Hobie Mirage Sport Kayak Review

Hobie Sport Review
Hobie Mirage Sport Kayak
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Welcome to our description and review of the Hobie Mirage Sport kayak.

The Hobie kayak is short, lightweight, 9 foot 7 inch kayak that works great as an all-around recreational or fishing kayak.

The first major innovation of the Mirage Sport is its movable seat. Designed to accommodate kayakers of varying heights, the seat can be moved forward or back to guarantee the perfect fit for both short and tall kayakers.

Like all new Hobie kayaks, the Mirage Sport is a pedaling kayak that makes use of Hobie’s MirageDrive System. MirageDrive is a pedal system that utilizes two underwater fins to power the boat. MirageDrive is a fisherman’s dream come true, offering true hands-free operation so you can concentrate on catching fish without the hassle of a paddle. By using pedals instead of paddle, you can cover more water at greater speeds with less effort while you are casting, reeling, taking photographs, or simply enjoying a sip of your favorite beverage.

Deck features of the Mirage Sport include a 6” twist and seal round hatch at the bow, a sail accessory mount (or use with optional sail kit), Hobie MirageDrive, a midship 8” twist and seal round hatch, a rudder control handle, 4 molded-in utility trays, 2 built in cup holders, 2 molded-in rod holders, a large rear cargo area.

The Hobie Mirage Sport is a great choice for both fisherman recreational kayak users looking for compact, lightweight pedaling kayak. It measures less than 10 feet in length, weighs only 48 pounds, and offers a weight capacity of 225 pounds. Easy to carry and to transport, the Mirage Sport is a great choice for solo kayakers who often need to carry the kayak, load, and tranport the boat without assistance from a partner or friend.


  • Length: 9' 7"
  • Width: 29.5”
  • Weight: 48 pounds (without MirageDrive)
  • Weight: 54.6 pounds (with MirageDrive inserted)
  • Capacity: 225 pounds


  • MirageDrive Pedal System
  • Hand-controlled rudder
  • High-Back Adjustable & Movable Padded Seat
  • Two Piece Paddle
  • On Hull Paddle Storage
  • Sail Mount
  • Two Built-in Fishing Rod Holders
  • Large Rear Cargo Area
  • 6 Inch Twist and Seal Front Hatch
  • 8 Inch Twist and Seal Midboat Hatch

Hobie Mirage Sport Kayak Reviews

Sample Customer Reviews

Reviews of the Mirage Sport Kayak are outstanding from it's owners with almost all reviews we have located being 5 out of 5 stars. We've found almost no negative reviews or comments on the Mirage Sport.

Positive Customer Reviews

Great fishing kayak. The "Mirage System" really turns head. I can easily carry 4 fishing rods and I can pedal this kayak faster than anybody can paddle. Extremely stable even with it loaded with gear.
-- K.V.

This is the best 9 foot kayak I have used or seen. Love everything about it and can't wait to add the sail.
-- PK

This kayak is all I thought it would be. Simple to convert from regular paddling kayak to pedals.
-- W.T.