Hobie’s i9S was specifically designed for people shy on spare acreage but who dream of spending their time kayaking, fishing or sailing (via the optional Sail kit).
The compact i9S offers on-the-water performance that rivals rigid boats, and its rugged, PVC-vinyl construction and reinforced underside eliminate fears of rocky beaches.
Vantage CTi Seat
Integrated Rudder system for left- or right-hand steering
Improved construction techniques and materials
One color, a Mango/Slate combo
Hobie MirageDrive with Glide Technology and ST Bluefins
Twist and Stow Rudder
Four-Piece Paddle with Aluminum Shaft
Large Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie Downs
Rolling Travel Bag
Length: 9' / 2.74 m
Width: 36" / .91 m
Capacity: 325 lbs / 147 kg
Fitted Hull Weight: 41 lbs / 18.6 kg *
Fully Rigged Weight: 70 lbs / 31.8 kg *
Bag Dimensions: 30"x25"x12" / 76x64x30cm
Hull Construction: 1000 Denier PVC
Powered by MirageDrive 180
The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive 180, the original pedal kayak drive. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier and more efficient than ever.
Drop Stitch Floor
“Drop Stitch” refers to a method of construction that allows for much higher inflation pressures. Thousands of tiny threads connect the top and bottom layers of the floor, counterbalancing air pressure when it is inflated. This allows for remarkable structural rigidity (and increased performance) without sacrificing portability.
Rolling Storage Bag
The Hobie i-Series is the perfect choice for the kayaker who is short on space or storage. When portability is paramount, Hobie inflatables easily fold up and pack nicely within the included rolling travel bag.