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2022 Model Year Mirage Drive Differences

The Hobie line of Mirage Drive kayaks is larger than ever. Entry priced models (Hobie Passports) make a quality, fin style pedal drive available to a wider audience. At the high end, the MD 360 drive delivers the ultimate in boat control and maneuverability. This article will help you select a kayak with the best MirageDrive for your needs. 

NEW! Kick-up fin technology

Underwater hazards like tree stumps, boulders or sharp transitions to shallow water have always caused problems for boaters. For Mirage Drive users, running into a hazard could result in a bent mast; the rod that extends down from the front of the fins. Hobie has developed kick-up fin technology that automatically protects the drive when you bump into an underwater hazard. This technology is available on all of the 2022 drives. No other pedal, fin style kayak comes with anything like this. The kick-up fin feature is exclusive to Hobie MirageDrives.

2022 Hobie Kayaks MirageDrive descriptions


Hobie MirageDrive In Action Animation How the Hobie MirageDrive works
This animation shows a MirageDrive in action. The fin drive mimics the way penguins swim. Hobie invented this technology and has refined it over two decades. For 2022, there are 3 versions of the MirageDrive. No other pedal or fin style drive on the market can even come close to the quality and functionality a Hobie drive.

Hobie MirageDrive GT MirageDrive GT with Glide Technology.
The GT MirageDrive is based on the original Hobie drive, but much improved. It propels your kayak forward as you pedal. This drive is used on entry level kayaks from Hobie in 2022. Glide technology delivers smooth, efficient pedal power. Kick up fins prevent damage to the fins and drive mast. No other fin style kayak drive has the kick up fins feature.

Hobie MirageDrive GT MirageDrive MD 180.
The 180 has levers which change the change the direction the fins are pointed in to add reverse functionality. Instead of wide turns or using a paddle to reverse direction, you pull a cord to shift forward or reverse direction. It's fast and easy. Kick up fins are included.

MirageDrive 360 Technology.
Move your kayak in any direction easily - forward, backward, sideways and every degree in between. It's the ultimate in boat control for kayak anglers who need to hold a spot or position their kayak perfectly to target fish. Available exclusively on the Pro Angler 12 360 Series and Pro Angler 14 360 Series for 2022.

2022 Hobie Kayaks MirageDrive Guide

We've listed the entire Hobie Kayaks line models for 2022 and what drive(s) are included. If you have any questions, call us at 651-429-3333 or use chat on this website, we'll answer any questions.


Hobie Passport MirageDrive Kayak

Passport Models Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive GT with Glide Technology & Kick-Up Fins. This drive is standard on both the 10.5 and 12.0 Hobie Passports.


Hobie Lynx Kayak

Lynx Model Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive MD180, forward and reverse, with Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Compass MirageDrive Kayak

Compass Model Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive MD180, forward and reverse, with Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Compass Duo MirageDrive Kayak

Compass Duo Model Kayak MirageDrive

Two (2) drives included. One (1) MirageDrive MD180, forward and reverse, with Kick-Up Fins. One (1) MirageDrive GT with Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Outback MirageDrive Kayak

Outback Model Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive MD180, forward and reverse, with ST Turbo Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Mirage Revolution 11 MirageDrive Kayak

Revolution 11 and Revolution 13 Model Kayaks MirageDrive

Both models are powered by the MirageDrive MD180, forward and reverse, with Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Oasis Duo MirageDrive Kayak

Mirage Oasis Duo Model Kayak MirageDrive

Two (2) MirageDrives MD180, forward and reverse, with Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie MirageDrive Inflatable Kayaks

itrek 9 Model Inflatable Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive GT with Glide Technology & Kick-Up Fins.

itrek 11 Model Inflatable Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive GT with Glide Technology & Kick-Up Fins.

itrek 14 Duo Model Inflatable Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by two (2) MirageDrives GT with Glide Technology & Kick-Up Fins.

itrek Fiesta Model Inflatable Kayak MirageDrive

Powered by two (2) MirageDrives GT with Glide Technology & Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Pro Angler 12 & 14 MirageDrive Kayaks

Pro Angler 12 & 14 MirageDrive

Powered by the MirageDrive MD180, forward and reverse, with Kick-Up Fins.


Hobie Pro Angler 12, 14 Ike Edition 360 Series Hobie MirageDrive Kayaks

Pro Angler 12 & 14 and Ike Edition 360 Series Kayak MirageDrive

MirageDrive 360 with Kick-Up Fin Technology for power in every direction.


We carry the complete line of Hobie MirageDrive parts

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Learn about Hobie Kayaks with Mirage Drives

Learn about the Hobie Pro Angler 14 fishing kayak with the MD 360 technology

Learn about the Hobie Outback kayak with the MD 180 drive

Learn about the Hobie Compass kayak with the MD 180 drive

Learn about the Hobie Passport kayak with the GT drive