Hobie adds Mirage i11s to inflatable collection
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Hobie introduced its new collection of inflatable kayaks at the recent Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, including the new Mirage i11s which features its MirageDrive® technology.
Like others in the inflatable line, it combines Hobie’s Vantage Seating System comfort with its patented MirageDrive with Glide Technology propulsion,
The i11s has a distinctive low profile and is the lightest model in the Oceanside, California-based company’s entire fleet. The two air chambers on each side and drop-stitched centre chamber provide the stability needed for recreational use. For increased tracking and stability, a fin is included that can be inserted into the built-in slot on the bottom of the hull.
Bungee tie-downs in the rear hold Hobie’s new optional H-Crate for fishing gear. The skid pad in the front of the seat lets more adventurous anglers stand up and cast.
It is due to be in retail stores in November.
The i11s was centrestage in Salt Lake City alongside the new-look i9s and i12s single kayaks and i14t tandem. They all boast new stand-out two-tone mango and slate blue hulls and flooring. Vantage CTi high-backed padded seats offering multiple points of adjustments and the comfort of breathable mesh have been especially designed for the inflatable collection. They can also be easily removed and used as beach chairs.
A newly-engineered finger-tip rudder control can be quickly switched to either side for use with either hand.
Rugged 1000 denier PVC hulls and rubberised underside coupled with easy-to-grip carrying handles help smooth launching, landing and carrying.
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