Packed with features of higher priced kayaks, the Ascend® D10T Sit-On-Top Kayak delivers great performance out on the water at a great value. Designed to meet the needs of all kayakers, the D10T starts with an advanced tunnel hull design, incorporating hydrodynamics that balance stability, maneuverability, and speed. The Deluxe Seat provides all day comfort with its extra padding and ergonomic, fully adjustable design. Adjustable foot braces allow for maximum flexibility and comfort regardless of water types or conditions. The kayak's large open cockpit gives you 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. A built-in multipurpose sternwell gives you a convenient storage space large enough for a five gallon bucket, dry bag, or a 36 quart cooler. Wide gunnels and plentiful molded flats give the hardcore paddler or extreme angler a place to stow secondary accessories. Quick hold paddlekeepers molded into the Port and Starboard gunnel allows a stable resting point for your paddle when loading or launching your kayak. Multiple drain holes in the sternwell, seat pan, and footwell areas keep water from pooling in the bottom of the kayak. The D10T comes with two Scupper Plugs for the seat pan area for winter paddling or rough water days. At the end of the day, the threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water, while the 2 molded-over rubber grip handles make carrying the kayak a simple task. Durable high density polyethylene construction. Length: 10'. Width: 34". Weight: 62 lbs. Weight with seat: 65 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.Made in USA.
High performance kayak without the high price
Custom-crafted tunnel hull design - ultra stable
Advanced hydrodynamics - balances stability, maneuverability, and speed
Deluxe, padded and adjustable seat
Personal dry storage deck plate system
D-ring bow anchors for customizable storage
Large stern well for multipurpose storage
Adjustable foot braces
Recessed molded paddle holders
Multiple drain holes and drain plug
Two scupper plugs
Advanced hull design: Custom crafted hydronamic hull encompasses an extended keel integrated into a low profile tunnel hull to achieve a perfect blend of maneuverability, tracking, and stability
Adjustable cushioned seating system: Ergonomic seat design with closed-cell custom foam package reduces wear and fatigue
Adjustable foot braces: Fully adjustable 15" foot braces will fit anyone approximately 5'2" to 6'2" in height comfortably
Deck drybag storage system: Watertight removable deck plate with integrated watertight PVC soft storage bag
Multipurpose sternwell: Extra-large-capacity sternwell will accept a five gallon bucket, baitwell, milk crate, cooler, or doubles as general space for a dry bag
Deep molded port and starboard open storage: Allows maximum flexibility for storage on the water
Web ID: 12102505321113
Rated 5 out of
Best All-Purpose KayakI've had this kayak for several years now and it has proven reliable on both lakes and rough rivers. Width provides great stability and the hull is strong. Have seen other kayaks punctured going over the same rocks that barely left a mark on the D10T. Great fishing kayak as there is plenty of room for tackle and coolers. Cons are it's a little rough getting around out of the water since it is heavy and has no side carry handles, and the dry storage is small. Overall a great buy for the money that will last through repeated use.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of
Misty Bailey from
Love my Kayak!I bought in May of 2016 and have used it regularly!! Absolutely Love it. Easy to guide and comfortable. Storage is great for dry bags/cooler. Money well spent! Very durable and safe too. No more riding passenger in canoe for me! Upgraded seat and bout several accessories. Great hobby.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of
Becca O from
Awesome Recreational Kayak!Own a tandem kayak and wanted a single seater. I've looked at this particular one for a while. After doing some research on it, I bought it. Love love It! Very stable and lots of room for a cooler, gear or even a small kid. Great buy!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of
SeatI love the stability of this kayak. I have to admit that I initially was confused by the seat. Connecting the lower straps to the forward attach points, the attach points they are nearest, resulted in a seat that did not stay put. While probably obvious to most, after my first trip to the lake I thought about it more. The seat straps actually attach to the rear attach points and the back support straps connect to the forward attach points. Once that was done, the seat stayed exactly where it should.
