Ascend® D12 Deluxe Sit In Kayak - Blue/Black
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- High performance kayak packed with features
- Custom crafted tunnel hull design—stable enough to stand and fish in
- Advanced, removable seating system—use in the boat and on the shore!
- Port side paddle keeper
- Versatile storage—multipurpose sternwell, bow tankwell, and 5'' screw-out deck plate dry storage system
- Hands-free adjustable foot braces
- Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs.
The Ascend™ D12 Deluxe Sit In Angler Kayak gives kayakers the comfort, stability, and performance they want out on the water. This specially designed 12' kayak starts with a custom crafted tunnel hull that delivers improved static and dynamic lateral stability serious kayakers want out on the water! This specialized hull design provides solid directional tracking for easy paddling and increased speed, excellent load carrying ability, and good reserve buoyancy and longitudinal damping of any pitch motion in rough water. Made of custom crafted neoprene and heavy duty advanced seating materials, the D12's advanced, removable seating system delivers maximum comfort and durability in the kayak, on the shore, or wherever it's used. A large capacity, deep molded stern storage area features molded landings designed to safely haul a five gallon bucket, milk crate, or sealed battery recess. Its expanded bungee configuration with multiple hold down options makes it easy to transport all types of gear in the stern well. The deep molded bow tankwell is shaped to fit most dry bags, protecting them with a removable dry storage hatch cover held tight with a quick-connect tether system. The D12 also offers a unique 5'' screw-out deck plate right in front of the cockpit for easy access to a dry storage pouch for your wallet, keys, phone, iPod®, and like items. Cushioned thigh pads and hands-free adjustable foot braces for easier paddling. Two molded-over rubber grip handles for easy carrying. Size: 12'L x 29''W; Weight: 72 lbs. Weight with seat: 77 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs. Made in USA.Ascend™ Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5
by iwhitewater Excellent Kayak
I have been paddling canoes and kayaks for decades. This is the most stable kayak that I have ever paddled. I took my new D12 to the Buffalo National river this past weekend and was totally impressed by both the comfort of the new seat design and the size of the cockpit opening. The storage areas in the front and the rear would make this a great kayak for trecking and camping along the rivers or someplace like the Boundary Waters. The stability makes this an excellent kayak even for the begining novice. This same stability makes it a fantastic fishing platform and would make it a good kayak for those who enjoy taking their K9 friends along for a ride.The size of the cockpot opening as well as the ample area for the feet and extended legs make this the best kayak out there for taller persons who feel as if they are confined in a smaller kayak or a kayak with a much smaller cockpit opening.
April 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stueh Awesome product
I am just starting out as a kayaker and I love the D12. I have had it out twice so far, once on Lake Norman in North Carolina and once down the Dan River, also in North Carolina. It is very comfortable, tracks well, and very stable. While on the river going through some rapids, my boat barely moved around while my friends in other kayaks were having some trouble keeping steady. I intend on purchasing more Ascend kayaks in the future.
August 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by YoBub Good, solid, but heavy
This is the first kayak I've owned and I'm very happy with it. I bought this model because I'm a big guy (6'4" 265) and wanted a boat that would hold me with some gear.
I'm new to kayaks and didn't know much about them. This kayak has some subtle features that really make a difference when using it.
The footpegs are easily adjustable and pit even my long legs.
There are knee pads to rest your knees on which really make paddling more comfortable.
The tie downs has a small loop to tie off your paddle when you are on the beach or swimming off the kayak.
The seat is easily adjustable and very comfortable.
Very nice features.
The boat paddles and tracks well. I use it on Lake Michigan, and it does well even in some chop.
Downsides: This unit is heavy. I get get it on the rack before I paddle, but after I paddle I'm too tired to lift it up.
Even with the flotation, if the boat swamps there is no way to empty the water while sitting in the kayak because you sit too low in the water. This creates a dangerous situation and the unit needs more flotation.
The seat attachment is a really cheap design and subject to break over time.
Overall I would recommend this, and the features really make paddling nicer, but beware the weight, and get some float bags so you don't sink.
August 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by BigDogDad The Best Kayak
I am new to Kayaking, my son bought another brand I tried it and was hooked, so I spent the extra money and got the D12. My sons was a name brand from another sporting goods store. The differance is like trying to compare a schwinn to a harley, they are both kayaks but that is where it ends the D12 has so much room in it and tracks like a dream. The seat is so comfortable, I took a 4 1/2 hr trip down the river the other day and my butt never got sore. Do yourself a favor and buy an ascend with the removeable seat, you will never regret it and spend more hours and enjoy your kayak so much more. If something were to happen to it I would head right out and repurchase another D12. My wife has a D10 and feels the same way.
June 17, 2012
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