Written by Jerry Tsai

Bote Deus Aero 11’ Classic Teak Inflatable Kayak


Take An Inflatable Kayak On Your Next Adventure

It’s easy to forget that traveling by way of trails in our purpose-built vehicles isn’t the only way to enjoy the backcountry. Did you know that the United States reportedly has about 3,500,000 miles of rivers and 13,700 square miles of freshwater lakes? That’s not even counting the water along the coasts and other smaller waterways that crisscross the nation. That’s a lot of water “trails” that our rigs can’t navigate.

Let’s not allow some water to stop us from our adventures. Having a portable, waterborne vessel accessible to you when you’re in the wild can provide the perfect way for you to explore where your vehicle can’t.

Meet: Deus Aero 11-foot Classic Teak Inflatable Kayak

One such option is the Deus Aero 11’ Classic Teak Inflatable Kayak, made by personal watercraft expert, Bote.

The portable Bote Deus Aero 11-foot recreational inflatable kayak is designed with the weekend adventurer in mind and is suitable for those just beginning to explore the world of kayaking. It can be packed into a bag that’s easily transported in your adventure rig. This versatile, recreational kayak is constructed with Bote’s inflatable AeroBOTE Technology and goes from travel bag to an 11-foot-long, sit-on-top kayak in only a matter of minutes. An efficient hand pump is included.

It’s A Convertible

If you’re looking for leisure time at the lake or other calm waters, the kayak’s top chamber can be removed to transform it from an inflatable kayak into a super-stable stand-up paddleboard in seconds. Deus Aero is constructed of military-grade PVC that makes it incredibly lightweight, as well as super-easy to store and transport.

The experts at Bote created Deus for fun romps around waterways, which sounds mighty nice during the warm days of summer.

Whether you’re looking to hit the water after work or take it along on an extended trip, the Deus Aero is engineered to revolutionize the way you explore.

01 Cockpit

The Deus Aero’s sit-on-top design and self-bailing cockpit keep you comfortable and dry during your time on the water.

02 Transformable

The Deus Aero can be converted from a sit-on-top inflatable kayak to a stand-up paddleboard in seconds. Simply remove the top chamber, and it becomes a super-stable stand-up paddleboard.

03 Construction

This inflatable kayak is constructed with Bote’s AeroBOTE Technology to ensure peak rigidity and performance, as well as easy set up and breakdown back into its storage bag.

04 Durability

The Deus Aero’s military-grade PVC skin means the inflatable kayak can withstand being tossed around, banged, bumped and scraped with low risk of damage or permanent blemish.

05 Portability

AeroBOTE construction allows the Deus Aero to transform from folded-up travel bag into a fully functional kayak in minutes, allowing for superior ease of transportation and storage.

“If you’re looking for leisure time at the lake or other calm waters, the inflatable kayak’s top chamber can be removed to transform it into a super-stable stand-up paddleboard in seconds.”


11’ L x 33” W x 14” D

300 lbs.

Average Weight:
41 lbs.

Optimal Inflation:
10–15 psi

How much will it run ya?


*Starting price. Taxes and other fees are not included


Editor’s Note: A version of this article appeared in the print version of Tread September/October 2021.

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