Ascend Kayak Accessories – What Do They Offer

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Okay, we have talked about Ascend kayaks, so Let’s see what Ascend kayak accessories are out there to trick them out. Cause you know you want the goodies and bling!

Basic Accessories

These are the accessories I think you just need to get you through the float trip.

The first is the paddle, of course! Ascend does have a couple of choices for paddles. In my post about how to pick the proper paddle I give you a chart on how to decide what will work for you. Here I will provide a link to the Ascend paddles.

I have the Ascend Trek Paddle. It seems to work pretty good for me. It is a two piece paddle which makes it easy to store and transport. The Trek has a durable rubber coated aluminum shaft and fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades and weighs about 2.6 pounds. The Trek also comes in 3 different lengths.

Ascend also has the Tournament Paddle which is a fiberglass shaft, which makes it a little lighter. The Trek also has the fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades, but this one sports a handy hook for lure retrieval for those anglers out there. This comes in 6 different lengths, so you shouldn’t have any issues finding one that works.

Second is the Dry Bag. I spoke about my Ascend dry bag in a previous post. I love my lime green bag. It is plenty big enough for the important things, such as my phone, camera and snacks. Mine is a heavy-duty bag, but they also come in a bright orange light-weight material w/ a window, so you can see what you packed in it.

Third, you need to be able to transport your kayak to the water. So, you are going to need a rack on your car, unless you have a truck or trailer, and you are going to need to get it from your vehicle to the lake or river. I have a truck so I do not need the car rack. But, getting it to the water from the truck by myself can be a challenge. So I have the Ascend sit-on top kayak cart. I will say, that while it is easier to pull to the water once the wheels are on, it is no easy task to get these wheels on or off. Ascend does offer another version though, and I think I am going to try them when I get a chance.

Fourth is a Life Jacket. I am only going to shortly mention the Ascend life jackets here cause I did a post recently about life jackets that I like much better. Ascend does have a few options, and I currently have what they call a universal, one size fits most, type PFD. I do not care for it, and their life jackets fit on the small side. I tried on the womens largest size and couldn’t get it zipped.

So, those are the basic must-haves in the Ascend choices.

Fishing Accessories

These accessories are some options by Ascend to get you on the road to fishing from your kayak. While I know that there are a lot of options out there, we are going to focus on what Ascend has to offer in this post.

First, you are going to want an anchor. Ascend offers an Anchor Trolley Kit. I personally have this kit and plan on adding it to my kayak this spring. I fished many times last year, and trying to fish and maintain my position in the water was exhausting. So, the anchor kit is going on.

All the Ascend fishing kayaks come standard with flush-mounted pole holders. Ascend doesn’t offer much in the line of fishing pole holders that you can add-on.

The last accessory for fishing in the Ascend line is this awesome Ascend Fish Ruler Decal. It is made of a heavy-duty laminated vinyl. Just stick it to your kayak and let the fish stories begin!

Replacement Accessories

Ascend does provide a few replacement accessories. The first of those is the Scupper plugs. You know you are going to lose those things a few times, Just saying! These are for the sit-on top models of kayaks for the self bailing scupper holes. Your kayak will come with what you need and you can replace as you lose them. They typically come in a 2 pack.

Next, you can also get replacement open base cleats. My kayak did not have these on it standard, but some do. I am looking at getting some to add to my kayak just for functionality.

You can also get a replacement seat for the sit-on top D10T. I will say, that while it has decent reviews on the Bass Pro site, I am looking for something a little more comfortable for mine.

Lastly, you can get deck bungee kits by Ascend. This kit comes with everything you will need and easy to follow instructions to replace or add a bungee system to your kayak.

It’s good to be able to fix stuff, cause Let’s face it, Life Happens.

Fun Accessories

I’m going to get a little off topic here, because Ascend just hasn’t gotten on the band wagon of fun stuff yet.

I know that blinging out the kayak is just a must. There are lots of options out there to make your kayak yours.

