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Mirage Lynx Named Best Touring/Recreational Kayak by Paddling Magazine

November 19, 2021

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Jessie Vandenhouten, Backbone Media

Oceanside, Calif.

Hobie, the leading manufacturer of premium kayaks and watersport products, is excited to share the Mirage Lynx has been named “Best Touring/Recreational Kayak” in the 2022 Paddling Magazine Industry Awards.

The Mirage Lynx, which made its debut in May 2021, is an innovative pedal kayak with elevated seating that boasts extreme versatility, performance, and a durable but lightweight design. The Lynx features ACE-TEC construction that delivers rigidity while maintaining a fitted hull weight of just 47 pounds. Fast and efficient, the Lynx also includes the patented, forward and reversing MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fin Technology. Paddling Magazine describes the Mirage Lynx as a “truly epic ride.”

“Our product team worked hard to design a kayak that offered our best propulsion technology and advanced features in a lightweight package that can be easily carried and transported on the roof of your car,” said Mike Suzuki, Hobie CEO. “This award is a well-deserved acknowledgement of our team’s hard work and commitment to developing best-in-class products.”

The Lynx retails for $2,999 MSRP. To purchase, customers can use the dealer locator feature at to find their closest Hobie dealer.


About Hobie
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water and quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes and markets an impressive collection of watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks and fishing boats, standup pedal and paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories. To learn more, visit