Hobie Mirage Outback
The Outback boasts the functionality, stability and utility to get the job done.
All kayaks are created equal, right? Hardly. Peer closer at the Hobie Mirage Outback and the distinction between lesser kayaks becomes obvious. Stand-out features include a nearly indestructible rotomolded polyethylene hull, a MirageDrive for paddle-free touring, ample above- and belowdeck stowage, a Twist and Stow rudder for finger-tip steerage, and multiple molded-in rod holders. Best yet, a beamy hull provides form stability, allowing you to cast—or land the big one—without rocking the boat.
12'1" / 3.68 m
33" / 0.84 m
400 lbs / 181 kg
Fitted Hull Weight
75 lbs / 34.02 kg
Fully Rigged Weight
88.3 lbs / 40.05 kg
15" / 0.38 m
Two pedals that are fitted to levers just forward of your seat are attached to powerful underwater fins with the MirageDrive gear mechanism. This creates a very efficient system because it is now your big leg muscles providing the boat's propulsion rather than your upperbody. They can be locked into place to stay flush against the hull for exploring in shallower waters or for beaching and fin system can be completely removed or locked into place in the boat with the "Click and Go" system. Traditional paddles are included, but optional.
Twist and Stow Rudder:
Hobie’s Twist and Stow Rudder is there when you need it, gone when you don’t; the retractable-rudder system is engaged and disengaged with a pull of the T-shaped control handles.
- Adjustable High-Back Padded Seat w/ Inflatable Lumbar Support
- Four Molded-In Rod Holders
- Large Covered Bow Hatch
- Mesh-Covered Stowage Pocket
- Rear Cargo Area w/ Bungee® Tie Downs
- Sail Mount
- Twist and Stow Rudder
- Two 8” Twist and Seal Hatches w/ Gear Bucket
- Two-Piece Paddle w/ On-Hull Storage