Inflatable Kayaks

LONO Aero 12′6″ Bug Slinger™ Tarpon Inflatable Kayak

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$1,499.00
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DESCRIPTION

Introducing the reimagined pedal drive compatible LONO Aero 12′6″ Bug Slinger™ Tarpon Inflatable Kayak. Whether you're hitting your favorite fishing spots on the weekend, gearing up for a water borne expedition, or just hitting the local launch with your family, it's time to say goodbye to compromise.

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • One (1) LONO Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak
  • One (1) 6″ Removable Aero Center Fin
  • One (1) Pair of Slide-In Aero Rac Receivers
  • One (1) Removable Aero Sandspear Sheath
  • One (1) Pedal Port
  • One (1) Aero Repair Kit
  • One (1) Hand Pump
  • One (1) Travel Bag

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Dimensions: 12′6″L × 35.5″W × 20″D
  • Avg. Hull Weight: 51 LBS
  • Capacity: 400 LBS
  • Removable Top Dimensions: 53″L × 33″W × 3.5″D
  • Avg. Removable Top Weight: 9 LBS
  • Removable Seat Dimensions: 24″L × 22″W × 18″D
  • Avg. Removable Seat Weight: 7 LBS
  • Construction: Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
  • Optimal Hull Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Removable Top Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Removable Seat Inflation: 7-10 PSI
  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″ L × 19″ W × 13″ D
  • Loaded Bag Weight: 73 LBS

If rider weight is within 50 LBS of a kayak's listed capacity, BOTE recommends upgrading to a larger capacity kayak.

The LONO Aero decked out with suggested accessories

SAY GOODBYE TO COMPROMISE

PERFECT FOR THESE SKILL LEVELS

BEGINNER    INTERMEDIATE   ADVANCED

For the person who wants speed, packability, portability, versatility, durability, and a pedal-driven option, the LONO Aero paired with the APEX Pedal Drive delivers. Use the LONO Aero by itself as a kayak or SUP, or add in the APEX Pedal Drive to take things to the next level. Never before have all of these features and benefits been available in one easy-to-use, delivered direct-to-your-door, badass package.

Fishing Machine

FISHING MACHINE

The extreme stability will make you feel confident when making standing casts, increasing your line of sight and casting distance. Plus, the keel guard and mounted side bite fins protect the underside, letting you maneuver into the shallows.

MAGNEPOD™ COMPATIBLE

The MAGNEPOD™ magnetic base is a revolutionary, tool-less drink retention system that makes securing your BOTE magnetic drinkware a snap.

Rocket Rac Compatible

ROCKET RAC COMPATIBLE

The Rocket Rac features 4 rod holders that fit both conventional and fly rods. Designed to allow two for trolling and two for storage.

Pedal Drive Compatible

PEDAL DRIVE COMPATIBLE

The Pedal Port built into the deck of the LONO Aero allows for the sold separately APEX Pedal Drive to be added to convert it from paddle driven to pedal driven.

Lightweight and Portable

LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE

AeroBOTE construction allows BOTE inflatable kayaks to transform from folded up travel bag into a fully functional kayak in minutes, allowing for superior ease of transportation and storage.

Made with AeroBOTE

MADE WITH AEROBOTE

Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.

The LONO Aero decked out with suggested accessories

SAY GOODBYE TO COMPROMISE

PERFECT FOR THESE SKILL LEVELS

BEGINNER    INTERMEDIATE   ADVANCED

For the person who wants speed, packability, portability, versatility, durability, pedal driven, the LONO Aero paired with the APEX Pedal Drive delivers. Never before have all these features and benefits been combined together in one easy-to-use, delivered direct-to-your-door, badass package.

Fishing Machine

FISHING MACHINE

The extreme stability will make you feel confident when making standing casts, increasing your line of sight and casting distance. Plus, the keel guard and mounted side bite fins protect the underside, letting you maneuver into the shallows.

Pedal Drive Compatible

PEDAL DRIVE COMPATIBLE

The Pedal Port built into the deck of the LONO Aero allows for the sold separately APEX Pedal Drive to be added to convert it from paddle driven to pedal driven.

MAGNEPOD Compatible

MAGNEPOD™ COMPATIBLE

The MAGNEPOD™ magnetic base is a revolutionary, tool-less drink retention system that makes securing your BOTE magnetic drinkware a snap.

Rocket Rac Compatible

ROCKET RAC COMPATIBLE

The Rocket Rac features 4 rod holders that fit both conventional and fly rods. Designed to allow two for trolling and two for storage.

Lightweight and Portable

LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE

AeroBOTE construction allows BOTE inflatable kayaks to transform from folded up travel bag into a fully functional kayak in minutes, allowing for superior ease of transportation and storage.

Made with AeroBOTE

MADE WITH AEROBOTE

Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.

Configurations

Paddle configuration

The collapsible design of the 5-Piece Adjustable Kayak Paddle can be sized from 235cm to 260cm and broken down for easy transport. The lightweight fiberglass construction paired with slightly curved blades allow for smooth and powerful strokes while paddling.
5-Piece Adjustable Kayak Paddle Sold Separately.

