by Charlotte Walters
Temps may be dropping, but paddling season isn’t quite over yet! Our warehouse is stocked full of new fall arrivals. 2020 Hobie and Wilderness Systems models have arrived, and we’ve brought back old favorites for the new season.
The beloved Tarpon is back for 2020 with a brand new DryTec dry box and a mesh cover for the rear tank well. Wilderness Systems has carried over the adjustable AirPro seat, SlideTrax accessory rails, and adjustable foot pegs from the 2020 model. As always, the Tarpon provides dependable stability and clean, fast tracking at a light weight. Available in 10’5” and 12’0” models for 2020.
The Mirage Outback just keeps getting better, and the 2020 model is no exception, with MirageDrive 180 and Vantage CTW frame seat. ST Kick-Up fins are all-new for 2020, breezing over scrapes and bumps to keep you on the water longer with less damage. The 2020 Outback offers intuitive additions to an already dependable, go-anywhere boat.
For fans of Hobie’s Ultimate Fishing Machine, 2020 brings Kick-Up Turbo Fins and all the tried and true features devotees have come to love. Available in Papaya Orange, Ivory Dune, and Camo, the Pro Angler 14 packs ample storage and comes complete with Hobie’s H-Rail accessory track system for ultimate convenience on the water.
The new V2 is the original Moken's more comfortable cousin, pairing a frame seat for all-day comfort with the trademark stability of the Moken series. FeelFree's Wheel in the Keel makes launching and landing a breeze, and the Easy Seal Hatch and Uni-Track system provide plenty of space for storage and gear.
Possibly the most stable kayak under 12 feet, this year's Lure 10 V2 gained a removable sonar pod in addition to the extra wide Gravity Seat. The Lure 10's compact length, Wheel in the Keel, and molded-in handles make transport easy, so you can spend more of your time and energy on the water. The V2 comes rudder ready.
If you want the stability and comfort of a fishing kayak without having to lift a fishing kayak, look no further than the new Caribbean 12 FS. Designed as a beautiful all-around rec boat, the FS packs features that part-time anglers will love. The frame seat, adjustable foot braces, and stable hull will keep you on the water in comfort, while Eddyline's signature thermoform hull clocks in at a cool 45 pounds for easy carrying. Front and rear hatches and gear tracks allow generous storage space and gear mounting possibilities.
For an even smaller and lighter sit-on-top option, the Caribbean 109 comes in at only 40 pounds and fits neatly however you transport it. The 109 is remarkably efficient for a ten foot boat, and the Cloud 10 seat and adjustab le foot braces keep you comfortable wherever you venture. If you're looking for a compact, speedy, and versatile boat, the new 109 may fit the bill.
If you're in the market for a rescue PFD, take a look at the 2020 limited edition Greenjacket. This year's vest is made in collaboration with athlete Aniol Serrasolses, paying tribute to the rivers of Chile with a stunning mountain landscape on front and and rolling, serpentine waterfall at back. New guides and seasoned collectors alike paddle in style with the LE11.