Pro tip, bring a soft-top cooler in the rear storage area to serve as a pillow. There is so much room, you will have the most comfortable hammock on the water. I'm 6'2" and lounge comfortably even with items in the forward area.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 3 out of
Not exactly what I wantedBought the kayak for its deck space and its ability to carry a lot of stuff at a small price. Wanted it for fishing. I knew sit on kayaks were heavy and because of the stability and deck space the d10 is a bit heavier. That is the trade off for carrying more weight. Dry storage fits a smart phone, wallet, fishing license, keys and stays dry. Side compartments are great, deck space is great, Stability is awesome and makes it easy to turn around and access the back deck without worry. You could throw a dry bag on the back deck and get to it easy.
BUT The seat design makes the paddler lean back which is not efficient. I added a stadium chair to sit more upright, and strapped the gel seat on top which is a really comfortable combination I put an old rubber car mat under the seat to protect the boat from the chair, but anything of the sort would work.. Even with the stadium chair moving me forward slightly, the seat is too far back which raises the bow and ruins the trim. This is a flat bottom vessel so it does not track well to start with, then swings side to side even more with the poor seat position. For drift fishing or small lakes and ponds it is great. In the wind, in the current, or trying to maintain a track requires constant paddling and adjustments. Seat arrangement might work for a small paddler, but the extra weight due to carrying capacity and deck space makes it heavy for a light paddler. Seat needs to come forward about 4 to 6 inches. Anyone over six feet tall would need to bend their legs even with the foot pegs maxed. I had to add weight to the bow to fix the trim. I am sure with a cooler up front it would ride better, but I wanted the deck space for fishing rods, tackle trays, net . . . things that lay flat and out of the way.
If you want to take a kid out on the water then it can carry the extra weight and make the boat ride better.
I wish I had tested the kayak before I purchased it, I have seen events at the store where this is possible. If the seat is moved forward and the hull had better tracking capabilities it would be a great kayak. BPS carries a new hybrid that might be better suited to my needs.
With all the great advantages to the kayak, the fact that it is hard to paddle detracts and means I cannot recommend it. At it's core you buy a kayak to paddle.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of
Great Buy: D10TI've ridden in others that belonged to friends or rented from outfitters, but this is the first one I've purchased. I love it. i was a little daring with it, for my first trip. The rivers were moving fast from lots of rain, lots of downed trees to navigate through, and I had my 80 lb pit bull with me, who had been in plenty canoes but never a kayak. But the boat did beautifully!
Tracking: lots of people complain that the wider boats dont track straight...but I think it did great for what it is. I'm a tiny person who wanted a small boat to begin with, but yet wanted enough open room for my dog to lay comfortably. Tracking was not as important to me as stability was so I ignored the negative warnings about wide kayaks. However I was surprised that it was not as bad as what I had been led to believe in buying an extra wide kayak. I really had no problems at all.
Speed: I'm probably not the best to review this as I like to sit and just float. When I hit open slow moving water, I put my paddle away and just relax. I'm never in a hurry. But I kept up fine with other canoes and styles of kayaks in our group.
Maneuverability: I think my problem was the river was really fast with lots of obstacles. It was my first time in the boat and my dogs as well. it took us a couple miles of bumping into tree limbs to get ourselves situated right. I would definitely recommend carrying your weight as close to center as possible. We started out with my dog totally up front, but it made steering really hard. Once I put him back closer to me, we were in great shape. As for shallow water, we glid across a few inches like a breeze where everyone else was getting stuck.
Stability: you can't beat it. This extra wide kayak keeps you flat. We bumped into a lot of stuff before we found our grove and we never tipped. I let my dog jump off in deep water and I barely rocked. Getting in and out in shallow or deeper water was nothing to fear.
Seat: lots of people complained about the seat slipping. As long as my straps were cinched tight, it didn't move but an inch. Even fully cinched though it had enough play to either sit up straight or to kick back a bit. Many people suggest fixing the slipping by just using a bungee so I brought one with but never needed it.
