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02/12/02 - 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



 

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

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)

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 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 Websites page.

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Folding / Inflatable Kayaks and Canoes (New)

A listing of a wide range of kayaks (new), with a range of colours available to choose from. From a short single seater to a large family sized 4 seater. Catering for week-enders to touring to fully fledged multi-day expeditions.

Email us to discuss your ideal needs - provide as much information of what you have in mind, what the kayaks are expected to provide for, and be able to do, any special needs, etc, and we'll see what we can do for you.

Single seater kayaks - starting with a 2.5m long inflatable kayak for a child up to a 5m long fast sea going kayak for adults. Some kayak models may have ready fittings to accommodate a 2nd paddler / person - purchase an optional extra seat.

Two seater kayaks & canoes - some of these kayaks can readily be used as a single seater by placing the 'solo' seat centrally. Some model kayaks have space for an additional 3rd seat for a small child. There are also some kayaks that are designed to provide a central storage space between the paddlers. There is a 'new kid on the block' - a multi-role hybrid boat that can be paddled as a canoe with bench seats fitted or as a kayak with inflatble floor seats - Neris SMART-2

Three seater kayaks - use as a double seater with extra storage space in the place of the middle seat. Some model kayaks have space for an additional / optional 4th seat for a small child.


Detailed 'technical' pages will be added shortly - if you require any information now, or need help in choosing the best kayak for your specific needs, do email us.

Top selling & recommended kayaks


Single seaters

Neris Valkure-1 (inland)
Wayland Harpoon I 500 (all round expedition)
ZelGear Igla-1 (ease of assembly and weight)

Double seaters
Neris Valkure-2 (inland)
Wayland Amazon II 550 (all round expedition)
Neris SMART-2 (speed of assembly and versality)
ZelGear Igla-2 Sport (ease of assembly and weight)

Family multi seaters
Neris Valkure-3 (roomy)
ZelGear Igla-3
(lightweight)

Exclusive Top of the Range
Wayland MkII 550XL Combat (Includes everything for heavy duty expeditions)

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race
Neris Valkure-2 (race version)






Stock on hand or delivery as indicated.
All kayaks exclude spray covers, paddles, and rudder systems unless indicated
Kayaks sorted in order of length, width, then price
Prices as of Feb 2017 - subject to current exchange rates

Single seater kayaks
 
Crew


Bags
Boat Length / Width

Cockpit Length / Width
Kayak Weight


Payload
Hull Type

Sponsons

Keel strips
/ keelsons
Price excl P&P


Approx Delivery time
ZelGear Junior



An inflatable kayak for children aged over 5 years old 1

1
250 x 69cm

-
7kg

60kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

PVC keel strips
£390.00

Up to 4 weeks
ZelGear A340



An single seater inflatable kayak for adults.

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.
1

1
340 x 84cm

-
15kg

180kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

PVC keel strips
£690.00

Up to 4 weeks
Neris Alu-1 Basic



An aluminium framed folding kayak. Has a large cockpit, which enables easy storage and access of large items behind the seat.
Deck colours: Light blue, dark blue, grey, red
Hull colours: Light grey, black
Buoyancy: Inflatable seats

Product Video
1

1
400 x 79cm

TBA
19kg

120kg
PVC

No

Keelsons
£884.00


Up to 3 weeks
             
Neris Valkure-1 Basic

 

A hybrid framed folding kayak - longitudinal frame pieces in aluminium, cross ribs in wood. Has a very large cockpit, which enables easy loading of large bags etc. Includes bow to stern deck-lines (not shown in photo)
Deck colours: Red, blue, olive, black.
Hull colours: Black
Buoyancy: Inflatable seats, Bow to stern sponsons

Technical details
Product Video



1

1
400 x 70cm

TBA
21kg

120kg
PVC

Yes

Keelsons
£923.00


Up to 3 weeks
ZelGear Igla-1



(Can be used as a small 2 seater)
A fast inflatable kayak with stiffened bow / stern construction as used on folding kayaks, providing similar cruising capability like most touring kayaks.

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.

