Hobie’s new Mirage iTrek series inflatable kayaks are lightweight, rugged, stable, and easy to store and transport. The series includes five pedal-powered platforms: the iTrek 9 Ultralight, iTrek 11, iTrek 14 Duo, Mirage Fiesta, and Mirage iEclipse.
All iTrek kayaks feature Hobie’s signature MirageDrive with Glide Technology and Kick-Up Fins, a removeable rudder system, lightweight elevated seating with breathable mono-mesh fabric, EVA standing pads, and seat-mounted cup holders. A high-pressure hand pump, high-volume electric pump, and durable storage bag are also provided with each purchase.
The 28-pound, single-person Mirage iTrek 11 ($2,499) is stable, rigid, nimble, and fast. The steering system allows the handle to be positioned either to starboard or port, depending on the user’s preference. Boasting a 400-pound carrying capacity, the iTrek 11 features a rugged inflatable drop-stitch hull with triple-chamber construction and EVA standing pads for improved traction. Attached to each side of the center chamber is a single-chamber pontoon providing an extra-wide platform for a stable ride. This improved hull design delivers enhanced steadiness and increases total capacity so there’s plenty of room for gear.
For double the power, the Mirage iTrek 14 Duo ($3,799) comes equipped with two seats and two MirageDrives. Able to carry up to 600 pounds, it’s light enough at 45 pounds for one person to carry yet still fits in an easily transportable storage bag.
Available March 2021