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Hobie Mirage Compass

with Mirage Drive 180 Kick Up

The Mirage Compass combines aspects from the Revolution and Pro Angler hull designs, with a simplifed deck outfitting for great performance at a great price. Great for touring and kayak fishing! Equipped with Mirage Drive 180 with Kick Up Fins!

2023 Model Price: £2,745.00 (RRP £3,050.00 - Saving £305.00)

2024 Model Price: £3150.00

Hobie Mirage Compass Kayak

Hobie Mirage Compass in Seagrass Green with Mirage Drive 180 with Kick Up Fins

Mirage Compass Touring
Fishing from the Mirage Compass
Fishing from the Hobie Mirage Compass Kayak
Exploring a waterway on the Hobie Mirage Compass Kayak
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Hobie Mirage Compass

The Mirage Compass from Hobie brings a new hull design combining the bow from a Revolution and the under-hull and back end of a Pro Angler! This has created an excellent kayak for fishing and all-round touring. The 12ft hull is nimble through the water with great forwards speed along with excellent stability and maneoverability makes the Compass ideal for both inland waters and coastal waters.

The Compass is powered by the Mirage Drive 180 V2 with Kick-Up Fins. Efficient forwards propulsion, with reverse at the pull of a toggle! Smooth pedalling thanks to roller bearings found at the pivoting components of the drive. Kick-Up fins will automatically kick up out of the way should you strike an underwater object - this greatly reduces the chance of damaging the fins should you hit something sub-surface... or forget to take the drive out as you hot the beach! Fingertip steering using a control handle beside the seat operates the rudder beneath the stern for excellent maneoverability. Fish whilst on the move, take photos or film whilst on the move and much more with the Mirage Compass. The seat features quick-drying mesh and is adjustable allowing for a comfortable pedalling position to be achieved. The seat is optimally positioned in height for fishing whilst allowing for space beneath the seat for tackle storage.

The Mirage Compass is great for kayak fishing and comes complete with 2 moulded-in fishing rod holders. H-Track sections can be found either side of the foot well allowing for easy accessory mounting without the need to drill the kayak. The H-Track is compatible with all popular track mounts from Railblaza, Ram Mounts, Yak Attack and Scotty, allowing you to easily fit your fish finder, rod holders, camera mounts and more. The large rear tank well will easily house a storage crate such as the H-Crate for storage of your fishing gear, or even the Hobie Livewell, and comes with bungee tie-downs. Further gear can be stored beneath the mesh cover on the bow of the Compass. An 8 inch Twist and Stow hatch is fitted in front of the seat so that you can keep fishing tackle or bait within easy reach. A flat deck in front of the seat allows for standing in flat calm waters, for sight fishing and casting.

The Mirage Compass also comes fitted with the Lowrance-Ready system. The Lowrance-Ready system makes fish finder installation easy using a large transducer scupper under the kayak and a system of deck seals for waterproof cable routing. The deck seals are supplied seperately allowing for installation where suits you best. The Compass also comes with a sail mount, deep side carry handles and moulded-in brass inserts to take optional footrests for paddling purposes.

The Compass is one of the lightest kayaks in the Mirage Kayak range, coming in at a respectable 31kg fitted hull weight, and 39kg when loaded with the Mirage Drive, Seat and Paddle.

A superb all-round fishing kayak from Hobie at a great price!

2023 & 2024 Models - there was no change in spec or features between these year models. New colours for 2024 - Glacier Blue and Dune Camo


  • Length: 12’ / 3.66 m
  • Width: 34” / 0.86 m
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 181kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Mirage Compass for your weight
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 68 lbs / 31 kg
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 87 lbs / 39 kg


Hobie Mirage Drive 180 Kick Up System

Mirage Drive 180 V2 With Glide Technology and Kick Up Fins

The Hobie kayaks are famous for their Mirage Drive pedal system. This system consists of a pair of pedals that drive two rubber fins side to side to propel the kayak forward. The revolutionary Mirage Drive 180 allows you to pedal in reverse, all at the pull of a toggle! The Mirage System is silent while pedalling and creates no splash, it also allows you to effortlessly pedal the kayak with your feet while keeping your hands free, perfect for fishing and photography.

Equipped with ARC pedal cranks that adjust with the push of a button to accommodate users from child size to tall adults. The drive system features 'Glide Technology' with roller bearings found on the major pivoting components of the drive, for a smoother and easier pedalling experience. Fitted with ST Kick Up Fins for worry-free pedalling - if you strike an object with the fins they simply kick up out of harms way to help reduce the chance of damage.

Hobie Mirage Compass Mesh Seat

Compass Mesh Seat Model

Featuring a breathable mesh fabric, lightweight alloy frame and plenty of adjustability for comfort. Optimally mounted at an ideal height for fishing. There is space beneath the seat for tackle storage.