The standard version comes with one solo seat which you fit in the central position of the kayak. Purchase another seat to produce a 2 seater version as needed - extra seat anchoring points are already fitted.
Colours: Inside - white. Outside - red, blue



1 (2)

1
410 x 78cm

-
18kg

180kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

Rubberised bow and stern

£934.00

Up to 4 weeks
Wayland Harpoon I 450 Basic



Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A short single seater. Features: plain deck
Includes full rudder system
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



1

1
450 x 75cm

118 x 40cm
26kg

265kg
CSM

Yes

No
£1360.00

6 weeks
Wayland Harpoon I 450 Expedition



Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A short seater. Features: Bow to stern deck-lines, front paddle pocket holders, spade/axe holders, removable front side small accessory pouches
Includes full rudder system, 4 x 6cm keel strips
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



1

1
450 x 75cm

118 x 40cm
28kg

265kg
CSM

Yes

Keel strips
£1730.00

6 weeks
ZelGear A450


(Use front seat only for single seater role)

An double seater inflatable kayak that can be used as a single seater - leave out the rear seat to create extra storage space

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.
1

1
450 x 95cm

-
20kg

250kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

PVC keel strips
£920.00

Up to 4 weeks
Klepper Aerius I 490SL Classic



A timeless Klepper classic model that was first produced in 1951, with minor refinements done over the years. An ideal day and weekend touring kayak

With a plain deck and bow to stern deck lines
1

1
490 x 72cm

135 x 41cm
28kg

300kg
CSM

Yes

Keel strips
£2080.00

4 weeks
Wayland Harpoon I 500XL Basic





Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A fast single seater. Features: plain deck
Includes full rudder system
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons


1

1
500 x 75cm

150 x 48cm
30kg

310kg
CSM

Yes

No
£1480.00

6 weeks
Wayland Harpoon I 500XL Expedition




Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A fast single seater. Features: Bow to stern deck-lines, front paddle pocket holders, spade/axe holders, removable front side small accessory pouches
Includes full rudder system, 4 x 6cm keel strips
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



1

1
500 x 75cm

150 x 48cm
34kg

310kg
CSM

Yes

Keel strips
£1850.00

6 weeks
Wayland Mk I Achilli 500XL COMBAT
(Includes Commando Pack)








Based on the double seater version military Wayland Mk II Formoza 550XL kayak. Includes a comprehensive 'Commando Pack', all useful items for expeditions and off-shore use:-
Kayak skin backpack with integrated loading tray (attach to rear deck), removable front side pannier bags, removable surf washboards, spray-deck cover with removable waist skirts, and split paddles. Other kayak bags is included as standard.
Military variant - Black, Olive Green, Camo
Civilian variant - Black (dark blue), Brunswick Green, Cotton Khaki (Olive Green), NATO Khaki (Grey), Coyote Khaki (Brown)
NB - excludes the central platform / cargo bag seen on the Mk II Formoza 550XL. Details of the double seater version can be seen here



1

1
500 x 75cm

150 x 48cm
+/-35kg
(depending on kit fitted on)

310kg


CSM
(Hypalon)
or
TPU

Yes

Keel strips
£2080.00

4-6 weeks
Neris Valkure-2 Basic
(Can assemble seat centrally for single seater role)

 

A hybrid framed folding kayak - longitudinal frame pieces in aluminium, cross ribs in wood.
Deck colours: Light blue, dark blue, grey, red
Hull colours: Light grey, black
Buoyancy: Inflatable seats, Bow to stern sponsons

Can be used as a single seater - solo paddler spray deck is available

Technical details
Product Video

2

2
550 x 84cm

TBA

31kg

250kg

PVC

Yes

Keelsons
£1127.00


Up to 3 weeks
Two seater kayaks & canoes
 
Crew


Bags
Boat Length / Width

Cockpit Length / Width
Kayak Weight


Payload
Hull Type

Sponsons

Keel strips
/ keelsons
Price excl P&P


Approx Delivery time
ZelGear A450


An double seater inflatable kayak for adults.

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.

