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Hobie Mirage Inflatable Single Kayak i12s
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Rating Stars   Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (9 Reviews)

The Hobie Mirage i12S inflatable kayaks is perfectly suited for one person and is infinitely transportable. The PVC-Vinyl hull offers speed without sacrificing stability. It has an enclosed forward hatch and an above-deck, bungee secured storage area. It packs nicely within its own rolling travel bag, so it can fit in the trunk of your car, on your boat, in your RV-you can even take it on the plane for your next vacation. Optional accessories include; sail package, cup holder, rod/accessory holder and plug-in cart.

Inflatable kayak is perfect for day trips or weekend escapes
Mirage drive, high back seat, and paddle included
Twist and Stow rudder system and a Twist and Seal 8" hatch
Bow and stern carry handles
Approximate dimensions of kayak in storage bag are: 44 x 30 x 18 in.
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Item#: 951
Length: 12 ft / 3.66 m
Width: 36 in / 91.44 cm
Weight: 80.5 lb / 36.51 kg
Capacity: 500 lb / 226.8 kg
Number of Paddlers: 1 - Single/Solo
Hatches Incl: 0
Optional Hatches: 0
Made in: USA 
 
Size/Color Part Number UPC
Sage Green 792010 0792176750000
Sundance Yellow † 792011 0792176750017
Reviewer: brad b jaquette Rating: 4 Date: 06/24/2014
Review: Good Kayak a little heavy if you have to pull it to the water very far (100' or so). Inflates quickly and defates quickly. It is awkward at first to put it back into its bag. Handles well and rides nicely.

Reviewer: Ali in Long Island, NY. Rating: 5 Date: 06/25/2012
Review: Excellent service from ACK. Customer Service answered questions about the kayak beforehand via phone. Shipping was prompt and super fast. I bought the Hobie i12s Sundance Yellow for the express purpose of taking my Wheaten Terrier out on the water with me. The dog loves to swim and gets in and out of the boat throughout the duration of our run. Needless to say its a soaking wet experience but thats to be expected. The dog ALWAYS has a vest on him, the kind that has a handle up top, which allows me to lift him out of water. This brings me to two important features of the boat: Stability: At the time of this writing I weigh 215 pounds and the dog is 43 pounds - the boat is stable as can be during this get-doggie- back-on-board maneuver. It would take concerted effort to destabilize this vessel. Rubber construction: The dog isnt lifted straight up in the air as much as he slides up the rounded, inflated sides. I cannot imagine doing this on a hard shell. As a rule I bring him up from the left side since the paddle is stowed at the right. Here are some other observations: *PROS*: Takes about 3 to 4 mins to inflate with the provided pump. About a minute each for three sections. Deflates by the time I am done putting away the accessories. Mirage drive works like a charm, even when going against the tide on standard fins. Excellent stability. I feel confident that the boat would do just fine in choppy water. Rubber material is tough enough where scratches from a Wheaten Terriers paws are a non-issue. The boat has built- in sockets for Hobie Kayak cart and it literally takes 10 secs to plug it in. *CONS*: Trying to pack this thing up in the included bag is not easy. I simply transport the folded but unpacked boat in the back of my dog mobile, aka subaru station wagon. One minor thing: Making the blades a brighter color on the otherwise all black paddle would help increase boat visibility for others. Its a well designed, well engineered and attention grabbing boat. Pleasure to own, would recommend in a heartbeat.

Reviewer: LBA42 Rating: 4 Date: 12/29/2011
Review: We have had a 12ft hard body Mirage for several years. I bought the inflatable as a second kayak so my husband and I can go out together. WE have both tried it now and agreee that it is much more stable than the hard body but not as fast. The we carry the hard body and our inflatable dingy fully inflated on the aft deck of our lobster boat. We live in southern California and travel to Catalina Island frequently. We did not have room for another hard-body so the inflatable was the answer. It is very easy to inflate and set up. Our only complaint is that it is really very difficult to fold and pack into the carry bag making storage a bit of a problem. I am very satisfied with the kayak itself but disagree with the suggestion the it is easy to transport. At 53 lbs without the peddles and other asserories included transportation is a challenge. We would like to be able to stoe it on the boat but it takes up a lot of room.

Reviewer: rtymer Rating: 5 Date: 08/11/2010
Review: My wife and I have a 9 and 12 inflatable and are absolutely awesome. The engineering is incredible in the construction of the hull, mirage drive and rudder system is terrific. I use the 12' Hobie and upgraded to the Turbo Fins, larger Rudder and sail kit. The only advancement I would like to see Hobie include is a cleat for the main sheet. It gets tiring if sailing for over 2 hours. Everyone that has seen us pedal or sail is blown away at the technology of the mirage drive. I have adjusted the Turbo Fins to "tight for sailing and loose for pedaling. As earlier stated if you use the pedals while sailing is is awesome, plus you get a great workout. I never give reviews but in this case I was compelled. This is a kayak you will never sell. A+ for engineering, construction, durability and just plain fun. Enjoy!!!

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