Whether you are looking for fishing stuff, like fishing crates, fishing nets, pole holders, electronics, etc., or if you are looking for safety items such as flags, reflectors or lights.

I even know a guy that painted some crazy faces on the front of his kayaks. How fun would that be. I will do another post about some of these other fun accessories later, so look for that in the future.

Ascend is a wrap!

So, there you have it. There is the line of Ascend products that you can utilize for your kayaking needs and some of your wants. I hope that you found this post useful and if you purchase any of these goodies. Please, let me know what you think. Good or bad, I want to know. I will update this post when I get my anchor trolley kit in place and tell you what I think.

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12 thoughts on “Ascend Kayak Accessories – What Do They Offer”

  1. As a kayaking newbie, I appreciate the level of details and thought put into these Ascend recommendations. I can see where a cart would be extremely handy to have, but it’s not something that I would have thought of on my own. It’s good to know that blinging out options aren’t really available through Ascend, as one of the fun parts of the hobby is making it feel like it’s your own… will have to look elsewhere or wait for that.

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    • Yes, Ascend is limited. I will certainly be showing other options as my journey progresses. So came back and check things out. Also, share your journey with us here as well. Thanks for stopping by. 

      You can also find us on Facebook!

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  2. Hello, 

    I am very new in this field, but my son- in – law likes kayaking a lot. A  few months ago, he bought a new kayak, took his son ( my grandson), and drove for kayaking to Mississippi river. They are planning kayaking again as soon as Coronavirus clears up. 

    I appreciate the detailed article, and I will make sure they will take replacement accessories. Also, I saw my son-in-law has many fun accessories, but I will offer him to read your post, and I believe he will catch some useful items.

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    • That is awesome. I am planning on hitting the water as soon as it gets warmer outside. I have some accessories that I want to put on my own kayak, so I am getting ready.

      By all means share my site with everyone you know that likes to kayak or is interested. You can also find me on Facebook where I will post updates and other fun stuff.

      Thank you for taking the time to join me here and share your thoughts.

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  3. hello, it is a great and nice feeling to know that someone will create a great website like this and also create a write up on an article like this. i might have to get more information. probably get to the facebook page so as to keep me updated. i am actually new to this so i would need guidance.

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    • Benny, thank you for such kind words and for taking the time to read. By all means, hit me up on Facebook. I will be posting regularly there as well. Can’t wait to get on the water this year myself. Just waiting on warmer weather.

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  4. My daughters have been talking about going kayaking. I’m actually afraid of the water, so kayaking isn’t for me. But I have been looking for products to keep my girls safe while they go and have fun. What is the paddle do you recommend for beginners as well which lifejackets would you say are the most safe?

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  5. Hello there! 
    I really found a lot of value in your Ascend Kayak Accessories Review! 

    I love the way you simplified the review and made it easy to understand. 

    Thanks for enriching my knowledge about the different accessories they offer. I also liked the whole range of products they offer which are almost enough for my kayaking needs. Many times I might have to buy different equipment from different companies and thankfully, this is not the case with Ascend.

    I’ll probably start using their products since they have good quality stuff, according to you.
    Anyways, I really liked this review and hope more people read this and benefit from it!
    With regards,
    Faiz

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    • Faiz,

      I do personally use the Ascend products. While they do not offer everything one needs they do have the basics. Everything I have used to date has been of good quality and has worked well for my needs.

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  6. Hello,

    I’m very much pleased to read about Kayak adventures. The basic accessories well described and of course, they look good. You know, everything beautiful attracts many people.

    So, l find this site helpful, and it’s worth sharing.In my province, there are many people who fishermen need fishing accessories.we have Zambezi and Luangwa rivers. Therefore, I will spread the news as much as possible.

    Thank you for bringing the news!

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    • Alane,

      I imagine there are some large fish in those rivers. I am so glad you found my post and site helpful and useful. Although, I am not sure I would be brave enough to kayak with some of the critters that surely live in the rivers there. LOL

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