The 2017 i11S is an inflatable 11 ft long Mirage drive kayak that can also be used as a paddle board. The Vantage mesh seat is fully adjustable for back and lumbar support. The i11s folds down to fit into a storage bag and can fit in the trunk of most cars. It is stable enough to be used as a paddle board and has a respectable 400 lb weight capacity. It fits within its own rolling travel bag, and you can carry it with you in the car, RV, trailer, or in your boat. The i11s features a switchable steering handle that can either be placed on the right or left side of the handle. Optional accessories include; sail package, cup holder, rod/accessory holder and plug-in cart.
This new 2017 model features the new MD-180 forward/reverse drive, allowing you to switch between pedalling the kayak forwards and in reverse.
We have never kayaked before and this is out first purchase but after seeing another of the pedal kayaks I thought it was the greatest idea. South wind was a huge help and shipped out so quickly. The Hobie i11s was very easy to set up and get out on the water and now that I've tried it I can't get enough kayaking in. I absolutely love how easy it is and the terrain you can cover with it. The seat is amazingly comfortable and spend hours exploring new bays and coves that otherwise wouldn't be able to see. Overall, best purchase of 2017 and look forward to every weekend getting to use it!
Bought mine for some bass lakes near me. Get it with the Hobie H crate and some H rail rod holders and you will be set for fishing. Super stable and the seat is very comfortable. No problems pedaling this thing around all day, the hull is quite efficient. Oh yeah and its super light, I can carry it with one hand.
Fast delivery as promised, will purchase from Southwind again in the future
Outstanding performance and stability. Great little kayak for its weight. The drive is very efficient and with the turbo fins, this thing is fast. Like I can outrun any kayak on the lake fast. I highly recommend getting the sailing rudder too, as the kayak tracks straighter with it. The kayak moves smoothly and is quiet on the water. Hobie really builds a great productThe kayak arrived in Havasu with no problems what so ever. Definitely thinking about buying another one for my son.
I bought this for my wife and daughter. They are both about 130 lbs and this inflatable works great for them. Its pretty fast and very stable with its SUP design. The vantage chair is the best Ive ever used on any kayak and I can sit on it all day (Im about 190 lbs). The SUP design is great and is very stable even if you want to just stand up and take a breather. What I really like about this boat too is the extremely light weight. This is a good boat to take on vacations where the heavier designs would not work. Pros: Super stable fast for its length ability to stand up is huge plus vantage chair is super comfortable cons: not for larger paddlers over 220 lbs kind of hard to fold up