WHAT IS IT?
Hobie iTrek 9
WHAT SETS IT APART?
If a standup paddle board and a kayak had an offspring, it would likely resemble the Hobie iTrek 9, an inflatable vessel that impressively blends lightweight convenience with rugged, durable performance. Deflated, the iTrek 9 fits into its own supplied storage bag, which can be easily stowed in a closet, on a garage rack or in the trunk/bed of most vehicles. Secure enough for airline checked baggage, this convenience-heavy kayak makes the most of minimal storage space and eliminates the hindrance of limited transportation ability.
HOW DO I USE IT?
Taking less than five minutes to fully inflate, the Hobie iTrek 9 comes with a high-pressure hand pump and high-volume electric pump. Also included is Hobie’s signature MirageDrive with Glide Technology and Kick-Up Fins, which easily traverse underwater obstructions. Designed for speed, agility and responsiveness, Hobie’s inflatable kayak also includes a removable rudder system, lightweight aluminum frame elevated seating with breathable mono-mesh fabric, EVA standing pads, a three-piece stand-up paddle and seat-mounted cup holders.
Let’s face it, sometimes we literally have an hour, maybe less, to sneak in a quick fishing session during a lunch break, a conference break or some rare “me” time amid family vacation activities. As sleek and streamlined as modern fishing kayaks have become, even this routine of carting tackle containers, mounting electronics and other setup kills precious time. The Hobie ITREK 9 offers a functional fishing platform that defines “grab-and-go.” One rod, a small tackle bag and you’re fishing.