Hobie MirageDrive

The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier than ever.

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Hobie MirageDrive Classic

The Hobie MirageDrive Classic.

Hobie MirageDrive 180 Arch

The Hobie MirageDrive 180 Arch.

Hobie MirageDrive GT Turbo

The Hobie MirageDrive GT Turbo.

Hobie MirageDrive 360

The Hobie MirageDrive 360.

Hobie MirageDrive 180 v1

The Hobie MirageDrive 180 v1.

Hobie’s MirageDrive 180

Imagine the possibilities for your fishing kayak: backing fish out of cover; safely fishing closer to obstructions; or fishing downstream while holding in current. Hands-free propulsion in any direction means better control: to cast, to present baits, and to concentrate on landing bigger fish when kayak fishing. Pictures can be snapped or cold beverage enjoyed on the way back in without ever stopping.

The MirageDrive 180 continues to deliver on Hobie’s legacy for snappy, reliable performance, confidence-inspiring power and all-day efficiency. But this is only one element of what makes your fishing kayak, Hobie-style, so sweet.

Hobie Classic MirageDrive

In 1997 Hobie revolutionised kayaking forever. Experience 20 years of innovation perfected.

The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier than ever.

Standard on the MirageDrive Compass, the ST Fin square-top design increases fin surface area while maintaining a 30.5cm (12 inches) mast length.

Hobie MirageDrives Are Available Through Hobie Premium Plus Dealers

Hobie GT Turbo MirageDrive

In 1997 Hobie revolutionised kayaking forever. Experience 20 years of innovation perfected.

The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier than ever.

Add even more speed with a GT Turbo MirageDrive upgrade. Increased fin surface area and mast length provides added resistance and water displacement for more thrust with each stroke.

Hobie MirageDrives Are Available Through Hobie Premium Plus Dealers

Hobie 180 v1 MirageDrive

Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for pedal kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1996 and has been evolving ever since.

The MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system is integrated into most MirageDrive kayaks.

Weighing in at under 3.6 kg (8 pounds), the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented manoeuvrability for your pedal kayak. The user can pull one of two shift cables to pivot the fins 180 degrees, almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again.

The dual fins provide shallow water access and easy shore landings by simply pushing one pedal forward.

Hobie MirageDrives Are Available Through Hobie Premium Plus Dealers

Hobie 180 Arch MirageDrive

Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for pedal kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1996 and has been evolving ever since.

The MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system is integrated into most MirageDrive kayaks.

Weighing in at under 3.6 kg (8 pounds), the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented manoeuvrability for your pedal kayak. The user can pull one of two shift cables to pivot the fins 180 degrees, almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again.

The dual fins provide shallow water access and easy shore landings by simply pushing one pedal forward.

The MirageDrive 180 continues to deliver on Hobie’s legacy for snappy, reliable performance, confidence-inspiring power and all-day efficiency. But this is only one element of what makes your fishing kayak, Hobie-style, so sweet.

New for 2018 are ARC cranks that adjust with the push of a button to accommodate users from child size to tall adults.

Imagine the possibilities for your fishing kayak: backing fish out of cover; safely fishing closer to obstructions; or fishing downstream while holding in current. Hands-free propulsion in any direction means better control: to cast, to present baits, and to concentrate on landing bigger fish when kayak fishing. Pictures can be snapped or cold beverage enjoyed on the way back in without ever stopping.

Hobie 360 MirageDrive

With the MirageDrive 360 propulsion system, Hobie is taking pedal kayaking in every direction.

Literally.

New 360 Drive Technology and Kick Up Fins allow anglers to move in every degree on the compass.

For 2020, available exclusively on the Mirage Pro Angler 360 Series.

 

  • What model kayak is the MirageDrive 360 available with?
    • Pro Angler 12 and 14 360 Series.
  • What colours will it be offered in?
    • For 2020, we are introducing an exclusive colour available only on the 360 Series. The Pro Angler 360 Series will be available in Arctic Blue Camo and will include a Safety Flag Kit.
  • Can it be retrofitted/upgraded etc.? Sold separately?
    • No, there is a new, custom MirageDrive well. MirageDrive360 will not integrate with MirageDrive180 or previous MirageDrive wells.
    • Will not be sold separately.
  • Will customers still be able to purchase a Pro Angler 12 and Pro Angler 14 with the 180 MirageDrive in 2020?
    • However, as noted above, the MirageDrive 360 will not integrate with any MirageDrive wells other than the 360 Series kayaks.
  • How does the rudder/steering control work?
    • Two handles – one for the rudder and one for MirageDrive, feels like double the control.
    • Use the Rudder/MirageDrive 360 steering handles in tandem for tight turns, snappy movements, to move sideways, more responsive.
    • User the MirageDrive 360 and Skeg to track long distances.
    • You can always tell which way the Drive is positioned by the red arrow on top.
      Note: you cannot turn this arrow, it is purely directional.
  • MirageDrive 360
    • Can still pedal and turn directions when fins are flat against the bottom of the hull.
    • Total Weight = 4.3kg (9.5 lbs).
    • Ergonomic handle for easy carrying.
    • New trigger pulls adjust the pedal positions.
    • Only offered with Turbo Fins.
    • Leash attachment point at the front of the MirageDrive360 for secure fastening.
  • KickUp Fins
    • New Fin technology “Kicks Up” on impact and automatically back into place with no effort for the user.
    • Forward thrust and resistance on fins pop them back into place.
    • Kelp, rocks, logs/branches, shallows – no problem… cruise right through.
  • Click and Go’s?
    • Single Click and Go at the back of the MirageDrive well.
  • New Custom EVA kit colours
  • Total Control and Versatility
    • Everything kicks ups: Fins, Rudder, and Skeg.
    • Options are endless! Customise your experience.
  • Maintenance
    • Rinse clean after use for both fresh and salt water.
    • Hex nut on the lower unit for easy cleaning, removal of sand, etc. (using this feature should not be necessary on a regular basis.).

Buy the Hobie mirageDrives at the following locations

Hobie Premium Plus Dealer

Buy the Hobie MirageDrives from select Hobie Premium Plus Dealers.

WATER SAFETY FIRST

Like seat belts in cars, PFD's save lives. If you are on the water – please wear your personal floatation device.

HOBIE PFD’S SAVE LIVES!

Hobie stocks a huge range of PFD’s for all types of watersports. With a wide range suitable for adults, kids, and even the family dog, Hobie PFD's will have you safe on the water.