The Hobie Mirage Outfitter Kayak is an easy-to-use, all-around tandem kayak, perfect for those all day adventures. Hobie designed the Mirage Outfitter to be an all-around performer, long lasting, and highly reliable. The Outfitter's 34 inch beam makes the kayak have great stability. The boat's wide shape and comfortable 11 foot length makes it easy to stow and lift. It's great for a first kayak and has plenty of room and options to make your afternoon kayak enjoyable. With built in cup holders and dual Mirage Drives, a mast step for an optional Sail Kit, and convenient paddle side storage, you'll be ready for anything.
This new 2018 model features the new MD-180 forward/reverse drive, allowing you to switch between pedaling the kayak forwards and in reverse.
If you are both 6 ft or over, I would not recommend this kayak as much. Based on my demo, the Oasis would be a better choice. The maneuverability would be better on a shorter kayak like this however.
The outfitter is a great little boat. I live in Big Bear and use this as a double and a single on different occasions. Its very small for a kayak double but still has really good stability. The front seat can be removed so I usually put my dog in the front. The sail kit works really great with the boat as well. My only complaint is that the front seating area is shorter for those of us above 5'10.