Ascend® FS10 Sit-In Angler Kayak - Camo
- Custom-crafted hydrodynamically shaped hull
- Large, open 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpit
- Comfortable padded steel-frame seat
- Seat removes for use on land
- Screw Out Deck Plate Dry Storage System
- Fully adjustable full-tackle rod tender
- Dual flush mount rod holders
- Hands-free adjustable foot braces
- Two cleats
- Bungee-secured storage in multipurpose sternwell and on bow
- Dual-position quick-hold paddle holders
- Left and right bungee paddle keepers
- Deep molded dual cup holders
- Two molded-over rubber grip carry handles
- Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.
Advanced Hull Design:
Incorporates an extended keel with performance rocker and strakes for maximum maneuvering, tracking, stability, and ease of paddling.
Removable Seating System:
Advanced ergonomic design with upgraded adjustment and comfort. Deluxe seating can be utilized while ashore. Delivers maximum comfort for a full day on the water.
Hands-free adjustable foot braces allow a comfortable fit for anyone approximately 5'2" to 6'6" in height.
Drybag Dash Storage System:
Watertight removable deck plate with integrated watertight PVC soft storage bag.
Includes recess for 12V sealed battery, 5 gallon bucket, baitwell, milk crate, cooler, or doubles as a general space for a dry bag.
A light tackle, fully adjustable rod holder with 360º horizontal movement and vertical rod tip adjustment.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Druboo12 Great Kayak! Best Fathers Day Gift ever! I use it all the time in the lake by our home. Its extremly durable and accessible. June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LysWI Great kayak purchase! My husband and I just purchased the camo Ascend FS10 fishing kayaks for "Mothers day and Fathers day gifts to ourselves" and absolutely love them! We have 14.5 ft touring kayaks and they are just not comfortable for fishing and moving around. The Ascends are equipped with all the great extras needed for kayak fishing: rod holders,paddle keepers, bungees, dry storage for phone and camera, rear storage for small cooler/tackle and/or bucket, side cleats for stringer or anchor. We both think the seats are incredibly comfortable. We've already spent several full days on the water fishing and have been very comfortable all day with the open cockpit. Nice deck area to keep bait or extras within reach. They're very stable and track very well for a shorter kayak. Great value for a great fishing 'yak! You won't be sorry. Get it now and enjoy your summer on the water! June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DustMaster Great Kayak This has been a great kayak so far. The seat is awesome. Very comfortabl!. Nice to have on land too when camping. It's a little heavy and not the fastest kayak ever. Wish it had another dry storage compartment in the front. The dry storage it has isnt very big and I like to jam my backpack between my legs and its hard to remove because of the dry storage dangling below. Very stable and tracks fairly straight. Great to fish from Seat leans back quite a bit. I jam my PFD behind the seat so its out of the way. Cup holder works well and I like that it has two of them because you can put other stuff like your pliers or lures in the other or on the flat surface. Great kayak for 5 bills! May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WomanAngler60 Great Kayak, no accessories incl. I purchased mine in FL. The 10ft comes with no accessories and only a small watertight well, while the 12ft includes the anchor and trolley and watertight wells. The difference for me is the weight: 54 lbs for the 10ft, which I can manage by myself, versus 80+ lbs for the 12 ft. The seats are extremely comfortable, especially compared to yak's with molded plastic seats. All my kayaking friends would be complaining of sore backs and bottoms while I was very comfortable throughout our voyages! The 10ft is very stable but is a bit of a barge to paddle longer distances. It was built for stability as a fishing platform versus a long-distance vessel, so this is the trade-off. The rod holders are well placed. To add a GPS, fishfinder or other accessories (anchor and trolley), is a bit of a do-it-yourself chore. Ascend should consider this in the design and perhaps even put plugs that can easily be removed for installation rather than having to drill the boat at home. In waves, the kayak is also quite stable, however, my experience is that the water splashes over the bow and into the cockpit where it collects, so ensure everything is in watertight bags. I would have liked the kayak to weigh less, although I would not trade weight for the obvious durability of the product. Also it would be extremely useful if Ascend would put a changeable pad on the back keel like other brands do. The keel often gets scratched up because of transport and beaching. Overall, for the price, the product is great. As an angling product, however, it should include the anchor and trollley system like the 12 ft. It should also include at least a forward watertight well. May 25, 2013
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A:My husband and I (I'm 5'7" and husband is 5'11" ) are using our 230cm paddles and find them to be perfectly sufficent with the FS10 (we bought the paddles for our longer,more narrow touring kayaks) Occasionally we bump the sides when paddling, so the 240cm would be better if you're going to purchase a paddle I'd say to go with 240cm.
A:the difference in length between a 210 and a 240 cm is 30 cm....that makes it a little over an inch longer..divide that by two and you end up with a half inch difference on each side...that will not make a differece on how the kayak paddles, reguardles of your size. My wife is 5'4", I bought here a 210..that was before I realized the difference in length...not an issue.
A:This all depends on the type of kayak you're using and it's size: sit-on-top, sit-in, etc.
