Hobie Mirage Series
Do the pedals really work?….You betcha they do!!! Anyone can propel a Hobie Mirage kayak. The adjustable seat and pedal arms cater for all sizes. Because our leg muscles are generally stronger than our upper body ones, most people find the Mirage drive easy to operate and as fast as paddling without the accompanying fatigue. An added bonus is the drier ride because there is no dripping paddle.
Yes the fins protrude below the hull……BUT you can travel in shallow water by simply altering your leg action to flutter the fins against the bottom of the hull. Three fin sizes are now available to allow you to choose the load that most suits you. Original fins are like riding a bike in low gear. The new ST fin is in-between. ST Turbo fins increase the cruising speed with more effort. Simply slide the mirage drive into its well, lock it in place with its “Click and Go” system and you’re off on a Hobie adventure.
If you like to go fast, pedaling or paddling, check out the Mirage Adventure and Mirage Revolution models. Sleek and streamlined, both of these speedsters take the rough stuff in their stride. If you prefer to spend your kayaking time fishing, then take a closer look at the Mirage Sport, its bigger brother the Outback or the Pro Angler 12 and 14. These craft have the storage features and extra stability to give you the confidence to take your valuable fishing equipment afloat.
The Outfitter is a double version of the Outback. Super stable with plenty of deck storage and rod holders the Outfitter is a good choice when a smooth water, two-seater fishing kayak is called for. If you are after an all-rounder with high carrying capacity, and great rough water performance, then the Oasis is your best bet.
An added bonus with all Hobie Mirage kayaks is the sailing option. By virtue of the rudder system and drive system acting as a centreboard, all Mirage kayaks can be fitted with the optional sail kit. The Adventure model even has provision for a pivoting daggerboard!