Hydrapak Delta Older Water Carriers

3.41/5 (17 Reviews)


Product Description

A new standard in classic, all-around hydration packs. Ample storage, ergonomic fit, and sharp looks. A reflective VistaLite loop allows the attachment of safety flashers in a highly visible location. The Delta’s side access zip away pockets let riders dial in or out just the right amount of storage.
  • Fluid Capacity: 70 fl oz/2,070ml.
  • Bag Capacity: 185 inches 3/3 liters


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Ev a Cross Country Rider from SoCal

    Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

    Strengths:    Water Capacity. Holds enough extras for non epic rides.

    Weaknesses:    The GULP valve is the worst thing I have ever used. The valve leaks like a hose after about 1 ride of use. I replaced it twice but they all leak. I wish I had read this site before buying this product, I would have bought the Camelbak. I was so frustrated last time I used it I emptied out almost all of my water half way through my ride just so I wouldn't have to deal with it.

    Bottom Line:   
    Spend the extra cash for the camelbak. This is the biggest waste of money unless you don't mind being soaked during your ride.

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    Favorite Trail:   any singletrack

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   none.


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Nick a Weekend Warrior from Standish,Maine, U.S.

    Date Reviewed: February 4, 2003

    Strengths:    Cheap price. Like the water bottle holders on the sides.

    Weaknesses:    It sucks. The valve leaks all over the place tried many things nothing worked. By the Camelbak Mule works great.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is cheap and if you and your body want to get cold off get it but I want to stay dry.This thing sucks buy a camelbak.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Price Point

    Similar Products Used:   Camelbak Mule

    Bike Setup:   Downhill/Freeride

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by YR a Cross Country Rider from Santa Barbara, CA

    Date Reviewed: January 15, 2003

    Strengths:    good flow (no leaks - I guess I have the new valve),
    very comfortable, good size pockets, no nonsense.


    Weaknesses:    none for now

    Bottom Line:   
    does what it suppose to do and nothing more. 4 chillis
    because five should be reserved for well above expectations
    product

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   CB

    Bike Setup:   NRS

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Geoff a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2002

    Strengths:    Great price, lightweight and compact.

    Weaknesses:    Leaking valve and bladder.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great price, but I would not do it again. Had to replace the valve because the original leaked all over. Replaced with Camelbak valve that did not leak at all. Then, small leak in bladder arose and I decided to tank this product and get a MULE instead. Much more money, but so far no complaints. The MULE is just made and designed better. Get a Camelbak.

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    Favorite Trail:   Trail 100

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   MULE

    Bike Setup:   SC Superlight

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by digg a Cross Country Rider from kent

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

    Strengths:    looks good, plenty o' pockets, fairly lightweight.

    Weaknesses:    it hardly needs mentioned again but.......the gulp valve is a piece of crap, leaks like crazy, it's hard to believe a company would put out a product like this without doing some testing?!? regardless, as some have mentioned below, cutting it off and replacing it with the camelbak bite valve seems to do the trick, no leaks, much easier to use.

    Bottom Line:   
    i still think it's worth $20, but plan on adding another $6 to the cost to get it up and running properly.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   price point


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Dave G a Cross Country Rider from Wellesley, MA

    Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks good, Good cargo room... tools mini pump tube cell phone etc.

    Weaknesses:    resevoir is a pain to fill and get out of the bag. Gulp Valve is weak. Not very easy to get water out of it. Mine hasn't leaked yet. fingers crossed

    Bottom Line:   
    Great value. I think I got it for less than 19.00 at Price Point. You can't go wrong if you can get it for dirt cheap. Overall Im satisfied for what I paid. Resevoir is a pain to get out of the bag. Gulp valve sucks. But overall it is fairly well constructed and its a a good looking bag if its cheap buy it!

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    Favorite Trail:   Nam

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $19.00

    Purchased At:   Price Point

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS 2

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Derek Jones a Cross Country Rider from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2002

    Strengths:    Compact and lightweight but enough room for tools, spare tube, other XC necessities and 70 oz of H20. Hydrapak now has new bite value which is easy to use on the fly and it doesn't leak.

    Weaknesses:    Old Big Gulp valve leaked but Hydrapak has solved the problem with the great new valve. No weaknesses now.

    Bottom Line:   
    5 Flamin' Chilis for the new and improved Delta. XC Hydration and utility at its best

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    Favorite Trail:   Fire Pit, Ancaster, Ontario

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $29.00

    Purchased At:   Braun Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Nil

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed Obed Hardtail
    Raceface/XT

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Dale James a Cross Country Rider from Prescott, AZ, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2002

    Strengths:    I don't have the Delta (and probably won't). Have 2 other HydraPaks. Really liked them because the fit nice on the bike, no belly straps to get in the way.

