Inflatable Kayaks

LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak

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$1,399.00
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DESCRIPTION

The patent-pending LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak will transform your kayak fishing or paddling experience. The inflatable four-chamber construction gives the LONO its shape, performance, and portability, allowing you to take it virtually anywhere.

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • One (1) LONO Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak
  • One (1) 10″ Removable Aero Center Fin
  • One (1) Pair of Slide-In Aero Rac Receivers
  • One (1) Removable Aero Sandspear Sheath
  • One (1) Aero Repair Kit
  • One (1) Hand Pump
  • One (1) Travel Bag

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Dimensions: 12′ 6″ L × 35.5″ W × 20″ D
  • Capacity: 400 LBS
  • Avg. Hull Weight: 48 LBS
  • Avg. Removable Top Weight: 13 LBS
  • Construction: Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
  • Optimal Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Detachable Top Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Seat Back Inflation: 5-7 PSI
  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″ L × 19″ W × 13″ D
  • Loaded Bag Weight: 70 LBS

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

Angled view of a decked out LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak

ULTIMATE FISHING INFLATABLE

PERFECT FOR THESE SKILL LEVELS

BEGINNER    INTERMEDIATE   ADVANCED

The inflatable four-chamber construction of the LONO Aero 12'6" Native Inflatable Kayak gives it its shape, performance, and portability, allowing you to take it virtually anywhere, transforming your kayak fishing or paddling experience.

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.

High and Dry

HIGH & DRY

The LONO Aero's sit-on-top design and self-bailing cockpit, keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.

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.

Made with AeroBOTE

MADE WITH AEROBOTE

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

Tough as Nails

TOUGH AS NAILS

The military-grade PVC skin means AeroBOTEs can withstand being tossed around, banged, bumped, and scraped with low risk of damage or permanent blemish.

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.

Angled view of a decked out LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak

ULTIMATE FISHING INFLATABLE

PERFECT FOR THESE SKILL LEVELS

BEGINNER    INTERMEDIATE   ADVANCED

The inflatable four-chamber construction of the LONO Aero 12'6" Bug Slinger™ Tarpon Inflatable Kayak gives it its shape, performance, and portability, allowing you to take it virtually anywhere, transforming your kayak fishing or paddling experience.

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.

High and Dry

HIGH & DRY

The LONO Aero's sit-on-top design and self-bailing cockpit, keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.

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.

Made with AeroBOTE

MADE WITH AEROBOTE

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

Tough as Nails

TOUGH AS NAILS

The military-grade PVC skin means AeroBOTEs can withstand being tossed around, banged, bumped, and scraped with low risk of damage or permanent blemish.

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.

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Man fishing from his LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak
Man fishing from his LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak
Man putting rods into the Rocket Rac on his LONO Aero 12′6″ Native Inflatable Kayak

"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.

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., including 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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Customer Reviews
4.6 Based on 71 Reviews
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BC
04/13/2021
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 Inflatable Kayak Review
BM
03/29/2021
Blake M.
United States United States
10/10

This thing is great. Caught a hog smallmouth first time out.

MM
03/28/2021
Mike M.
United States United States
Michael McQueary

I love the Bote my only concerns are seems like it has a bubble on the outside on both sides opposite of the air fill.

BOTE LONO Aero Inflatable Kayak Review
FR
03/17/2021
Frank R.
United States United States
Better than expected

I was skeptical about these at first but once I received my Lono was super impressed. Taking them out on the water soon ill update my review then. But first impressions were off the charts. Customer Service was also awesome.

BOTE LONO Aero Inflatable Kayak Review
CC
03/11/2021
Chuck C.
United States United States
Bote Lono

So far so good. Seems very well made...now if I can just figure out how to roll it up to get it back in the bag!