Folding Concepts

Announcements -
Latest News

04/05/19 - More used folding kayaks added
Includes Kleppers, a Pouch RZ85, and a rare LFB Stern WZ60 complete with original sail rig

04/05/19 - More vintage paddles added. Original two piece wooden vintage paddles in various conditions here

20/03/19 - Incredible find! A rare UNUSED 1960's Klepper Aerius II for sale !
Found during a recent house clearance sale - in mint condition. See here - SOLD

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

02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here

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.

Gram Paddles - wood and carbon Greenland paddles

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)

We also specialise in Klepper spares and rebuilds as well as other brands


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.


Demo Days, Try Outs and Shows

Foldable boats show days

Listed 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.


2-4th 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 -
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 Yorkshire, 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 October - MyCanoe Try Out - 9:00am - 3:00pm - Lake Pier, Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole. BH15 4LR (weather dependent). 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 Fest. Longridge, Marlow (Paddle Fest has been cancelled)

13th Sept - MyCanoe / NERIS Valkure-2 Try Out - Basingstoke Canal - Barley Mow, Winchfield. MyCanoe SOTP Review

11th Sept - MyCanoe / NERIS Valkure-1 Try Out - River Thames - Marlow Canoe Club

10th Sept - MyCanoe / NERIS Valkure-1 Try Out - River Thames - Shiplake Lock. SOTP Review

11th June - Reading Water Festival - Forbury Park

3-5th June 2016 - Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show. Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NW

Besides 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 Valkure-1
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



Partner suppliers - Neris UK Wayland Folding Kayaks UK ZelGear
Folding Kayaks UK trading as Folding Concepts
Copyright 2012-19. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
Photos on this site may not be used in any way on other websites, publications etc, without express written permission from this web site owner - Folding Kayaks UK
Page last updated 30-Jun-2019