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.


Kayak Rebuilds

Rebuilds are folding kayaks where we already have the original frame on hand but will arrange for the replacement skin to be made on request. You decide on the deck colour, deck features (EG paddle pockets / holders, deck-lines) and keelstrips, etc.

The frames are in reasonable to very good condition. To keep costs down, the frames are not re-varnished etc. This can be your DIY project if neccessary, but in most cases, the frames do not require re-varnishing for a few more years. Photos can be supplied on request.

Complete frames
Just needs a replacement skin to be made
? We will gladly arrange a custom made replacement skin to your specifications. The skins will be made by experienced craftsmen with several years experience, specifically chosen based on their specific skill sets in working with fabrics that will be used in the requested replacement skin. Some of the kayaks are already listed under the "Used" sections on this site.

- Hammer Kurz Zweier (Short Double) two seater

- Klepper Aerius II (520) double seater (several frame sets in various conditions)

- Klepper Slalom 58 / 59 single seater (2 frames)

- Klepper Master dinghy (several frames in various conditions)

- Tyne Sports Double 17 (brand new frames, never used)

- Tyne SD 14 / 17

Frames needing attention
Some work is needed on the wooden frame parts or fittings. We will provide replacment skin according to your specifications. Alternatively, existing complete frame set provided as is, for spares. Ask for details.

- Pioneer 450 WA slalom

- Granta Airline double / triple seater

Incomplete frames
Frames needing pieces to complete as a full set. Alternatively frame provided as is, for spares. Ask for details.

- Folbot (GB)

- Klepper T7 / T8

Partner suppliers - Neris UK Wayland Folding Kayaks UK ZelGear
Folding Kayaks UK trading as Folding Concepts
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