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Ascend D10T

by Bass Pro

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Bought this sit on top kayak in June of this year…

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Bought this sit on top kayak in June of this year. Have taken it out over a dozen times this summer. Mostly on a river but I have been on a couple of small lakes.

The kayak is extremely stable, in fact I have sat on the side of the boat with both legs in the water going down the river and had no problem with it staying flat. My friends and I affectionately call it the barge. I have lower extremity mobility problems and purchased this for the stability and the ability to easily get in and out. The removable seat is extremely comfortable and supports you back. It has a small dry compartment mid boat. I kept my keys and cellphone in it and never had problems with water getting in there. There is plenty of room for a small cooler and I even took my mid size dog on trips and she slept at my feet. It is extremely well made.

My only issue is it is cumbersome and heavy, but hopefully you don't have it out of the water very long! I was able able to lift it up on my cross over vehicle independently. Another draw back which I believe would be with any sit on top is the ride is a little wetter. It doesn't take much for water to come over the side and you have a wet seat. That does make you think twice about taking it out in cooler weather.

This is a very stable kayak. It has a lot of room…

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This is a very stable kayak. It has a lot of room to store your fishing stuff. The two pockets on each side next to the seat really come in handy. I bought this mainly for fishing. This doesn't glide through the water like the smaller kayaks, but it paddles o.k. for small lakes and shorter river trips. The standard seat is better than most.

This is my first kayak as I just started this spring. Though…

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This is my first kayak as I just started this spring. Though I do go out several times a week either fishing or just paddling. Overall it is very sturdy and very stable. Plenty of room for your fishing gear or our small dog likes to join me occasionally.

My husband has the Ascend FS12T and I really wish I had spent the extra $100. While his is very stable and still paddles very well, the D10T is like paddling a brick - unless you are going with the current. Also, my husband can easily stay in one place with his while the 10' is getting pushed all over. It does not track well either and as soon as you stop paddling you stop moving.

As another person stated the seat isn't that great. While it is fairly comfortable it does not stay in place at all. We replaced that after only 2 weeks. Haven't decided yet if I'm going to keep this for fishing and just get a second one for paddling days or replace it altogether.

Not a good deal for the money. It does not track well…

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Not a good deal for the money. It does not track well. The seat needs to be replaced right away because it will not stay in place. Not for long trips. Positive note, it makes a good floating bar. For the price I would buy a used one of better quality.

Great little kayak for the money. If you can pick one…

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Great little kayak for the money. If you can pick one up used, even better. Very stable, but it woefully slow and tracks poorly at best. Sidehandles? Ever heard of those BP? If it had some useful dry storage I would've bumped it up at least another notch. And you pretty much have to replace the seat and add pad eyes to hold it securely. Those are the negatives.

The positive, well the price for one. Fairly lightweight for something so stable though unwieldy trying to put on my truck rack alone but it's doable. Small enough to easily store just about anywhere. Basically, if you realize this kayak's limitations (short trips in creeks or stillwater that don't require a lot of paddling) and they fit your needs it's a great deal. But if you get one thinking you're going to paddle several miles in out in the ocean or a multi-day camp/fish trip your gonna be posting an add on Craigslist pretty fast.

This is a solid kayak and a great value. It is…

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This is a solid kayak and a great value. It is extremely stable, I can stand up in it. Not confident enough to fish, but with good balance I'm sure you could. It does lack storage (no hatch) or rod holders. However, I like the open deck. More choices and flexibility. The tank well is large for a 10' kayak, but this is due to its width. It also had a large weight capacity for a 10' kayak. However, Bass Pro lists 350lbs on its website. The boat list it at 325 (still good for its size). It also tracks well for its length, however it lacks glide after your paddle stroke.
The negatives are the seat. The bottom slides out from under you while in it. If it would stay put it would be a decent seat. I'm sure Velcro or something could cheaply fix the problem. I plan to replace it with a higher back option. Also the kayak has side trays for storage by your thighs. This was a selling feature for me. But they give me less room & dig into my thighs. So, I'm unsure if there a negative or positive. For a smaller frame person they maybe great. Also it lacks side carrying handles and due to its width hard to manage with one person. You can do it, but a side handle would improve this.

Overall a great kayak for the price and I am satisfied with the purchase.

This is my first real kayak and I love it. The seat…

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This is my first real kayak and I love it. The seat is very comfortable and I have more than enough room. It is very stable. I stood up on it with no problem the first 5 minutes I was on it. It stays on track pretty well and its easy to maneuver. Its built pretty well too. I installed fishing rod holders on it and when I drilled the holes the material was about 1/4 thick. Maybe a little more.

I would recommend this kayak for anyone that is looking for a nice kayak to do some fishing in or to just paddle around in. I would suggest a kayak dolly or something to help you carry it. It's not super heavy but it is about 50-60 pounds and is awkward to carry by yourself. I will most likely get another one for my wife.