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Hobie Revolution 16
with Mirage Drive 180
The fastest solo kayak in the Mirage Drive range. The Revo 16 is designed for distance touring and kayak fishing. The long sleek hull is at home in rougher sea conditions as well as calmer waters. The Hobie Revolution 16 takes over from the previous Hobie Adventure model.
Discontinued by Hobie for 2021
See the Revolution 13 for the closest alternative
Hobie Revolution 16 2020
The Hobie Revolution 16 is the fastest solo kayak in the Mirage Drive Range. It has the ability to cover large distances effectively whilst offering the relaxing comfortable seating position offered by the Vantage CT seat.
It's long, sleek hull paddles just as well as it pedals. At 16ft long, the Revo 16 is at home in everything from calmer waters all the way up to rough big sea conditions. Many UK kayak anglers are now turning to the Revo 16 as their kayak of choice for saltwater fishing as it has the performance and capability to take you further and also efficiently travel through rougher conditions where other kayaks may struggle.
The fingertip steering of the twist-n-stow rudder system offers the user hands free travelling, ideal for fishing or bird watching. The fully adjustable Vantage CT seat keeps you comfortable for long sessions on the water, and includes Boa® System Lumbar Support. The Revo 16 is propelled through the water using the all-new revolutionary Mirage Drive 180 system - 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 Revo 16 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. Two 8 inch Twist-Lock hatches feature at the stern and just forwards of the seat allowing for easy access to the hull for storage. A generous rear tankwell will also take plenty of gear or a storage crate for when you need to load up with gear. There is also plenty of room in the bow hatch - you can certainly load up the Revo 16 for a multi-day camping/fishing trip.
The Hobie Revolution 16 comes with the Hobie Mirage Drive 180 System, Vantage CT seat, fibreglass paddle, twist-n-stow rudder system, Twist-Lock hatches, Sail Mount and more!! It can be fitted with an optional sailing kit and has a moulded-in slot in the hull for an optional daggerboard is to improve upwind performance by preventing the boat from slipping sideways in the water whilst at sail.
New for 2020: The Mirage Drive 180 comes equipped with the new 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. 2020 Model Only. A re-designed center hatch offers even easier opening and closing.
Hobie Revolution 16 - 2019 Model Top View
- Length: 4.88 m / 16'
- Width: 0.7 m / 27.5"
- Height: 0.38 m / 15"
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 159kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Revolution 16 2020 for your weight
- Fitted Hull Weight: 34 kg / 75.5 lbs
- Fully Rigged Weight: 42 kg / 92 lbs
Mirage Drive 180 V2 With Glide Technology - 2019 Model Only
2019 Model: 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 all-new Mirage Drive 180 now also allows you to pedal backwards at the pull of a toggle! The ARC pedal cranks 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. 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.
2020 Model: 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. 2020 Models are 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.
Vantage CT 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.
Twist-N-Stow Rudder System
Hobie Kayaks come with a Twist-N-Stow Rudder that is easily controllable with a lever located beside the seat. Two pull handles are found on either side of the kayak: a "Down" handle to deploy the rudder and an "Up" handle to lift the rudder out of the water when in shallow water and for landing.
All the kayaks in the Hobie range (except Compass) 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
Lowrance Ready System
Built-in transducer scupper mount and pre-installed thru-hull cable plugs come fitted as standard. This makes fish finder installation quick and easy!
Rubber 'Hookless' Side Pockets
Keep the items you need close and handy like sun cream, snack bar or waterproof camera. The rubberised mesh prevents fouling by fishing hooks if used as a tackle storage space.
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. The hatch has been re-designed on 2020 models to allow for even easier opening and closing.
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.
Mid Boat Carry Handle
Soft-touch foam handles are placed in the middle makes it easy to move, lift and store your kayak. Toggle handles are also found at the bow and stern.
Allows for storage below deck. The hatch is attached to a safely strap with a detachable clip.
Cargo Area with Rod Holders
Large storage area for all the gear you want to take out with you. Bungee tie downs keep it all secure. Two moulded-in rod holders are found either side.
Lowrance Ready System
Popular Accessories for the Hobie Revolution 16
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. This kit is for the new Mirage Drive 180 with Kick Up ST Fins only.
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.
Hobie Mirage Drive Leash Kit
Protect your Mirage Drive from an accidental drop overboard! Includes hardware and instructions for attachment.
The large rudder blade allows for more responsive steering control of your Hobie kayak. This larger balde is particularly effective when sailing.
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.
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.
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 Hobie Revolution 16 2020.
Light weight with durable 26 cm tires and strong spoked wheels. Stainless steel frame. Wheels are easily removable for storage.
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.
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