25/03/18 - Special Spring 2018 offer on GRAM split Greenland paddles Free shipping to mainland UK addresses! Offer ends 3rd April 2018. See details of offer on Home page
02/12/17 - Urgent sale - Klepper Aerius I 490 replacement skin (new). Details here
19/11/17 - new 'kid on the block' - Neris SMART Series of kayaks. Unique hybrids that can either be paddled as a canoe with bench seats or as a kayak with inflatable floor seats. A cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak. Starting with SMART-2 here
17/11/17 - new range of Greenland paddles added - Gram Kajak paddles. In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here
16/05/17 - Next show day - Beale Park Boat Show 2nd - 4th June 2017. On display will be boats from Neris, Wayland and ZelGear, plus other brands, replacement skins and accessories. Details
02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here
05/02/17 - Wayland Mk II Formoza
550 SOF military kayak, and the single seater version Mk I Achilli 500XL now included to the range
04/02/17 - 2 seater ZelGear added These nimble crafts do provide better excitement than whitewater
rafts and pack rafts! See Catarafts
UK dealer for the following brands:-
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
ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)
MyCanoe - origami concept open foldable canoe
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
Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association
of Northern Ireland) includes a license 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
Days, Try Outs and Shows
Sept - MyCanoe / NERIS Valkure-1 Try Out - River Thames - Marlow
below are some events where Folding Concepts UK will be
this year (2017)
We generally show a few selected kayaks from each of the
various brands at the events. Should there be a boat that
you are specifically
interested in, do let us know beforehand. We will gladly
bring along any other boats in addition to the main boat/s
being used for try outs etc.
June 2017 - Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show. Lower Basildon, Reading,
Berkshire, RG8 9NW
Boats from Neris, Wayland and ZelGear, replacement skins from various brands, spares for vintage Klepper and Tynes, and many more.
Show's website - http://www.bealeparkboatandoutdoorshow.co.uk/
We will be in the Yellow Section on the Show Map on the right hand side
13th Nov - 11 Dec 2016 - The demo MyCanoe
2.5 will be based in Huddersfield West
care of Greg Spencer (for own reviewing, testing, feedbacks
etc - is not employed by us). Try-Outs organised by Greg
etc will be held within the central England region.
Details to follow. If interested, do email
us ad we will arrange that you be kept in the loop.
22nd and / or 23rd October - MyCanoe Try-out - Poole
Harbour Canoe Club. Contact for details (Adrian
Oates). Open to non-members.
18th & 19th
MyCanoe Try Out - 9:00am - 3:00pm - Lake
Pier, Lake Drive, Hamworthy,
Poole. BH15 4LR (weather
Spring tides. The swell can pick up within the harbour
with the prevailing wind. Once we have a better idea of the
weather closer to the time, we can plan trips accordingly.
NOTE - If you plan to come to this event, do contact us beforehand
to check that the event will go as planned - actual location
may be changed at last moment.
13th - 16th - MyCanoe Try Out - Stourton -
the canoe will be based / used at Stourton between 13th-16th.
Contact for details
12th Oct - MyCanoe Try Out - Windsor Canoe Club (4:30pm)
- evening paddle with club. Non-members may join in.
1st Oct - MyCanoe Try Out - Thames Valley Paddle
Marlow (Paddle Fest has been cancelled)
13th Sept - MyCanoe /
NERIS Valkure-2 Try
Out - Basingstoke Canal - Barley Mow, Winchfield. MyCanoe
Sept - MyCanoe / NERIS Valkure-1 Try Out - River Thames -
Shiplake Lock. SOTP
June - Reading Water Festival - Forbury Park
June 2016 - Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show. Lower Basildon, Reading,
Berkshire, RG8 9NW
visiting us - enjoy a family day out lazing by the
lake beside the River Thames in the sun. Family camping,
glamping & Thames side mooring on site are available.
Ideal for an affordable mini holiday with the family!
Some of the boats on show: -
CK Corp MyCanoe
CK Corp MyDinghy
NERIS Alu-1*, 2 & 3
Wayland Amazon II 550
Wayland Mk I Achilli 450 COMMANDO
Wayland Mk I Achilli 500XL COMBAT
Wayland Mk II Formoza 550XL COMBAT *
Possibly up to 11 different boats will be on display!
* depends on stock arriving on time