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Ascend D10T

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Ascend
Model:
D10T
MSRP ($):
399.99
Length (ft):
10

The “D10T” by Ascend is a fishing kayak with the versatility to get the job done. The large open cockpit gives greater flexibility in cargo management as well as offering easy entry and exit at the shore with little restriction of movement out on the water. With deep molded storage on the port and starboard sides, large molded storage trays big enough for a standard-sized tackle box, and other useable quick stow areas, this kayak gives you plenty of room for gear storage.

 

 

Features:

  • Adjustable Cushioned Seating System
  • Deck Drybag Storage
  • Multipurpose Sternwell
  • Adjustable foot braces
  • Port and Starboard Open Storage

Specs:

  • Width: 34"
  • Weight: 52 lbs
  • Capacity: 350 lbs

 

User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.8
Speed 
 
3.0  (2)
Stability 
 
4.0  (2)
Durability 
 
4.0  (2)
Features 
 
3.5  (2)
Value 
 
4.5  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
3.6
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0

D10T

This was my first kayak and it will always hold a special place for me. It is a great kayak to get started if you're unsure and don't want to make a huge investment in a higher end kayak. I had it for two years and it held up great for me. Bass Pro did recently increase the price from $400 to $450 but still a good price on it.

You won't be the fastest kayak on the water in it but it tracks well for a 10' kayak. It was rough to keep it where you wanted it in the wind I found. Stable enough to stand if you want to, I never did but a buddy of mine had the same and he stood all the time.

The seat was a major con for me in this boat. Not much padding at all but it got the job done but you will not by any means be in the best seat. I also found that the dry hatch was hard to get open when on the water so I ended up just going with a dry box.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Stable, Good price, durable
Cons:
Seat, Hatch is hard to open
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

ASCEND D10T

The Ascend D10T sit-on kayak is a good entry level kayak. It's 10' length makes it easy to transport. It's not fast but is easy to paddle and tracks fairly well. I'm 6'3" and 250 lbs. A little bit tall for the foot rest. Someone a little shorter would fit better. The factory seat sits flat on the floor right over the scupper holes. Your backside will get wet. With the raised seat I put in it, stability was still very good. I have not tried standing in it. It handles large boat wakes with ease. I have yet to have one come over the bow. With all the open storage areas, I don't feel crowded by the fishing gear I take on it. It handles pretty good in the wind. Sitting still, it has a tendency for the stern to move downwind. But if you are moving any at all it stays on course. For the price of $399.99 I feel like it is a good value for your money.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Price, transportability, various storage areas
Cons:
Factory seat, can't access inside hull
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