The Hobie Mirage Compass is a minimalist fishing kayak that makes no compromises on essential features and quality, offering a “sweet-spot” blend of stability, efficiency and maneuverability. The Compass is the most affordable of all Hobie’s rotomolded kayaks and is also one of the lightest, which is partly why it’s so popular. 2021 Models are supplied with the new Kick Up MD180 Miragedrive.
Given it’s form, size and performance, the Hobie Mirage Compass is a surprisingly light and stable kayak, making it a great all-round fishing platform that has swiftly become our best selling Hobie Mirage kayak. It offers the best ‘per-kilogram’ performance in the range and is perfectly suited for kayak fishing WesternPort and Port Phillip Bays. It is equally at home in any inland waterway and some of our more ambitious customers have been known to pedal them off shore in the pursuit of larger prey. Whether you want to slay the squid in close or chase the snapper out a little wider, the Compass will get you there and back.
The Hobie Compass is now supplied with the highly sought after MD180 Kick-Up Miragedrive, allowing for smooth and efficient pedal powered propulsion forwards and backwards and the new Kick Up fin system make shallow obstacles less of an issue (Camo model supplied with Turbo Fin).
Fitted with a breathable mesh seat at a fixed height that offers an optimal pedal-stroke. The Compass offers excellent stability for it’s dimensions, wide enough to offer good flat water stability and a smooth chine shape provides good performance in choppier conditions as well. This multi-tasking hull shape makes it a good fit for our local bays. Featuring an inverted rudder (similar to the Pro Angler series) offers a sharp turning radius, making for high maneuverability.
The refined bow shape (inspired by the Revolution series) affords the ability to reach speeds not normally achieved in kayaks of it’s dimensions. Angling-ready features include molded-in rod holders, H-Track accessory mounts and a Lowrance-Ready transducer cavity for easy and effective fish finder installations.