Can use as a single seater - leave out the rear seat to create extra storage space
1

1
450 x 95cm

-
20kg

250kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

PVC keel strips
£920.00

Up to 4 weeks
Neris SMART-2


An hybrid kayak / canoe with a design using the frame concept from folding kayaks and skins from inflatable kayaks. This results in a very quick assembly of 5-7 minutes. With a keel akin to that of a folding kayak, this boat is faster and more economical to paddle than typical inflatable kayaks. The boat comes standard with kayak type seats and an option to fit canoe bench seats. The boat can also be used as a single seater kayak with the kayak seat positioned centrally! There is an option to include a downwind A frame sail rig - folds flat on the deck when not in use and simply raise when needed.


1

1
485 x 95cm

-
19kg

250kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

Alu keel and ribs
£1070.00

Up to 4 weeks
CK Outdoors MyCanoe 2.5

MYCanoe origami folding canoe
NOTE - we (FC) are currently
working on a vastly improved
and streamlined "2.6" version
which caters for both casual
'sit and switch' AND for the
serious kneeling solo types of
paddlers. This new version will be better suited for the UK market
MyCanoe is "the world’s first origami canoe"
- A Box in folding, a Canoe in unfolding!

This 14-foot long (4.5m) beautiful open Canadian-style canoe can be folded into a 96 x 65 x 25cm smart box, portable and small enough to be stashed into most car boots and stored in a cupboard. This canoe is not intended to be a river running boat, rather a canoe that provides better paddling experience than what you will get from inflatable canoes. Use on flat water rivers, lakes and canals.

Box to water - 10 minutes, water to box - 5 min

Material : (5mm) Polypropylene Corrugated Cardboard Plastic
Connection materials : Velcro, buckle, etc
Components : ABS, Stainless Steel bolt, Aluminium cross ribs
Boat colour: White with blue markings
Buoyancy: Optional side stabilisers

More details



2

1 box +
1 carry bag
458 x 88cm

Side height 38cm

Bow height 50cm
24kg
Plastic

No

No
£POR


4 weeks


With stabilizers, add £250.00
CK Outdoors MyCanoe 2.5 PLUS

MYCanoe origami folding canoe




MyCanoe 2.5 PLUS is "the world’s first origami rowing canoe"
- A Box in folding, a rowing Canoe in unfolding!

Same canoe as the MyCanoe 2.5 above but with fittings to accept row locks and oars.

Material : (5mm) Polypropylene Corrugated Cardboard Plastic
Connection materials : Velcro, buckle, etc
Components : ABS, Stainless Steel bolt, Aluminium cross ribs
Boat colour: White with blue markings
Buoyancy: Optional side stabilisers

More details


2

1 box +
1 carry bag
458 x 88cm

Side height 38cm

Bow height 50cm
24kg
Plastic

No

No
£POR


4 weeks


With stabilizers, add £250.00
Neris Alu-2 Basic





An aluminium framed folding kayak. Has a large cockpit, which enables 'easy to access' storage space in the centre of the kayak.
Deck colours: Light blue, dark blue, grey, red
Hull colours: Light grey, black
Buoyancy: Inflatable seats

Product Video
2

1
500 x 84cm

TBA

27kg

250kg

PVC

No

Keelsons
£1081.00


Up to 3 weeks
ZelGear Igla-2 Sport

A fast double seater inflatable kayak with stiffened bow / stern construction as used on folding kayaks, providing similar cruising capability like most touring kayaks. A sporty version of the standard Igla-2 being lightly shorter and narrower with smaller diameter side tubes.

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.

Colours: Inside - white. Outside - red, blue



2

1
510 x 78cm

-
22kg

220kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

Rubberised bow and stern

£1085.00

Up to 4 weeks
Wayland Amazon II 520 Basic




Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A short double seater. Features: plain deck
Includes full rudder system
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



2

2
520 x 80cm

240 x 50cm
32kg

350kg
CSM

Yes

No
£1630.00

6 weeks
Wayland Amazon II 520 Expedition



Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A short double seater. Features: Bow to stern deck-lines, front paddle pocket holders, spade/axe holders, removable front side small accessory pouches
Includes full rudder system, 4 x 6cm keel strips
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



2

2
520 x 80cm

240 x 50cm
36kg

350kg
CSM

Yes

Keel strips
£2030.00

6 weeks
ZelGear Igla-2




A double seater inflatable kayak with stiffened bow / stern construction as used on folding kayaks,, providing similar cruising capability like most touring kayaks.

