The 2017 Hobie Mirage Outback a versatile craft for kayak fishermen or those looking for a stable ride. It offers a great balance of stability, speed, comfort and maneuverability. With the new Vantage CT seating system, you'll gain 3 customizable height and all new reclining options. In addition, you can kayak using the included paddles, or the Mirage Drive, which allows you to use your feet for ease of mobility. The 4 molded-in rod holders makes fishing a snap, and the various storage compartments and trays allow you to store bait, tackle, and more. In addition, the Hobie Mirage Outback is Lowrance-Ready, so you can bring your fish finder with you for easier catches. Elevate your fishing game with the Hobie Mirage Outback.
This new 2017 model features the new MD-180 forward/reverse drive, allowing you to switch between pedaling the kayak forwards and in reverse. The Camo version comes with turbo fins as well as the larger sailing rudder.
Thanks to Mike and Bobby for helping me out with this kayak. Their insight and ability to make modifications to the kayak was really helpful. I purchased this kayak for diving off the coast of Orange County. It's a really stable ride that still goes pretty fast. Lot's of storage options inside and out of the boat as well. I pack about 80 lbs of extra scuba gear with me on the water including tanks. The seat is very comfy and getting in and out is not difficult at all, even with tanks. Having this kayak is a much better option than simply swimming to a dive spot from shore.
First time kayak owner, and I could not be happier with my purchase. The mirage drive (foot peddles) makes a world of difference. I'm still new to kayaking so I haven't quite figured out how to smoothly maneuver with only the paddles. The mirage drive in conjunction with the paddles allows me to kayak at very fast speeds while still maintaining control as well. Very pleased with my purchase!
Really stable ride but is still fast with the Turbo fins upgrade. I highly recommend getting the sailing rudder. Its only $30 and makes this boat maneuver much better.