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Hobie Mirage Revolution 13 Kayak - 2014
 
Hobie Mirage Revolution 13 Kayak - 2014

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ACK Review: Hobie has done it again. The customers asked for a Mirage Drive kayak that had the lines of the popular Quest and Hobie has delivered. At 13 feet the Revolution is at home in any type of water. We love it. It's comfortable and well thought out and it's FAST!
Customer Rating: 4.7 of 5
Rating Stars

Customer Reviews

Reviewer:
Demonick
Rating:
3
Date:
4/17/2010
Review:
I also have an OK T13A. The accommodations for the mirage drive takes up much usable space on the Hobie Revolution. There are no deck lines or bungees on the bow unlike the T13A. I am adding a bow bungee lacing. There is not much room for adding FF/GPS mounts nor rod-holder mounts. While the T13A has a scupper mount for the FF transducer, the Revo does not. Transducer must be over the side or interior shoot-thru-plastic mounting. Due to the shallower hull design of the Revo the live-well is much shallower than the T13A and fish/crabs in the live well can return to the drink more easily. Internal stern access is easier with the Revo stock stern hatch. The T13A needs one owner added. With the 3 stock hatches on the Revo one can access nearly all of the interior of the boat which makes mounting anchor trolley, power systems, and deck mounts easy. I am adding a transverse bar across the front of the cockpit just behind the mast mount for mounting FF/GPS and rod-holders. I'll likely add another bar behind the seat. The new expanding seat hold-downs are great! I demo'd a 2009 Revo and the old static pegs would pop out often. I added the sailing rudder and I am not entirely sure of the value of the Twist-n-Stow rudder. Yes, it lays flat, rather than vertically, but nothing can be loaded over the rudder whether vertical or flat. Seems the Twist-n-Stow system is overly complex and requires more holes in the boat. It seems to be a solution looking for a problem. The mirage drive has many advantages. For me, my elbow may not need to be replaced. I added turbo fins and I can pedal much faster and longer than I can paddle so greater range and more consistent and faster trolling are possible with the Revo. Hands-free locomotion and maneuvering with fish-on is easier. Back trolling and holding in current or tide is easy with the Revo. Gear storage will always be an issue on the Revo. The large Wheelez tires do fit in the front hatch, but the frame will not, and must be lashed to the bow after owner installation of bow bungie and/or deck lines. A milk crate in the live-well is almost a requirement. When I fish I always carry my cart, my fishing gear which includes an anchor line reel system, and often crab gear which includes another line reel system and floats. Getting all that on the Revo is a challenge. Generally, I'll launch and drop the crab traps then return to load up fishing gear. Basically, the OK T13A is a better fishing platform (add a stern hatch), and the trade-offs are substantial for the substantial advantages of the mirage drive.
Reviewer:
tono
Rating:
5
Date:
11/19/2009
Review:
Forget about catamarans & sailboats.This kayak is easy to carry, excellent for sailing, goes everywhere, not expensive, excellent exercise for upper & lower body...and you can even fish on it..Is fast and carry lots of stuff. Is the Special Utility Water Vehicle..!!
Reviewer:
Earl Nicholie
Rating:
5
Date:
10/21/2009
Review:
The Hobie Mirage Revolution Kayak 2010 is great even for a 65 year old. Especially for a 65 year old.
Reviewer:
Jim (Yaker)
Rating:
5
Date:
4/14/2009
Review:
I really look forward to my lower body workout with the Mirage, even though it takes less effort to go faster than my smaller kayaks that I paddle for upper body workouts. This is well designed and well thought-out by kayakers. Thank you Hobbie for the Good job!
Reviewer:
David
Rating:
5
Date:
4/26/2008
Review:
I love my new Hobie Mirage Revolution Kayak. Unlike many of the reviews I've read where people were purchasing the kayak for fishing, I purchased my Mirage Revolution for exercise. I've been using it almost every day since it arrived and it is GREAT. I get home from work, put the kayak in the water, turn on my Ipod and I'm good to go. The kayak is fast, comfortable and easy to handle. It also offers a great workout that is much more enjoyable than jogging.
Reviewer:
tim
Rating:
5
Date:
8/5/2007
Review:
I love this kayak. I now have 2 revos and a sport. As an avid fly fisherman, I don't know an easier way to hit any water anytime.
Reviewer:
Ray
Rating:
4
Date:
7/24/2007
Review:
Nice boat. The pedal system really makes the boat move along. The only disadvantage is the weight of the boat. I have had a little trouble loading it onto my truck due to the units weight. Once in the water, the boat is great!
Reviewer:
Ed
Rating:
5
Date:
5/30/2007
Review:
Easy to use, fast, peddle action is smooth. Can get up close to water fowl for photo shots, and observations. A real winner in our book.
Reviewer:
Gilman
Rating:
4
Date:
2/1/2007
Review:
The Kayak is extremely stable and has room for all my fishing gear. The rudder will need to be tuned after the first few uses if you use it a lot like I do but that was a breeze too. The mirage drive is the greatest! It makes fishing easier since I can stay in place or troll using my feet without hands or an anchor. Windy days are not a problem for this kayak. I've had it in rough water and the inside has never gotten wet yet. I liked it so much I bought a blue one for the wife. Extremely well built Kayak!
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