Lowrance ready system

Lowrance Ready Scupper

A built-in transducer scupper mount comes fitted as standard. This makes fish finder installation quick and easy!

Hobie H-Track


H-Track slide tracks make accessorising your Compass easy! These tracks are compatible with popular track mounts from Yak Attack, Railblaza, Scotty and Ram Mounts. Add fish finder mounts, rod holders, camera mounts and more without drilling into your kayak.

Hobie Twist N Seal Hatch

Twist & seal hatch

Twist and seal hatches are simple to use and are hinged so you will never have to worry about losing the cover. The hatches allow you to store equipment below deck.

Hobie Compass Rudder

Retractable Rudder System

The Compass comes with an under-hull rudder with a spring-loaded kick-up design. The rudder is controlled via a steering handle beside the seat

Hobie Mirage Compass Paddle

Two piece paddle

Hobie's come complete with a two piece fibreglass paddle that can be used for additional manoeuvrability or for when you are not peddling. When not in use the paddle can be stored in the handy hull paddle holder.

Hobie Mirage Compass Bow Storage

Front Storage Area

A mesh cover at the bow allows for storage of items on the deck beneath the cover.

Hobie Compass Cup Holder

Cup holder

A cup holder is conveniently placed within easy reach.

Fishing Rod Holders

2 x Flush Mount Rod Holders fitted to the hull. Great fopr holding your rods whilst pedalling or fishing. The holders are also handy for carrying a fishing net or safety flag.

Hobie Compass Cargo Tank Well

Cargo Area

Large storage area for all the gear you want to take out with you. Bungee tie downs keep it all secure


Hobie Compass Kayak in Seagrass Green colour

Segrass Green

Hobie Compass Kayak in Papaya Orange colour

Papaya Orange

Hobie Compass Kayak in Glacier Blue colour

Glacier Blue

Hobie Compass Kayak in Dune Camo colour

Dune Camo


Mirage Compass

Introducing the Mirage Compass

Lowrance Ready System

Popular Accessories for the Hobie Compass

Hobie MD180 Kick Up Turbo Fin Kit

Hobie Kick Up Turbo Fin Kit

Want to go faster? The Kick Up ST (Square Tip) Turbo Fins are a fin with greater surface area to provide greater resistance through the water giving more thrust! Users report as much as a 10% or more increase in speed through the water. Not only are they faster but you can reach a cruising speed at a lower rat eof pedalling thus saving some energy and effort if pedalling over distance. This is one of the most popular upgrades on a Mirage Drive kayaks.

Price £255.95

Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit for Hobie Compass

Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit for Compass

An anchor trolley kit allows you to set your anchor line or drift chute safely from the bow or stern of your kayak. Supplied as a complete kit with fixings for the Compass.

Price £64.95 (RRP £104.95 - Saving £40.00)

Hobie Hookless Pockets with Frame for Hobie Compass

Hobie Hookless Pockets with Frame

Add side pockets to your Hobie Compass! These rubber hookless pockets are great for storing small items of fishing tackle whilst on the water. Easy to install and supplied with screws to attach to the side wall of the cockpit on your Hobie Compass.

Price £23.36 (RRP £25.95 - Saving £2.59)

Hobie Deep Gear Bucket for the Hobie Mirage Compass

Hobie Deep Gear Bucket

The Hobie Deep Gear Bucket is a large open storage tub that will allow large items of tackle or gear to be stored, such as a camera or small tackle box. This bucket will fit in all Hobie 8" Twist and Seal hatches except from the stern hatch on the Pro Angler kayaks.

Price £36.86 (RRP £40.95 - Saving £4.09)

Mirage Drive Stow Bag for the Hobie Mirage Compass

Hobie MirageDrive Carry Bag

Protect your MirageDrive... and other goods in your car from the drive! This heavy duty Cordura and mesh bag fits the complete MirageDrive with standard fins or the ST Turbo length.

Price £108.95

Mirage Drive Leash Kit for the Hobie Mirage Compass

Hobie Mirage Drive Leash Kit

Protect your Mirage Drive from an accidental drop overboard! Includes hardware and instructions for attachment.

Price £42.26 (RRP £46.95 - Saving £4.69)

Hobie Plug-In Trolley for the Hobie Mirage Compass

Hobie Plug-In Cart (Standard)

Light weight with durable 26 cm tires and strong spoked wheels. Stainless steel frame. Wheels are easily removable for storage.

Price £179.95 (RRP £199.95 - Saving £20.00)

Hobie Trax 2 Cart for the Hobie Mirage Compass

Hobie Trax 2 Trolley

The Trax “2” Cart has 24 cm (blow-molded polyurethane) pneumatic tires. These tires have a high capacity and are very durable! Welded Stainless steel frame.

Price £299.95


Nationwide delivery available for the Hobie Mirage Compass. Delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Hobie Mirage Compass. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Hobie Mirage Compass