Hobie MirageDrive


The simple kayak was born perfect. Light, nimble, and easy to use, kayaks paddled through the ages virtually unchanged. An old design maxim says that perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to remove. The Hobie design team response? Get rid of the paddle.

Welcome to the world of the Hobie MirageDrive. The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier and more efficient than ever. Two pedals drive a pair of underwater fins—much like a penguin’s flippers. Whether snapping up to speed with a quick burst or steadily covering expanses of water, the MirageDrive allows effortless freedom and function.


  • Weight: 6.6 lbs / 3.0 kg


  • Revolutionary propulsion system
  • Hands-free kayaking
  • Adjustable mechanism accommodates a wide size range of pedalers
  • Durable construction of injection molded plastics and stainless steel fittings
  • Self-cleaning mechanism (resists wear from sand and other particles)
  • Easily removable for transport and storage