The Hobie Mirage Sport is a do-it-all touring, fishing and sailing (with the optional Sail kit) kayak that is as easy to use as it is to store and maintain. The Mirage Sport features the Vantage chair, a Lowrance-Ready transducer mount, a bow hatch with a flip-up lid, two drink holders, dual mid-ship carry handles and map pockets. The Sport includes the Mirage 180 which now features a reverse mechanism. The seat can be moved forward to accommodate users as small as four feet. Pedal it, paddle it or sail it. It's the mini-SUV of the Hobie kayak family.
|Length:||9 ft 7 in / 2.92 m|
|Width:||29.5 in / 74.93 cm|
|Weight:||78 lb / 35.38 kg|
|Capacity:||225 lb / 102.06 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||41|
|Leg Room - Total:||41|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I am 5'10" 165lb, and I can ride the sport comfortably. The reason I chose sport is - I can fit it inside my minivan, no need to load it on top, or buy a trailer. The minor design problem I have: when you put the cart on the kayak, the rod holders become inaccessible (blocked by the wheels). But I get around it by installing the rod holder on the crate. I don't carry the cart on the boat every time anyways.
I am 11 years old and I love this kayak. It is the best. My parents made me take a boating course and I use walkie talkies with them. We live on the bay. My friend has seem me in it and now he wants one. the peddles make it easy and fast and keeps my hands free to fish. My dog Pal comes but she always jumps out and swims home. I take very good card to rise the pedals off and I use the cart to wheel it and I do it all myself. thank you I love it.