If your kayak is 30" or wider, then a 240 cm is recommended due to the longer "reach" but you still have to consider whether it's sit-on-top or sit-in.
If a sit-on-top, then a 240cm is recommended due to the extra distance to the water and the need to have your paddle angled properly for true tracking. If using a sit-in, then your height does come into the play as the longer paddles will make it more difficult for shorter paddlers to properly stroke from a lowered seating position.
A:It is stable in the mangroves, sheltered bays and rivers, however my few trecks into higher waves was a bit concerning. I would say "no" to the gulf. This is a sit-in and obviously any water will collect inside the cockpit. If you get swamped, it will be a chore to right the boat and syphon out the water while you're IN the water! You may want to consider a sit-on-top that will self drain.
A:I'm sure it does if you lean far enough to the side! However, it's very wide and very stable. Been paddling in very strong winds and no problems. Twice I 've leaned way over the side tipping it very far, and its not flipped. Once I lost my paddle, another time my stringer and both times I lunged for the items and was fine.
As always, wear your pfd at all times...just in case!
A:Obviously all kayaks can be flipped, but I have had my Torque for three years and have never flipped it. I did spook a Manatee which tossed me about 3 feet to the side and the yak never even took on any water.
A:ANY kayak will tip over. My fs10 is very stable. I am new to kayaking and after 30 trips out with it I never once felt "tippy" I you squirm around like a caffine crazed spider monkey, you might flip one. But you would have to work at it
A:I can't say it wouldn't, but I've yet to flip mine. This weekend I got caught in a fast current in shallow water that pushed me sideways. So I'm sitting on a rock ledge with deep behind me and water pushing against the entire length of the boat and I never flipped.
Details:I am new to Kayak Fishing and would like to know if this yak can be rigged with a trolling motor? If so, any helpful suggestions and/or recommendations would be appreciated. More specifically I would like to know what setup you have had success with i.e., can the battery be located anywhere besides the sternwell and what type of motor mount used, etc. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Details:i want to know if it is stable enough to try to stand up and not flip into the water
Details:I have never used a kayak but read a lot of VG reviews about the Ascend FS10. I want to use it for float trips in the Missouri Ozarks. Is there enough room for a cooler with food and beverages and camping gear ie; 2 man hiking tent, sleeping bag, lantern, etc
A:If you are doing light weight camping I think you would have plenty of room. By this I mean dyhydrated food, backpacking tent, limited creature comforts. There is designed storage on the bow and in the stern well but also space behind the seat and in front of your feet (if you are not too tall). Max weight is 325lbs so you have to take that into consideration.
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A:If you use a small pup tent and watch the weight of your gear Id say no problem
Details:I have been looking into rack systems after hauling my fs10 for the first time and realized I need something. So what I'm looking at is the Yakima bigstack stackers. Or the A j cradle carrier and I can't make up my mind. I drive a 01 Tahoe and will be going by myself alot but will also have ppl with me alot of the time as well when we shuttle. Feedback please would help. My worry about stackers is of the boat will slide out because it doesn't have anything holding the bottom and if I have a j cradle would I be able to lay another canoe/kayak flat if needed be. Or would the bigstack stackers work for what I need?
A:Yep, just did mine with a kit you can get! just google it and get the one that you put the grease in it tomake good contack!
A:I drive a Colorado with a 5' bed that has a 2' tool box in it. I made a rack out of 1" tube adapted to fit in my Reese hitch, and am able to haul 3-4 10' yaks at once. My Ascend lays upside down in the bed with the flat end under the tool box, and two yaks lay on my tool box and bracket. I have also used this with a fourth being 12''. As my bed is so small, these boats stick out quite a bit so I have a light up Reese brake light and reflective stickers.
A:The seat does have padding and I find it extremely comfortable! It sits up off the bottom, so you don't get wet if a bit of water splashes into the cockpit floor. It can be folded down for transport or removed. My kayaking friends with molded plastic seats and small pads all complained that they had sore backs and bottoms after travelling for a bit. They would also get their backside wet when even a small bit of water collected inside. In the Ascend seat, I was always comfortable with a dry backside. I highly recommend their seats!
A:The seat was actually a selling point for me. It's much more comfortable than what it appears. Actually, it's much more comfortable than many of the high $ kayaks on the market.
A:I am 50 years old and sat in it for 7 hrs. today with no problems. The heat of the day will run you off long before the seat will
A:This seat is actually very comfortable, however it is made out of cheap thin tubing, and I could see it being a problem. I tried to order a "back up" but Ascend doesn't seem to support replacement parts well. I did notice the seat on the fs12 was much nicer, but they wouldn't sell me one.
A:If you are talking about the folding seat with the metal frame, I had not noticed any discomfort. In fact until you mentioned it, it was a non-factor. I should probably add something to my review.
A:i though the same thing even when i was in the store looking at it but once i got it on the lake and tried it i was suprised at how nice it really was, i was in my new FS10 for 5 hours a few days ago and i could have stayed another 5 hours. im 5'11'' and 220 pounds and its fine for me.