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i11S Inflatable Kayak MirageDrive 180 - 2017


i11S Inflatable Kayak MirageDrive 180 - 2017


Preorder now! Available October 2016.


Elegant simplicity: The new i11S takes MirageDrive motivation and distills it to its essence. This low-profile performer with a rigid inflatable drop stitch hull is the lightest weight hands-free kayak in the Hobie fleet.

Ideal for quick trips after work, or jetting to another continent (while escaping most airline oversize baggage fees). Hop on and go, throw a optional H-Crate in the back and grab a fishing rod. It packs plenty of stability into its low profile design. Plus a fin is provided, to assist when tracking is needed.

Yet fully featured, with Hobie’s supremely adjustable Vantage CTi Seating System and the fingertip control of the Twist and Stow Rudder. The i11s is minimalism, presented in industry leading Hobie style.




  • MirageDrive 180:   Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1997 and has been evolving ever since. Now comes the biggest evolution - so far. Introducing the patent-pending Hobie MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system that will be integrated into all 2017* model year Mirage kayaks.

Weighing in at under eight pounds, the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented maneuverability. The user can pull one of two shift cables to pivot the fins 180 degrees, almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again. The dual fins provide shallow water access and easy shore landings by simply pushing one pedal forward.

  • Vantage CTi Seating:   State-of-the-art Vantage Seating offers multiple points of adjustment and the comfort of breathable mesh. Can even be used as a beach chair.

  • Four-Piece Paddle:   Made with an aluminum shaft included

  • Rear Cargo Area:   Big adventures demand plenty of gear. These molded areas and Bungee tie-downs ensure that your cargo is still there when you get to camp.
  • Twist and Stow Rudder:   Hobie's Twist and Stow Rudder is there when you need it, gone when you don't. Simply pull one of the T-shaped control handles to engage or disengage the retractable-rudder system. Fingertip-operated steering makes driving a snap.



Hull Material:   1000 Denier PVC

Length:   11' 3" / 3.4 m

Width:   39" / 1 m

Maximum Load:   400 lbs / 181.4 kg

Rudder:   Yes

Fitted Hull Weight:   35.5 lbs / 16.1 kg

Fully Rigged Weight:   64.5 lbs / 29.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty:   2 Years