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Hobie Outback 2021

MirageDrive 180 Hobie Fishing kayak

With some hull tweaks and updated deck layout, including the H-Rail system, the ever popular stable, yet efficient Outback has taken a step forward in terms of kayak fishing.

2021 Model: £3550.00

2021 Camo Edition:£3699.00

Hobie Kayaks Outback 2021

Hobie Outback 2021- Slate Blue

The Outback is an extremely stable angling platform
The Outback has plenty of of rear storage space
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Hobie Outback 2021

Tried and tested- the Outback from Hobie Kayaks is usually the number one choice for kayak anglers moving into the Hobie Mirage Drive range of fishing kayaks. 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 cruising speed. Capable of tacking most waters found throughout the UK from moderately choppy sea conditions to slow moving rivers, canals and reservoirs.

The Hobie Outback as standard comes with 4x flush mounted rod positions, fish-finder wiring ready, a kick-up rudder system that can be controlled easily from the fingertips , and x2 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 and adjustability. Also the legendary Hobie Mirage 180 Drive System allows for hands-free fishing. From 2020, the MirageDrive that is supplied with the Hobie Outback features Kick-Up fin technology as an added improvement.

Simple to modify, and add extra equipment such as additional rod holders or a fish-finder the kayak has pre-installed H-Rails making it simple to upgrade the kayak. The Outback is simple to operate on the water even by total beginners. And although designed primarily with kayak fishing in mind, recreational paddlers looking for a stable kayak with a high carrying capacity that is great fun on the water the Outback is worth a look. We would highly recommend the Hobie Outback for inland waters and inshore coastal use.

Available in 6 different colour options including a Camo version which also has unique Hobie graphics.


Mirage Drive 180 Kick Up With Glide Technology

The unique Mirage Drive System is legendary, as no other system come close to its performance, and efficiency. The latest incarnation of the Mirage Drive for the Hobie Outback is the 180, which means it can be simply reversed to allow the kayak to be manoeuvred backwards, invaluable in tight situations! This version has additional technology for a smoother gliding experience, and can easily be adjusted for paddlers/peddlers of various heights and leg lengths. New for 2020, Kick-Up Fins as standard (see video below).

Vantage Seat

One of the most comfortable kayaking seats ever made. The Vantage CT system found on the original Outback has been upgraded to the CTW seat, providing extra width to accommodate larger paddlers and more overall comfort. With tonnes of adjustability and the ability to raise the seat up and down, the seat system can be adjusted to suit a wide range of paddling and fishing styles. All the adjustability can be done on the water and has been cleverly designed to be simple to tune in a matter of seconds.

On Deck Layout
Over the years Hobie has been industry leading in its innovations for kayak angling, and is constantly striving to provide the best, most versatile on deck solutions for practical kayak anglers. Some of these features on the Outback include:

  • Front and rear H-Rails, only found previously as standard on the Pro-Anglers.
  • Non-Slip standing pads for stand-up casting options, with sound dampening properties!?
  • Huge, rear tank well that can accommodate a H-Crate (supplied separately)
  • Large, central gear compartment that can easily be accessed on the water.
  • 4x Flush mounted rod holders. Side rubber, mesh storage pockets.


Retractable Transducer Shield
To solve the problem of installing a fish-finder transducer into the hull. The Outback has a retractable shield that fits flush with the kayaks hull to protect the transducer against unwanted knocks or shallow water landings. Combined with the thru-hull connections, fitting a Lowrance fish finder is relatively simple, without the need to drill through the hull or mess about with glues and adhesives.

Efficient Bow Design
The updated flared bow design helps to cut through swell, chop and wake without affecting the efficient forward paddling ability of the Outback. Cleverly built into the bow is a cavernous hatch, which can easily accommodate larger trolleys/karts and extra kit storage.

Kick-Up Rudder System
This style of rudder system is simple and easy to use, it also retracts into the hull of the kayak is the user forgets to retract it, and hits an underwater obstacle or enters shallow water.

Sail Mount
Use the wind to your advantage- the Outback has an integral mast foot so that a Hobie Sail Kit (including mast) can be added to the kayak.

Two-Piece Fibreglass Paddle
All Hobie kayaks come supplied with a fibreglass paddle, so that the kayak can be paddled like a traditional sit on top, when the Mirage Drive System isnít being utilised. The paddle splits in half for ease of transport and storage, and can be locked onto the side of the Outback using the handy built-in paddle keeper.


  • Length: 3.68m  / 12ft 1inch
  • Width: 0.84m / 33inch
  • Height:  0.38 m / 15inch
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 192 kg / 425 lbs Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Outback 2021 for your weight
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 38.56 kg / 85 lbs
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 46.72 kg / 103 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 Hibiscus

Seagrass Green Hobie Outback 2019

Seagrass Green

Seagrass Green Hobie Outback 2019

Camo Edition


Mirage Drive 180


Vantage Seat



Lowrance? Ready System

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For further help and information about the Hobie Outback 2021, please call us on 01925 818437