Gear Hunter: Ascend H12 Sit-In Hybrid Kayak


On today’s Gear Hunter, we’re hopping in the Bass Pro Shop’s Ascend H12 Sit-In Hybrid Kayak and wetting a line.

With the popularity of kayak fishing on the rise, serious anglers need a watercraft that is easy to transport, stable on the water, and up to par with their gear storage needs. The innovative Ascend H12 Sit-In Hybrid Kayak delivers all of this, plus more for a true “all-species” angling kayak.


With its fully updated design, the Ascend H12 Sit-In Kayak makes the perfect craft for overnight fishing excursions, yet sports a nimble and balanced build to handle those short day trips easily. The advanced Hybrid Tunnel-style hull improves secondary stability creating a standing and fishing platform that allows the angler unprecedented standing capability throughout the entire cockpit opening. The unique stepped bow/stern keel design integrated into the tunnel will punch through surf or slide smoothly into the backwaters, all while delivering great maneuvering in tighter waters.

Ascend H12 Sit-In Hybrid Kayak

Soft-storage saddle bags hold a full trip’s worth of fishing gear or accessories. Adjustable footbraces keep you snugly in place. Extreme “all-day” comfort was designed into the advanced seating system. Plentiful storage features throughout the boat, combined with simple entry and exit and a bonus payload up to 450 lbs make this Ascend kayak one of the most versatile fishing vessels in the industry today.

Ascend H12 Sit-In Hybrid Kayak

Here are some of the other key features:

  • Hybrid Tunnel-style advanced hull design
  • Soft-storage seat back pack
  • Multipurpose open-deck design
  • Extra-large cockpit: 53.5:”x23.5″
  • Soft-storage saddle bags
  • Accessory rails
  • Adjustable footbraces
  • Bow hard hatch
  • Bow bungee hold-downs
  • Expandable mesh stern cargo cover
  • 2 molded-over rubber-grip carry handles
  • Threaded, sealed drain plug
  • Dimensions: 12′ L x 32″ W
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Made in the USA

Ascend H12 Sit-In Hybrid Kayak

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