Hobie

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Hobie Compass Mirage

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, President of Hobie. “Consumers are looking for a capable and affordable boat, which our engineers have designed. The Hobie Compass […]

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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 over 20 countries vying for the grand prize. “Amal is a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Vänern, Western […]

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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 allows you to carry extra cargo behind the seat of a kayak or on the deck of a SUP or Eclipse. The […]

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 save you the same trouble. Here is how it starts: Talking heads (yes me included), start telling you about all […]

Payne Outdoors

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 13 foot long kayak. At 28.5″ wide it looks very similar to the Hobie Mirage Revolution 13, sans the Mirage. […]

Payne Outdoors

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 money or not. Over the next month I’ll be testing out these products and possibly more: KC Kayaks K12 Humminbird […]

Payne Outdoors

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 one of their kayaks where someone is standing up and fishing. It’s the hot issue. If a company doesn’t have […]