In 1997 Hobie revolutionized kayaking forever.
Experience over 20 years of innovation perfected.
Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for pedal kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1997 and has been evolving ever since. The patented MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system is integrated into most MirageDrive kayaks.
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. Hobie ARC cranks adjust with the push of a button to accommodate users from child size to tall adults.