Set your course with the Mirage Compass - now with patented Kick-Up Fins. Simplicity defined, its time-tested MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology and new Kick-Up Fins moves you easily through the water. Patented Kick-Up Fin Technology takes the worry out of kayaking in shallow, structure-filled waters by automatically retracting upon impact. Outfitted with a breathable mesh seat, the Compass offers maximum stability and an oversized cockpit and flat deck for standing. A sharp turning radius makes this fishing kayak nimble in tight quarters, yet able to speed over open water in stealthy fashion. Kayak fishing features include molded-in rod holders, H-Track accessory mounts and a transducer cavity ready for you to install a Lowrance® fishfinder.
I’d rather rate this kayak 5 stars than say it’s a 4. In actuality it’s more like 4.5 stars. The kayak is nice & light, very nimble on the water & like every Hobie kayak, very modifiable! I give it 4.5 stars only because there is no perfect kayak & everyone will find that one thing that they just don’t like. For me, that thing is the seat. While it is fairly comfortable it does have a flaw. The bar in the rear after a few hours starts to push against the tailbone which makes me reposition often to get off of it. But aside from that, this kayak kicks ass! It’s $800 cheaper & 24lbs lighter than its big brother the outback, yet it’s just as long & wide. Not quite as stable as the outback but it’s pretty darn close! All in all I’m happy with this purchase.