At Hobie, helping people have unforgettable on-the-water experiences, ranks supreme!
We believe that kayaking and fishing should be accessible, rewarding and—above all else—fun. This starts with locomotion. For many kayakers, long hours of paddling can dampen their fun factor, and paddle splashes can startle fish and wildlife. So we asked a hard question: why labor to pull with your arms when it’s infinitely more efficient to push with your legs?
The genius behind the Hobie MirageDrive’s double-scissor action was developed by carefully studying how penguins swim. Our engineers realized that these amazing birds’ efficient fin stroke was a perfect solution to powering your kayak or boat. After countless hours of R&D and miles of on-the-water pedaling, our breakthrough design linked a pair of cockpit-mounted pedals to a set of powerful underwater fins that are constructed out of a flexible, durable plastic. When pedaled, the fins flex to assume the shape of a propeller blade, scissoring back and forth on both the front stroke and the back stroke, yielding a smooth, efficient ride.
Hobie’s new innovative MirageDrive with Glide Technology propels kayaking and fishing into a brave new era by combining the ease and go-all-day endurance of flatland cycling with the joys of kayaking. Whether it’s punching across an exposed patch of water, exploring new casting grounds, or nosing through a mangrove forest at sunset, Hobie’s MirageDrive delivers snappy, reliable performance, confidenceinspiring power and all-day efficiency. But this is only one element of what makes kayaking and fishing, Hobie-style, so sweet.