Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem Kayak: Is It Great For Touring or Fishing?

The Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem Kayak may not a great kayak to fish randomly in offshore (although it would be perfect for inshore fishing with a friend or your family member), but if you want to enjoy the every weekend of summer with having fun in water by kayaking and commuting, then it’s such a kayak that you need for. It’s a high quality tandem kayak, so you can obviously enjoy the kayaking with your best friend or your wife. On the other hand, the kayak offers great control and easy maneuvering in the lake, river and slow moving water and it features Mirage Drive 180 that ensures a great speed with a very superior and better control while it also makes the pedaling superbly easy and faster that is even fully controlled by your legs. Literally, this is the most amazing feature that I like on the kayak as it always gives me hands free pedaling with quick accessibility.

On the other hand, the storage compartments are great as they ensure that the items are completely safe from any splashes of the water. The 8” twist and seal hatches on the compartments also ensure that the items are protected and secured from any inappropriateness of the outdoor’s condition.


Specifications Of The Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem Kayak

Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem-Editor Ratings
  • Sturdiness
  • Tracking Ability
  • Stability
  • Additional Features
  • Ability To Store Something
  • As A Touring Kayak
  • As A Fishing Kayak

As a tandem or two person kayak it has stability, easy pedaling option, Vantage CT seats, safe storage compartments and Mirage Drive 180. So let’s go for a deep and shorter analysis.

Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem Kayak

Superior Construction

A greatly constructed kayak increases the stability and durability and literally as a two person kayak, obviously it should be properly stable and durable as if it is not cracked during the use and transport. That’s why the Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem is made of rotomolded polyethylene that makes the kayak’s hull extremely durable while it also adds an extreme stability with a superb “V” shape hull. Such a hull with the sharpy look bottom allows the kayak to move quickly even in the rough water.

Vantage CT Seats With 4 Way Adjustability

Kayaking with a fixed positioned seat is not reliable. Sometimes you would want to raise up or down the seat with repositioning the backrest. That’s why the 4 way adjustability of these seats allow you to easily set them on the most reliable position for a comfortable pedaling while the cushioned paddings on these seats also give a comfy feeling. Moreover, the kayak has molded cup holders on the edge as if you can securely put the cup of hot or cold drinks.

Rod Holders

Although I mentioned the kayak is not great for fishing as it is difficult to maneuver on the highly moving stream or offshore. But you can still enjoy the fishing with it in the lake, pond and river and that’s why it has four rod mount holders for having hands free fishing time. Moreover, you can also use the storage compartments to store the gears and other equipments that are related to fishing.

Safe Storage Compartments

Fishing or commuting, the storage compartments with seal hatch mean a safe a dry storage opportunity. These safe and secured compartments sometimes can be used as a cooler to carry the drinks. As well, these compartments are obviously suitable for storing the items with an optimal security while a rear tank with bungee can hold additional items like a fishing cooler or backpack.

Mirage Drive 180 Pedaling System

Pedaling a kayak always by the pedal would be a boring thing. So sometimes you would want an easier and faster pedaling system that can give a quick accessibility for any target point. So The Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem Kayak features Mirage Drive 180 Pedaling system that can be fully controlled by the legs with an easy and faster moving opportunity.
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  • Constructed with top grade materials.
  • Great stability with “V” shape hull.
  • Mirage Drive 180 for faster paddling by legs.
  • Vantage CT seats with 4 way adjustability.
  • Safe and secure storage compartments for storing the items.
  • Rod mounts holders for fishing.


  • The kayak is heavier.
  • Not good for offshore.


Final Verdict

Overall, as I described in the introductory paragraphs, the Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem kayak can provide a good service for kayaking with your friend or buddy as the faster & quick pedaling system of it give an effortless and funny kayaking time. And of course, if you want to enjoy a fishing time with your wife and friend in the lake, pond, slow moving river or inshore then it is also great.

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