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Hobie Mirage Outback

Powered by Mirage Drive 180

The best selling Hobie fishing kayak featuring a stable yet efficient hull design and all the latest fishing features. The Outback is the best all-round pedal drive fishing kayak we have seen! A superb option for general coastal and inland waters.

2022 & 2023 Standard Colour Price: £3,510.00 (RRP £3,850.00 - Saving £340.00)

2024 Price: £4150.00

Hobie Outback Mirage Drive Fishing Kayak

Hobie Outback (2024) in Dune Camo

Liam Fishing off the Hobie Outback in the River Fal
Ben fishing offshore on the Hobie Outback Camo
Skate Fishing off the Hobie Outback in Scotland
Pollack Fishing off the Hobie Outback in Cornwall
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Hobie Mirage Outback

The all-new Mirage Outback see's Hobie bring a fresh new design to their top selling fishing kayak. Stacks of stability, an efficient hull design, unbelievable seating comfort, fully loaded with the latest fishing features and all powered by the incredible Mirage Drive 180 with ST Turbo Fins. Hobie have set a new standard amongst pedal-drive fishing kayaks with the Outback!!

Designed to be the perfect all-rounder for both fishing and general touring, the Outback has a hull design which performs well on both inland waterways and inshore coastal waters. The stable hull design provides a comfortable platform to fish from all-day long and the new efficient bow design pierces well through wind and chop whilst reducing hull slap. The Outback is propelled through the water using the revolutionary Mirage Drive 180 system with Kick-Up Turbo Fins - full power pedal drive in forwards... and reverse! Switching between forwards and reverse is as simple and easy as pulling a toggle on the drive system. 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. The Mirage Drive 180 comes equipped with Kick Up Fins. Kick Up fins offer worry-free pedalling - should you strike an object with the fins they simply kick up out of harms way to help reduce the risk of damage. The Outback is also supplied with a 2-piece fibreglass paddle incase you fancy exercising your arms. Steering is easy with the integrated kick-up rudder and steering controls found on both sides of the seat, allowing you to maneovure in and out of the tightest of spots.

The super comfortable Vantage CTW seat ensures you will have comfortable ride and is 1.5in wider than the standard CT seat, providing extra room and comfort, particularly for the larger user. This kayak is stacked out with cool features including a large rectangular centre hatch with easy twist-n-lock open/closure, perfect for storing tackle/bait. The hatch comes complete with a gear bucket and features a rubber mesh pocket and bottle opener on its lid!

Everything is just where you need it with H-Rail Deluxe (H-Rail with integrated H-Track!) and H-Track on either side of the cockpit providing the perfect solution to mounting fish finders, rod holders and other accessories. The space between the inner H-Rail Deluxe and Outer H-Track forms the perfect space for storing tackle boxes such as the Plano Waterproof Boxes. Rubber Mesh Storage Pockets also make a handy place to store small items of gear. There are also tool holding notches present - ideal for keeping your scissors handy. H-Tracks are also found at the sides of the rear cargo area - perfect for mounting camera poles/booms, safety flags and lighting poles.

There is stacks of storage space on this kayak with a large rear cargo area which will easily hold a H-Crate or Livewell. A large bow hatch will take further gear and has enough space for fold-up trolleys such as the Railblaza C-Tug. The Outback also comes fitted with the Hobie Guardian Transducer Sheild - a retractable transducer mount for your fish finder keeping it well protected during lauch/landing and transport. Fitted Thru-Hull Cable Seals for the fish finder wiring makes fish finder installation easy on the Outback.

The superior stability provided by the Outbacks hull design allows for stand-up fishing and casting on calm waters. EVA Foam Standing Pads are fitted either side of the centre hatch to give a grippy level surface for standing. Other features include 4 flush mounted rod holders, a bungee trolley retainer at the back of the cargo area, a sail mount for an optional sail kit, front toggle handle, large h-rail rear handle, central carry handles located under the seat, reinforced scupper holes, cup holders, side storage recesses, power-pole mounting inserts and more!!

This is possibly the best-equipped and most well thought-out fishing kayak ever for all-round fishing kayak on coastal and inland waters.

2022 Model: Features Rod Holders moulded-into the hull

2023 & 2024 Model: Features Rod Holder Flush Mounted into the hull

No other major changes between 2022-2024 year models


  • Length: 3.89m / 12'9"
  • Width: 0.86m / 34"
  • Height: 0.38 m / 15"
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 192.78kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Mirage Outback for your weight
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 38.56 kg / 85 lbs
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 46.72 kg / 103 lbs


Hobie Mirage Drive 180 Kick Up Turbo System

Mirage Drive 180 With Glide Technology and Turbo 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 Turbo 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 Vantage CT Seat

Vantage CTW Seat

State-of-the-art design, with 4-way adjustablity for more comfort in the cockpit or on the beach, Enjoy breathability, flexibility and better visibility over the water. The seat also features Boa lumbar support for the ultimate in comfort. The CTW seat is 1.5in wider than the standard CT seat, offering more space and more comfort, particularly for the larger user.

