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
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.
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
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
Single seater folding kayak
Back to kayaks overview listing
"NERIS Valkure-2" - a double seater kayak based on the classic German
design. This craft has been proven on several low grade white water expeditions
as well as being fast in marathon races. Suitable to explore the open waterways
(lowland rivers, lakes, reservoirs and seas). It is perfect for a paddle for
the day, and up to long journeys.
The kayak has a standard sized cockpit, and comes with comfortable one
piece inflatable seats with tall backrests. The "NERIS
Valkure-2" has wood cross ribs and aluminium longitudinal frame
pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves
the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. This kayak can be used
as a stable single seater, with the seat centrally positioned.
The "NERIS Valkure-2" has a hybrid frame of a simple and reliable
design. The boat is easy to assemble, has no short-lived plastic/rubber
fasteners in the framework. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade
anodized aluminium tubing. The cross ribs are made of high quality marine
birch plywood, and is covered with a special coating produced by the
Finnish company Tikkurila, which protects the wood against UV radiation,
mildew and fungi. The skin is made entirely of durable PVC which does
not absorb water, so after a paddle, simply wipe with a dry cloth and
the kayak is ready to be packed. The
cross ribs in the cockpit area are of the open design, which means you
can sit anywhere within the cockpit.
Number of seats - two adults, or optionally solo paddler. The standard
spray cover has 2 cockpit holes, and comes complete with 2 skirts and
2 cockpit covers. There is a solo paddler variant spray cover available
as optional extra - cockpit hole is positioned centrally.
Longitudinal frame pieces - anodized aluminium tube 16h1mm D16T
Cross ribs - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
Brackets - Stainless steel 0.8 mm
Kayak skin - PVC with material density of 1050 g / m2 (hull) and 620 g / m2 (deck)
Hull - profiled rubber protector strips glued along chines formed by keel bars
Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
Seats - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura. Backpack (50 x 90 x 23cm), carry bag (150 x 24 x 24cm)
of 5.50 m
Width - 0.88 m
Weight - 31 kg
Number of seats - two adults, or one adult in solo paddler role
Load capacity - 300 kg
Assembly time - about 25 minutes.
Hull - 5-ply PVC TE90 (900 g / m2)
Deck - 5-ply PVC TE62 (620 g / m2)
Packaging - Cordura 100
Stringers - anodized pipe brand D16T (DIN 2024)
Keel bar / Keelson - profiled aluminium oval tubes
Cross ribs - Finnish marine grade plywood
Video of kayak in action here
in action around the world
Valkure-2 - Lake Lagoda, Northwest
Valkure-2 as a single seater
River Medway, Kent, England
White Nile, Uganda