    Weaknesses:    The gulp valve! I thought it was me. Both leak badly. Wouldn't get another one if they gave it to me. The constant dripping on my leg is really distracting. Without adding profanity I hope you get the message. Don't get one. The valve is bad.

    Bottom Line:   
    Don't buy a Hydrapak! Don't even except one as a gift!

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    Favorite Trail:   several in Prescott National Forest

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Popular

    Similar Products Used:   Haven't tried any yet....guess it's time to try a Camelback.

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale SV1000. Added XTR shifters, and brakes

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric Ratch a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: February 3, 2002

    Strengths:    -Looks good
    -Great fit
    -Holds plenty of water


    Weaknesses:    -Not much space for extra tube and tools


    Bottom Line:   
    Best hydration system I've ever used. Good price (mine cost $50 cause it was in Canadian $$). It fits very well and is well vetalated, sternum strap gives extra support when fully loaded. My only problem was that it did not have enough space for any tools when it is fully loaded, I'm buying a Overflow to see if it holds much more. This is the ideal pack of an XC geek who dosn't carry many tools or a minimalist XC/FR rider.

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    Favorite Trail:   mine

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Bell, Camelbak

    Bike Setup:   '99 Klein Mantra
    LX, Bontrager, SDG, Titec, T.H.E., Manitou, Fox

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Christopher Van Hulsentop a Downhiller from Townsville, Queensland, Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 6, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks Good, Holds Plenty of Water, Lightweight, Compact

    Weaknesses:    Can't fit much in when full

    Bottom Line:   
    A good value for money camelback would be alot better with more space for other objects than water

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    Favorite Trail:   mt boonya

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Tonys Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Specalized Hardrock FS, Mavic Rims, Deore Crank, Odyssey Pedals, Tioga Factory DH Tyres, Pazzaz Short Stem, Oury Grips

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ramilcp a Weekend Warrior from Norwalk, CA

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Lightweight, fits secure, easy access to bladder, lots of pockets. It holds a lot of water.

    Weaknesses:    Gulp valve leaks

    Bottom Line:   
    First time I took this out to the trails, I noticed some water on the valve. Thinking it was from my last drink I ignored it. Halfway through the trail my leg was wet from the leaky gulp valve. So just like the guy below, after the ride I went to my LBS and got a Camelbak Big Bite Valve and it's worked perfectly since. This unit replaces the fanny pack I normally carry for tools, tubes and other items. It fits snug on me that I hardly notice it's there. the tube coming from the bottom takes some adjustment to get it just right. It's a good unit for the price, but I gotta take a point off for that gulp valve.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fullerton Loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Stock 2000 GT XCR-5000 except for Serfas grips and Dual Density Saddle

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Robert a Cross Country Rider from Bonney Lake, WA

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2001

    Strengths:    looks good, storage space, price

    Weaknesses:    the gulp valve is crap

    Bottom Line:   
    when i fist tried the pack the gulp valve leaked water all over my leg, so i went out and bought a camelbak bite valve for six bucks, then it worked awesome

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    Favorite Trail:   howell lake loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   water bottles

    Bike Setup:   K2

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Ken Ferraro from Wethersfield Ct

    Date Reviewed: August 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Storage,Looks,Retnetion system

    Weaknesses:    The Gulp valve is a piece of CRAP!!!! It leaked like it was open all the time

    Bottom Line:   
    Althuogh this pack looks verry promising you loose half your water from the leaking valve.Pony up the extra cash and get the CamelBak,you will be much happier

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    Favorite Trail:   Hartford Resivoir

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Dicks

    Similar Products Used:   CamelBak Lobo


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Asheville NC

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Very well balanced, compact.

    Weaknesses:    Difficult to put the bladder in and to take it off the carrier.
    When the bladder is half full, there is no more room for to store things in the lateral pockets.
    Both zipper broke 3 weeks after I bought the hydrapack.
    The piece mouth leaks at all time, even when it is locked.


    Bottom Line:   
    Cheap stuff for cheap result...You pay for quality. Camelback stuffs are expensive but you never have to replace them. This is not the case with Hydrapack.

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    Favorite Trail:   all of west North Carolina

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Similar Products Used:   Many different Camelback

    Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher x-caliber, full XTR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bill W. a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2001

    Strengths:    Bladder is easy to remove/clean, lots of storage for this price range, great velcro fasteners to place the gulp valve in the perfect position

    Weaknesses:    Difficult to remove the gulp value so you can cut the tube to your custom length -- but I suppose that's a good thing so the valve stays water-tight.

    Bottom Line:   
    All-around great hydrapack. Great amount of storage for the price, easy access to bladder, and the pack fits comfortably with its wide shoulder straps. You'll need a 100oz. pack if you want water on a ride longer than 3 hours.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Pacific Bicycle

    Bike Setup:   2001 Giant Yukon SE

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