Hobie Mirage Eclipse Stand Up Pedal Board Review (Oktober 2017)

hobie mirage eclipse stand up pedal board review

The Mirage Eclipse by Hobie is the First of its Kind

Are you new to water sports? Or looking for a product that stands out from every other kayaker and stand up paddle boarder? Maybe you’re the water-sports expert or exercise enthusiast looking for a new way to maintain your physique while still enjoying the outdoors. Well, look no further guys and girls, because this invention deserves your body’s attention!

Hobie Mirage EclipseLength x WidthWeightFully Rigged WeightCapacity 
10'6" x 33.5"43.2 lbs54 lbs225 lbsCheck Price
10'6" x 33.5"43.2 lbs54 lbs225 lbsCheck Price
12' x 35"48 lbs58.9 lbs275 lbsCheck Price
12' x 35"48 lbs58.8 lbs275 lbsCheck Price

This is one spectacular stand up paddle board, or shall we say stand up pedal board? The Hobie Mirage Eclipse model is an innovative combination of a feel good work out with a joyous glide across the water. Nothing like the Mirage Eclipse has hit the waterways until the creation of this beautiful and unique stand up pedal-paddle board. The easy to use design is for everyone. From the morning walker or weekend warrior, to the active adventurer and exercise enthusiast.

The Hobie Mirage Eclipse model is an innovative combination of a feel good work out with a joyous glide across the water.

eclipse stand up pedal board workoutThis universal stand up pedal-paddle board provides an all in one core and leg workout along with experiencing the pleasures of being on the water. You determine your own speed. Just as if you were going for a walk, on the Eclipse Mirage you can step slow or rapidly to propel yourself at the speed of your choice. Once you ride this one of a kind Hobie pedal paddle board, there’s no going back. This is one of the most versatile paddle boards on the market and the amount of fun to be had on the water is endless!

Extreme Versatility

So, you like to exercise, fish, and cruise around the bay on a calm sunny day. Well, this is your chance to do all three at the same time. The board has zero to little sound when in motion, making for a clear and calming serenity on those afternoon calorie burners around the lake or through those backwater trails. There’s nothing like having the opportunity to discreetly sneak up on your favorite fishing hole unannounced and toss a line. With the stealthiness of the Hobie Eclipse Mirage, the fish won’t even realize your surface presence.

stand up pedal board fishingWith enough space for a tackle box or small cooler behind the pedals, the separately sold H-Crate accessory makes organization on the water a breeze. This durable, light-weight attachment is perfect for strapping down fishing poles, bait buckets, and other fishing tackle with its bungee devices. You’ll easily be able to stay organized and quickly re-tie or re-rig fishing lines if you’re in a rush to fight your next keeper.

Handle Bars on a Paddle Board?

stand up pedalboard handlebarsWho would have thought you would ever be able to steer a paddle board without a paddle? This is one of the best parts about the Mirage Eclipse. The aluminum alloy handlebar support is an added bonus for maintaining your stance and balance. With easy accessibility for steering, you can maneuver the board accurately in any direction you choose. The handlebar option is perfect for getting in and out of tight spaces and don’t worry about your kids not being able to reach, because these handlebars are easily adjustable to any one specific height. Each handle consists of squeeze levers similar to the breaks on a mountain bike. However, these levers are used for steering. To veer right, you squeeze the right handle trigger, and to go left, squeeze the left. A very easy way to change direction and the Eclipse Mirage turns on a dime.

From Pedal to Paddle

stand up pedal paddle board eclipseKeep in mind that the Mirage Eclipse transitions back into a paddle board in just seconds.What makes this board stand out from the other pedal and paddle crafts on the market is the detachable handlebars and the easy removal pedal device connected to the fin thrusters. If you feel like your legs need a break or you want to focus on your core strength and switch to paddling mode, the option to remove the pedals and handlebars,  is all yours. Just don’t leave home without your paddle. Disassembly takes only seconds and is made simple for everyone.

Specifications

The Mirage Eclipse comes in two sizes and colors. 10’6 and 12’0. Both with paint options in either Solar Yellow or Lunar Blue. The vibrant colors make you easily visible which is always a plus when paddling through busy channels or any open body of water. Another great factor to the choice of pain is the reduction of the sun’s harshness. The bright colors reflect rather than attract which reduces the chances of your board fading. A common problem with traditional fiberglass boards. With the proper rinse care and storage the paint will remain fresh and sharp looking.

Both sizes of the Mirage Eclipse have the perfect amount of width for maintaining expert stability. You have a solid foundation to rock comfortably when cutting through the chop or rolling over boat wakes with the sleek design of the displacement hull. The board is constructed with an advanced composite epoxy that helps reduce sand and gritty skid damage when pulling up to the shoreline. And don’t worry about damaging the bottom fin thrusts either. When pulling up to shore, they have the ability to turn outward to avoid any scraping or bending along the bottom. Find the best size that fits you and the family.

Hobie Mirage EclipseLength x WidthWeightFully Rigged WeightCapacity 
10'6" x 33.5"43.2 lbs54 lbs225 lbsCheck Price
10'6" x 33.5"43.2 lbs54 lbs225 lbsCheck Price
12' x 35"48 lbs58.9 lbs275 lbsCheck Price
12' x 35"48 lbs58.8 lbs275 lbsCheck Price

Bare in mind, that the stand up pedal-paddle board does have a few extra pounds added to it with the addition of the pedal and handle bar attachments. It is easier to set up your rig near your intended drop-in location rather than carrying it all at once in one attachment. Also, working as a team to carry the set up makes for easier transportation to and from your vehicle, and can also save you time.

A Must Have For The Weekend Warrior

It’s obvious the Hobie Eclipse Mirage is an outstanding, all-around first choice pick for a great work out and enjoying a day out on the water. The creation of the stand up pedal-paddle board is the beginning of something new in the sport of SUP and will always stand out as something exciting and unique.

To see the Hobie Mirage Eclipse in action, watch these two videos to see what this stand up pedal board is fully capable of. Check out the stand up pedal board prices on the links below videos.

Hobie Mirage EclipseLength x WidthWeightFully Rigged WeightCapacity 
10'6" x 33.5"43.2 lbs54 lbs225 lbsCheck Price
10'6" x 33.5"43.2 lbs54 lbs225 lbsCheck Price
12' x 35"48 lbs58.9 lbs275 lbsCheck Price
12' x 35"48 lbs58.8 lbs275 lbsCheck Price
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