Hobie Outback Deck Layout

Clever Cockpit Layout

The cockpit features stacks of stacks of gear storage options. A large rectangular hatch features a gear bucket and rubber mesh storage pocket and even a bottle opener on the inside of the lid - this is the perfect place to store tackle and tools. H-Rail Deluxe and H-Track on either side of the cockpit provides the perfect mounting solution for fish finders, rod holders and more. The areas between the Rails and Track form a great place to hold tackle boxes, with cut-out notches to hold tools. Rubber mesh storage pockets are also fitted.

EVA foam standing pads are featured either side of the hatch to provide a grippy and level standing platform for stand-up fishing and casting.

Hobie Guardian Transducer Sheild

Retractable Guardian Transducer Sheild

A retractable shield protects your fish finder transducer on impact and retracts away for transport and shallow water landings. The built-in transducer mount allows side scanning for optimal fishfinder performance. Pre-installed thru-hull cable plugs allow quick, no-drill, no-glue fishfinder installation. Compatible with a wide-range of popular fish finder transducers.

Hobie Outback Bow Design and Hatch

Efficient Bow Design

A new piercing bow design helps cut effortlessly through the water, wind, wake, and chop while reducing hull slap. Reflective bow graphics provide an added safety feature.

A large bow hatch allows for plenty of extra gear storage, and will take fold -up trolleys such as the C-Tug.

Hobie Kick-Up Rudder System

Kick-Up Rudder System

The Kick-Up Rudder locks in to place when you need it and retracts on impact.

Hobie Kayak Sail Mount

Sail Mount

Many kayaks Hobie range can take a sail to power your kayak. The optional Mirage Sail Kit attaches to the sail mount on the kayak. The sail maintains speed with or without peddling

Hobie Two-Piece Paddle

Two-Piece Fibreglass 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 Outback Orange Papaya

Orange Papaya

Hobie Outback Seagrass Green

Seagrass Green

Hobie Outback Camo


Hobie Outback Dune Camo

Dune Camo

Hobie Outback Sunrise Camo

Sunrise Camo


Popular Accessories for the Hobie Outback

Hobie H-Crate for the Hobie Mirage Outback

Hobie H-Crate

A versatile and super strong storage crate for your fishing kayak, with 4 integrated rod holders and H-Rails for accessory attachment. Includes tie-down straps for a secure fit to most fishing kayaks.

Price £196.95

Hobie Rear H-Track Upgrade to H-Rail Deluxe for Hobie Mirage Outback

H-Rail Upgrade for Outback 2019+ Rear H-Track

Replace the rear H-Track Bungees on 2019+ model Outbacks with H-Rail Deluxe using this easy upgrade kit. Includes bungee T-ends to replace existing bungee hooks. This upgrade offers more space for accessory attachment alongside the cargo area.

Price £58.95

Hobie H-Rail Bolt-On Kit For Hobie Mirage Outback

Hobie H-Rail Bolt-On Kit For Outback 2019+

Tough plastic hatch liner for the bow hatch on the Hobie Outback 2019 onwards model.

Price £87.95

Hatch Liner for Hobie Outback 2019+

Hobie Hatch Liner for Hobie Outback 2019+

Add H-Rails between the rear H-Track and front H-Track on the Outback 2019 onwards models. Gently curved rails offer lots of extra accessory mounting space and act as grab points for getting in and out of the seat.

Price £86.95

Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit for Hobie Outback

Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit for Outback

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 Outback.

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

Mirage Drive Stow Bag for the Hobie Mirage Outback

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 Outback

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 Heavy Duty Plug-In Trolley for the Hobie Mirage Outback

Hobie Plug-In Cart (Heavy Duty)

A Heavy Duty trolley designed for use with Hobie kayaks. Great for transporting heavier kayaks from your vehicle to the water over solid ground and rougher terrian. 225lb Capacity rating.

Price £230.35 (RRP £255.95 - Saving £25.60)

Hobie Trax 2 Cart for the Hobie Mirage Outback

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

Hobie H-Rail Accessories for the Hobie Mirage Outback

Hobie H-Rail Accessories

Numerous accessories that attach to the Hobie H-Rail fitted to the Hobie Mirage Outback. Attach your favourite accessory with a Hobie H-Rail Mount including mounts for Railblaza, Scotty, Ram Mounts, YakAttack and generic Mounting Plates, Rod Holders and Tackle Bins.


Nationwide delivery available for the Hobie Mirage Outback. 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 Outback. 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 Outback