Hobie Mirage Outback Review

By August 4, 2016Sporting Goods
Hobie Mirage Kayak


MirageDrive System–Bounce around your favorite fishing holes with ease using the Hobie Mirage Outback’s MirageDrive pedaling system. Adjustable pedals inside the kayak replace tiresome paddles and facilitate hands-free movement. Roller bearings on the fins reduce friction and allow them to operate more efficiently in the water.
Multiple Controls–Despite the inclusion of pedals, this kayak still comes with a paddle, which is more than most entry to mid-level models can say. There’s also a retractable rudder on the back of the kayak that engages and disengages with the pull of a handle.
Enhanced Comfort–Unlike the flimsy seats offered on many fishing kayaks, this model’s seating system has the structure and support of a stadium seat on steroids. The seatback, bottom, height and lumbar support are all adjustable, with the latter inflating for additional relief. You can count on hours of comfort out on the water in this throne.
Impressive Specifications–With a host of high-end specifications, the Hobie Mirage Outback provides the rare combination of stability, speed and storage. At just over 12 feet long and 33 inches wide, this model is streamlined for efficient movement in the water. It weighs in at a solid 81 pounds and can handle a weight capacity of 400 pounds.
Additional Features–Some of this product’s additional features are what separate it from other fishing kayaks on the market. This model has a sail mount, four molded-in rod holders and five different storage areas for gear, fish and its double-sided paddle. There are also four color choices available.


David D.

About David D.

David D. was an all-star athlete in high school and has been passionate about sports his entire life. Long after he hung up his cleats, he shifted focus to the outdoors, becoming a hiking guide and a fishing instructor. If it’s a product that’s used in any type of exercise, he’s probably given it a try at some point.