Pedal configuration

The revolutionary design of the APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System (APEX•PD) is incredibly fast and shockingly efficient. Simply insert the Pedal Drive into the Pedal Port and attach the Rudder to the Rudder Mounts and you're ready to hit the water in pedal configuration.
APEX•PD Sold Separately.

SUP Configuration

Take out the seat and stand up for a different paddle experience on the LONO Aero. BOTE offers a variety of SUP paddle options available in fiberglass or carbon fiber with size options ranging from 1-piece up to 3-piece collapsable paddles to travel with.
SUP Paddles Sold Separately.

  • INNOVATIONS
  • CARE & STORAGE

SAY GOODBYE TO COMPROMISE

The LONO doesn’t discriminate on what kind of adventures you want to take it on. Have a secret fishing hole a dozen miles deep in the backwaters? The LONO will take you there. Or maybe you’re just getting started with paddle fishing? The LONO will hold your hand gently the entire way there (except when it comes time for casting—that’s on you).

The LONO Aero is compatible with many BOTE accessories

PACKABLE + PORTABLE

Aero Rolling Travel Bag

In a matter of minutes, you can transform this inflatable from something that fits in a backpack to a fully functional watercraft—which means supreme ease of transportation. And even if you live in a studio apartment in Manhattan, you could find room for it in your closet. Need help folding your LONO? We've made complete step-by-step instruction on how to fold your LONO Aero.

  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″L × 19″W × 13″D
  • Avg. Loaded Bag Weight: 73 LBS

INFLATION & DEFLATION

What goes up, must come down. Getting the LONO Aero inflated and deflated is simple. First remove the folded kayak from the travel bag, unroll, locate all inflation valves, attach the pump hose to the valves and fill ‘em up. When you are ready to pack it up, do everything in reverse ... Easy as 1,2,3.

SUGGESTED ACCESSORIES

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Man using the APEX Pedal Drive in the LONO Aero
Man catching a tarpon in his LONO Aero
Man rolling his LONO through the airport in the included travel bag
Man putting his APEX Pedal Drive into the LONO Aero
Two-Year Warranty
2-YEAR WARRANTY

If our product isn't performing as it should, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team.

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AeroBOTE Technology
MADE WITH AEROTECH

Our portable, highly durable AeroBOTE inflatable technology lets you take adventure with you wherever you go.

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Free Shipping
FREE SHIPPING

Go ahead, make it yours! FREE* shipping on orders over $100 in the contiguous U.S.
*Excluding Freight

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30-Day Aero Guarantee
30-DAY AERO GUARANTEE

We want you to be 100% satisfied. Try it for 30 days and if for any reason you aren't happy, return it to us.
Returns subject to a restocking fee. Terms and Conditions apply.

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"GETS IT DONE"

My LONO gets the job done. I love fishing and it is so easy from this yak. Sitting or standing casting and pulling in the fish from all sides feels amazing. The keel helps cut through light surf making controlling the LONO easy. I love the option to detach pieces and still have each piece work independently for different functions. Hope to buy another in the future.

ANTHONY H.

"MULTI-USE & FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY"

I initially purchased this kayak for my husband so he could take it fishing at the lakes and bays around San Diego. It ended up being a huge hit with my 7.5 and and a 3.5 year old boys and their friends - they now want me to always bring the kayak along with the paddle boards when we go to the beach. It's compact enough that it fits in a trunk of my sedan and I am able to inflate it all by myself (with electric pump) in a matter of 15 minutes. I often get asked by other parents about this kayak because they see how much fun we are all having with it. I am very impressed with the quality of this product and I can honestly say this was my best purchase of 2020.

NATALIE F.

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4.6 Based on 76 Reviews
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NH
05/02/2021
Nancy H.
United States United States
LONO Aero 12'6" Native Kayak

Love my new kayak. Its a real eye catcher too...many people who've never seen an inflatable kayak stopped to look and see what it was all about. East to inflate and has so many features.

CP
04/28/2021
charles p.
United States United States
Very Kool

This is a beast...GF in front ..cooler in back ..this paddles awesome

JL
04/19/2021
John L.
United States United States
Great kayak

Easy to inflate. I’ve only packed it away once but it was a bit difficult. I’m sure it will get easier with practice.

WH
04/17/2021
Weekin H.
Australia Australia
Lono for fishing

I used this for fishing with my 12yr old. Holds loads of stuffs and very stable for fishing. Great product!

BOTE LONO Aero 12′6″ Bug Slinger™ Tarpon Inflatable Kayak Review
BC
04/12/2021
Bryce C.
United States United States
Versatile Beast

I’m a big guy, 6’5”, 270 lbs, and found few IKs that would perform at my weight capacity based on specs (rule of thumb is good performance weight max is about 70% of boat max weight capacity). I’m thrilled I found the Lono Aero. It’s sturdy, versatile, and roomy enough for my size 16 feet and canine buddy. It’s handsome and quality construction. Many people are surprised it’s inflatable. Setup with an electric pump is easy. I found it hard to impossible to control in windy ocean environment, but it’s excelled in lakes and calm rivers. Folding this boat is challenging, but that being the only negative it’s a small annoyance. Definitely worth the price.

BOTE LONO Aero 12′6″ Bug Slinger™ Tarpon Inflatable Kayak Review