I have been using Maclean Outdoors for several years now for mail order supply of specialised Kayak Fishing componentry. I have found their range and service to be absolutely second to none. Josh Holmes has been at the forefront of the sport in Australia for many years now and his advice has helped me out many times, not only on new and innovative setup and components, but also on the Hobie range of kayaks. If you need great advice, prompt service and up to date advice and information from someone who is out on the water as much as any of us, Maclean Outdoors and Josh are definatley worth talking too. Cant recommend them enough.
- Brett 'Shufoy' Ozanne, Founder of YakFishWest
"My wife and I were looking for a new outdoor activity to share together to get out, get active, and most of all have fun! We stumbled upon Hobie Kayaks, and in particular the exciting Adventure Island sailing model. There were more than several places to purchase the kayaks so our purchase decision came down to who could provide us with the best hands- on knowledge and after purchase service. After visiting several retailers the choice was crystal clear. Maclean Outdoors was the obvious choice as they clearly met all of our needs we were looking for with our purchase. With the combined working knowledge and friendly staff we were guided to make the right choices that met our expectations and abilities. Make no mistake, anyone can sell you a kayak, but in our experience only Maclean Outdoors can make it a pleasant, and ultimately correct decision! So, see you out there on the water!"
- Shep Shepard and Dr. Allison Duchow, MKF member & PADI MSDT Dive Instructor (Shep) and Surgeon (Allison), Grafton
"My kayak and most of the after market gear on it is from Maclean Outdoors. What the crew there don't know about Hobie kayaks and kayak fishing isn't worth knowing. Hands on knowledge of the crafts and situations that suit them is vast. The service is excellent, delivery swift and the price is always right. Maclean Outdoors were instrumental in ensuring that I had the right kayak to suit my specific needs. What I have ended up with is the ideal fishing platform outfitted to perform the way I need it to. They stock just everything you could ever need or chances are can get it for you. What more could you want?"
- Jay Penfold, Founder & Editor of Backwateryakfishing.com
"The first Hobie kayak I bought (a Revolution) was purchased from another dealer more local to me. Besides the fact that they didn't honour their quote after I had payed a deposit, there were many other disappointing issues that arose post sale. After I got the call that my kayak had arrived I went there just to find out that it was the wrong colour, parts where missing and all the extras I had ordered were still not in stock.
So when I wanted to upgrade to an Adventure I turned to Maclean Outdoors instead. What a difference! All the kayaks were in stock, as were all the extra bits and pieces I wanted. They also helped sell my old kayak to! The service was second to none and the sales team are highly professional with heaps of real life experience. They've been helping keep me geared up and good to go ever since, never missing a beat. I can wholeheartedly recommend Maclean Outdoors to anyone who wants to buy with confidence."
- Holger Goehr, Apply First Aid Northern Rivers Managing Director, Brunswick Heads
"I have only praise for all my dealings with Maclean Outdoors over the last 5 years regarding my Hobie Sport - they have been very professional in their approach & attitude & given freely of time to discuss available options. Their staff has gone well above the call of duty helping to service my kayak on location during events and gatherings more than once - I didn't have to ask... or even pay! Any mail order purchases I've made through their website have been promptly and accurately dispatched each and every time & because of all this, I would recommend anyone to contact Maclean Outdoors re anything Hobie."
- Roberta Pearce/Arpie, KFDU member, Kayak tournament fisho, Hobie User since 2007, Port Macquarie
"Advice and questions about recommended PFDs, safety gear and general rigging of my Adventure Island. Products I purchased from Perth, Western Australia arrived within days and completely met all my expectations. Thanks for the experienced advice and excellent service!"
- Jim Cabrera, Perth WA
"When I finished up working with Hobie Australia at the end of 1998 I had several job offers from Hobie dealerships on the table at the time. I chose to come and work with the team at Maclean Outdoors not just for the location and lifestyle the Nth Rivers has to offer but also because the business owners were genuinely into the kayaks themselves. In the 3 and a half years in which I worked there on a full-time basis, owner Doug Jenkins has accompanied me on numerous kayak fishing and camping trips as well as numerous river cruises to. He knows and loves these yaks just as much as I do.
They've also been a great help in gearing me up for my ambitious kayak fishing expeditions and the shop has been a terrific environment for that, because they've got all the goods. I can often still be found hanging around the store, poking around, drinking coffee and telling fishy tales about the ones that got away!"