2019 Hobie Outback Kayak Complete Redesign


Redesigned 2019 Hobie Outback

The completely redesigned 2019 Hobie Outback

With the first major redesign of the best-selling Mirage Outback in over a decade, Hobie has single-handedly advanced the sport of kayak fishing. This fully-loaded fishing machine is built for every conceivable fishing expedition, whether you’re prowling the ocean for monster gamefish or stalking bass in your favorite freshwater fishing hole.

2019 Hobie Outback center hatch

The redesigned 2019 Hobie Outback has a large center hatch in front of the seat for lots of storage.

The extra-wide standing deck offers an improved casting platform and convenient vantage point for sight fishing, allowing for superior vision from above while the revolutionary Guardian Transducer Shield gives you multidimensional vision below. The new Vantage CTW seat provides extra width for unmatched room and comfort.

Four molded-in rod holders, multiple deluxe H-Track mounts, and numerous high-capacity storage compartments ensure that all of your gear is at your fingertips. Powered by the MirageDrive 180 with ARC Cranks + Turbo Fins – now standard on all Outbacks – this fine-tuned angling vessel is highly versatile, fast, quiet, and exceedingly nimble.

2019 Hobie Outback power pole

The 2019 Hobie Outback has a new kick up rudder and comes Power Pole ready.

Now featuring our Kick-Up Rudder system with dual steering capabilities, combating drift and navigating tight water has never been easier.

While the classic Outback was a legend, the all-new Outback is truly legendary.

2019 Hobie Outback Specs

  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 12′ 9″ / 3.89 m
  • Width: 34″ / .86 m
  • Capacity: 425 lbs / 192.78 kg
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 85 lbs / 38.56 kg 
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 103 lbs / 46.72 kg

2019 Hobie Outback

The New Seat

The Vantage seating system provides the comfort needed for long stretches out on the water. The seat-back, bottom, height, and lumbar-support are all easily adjustable.

More on the MirageDrive 180

Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for pedal kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1996 and has been evolving ever since. The MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system is integrated into most MirageDrive kayaks. See individual product pages for details.

Weighing in at under eight pounds, the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented maneuverability for your pedal kayak. The user can pull one of two shift cables to pivot the fins 180 degrees, almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again. The dual fins provide shallow water access and easy shore landings by simply pushing one pedal forward. New for 2018 are ARC cranks that adjust with the push of a button to accommodate users from child size to tall adults.

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About Chris Payne

A lifelong Texan, Chris Payne has been an outdoor enthusiast his entire life and has spent the last 15 years fishing mainly from a kayak. He is known for his thorough and helpful reviews as well as how to articles for nearly everything kayak fishing related. If you have questions or comments, you can leave them on this post or email Chris at: paynefish@gmail.com


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