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.

Colours: Inside - white. Outside - red, blue


2

1
520 x 90cm

-
25kg

260kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

Rubberised bow and stern

£1085.00

Up to 4 weeks
Neris Valkure-2 Basic



A hybrid framed folding kayak - longitudinal frame pieces in aluminium, cross ribs in wood.
Deck colours: Light blue, dark blue, grey, red
Hull colours: Light grey, black
Buoyancy: Inflatable seats, Bow to stern sponsons

Can be used as a single seater - solo paddler spray deck is available

Technical details
Product Video

2

2
550 x 84cm

TBA

31kg

250kg

PVC

Yes

Keelsons
£1127.00


Up to 3 weeks
Wayland Amazon II 550XL Basic


Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A comfortable double seater with more leg room compared to the Amazon II 520. Features: plain deck
Includes full rudder system
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



2

2
550 x 85cm

260 x 50cm
34kg

400kg
CSM

Yes

No
£1910.00

6 weeks
Wayland Amazon II 550XL Expedition


Traditional folding kayak with all wood frame. A comfortable double seater with more leg room compared to the Amazon II 520. Features: Bow to stern deck-lines, front paddle pocket holders, spade/axe holders, removable front side small accessory pouches
Includes full rudder system, 4 x 6cm keel strips
Deck colours: Deep Orange, Corrida Red, Ocean Blue
Hull colours: Light grey (not black as in photo)
Buoyancy: Integrated bow to stern sponsons



2

2
550 x 85cm

260 x 50cm
38kg

400kg
CSM

Yes

Keel strips
£2310.00

4-6 weeks
Wayland Mk II 550
(Mk II Formoza 550XL Quattro Combat)
Includes Commando Pack




 
Full specification military kayak as supplied to various military units. Includes a comprehensive 'Commando Pack', all useful items for expeditions and off-shore use:-
Kayak skin backpack with integrated loading tray (attach to rear deck), removable front side pannier bags, removable central cargo platform (prevents sagging of spray deck cover), large central storage bag, removable surf washboards, spray-deck cover with removable waist skirts, and split paddles. Other kayak bags is included as standard.
Military variant - Black, Olive Green, Camo
Civilian variant - Black (dark blue), Brunswick Green, Cotton Khaki (Olive Green), Nato Khaki (Grey), Coyote Khaki (Brown)
More details


2

1
550 x 85cm

260 x 50cm
+/-45kg
(depending on kit fitted on)

380kg


CSM
(Hypalon)
or
TPU

Yes

Keel strips
£2690.00

4-6 weeks
Three seater kayaks
 
Crew


Bags
Boat Length / Width

Cockpit Length / Width
Kayak Weight


Payload
Hull Type

Sponsons

Keel strips
/ keelsons
Price excl P&P


Approx Delivery time
Neris Alu-3 Basic




An aluminium framed folding kayak. Has a large cockpit, which creates extra storage space in front of the rear paddler.
Deck colours: Light blue, dark blue, grey, red
Hull colours: Light grey, black
Buoyancy: Seats, bow / stern buoyancy bags

Technical details
Product Video
2-3

1
570 x 88cm

TBA

29kg

370kg

PVC

No

Keelsons
£1274.00


Up to 3 weeks
Neris Valkure-3 Basic



A hybrid framed folding kayak - longitudinal frame pieces in aluminium, cross ribs in wood.
Deck colours: Light blue, dark blue, grey, red
Hull colours: Light grey, black
Buoyancy: Seats, Bow to stern sponsons

Product Video
3-4

1
570 x 88cm

TBA

29kg

370kg

PVC

No

Keelsons
£131200


Up to 3 weeks
ZelGear Igla-3

A triple seater inflatable kayak with stiffened bow / stern construction as used on folding kayaks, providing similar cruising capability like most touring kayaks. Leave out the middle seat to create extra storage space for camping kit

Comes included with removable thigh straps to assist in 'connecting' firmly with the kayak.

Colours: Inside - white. Outside - red, blue

3

1
570 x 90cm

-
28kg

300kg
PVC

Part of overall boat design

Rubberised bow and stern

£1234.00

Up to 4 weeks





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