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Hobie Outback 2018

Mirage Drive Kayak

The Hobie Outback is perhaps the perfect fishing kayak, stable, yet easy to manoeuvre, and crammed with must have features.

2018 Model: Limited availability please call us for price and availability.

Hobie Kayaks Outback - Very Stable, Great Fishing Kayaks

Hobie Outback - Blue Slate

Touring on the Hobie outback
demonstrating the stability of the Hobie Outback whilst fishing
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Hobie Outback 2018


Tried and tested- the Outback is usually the number one choice for kayak anglers moving into the Hobie kayak range. Wider than most, the Outback provides a very stable fishing platform, with room for heaps of kit and to standing cast from if required. Although the Outback offers exceptional stability, the well designed hull shape still lends itself to being highly manoeuvrable and having a good forward speed. Capable of tacking most waters found throughout the UK from choppy sea conditions to slow moving rivers, canals and reservoirs.


The Outback as standard comes with 4 flush mounted rod positions, fish-finder wiring ready, a drop down rudder system that can be controlled easily from the fingertip tiller control, and 3 easily accessible watertight hatches for additional storage.


Other features which make this kayak the best in its class are the Vantage Seat System, offering unrivalled comfort. Also the legendary Hobie Mirage Drive System allowing for hands-free fishing. The mirage drive system can be switched 180 degrees allowing the Outback to be pedalled in reverse when required, without the use of a paddle.


The Outback is simple to operate on the water, even by total beginners. And although designed primarily with kayak fishing in mind, paddlers looking for a stable kayak with a high carrying capacity that is great fun on the water the Outback is worth a look.


As with all Hobie Miragedrive Kayaks- the Outback can be pedalled, paddled or sailed.


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  • Padeye XL

  • 3-way connector for Lowrance Ready, Thru-Hull Wire Plugs (Backwards Compatible)

  • Repositioned Thru-Hull wire plugs for easier access

  • Large Covered Bow Hatch

  • Two-Piece Paddle with On-Hull Storage

  • MirageDrive with ST Fins

  • Twist and Stow Rudder

  • Sail Mount

  • Mesh Stowage Pocket

  • Four Molded-In Rod Holders

  • Rear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie Downs

  • Vantage CT Seating

  • Two 8” Twist and Seal Hatches with Gear Bucket

  • Lowrance® Ready


  • Length: 3.68m  / 12ft 1inch
  • Width: 0.84m / 33inch
  • Height:  0.38 m / 15inch
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 181 kg / 400 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Outback 2018 for your weight
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 37kg / 81 lbs
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 45kg / 99 lbs


Papaya Orange Hobie Outback 2019

Papaya Orange

Slate Blue Hobie Outback 2019

Slate Blue

Ivory Dune Hobie Outback 2019

Ivory Dune

Hobie Outback 2019 in Red Hibiscus

Red Hibicus

Seagrass Green Hobie Outback 2019

Seagrass Green


Mirage Drive 180


Vantage Seat



Lowrance? Ready System

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