Folding Concepts

Announcements -
Latest News

15/11/16 - Our demo MyCanoe 2.5 open canoe is now based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire till the 11th Dec. If you are local to the area, and wish to see / try-out the canoe, do contact us ASAP.

- Try-out (Videos) and Reviews pages updated
with new additions

19/10/16 - Check the Demo Events page for upcoming try-out events. If you would like to try out a boat, do contact us.

- 15% discount on the MyCanoe 2.5 for SOTP members is still on. Do contact us ASAP for details - save up to £200!!!

24/09/16 - Special offer for the MyCanoe 2.5 for SOTP members on the Song Of The Paddle Forum under 'Dealers Offers' secton. First 10 orders for the big discount !

- Product Reviews page added. Includes links to the latest reviews on the MyCanoe 2.5 open canoe

20/09/16 - New MyCanoe photos of the latest try outs added to Photos - Try-Outs page.

27/08/16 - The MyCanoe 2.5 open canoe is eligible be used in the annual Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, in the Folding Boat Class! Paddle as a C2, otherwise as a C1 or C2 in the 4 day race. Do speak to us ASAP about trying out the MyCanoe 2.5 to see if this boat is suitable for you for the DW.

Exclusive UK dealer for the following brands:-

We are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience. We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft - from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes plus related accessories.

Neris - foldable alu framed kayaks, inflatable kayaks, catarafts

MyCanoe - origami concept open foldable canoe and dinghy

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks


Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a licence to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Websites page.


Welcome to Folding Concepts - Folding Kayaks UK
UK's specialist dealer in collapsible kayaks, canoes and dinghies

  Klepper MyCanoe
    WaveDesign paddles The Stork paddles  

Foldable kayaks, canoes and dinghies, and a wide range of related accessories for compact storage and travelling to and from water .....

UK's largest on-line store dedicated to the versatile world of foldable kayaks, canoes and dinghies. An exciting range of folding touring expedition kayaks and canoes to explore the world around you from the water, without the worries of storage space and transportation issues usually associated with rigid plastic or fibre glass / carbon / kevlar boats.

Here you will find on this online store, a selected and tested range of folding and inflatable kayaks from a few big name brands - Klepper, Neris and Wayland plus a few more.! Also there is a growing range of accessories from many reputable brands and small specialist manufacturers to help complement your foldable boats. All these brands have over 12 years of manufacturing experience, with Klepper being well known worldwide having started way back in the 1930's!

Also you will find quality checked used folding kayaks, spares for that vintage collectable kayak that you may have, and organise a replacement skin for your valued old kayak. If you are after a particular kayak model that you once had many years ago as a kid, we'll try help you to get one - yes we do rebuilds too!

Composite split Euro paddles suitable for long distance touring made by TNP and WaveDesign. Also wooden kayak, canoe and carbon Greenland paddles too.

Accessories - dry bags, sail rigs, marine compasses, kayak carts, comfort seats - all items designed or specifically selected for folding kayaks and canoes.

Books and maps - get the best out of your investment by exploring places that you have not been to - waterways, lakes and the coast!

This site is still very much in 'work in progress' stage now, with many more categories and detailed pages to be added daily / updated. Do feel free to contact us now for any details that you require or need something that's not currently listed here.

To order or to enquire about anything besides books and maps, email us with your boating requirements and we will discuss the various options available (and show you if possible) that best suits your needs. Once your wish list has been finalised, we will send you an invoice with payment details (Pay via PayPal or direct bank deposit), alternatively we will set up a quick payment page for you.

Wayland Amazon II 550XL wood framed folding kayak - bag to water in 10-20 minutes*
Packed kayak

Assembled kayaks

Explore Outside the Box

MyDinghy PLUS

A Box in folding, A Dingy in unfolding!

Same concept and construction as the origami MyCanoe
Complete with row locks and oars
More info here

* Times are for one person assembling, with 2 persons, it will be quicker


Go canoeing in a
foldable kayak !

The most versatile craft ever - from backpack to water in 10-25 minutes

Store packed kayak bag in a cupboard at home, or in the boot of the car, motohome or caravan. Easily travel to your starting location by train or coach, paddle downstream and return home via a different train / coach.

Simply assemble by the waterside and then off you paddle!

Neris Valkure-2 alu framed folding kayak
Go canoeing around the UK in a  foldable kayak

From this ...

to this in 15-25 minutes*

Assembled kayak

MyCanoe OurCanoe  foldable canoe
Explore Outside the Box


A Box in folding, A Canoe in unfolding!
MyCanoe is the world’s first open canoe that uses the origami folding concept and is now available here in the UK for the first time

Packed MyCanoe OurCanoe
From this ...

to this in 10 minutes*

Assembled MyCanoe OurCanoe
More info here

  Klepper MyCanoe

Partner suppliers - Klepper Folding Kayaks UK Neris UK Wayland Folding Kayaks UK MyCanoe OurCanoe ZelGear
Folding Kayaks UK trading as Folding Concepts
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