Hobie


2019 Hobie Outback: Thoughts from an Owner

In August I did a quick review based on the new Hobie Outback I got to test paddle in Oklahoma City at Paddle Sports Retailer. When I got off the water I knew I would have to buy one. Fast forward a few weeks and I bought my very own […]


REVIEW: New 2019 Hobie Outback Kayak

On August 24th Hobie announced a newly redesigned 2019 Hobie Outback. The transformation moved the Outback design forward to look more like a sleek-lined Pro Angler with a lot of changes to improve functionality and performance. We covered a lot of the changes in our announcement article here so if you’re […]


2019 Hobie Outback Kayak Complete Redesign

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 […]


VIDEO: New Hobie Compass Kayak for Under $2K

Hobie has a new pedal drive kayak and it’s less than $2,000. The new Hobie Compass kayak will be available this fall and comes in at $1,949. “We looked at our customer base, and identified a void in the market that the Compass is targeted to fill,” said Doug Skidmore, […]


Hobie Fishing Worlds 7 Location Announced

Hobie, the worldwide leader of personal watersport products,  announced today that the scenic, lakeside community of Amal, Sweden, will play host to the seventh annual Hobie Fishing Worlds presented by Rhino Rack, in May of 2018. Hobie Fishing Worlds is the premier, global kayak fishing competition, with expert anglers from […]


Three New Hobie Accessories in 2017

New for 2017, Hobie has released three new accessories that will make storage and portage even easier. HOBIE H-CRATE JR Welcome the newest member of Hobie’s family of accessories:  the H-Crate Jr! We’ve incorporated all the same features from the original H-Crate into a reduce, 14” x 14” footprint. This […]


Peer Pressure Kayak Purchases

Please stop.Take a deep breath.Count down from 10. I’m going to save you some possible headache if you’ll take 5 minutes and read this. I hope you take this advice to heart because I sure didn’t. I’ve bone headed this scenario twice and finally learned my lesson. I’ll try to […]


Review: Hobie Quest 13

When most folks think of Hobie they think of the Mirage Drive. Did you know they also make kayaks you paddle? The Hobie Quest 13 is one of those in the Hobie paddle fleet and the kayak I’m breaking down today. The Quest 13 is, as the name eludes, a […]


New Products for Testing

With two new projects ramping up in the last 60 days, I am increasing the amount of testing I am doing. What that means for PPF and the other projects is more information on more gear for people to look over and decide if it is worth their hard earned […]


The Stability Myth: Standing in a Kayak

Standing is the new thing. In kayaks that is. And frankly, it’s not all that new. As people flock to the sport they see commercials, ads, pictures and videos of people standing up and fishing from a variety of kayaks. I’ve seen almost every major manufacturer release an ad for […]