Design: scupper holes in great spots, worked like they should. I love the side pockets! Perfect spot for drinks and a dry box. The built in cup holder catches and holds water, but I didn't bother me. The only complaint I have is that the dry storage pocket wasn't well thought out. It doesn't stay very dry due to the lid. The way its molded the lid itself holds water so when you get into it the water still falls into the dry sock. It's also a bad idea to have a screw on lid when you are constantly battling sand. It wouldn't open or close very fluidly. I see it stripping out if I'm not careful. And one wrong step while sitting down was enough to crack the rim around it so it will take in water. For my own purposes, I don't care. It was perfect for scupper plugs, sunblock, chap stick...stuff I didn't care if it got wet. But I would not trust putting my key fob, camera, phone or anything important in it. They definitely should redesign the lid to hinge and latch or something else to create a water right seal.
Molded paddle rest: I never used the one up front that goes across the boat. Too far away for a short person to reach comfortably. The long grove along the side was a good idea, but most paddles have little rubber things down near the blade. This made it to where the paddle didn't actually rest there at all. I added a clip on and it did fine after that. I may add another further back for added hold.
We also let our seven year old test it out for a bit Just paddling around. It's way too big for him, but still handled it great.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of
Great first KayakJust bought this kayak last weekend and took it out for the first time. Was looking for something in the low end price range. I shopped around at a lot of different stores but couldnt find anything that wasnt cheap feeling or uncomfortable. Went to bass pro and sat in this Kayak and knew it was what I was looking for. A little more than I wanted to spend but well worth it.
First off it is a little slow but I am using it for fishing small lakes so it really doesnt bother me. The seat is probably as good as you'll get for a kayak in this price range but I managed to stay out for 3-4 hours without issue. Very stable as I could stand up and fish from it. The stern sits a little low in the water so when it got a little windy out I had some water splashing up into the stern storage area but not a big deal.
If you are looking for an inexpensive, quality first Kayak purcahse, this is a great choice. It isn't equipped to be a fishing kayak as it comes but with some minor additions and modifications, it easily can be.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of
Ascend D10TI just purchased this kayak after A LOT of research. I needed something 10' long and was somewhat stable enough to stand up in. I wanted storage space in the front and in the back as well as a dry storage compartment or the ability to add one. I bought this on a Friday and took it out on Saturday.
The first thing I noticed is that it tracked better than some of the other reviews I had seen. It still isn't as good as some of the narrower kayaks but I use it to fish so it isn't a huge issue. The seat issue that some people were having must have been addressed because mine didn't move at all. Not having side handles does make it hard to move around but with the money you save, just buy the Ascend wheels or make some.
Overall, they describe this as a great entry level kayak but I don't think I'll ever need another one. It does everything I want it to do and at a good price. It's a great kayak and dealing with Bass Pro was great.
Thank you for your question! This kayak is $469.99.
Answered by: BPSResource19
Date published: 2018-10-10
How wide is the kayak
Asked by: Rosovelt
Thank you for choosing Bass Pro Shops. It is 34”W.
Answered by: BPSProductSpecialist8
Date published: 2017-12-09
I would like som feedback on which kayak to purchase foa a 300lb man. Not including fishing gear.
Asked by: HD Chuck
The Amigo from Diablo paddlesports
Answered by: popx4
Date published: 2017-11-04
Is there a reason this kayak only comes with 2 scupper plugs when there are 6 scupper holes???
Asked by: kimbree
The plugs are for the two holes under the seat so water doesn't splash up and wet the seat. The other holes remain open for draining any water back out.
Answered by: dcp1911
Date published: 2019-07-23
I weigh 325 will this boat carry me or will there be a problem
Asked by: Kkoo
Since the max weight capacity for this is 325, we would not recommend this kayak. You will want to account for the weight of your gear as well.
Answered by: BPSResource19
Date published: 2017-08-02
Does this come with a paddle and any rod holders?
Asked by: coreywa1988
Thanks for your question! Those accessories are not included with this kayak.
Answered by: BPSResource19
Date published: 2017-08-16
I know this kayak's limit is 325lbs but how well does it perform with a 200lb man plus gear?
Asked by: Tfurr1
Thank you for your inquiry. If your gear does not exceed the extra 125 lbs., then it should carry it fine.
Answered by: BPSResource11
Date published: 2017-09-18
Is there a cart that fits the D10T?
Asked by: bullpen
Thank you for your answer! I would suggest the Ascend Sit On Top Kayak Cart SKU 1963628 which is available for purchase at the following link below. This kayak cart will help you move the kayak around with ease!