, the larger brother of the smaller Delta 12s, is one amazing touring kayak, but how do we classify it?
Do we call it a SUPER Rec. (Recreational) kayak due to its rare combination of inherent ability, dry storage, stability, and outstanding versatility? OR, do we refer to it as the Ultimate Sea Kayak Trainer as it handles big water so comfortably and has all the features one normally finds only on longer, more expensive sea kayaks?
The Delta 12.10 kayak now comes equipped with Delta Kayaks’ innovative Contour Seat System. This seat provides simple adjustability forward and aft both on and off the water giving you the right fit every time! The contour seat system includes additional padding for even more comfort out on the water!
The 12.10 also features Delta’s easy to use Press-Lock Hatch Covers bow and stern and now comes standard with a convenient Low Profile Centre Day Pod!
The full-bodied design, moderate rocker, and flared bow of the Delta 12.10 kayak provides great lift for surprising efficiency in big waters and surf. The 12.10’s moderate vee hull and multi-chined sides ensure super stable performance and predictability in rough waters. The defined lines created by this hull design provide enhanced tracking as well, which is seldom found in kayaks of this length. The 12.10 really is the ‘little boat that could’!
The Delta 12.10 kayak also performs incredibility well during re-entries and assisted rescues. The generous-sized cockpit makes getting in and out on the water a cinch, while the stern bulkhead is curved to maximize strength and for easy drainage after an upset. That’s why we make a rare exception and allow it in our Paddle Canada Certified full day and multi-day sea kayak courses.
Note: To make solo re-entries even easier, we recommend having our expert staff install Quick Release Self Rescue Straps ($69.95 with FREE installation).
“The Delta 12.10 kayak satisfies a very wide range of paddlers 145 to 250 lbs seeking a higher level of performance in a smaller, lightweight 41 lb., quality package. It vastly outperforming everything in its category as it’s an extremely capable, fully outfitted touring kayak that will handle virtually every paddling condition. No wonder the 12.10 has been one of our top selling kayaks out of over 100 model choices year after year!”
Hatches: The Delta 12.10 kayak has 3 innovative Press-Lock Thermoform Hatch Covers that easily press down to create an extremely watertight seal.The two large bow & stern hatches offer a HUGE amount of dry storage – often as much as some sixteen foot sea kayaks – while the new centre day pod provides convenient storage of small goods (GPS, Camera, Snacks) that are needed while on the water. 2 thermoform curved bulkheads separate the hatches to maximize storage, strength, and add positive buoyancy.
Bow: 16.5″ / 42cm L x 11” / 28cm W – Stern: 20.5” / 44cm L x 14.25” / 26cm W – Day: 8” / 20cm L x 8″ / 20cm W.
Outfitting: Cockpit includes Delta’s new Contour Seat System that adjusts forward & aft 4- inches to optimize performance and paddler fit’ with the padded thighbraces. The seat pan is padded and is self draining, while a padded backrest adjusts up and down instantly.
Other Features Include:
- Comprehensive bungee deck rigging
- Reflective perimeter safety lines
- Tamper-Proof locking / towing point
- Comfort grip handles that stay warm
- Proudly 100% Canadian made (Maple Ridge B.C.) using computer-assisted designs and a superior patented acrylic Solar*Kote Thermoform capstock which is virtually indestructible and UV protected
- Delta Kayaks is the industry’s leader in thermoform manufacturing
- A rudder or skeg are ‘NOT’ an option for the 12.10 as it tracks very well for a boat its length without them
- To improve your edging and carve more effortless turns, ask us to custom install Delta’s Hip Pad Fit Kit ($69.95 with FREE installation)
- Frontenac Outfitters is the world’s largest Delta Kayaks dealer
- The Delta 12.10 kayak comes with a 3- Year Limited Warranty against defective materials or workmanship to the original owner
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