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LONO APEX AERO Inflatable Kayak - 2022

4.375 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
Current price: $1,311.75 Original price: $1,749.00
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Why We Like The BOTE LONO APEX AERO Inflatable Kayak

The BOTE LONO APEX AERO Inflatable Kayak offers all of the stability and accessory accommodation we demand in our fishing kayaks. When we head out to the water we know we can bring bait, snacks, and more in effortless comfort. Plus, if we want hands-free propulsion we can equip this boat with a pedal drive.


  • Inflatable fishing kayak that doubles as a stand-up paddleboard
  • PVC construction handles daily use in rocky waters
  • 12ft 6in length provides stability and high speeds
  • Multiple attachment pints accommodate BOTE accessories
  • Comfortable seat can be removed to use this as a SUP
  • Pedal drive convertible for hands-free flat water navigation
  • Included travel bag makes it easy to get to and from the water
  • Item #BOT000Z
Hull Material
12ft 6in
Maximum Load
adjustable, removable
Tube Diameter
Air Chambers
Packed Size
41 x 19 x 13in
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year
flatwater paddling

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 6 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

November 11, 2023

Great Kayak

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It is a great kayak, I love being able to see through the kayak bottom and hook up a motor or a paddle gear system. Cool kayak, it is a lot heavier than I thought if you need to carry it a distance as FYI. Might want a wheel for it but I need to carry it over uneven grounds wish it would have just had a shoulder strap or something included

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Eric S.

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

May 28, 2023

Excellent for Fishing

I've used it several times

THIS IS NOT A FAST, DISTANCE KAYAK! This is meant for fishing, casual paddling, and navigating calmer waters. Everything is well thought out for being productive on fishy waters and the SUP option is really fun for a casual paddle. The accessories really let you dial in a lethal fishing craft. I have a few Bote products and love them all - including this one.

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Kalen T
2 out of 5 stars

September 14, 2022

Not easy to use

We also wanted to love this “kayak” but it’s more like a paddle board. It floats above the water making it difficult in several ways - - hard to maneuver - Doesn’t track well - Is too easily blown around by even the smallest amount of wind. - The seat us so high that it’s hard to reach the water with the paddle. - Extendable paddle is long enough but heavy and awkward to use. - Aero doesn’t move throygh the water quickly. Slow as molasses. - Really heavy in general We haven’t tried the pedal drive but don’t really want to. We expected a kayak to respond like a kayak. Didn’t realize it’s just a paddle board with higher sides. Very disappointed in the design and ease of use. The company’s 30 day return policy should be more flexible or they should be more clear on the actual intended use of their products and try harder to work with customers towards resolutions of design flaws and issues like these.


Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2022

Amazing purchase!

Excellent kayaks. They work amazingly well. We were even able to go up stream with the pedals against a pretty heavy current. The set-up and tear-down of them doesn’t take long at all. Max 10-15 minutes to fully set-up and 10 to put away. I’ve recommended these to everyone I know that are looking for kayaks.

James M.

Originally reviewed on BOTE

3 out of 5 stars

May 13, 2022

Heavy and impossible to fold properly

It's just ok. Feels awkward on the water with the pedal drive -- difficult to adjust the seat to reach the pedals. The straps make it impossible to maneuver. It is also quite heavy - which is OK, and expected for the lono. My biggest complaint is that is not easy to fold the lono. I'd like to see a video with a real person folding this - or learn some tricks. The nose is difficult to fold, not allowing it to be as compact as I would have expected.

Heather P.

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2022


This is awesome. Makes me look forward till tomorrow's paddle. I'm also an artist and included a recent design from this outing. Have a great day.

Thomas M.

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 20, 2022

Easy set up!

Was able to assemble entire boat and accessories in backyard. Easy to put together for a dry run and understanding everything. BOTE is durable and luxurious. Looking forward to getting out on the water. Guessing complete assembly at that time will be 20 minutes from extraction to full assembly. More importantly, Matt with customer service was EXCELLENT in helping me make my decision on product and choosing the right accessories. Thanks again

Tony V.

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 15, 2022

Beautiful and Functional

It's beautiful, functional, and fits in my little Ford! The quality of the material is obvious, and I can't wait for a little warm weather to go fishing!


Originally reviewed on BOTE