User Review: Figure Four Delta Pack
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept it.)
The Delta Pack is a compact, versatile pack that is comfortable to carry. This pack is great to take to the crags, or on a weekend alpine climb. Weighing in at 25 oz. with a price tag of $230. Great pack and good value.
- Well built
- Locally made
The Delta Pack is the ideal size for an overnight alpine climb or a trekking pack. I used the Delta Pack for three weeks to hike into base camp from the road in the Himalayas. I have also used the pack for approaches to the crags and lightweight alpine climbs. The exterior straps allow the user to strap a rope, crampons, tools and picket to the outside.
Despite 200+ days of use the pack has help us well and is made from quality materials. The back frame sheet can be removed for use as a sleeping pad. The top lid can be removed to reduce weight and volume. Although there are many excellent features, if they are excessive for the trip of the week, they can be removed.
The pack fit me well (med. 5'10"). The 1.5" hip belt is comfortable. I have definitely overloaded the pack and it still carried well and did not blow out. The 35 liter advertised size is accurate and can accommodate a surprising amount of gear. There is an allowance for additional expansion on the top of the body, that can be reigned in by a compression strap on the top of the body. This same compression strap is handy for securing a rope or extra layers at the ready.
The Delta Pack is the heavier brother to the Tau 35.