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Deep Dive: Hobie Mirage Lynx Kayak Overview & Test Run

The all-new Lynx delivers maneuverability with a rugged, lightweight design.

The new Hobie Mirage Lynx is a rugged, lightweight and customizable pedal-driven fishing kayak that handles responsively for ultimate maneuverability.

Weighing only 45 pounds (around 60 fully rigged), the streamlined Lynx uses nearly effortless pedal power via MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fins for both forward and reverse movement — you can steer in reverse, too. Its flat-bottom design helps the kayak skim across the surface and turn tightly with stability.

We got a chance to see the Lynx up close and test it out on the water at ICAST 2021 in Orlando.

Lightweight materials meet optimal performance with ACE-TEC Technology that is tough enough for a good thrashing at the lake. With its light weight and rear-loading skid pads, it can easily be loaded and unloaded on your vehicle, even car tops.

The seat is designed with breathable, mono-mesh fabric, and is elevated to keep you dry all day. The wide bow creates a smoother ride and ample storage for gear. Meticulously crafted with molded-in tracks and accessory mount for upgrades.

The Lynx was one of more than 600 new fishing gear items desiplayed in ICAST's New Products Showcase.

Hobie Mirage Lynx Kayak On-the-Water Test Run

The all-new Hobie Mirage Lynx delivers performance in a rugged and lightweight design; here's how it performed on the water.

Hobie Mirage Lynx Kayak Features

  • Forward and reversing MirageDrive 180 Pedal Power w/ Kick-Up Fins
  • Durable and Lightweight ACE-TEC construction
  • Flat, low-profile hull design for speed and maneuverability
  • Elevated seating with breathable mono-mesh fabric
  • Fishfinder and Power-Pole ready
  • EVA standing pad for comfort
  • Molded-in track system for accessory comfort
  • Rear-loading skid pads and stackable design for car-top transporting
  • Dual steering and removable rudder system
  • Seat-mounted cup holder
  • Bow storage with bungee tie-downs
  • Two-piece paddle
  • Length: 11 feet
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Capacity: 350 pounds
  • Fitted hull weight: 45 pounds
  • Full rigged weight: 61 pounds
  • MSRP: $2,699
  • More info

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