Folding Concepts

Announcements -
Latest News

15/10/17 - new range of Greenland paddles coming soon - Gran Kajak paddles.
In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here

29/05/17 - two used very good condition kayaks available -
Wayland 550XL Formoza COMBAT double seater and Feathercraft Khatsalano S single seater sea kayak
Listed 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.


Welcome to Folding Concepts
Folding Kayaks UK

UK's specialist dealer in collapsible kayaks, canoes, dinghies and catarafts

  Klepper MyCanoe
WaveDesign paddles
The Stork paddles  

Foldable kayaks, canoes, dinghies, and catarafts plus a wide range of related accessories all designed for compact storage and ease of commuting to and from water .....

UK's largest on-line store dedicated to the versatile world of small foldable watercrafts. An exciting range of folding touring expedition boats 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, or heavy rafts

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, Wayland, ZelGear 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 1920'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', with many more categories and detailed pages to be added. 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

New addition
Wayland Mk II Formoza 550 COMBAT
Includes comprehensive package of expeditionary accessories

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!

Special addition
to this store

Wayland Mk II Formoza 550XL SOF
double seater kayak

Military / Expedition grade kayak that includes loads of stuff. Nothing else comes close to this massive package deal !

Now added to our expanding range of folding kayaks


More details about the kayak here or email us NOW

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

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, unlike the previous 2.5 version.

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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Page last updated 15-Oct-2017