Gear Review: 2019 Hobie Mirage Outback

What is It?

2019 Hobie Mirage Outback fishing kayak

What Sets it Apart?

Hobie has taken its time-tested Outback fishing kayak powered by the famous MirageDrive 180 pedal propulsion system and improved every feature. The abundantly stable new hull design is stealthier and quicker than ever. Everything you need to catch bass is right at hand in the cleverly designed cockpit packed full of cutting-edge fishing features such as the H-Track Deluxe accessory mounting system with integrated tackle and tool storage.  The new multi-position Vantage CTW seat is now wider for enhanced comfort and improved endurance for all-day fishing outings.

How Do I Use It?

Everything from navigating to rigging the Hobie Mirage Outback is second nature – using it is seamless and carefree, allowing the angler to focus on fishing. Dual helms provide pinpoint control. New EVA standing pads are mounted flush with the deck, improving footing. The Lowrance Ready System and protective new Hobie Guardian retractable transducer mount make sonar installation a cinch. Tackle storage is abundant in a bow hatch, new vertically-oriented cockpit hatch with gear bucket, beneath the seat and in the H-Track Deluxe accessory mounting system.   

How Much?

$2,799; $2,949 in Camo

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Angler’s Insight

Hobie’s Mirage Outback has been a mainstay fishing kayak for nearly two decades, and now with this 2019 redesign it’s on the leading edge with angling ergonomics second to none. The Outback has always been an ideal blend of stability, mobility and fishability. Now it’s better than ever, highly recommended for anglers looking for a mid-sized, do-everything platform.