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.


Folding Kayaks (Used)- Post 1970 models / 100% original kayaks
(Pre 1970's models / rebuilt kayaks are listed here)

We have a limited selection of used folding kayaks in varying conditions. Detailed photos available on request. Spare parts and accessories for most of the recent kayaks are still easily obtainable. Accessories for older model kayaks can be custom made on request and spares can be sourced.

We do offer a referral service where we will advertise your kayak here on a commission basis. We check and take detailed photos of your boat and store them in a secure facility. We promote your boat on various media and space permitting, at some outdoor shows. On request from interested buyers, we demo the kayak or provide more detailed photos. Contact us for details.

Some kayaks are listed on eBay and may not be shown here.

Kayaks shortly to be listed - awaiting detailed photos and valuation
Below are kayaks that we have on hand, some of which are being sold on behalf of sellers

- Wayland Mk II 550 SOF (Mk II Formoza Quattro Combat) - Black - Ref ??TW
Complete with frame and skin. Some accessories, carry bags may need replacing
Details and photos on request

Used kayaks for sale - post 1970 models
(Pre 1970's models are listed here)

Wayland Amazon II 550XL red double seater - Ref 026RA
Pouch RZ85-3 blue double seater - Ref 022G
Kepper Aerius I 450 Classic blue single seater - Ref 021LW
Kepper Aerius II 520 double seater - Ref 018AP RESERVED
Kepper Aerius I 450 Expedition Olive Green single seater - Ref 013JH RESERVED
Klepper Aerius II (520) Expedition double seater - Ref 012JH RESERVED
Wayland Mk II 550 SOF (Mk II Formoza 550XL Quattro Combat) - Olive Green - SOLD
Feathercraft Khatsalano S sea kayak - orange - £2500.00 - SOLD
Wayland Mk I Achilli 450 Commando - Black - SOLD

Wayland Amazon II 550XL Expedition red double seater - Ref 026RA
Made in 2015, this kayak has hardly ever been used and so is in a very good condition with no markings, signs of wear or damage, etc. An excellent kayak with a cream CSM hull with 4 6cm keel strips, and Wayland's "Expedition" deck fittings which includes front deck accessory holders with hypalon covers, front deck paddle pockets / holders, front side removable expandable pannier bags, and rear side PET bottle holders. Complete with low comfort seats, "Expedition" spray deck with waist skirts, and steering system (rudder pedals, steering lines and rudder). The spray deck is of the convertible type which caters for the usual 2 paddler set-up or as a solo paddler set up (paddler sits in the middle). The spray deck has intgrated cockpit covers so that the cockpit holes / waist skirts can be closed off, creating a car topping cover.

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Immaculate, no wear and tear marks
Notes on skin - As new, unused
Steering system - Rudder and rudder pedals
Spray deck cover - Included, good condition
Kayak carry bags - 2 bags, in fair to new condition
Other - Removable pannier bags - good condition (not shown)

Price - £1400.00

Pouch RZ85-3 blue double seater - Ref 022G
Made by VEB Favorit Taucha (1970-90) before the current day Poucher Boote GmbH took over the logo and continued with the Pouch kayak range. Kayak skin shows no signs of having ever been used, whilst the frame shows marks consistent with storage but not of usage. There were 4 stringers, 4 coaming "battens", and all the PVC straps for the cross ribs missing, which could explain why the boat had not been used - the missing stringers have now been replaced with good condition used pieces, and the straps replaced with double sided Velcro straps. Includes spray deck and steering system. This particular model kayak is considered as one of the best when rigged up as a sailing folding kayak - it has a broad beam which makes the boat very stable and it is also long at 5.5m.

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Unused, no wear and tear marks, just stain marks from less than ideal storage on some long frame pieces - as if the long frame bag was stored in a different location to the other two bags. Cross ribs, seats, back rests has no marks, all immaculate
Notes on skin - As new, unused
Steering system - Rudder and pivot type steering bar. Also includes suspended "L" pedals
Spray deck cover - Yes, good condition - unused
Kayak carry bags - 3 bags, one is not an original. 3rd bag possibly added to make packing easier. All in fair to poor condition
Other - Pannier bags (expandable), very good condition

Price - £900.00

This above photo is not of the Ref "022G" kayak, it is in a very similar in condition and looks - awaiting some spares before full assembly. Actual kayak has a Pouch logo screen printed on the front deck. Photo from Thomas and Ralf collection.
Photos below is of this listed "022G" kayak

Kepper Aerius I 450 Classic blue single seater - Ref 021LW
Complete with frame and skin - excellent overall condition. Has only been used a few times before owner suddenly passed away - has been in dry storage since. Owner fitted own bow-to-stern deck lines using thick floating rope and elastic lacing on front and rear decks. Seats are of the rubber moulded type. Spray deck included

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Good condition, as new
Notes on skin - Good condition, as new
Steering system - None
Spray deck cover - Yes, good condition, as new. One piece version (integrated waist skirt)
Kayak carry bags - Yes. Two bags, good condition

Price - £1700.00

Kepper Aerius II 520 double seater - Ref 018AP - RESERVED
This kayak was a parting gift to an ex-Royal Marine on his de-mob several years ago, but the kayak was never used. It appears that the kayak may been a "rebuilt" boat because the frame is used whilst the kayak skin is looks unused (possibly new replacement skin). The kayak skin has some slight marks from resting against a wall and wooden trestles (paint, wood dust) before the photo session - can be cleaned off. The frame is in good overall condition. Seating - The bottom seats are of the raised moulded white plastic type, with original wooden backrests

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Good condition
Notes on skin - Good condition, almost new (hardly used)
Steering system - Included.
Spray deck cover - Included. Has matching colour cockpit hoops / rims (green) - fair condition
Kayak carry bags - Three bag set, one original, and 2 brand new

Note about photos: - it had been raining and part of the skin got wet, hence the photo session being done indoors

Price - £1350.00

Kepper Aerius I 450 Expedition Olive Green single seater - Ref 013JH - RESERVED
Complete with frame and skin - excellent overall condition. Proper deck colour can be seen in the middle row of photos

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Good condition. One gunwale side ladder has a panel replaced
Notes on skin - Good condition
Steering system - Has an home made rudder bar fitted. This can be removed and original rudder pedals supplied
Spray deck cover - None. Can be supplied on request
Kayak carry bags - No bags (missing or broken / torn). New bags can be ordered from us

Price - £1250.00 with rudder

Klepper Aerius II (520) Expedition double seater - 012JH - RESERVED
Well looked after kayak
Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Good condition. Alu fittings a little worn but still workable - can be replaced
Notes on skin - Good condition. Sun beached decks. Hull - no marks, no damage. Sponsons needs repairing
Steering system - Complete
Spray deck cover - Reasonable condition. Waist skirts included
Kayak carry bags - Three bags, in good condition. Zipper broken on 3rd RIB bag

Price - POR
KLepper Aerius II Expedition folding kayak
Klepper Aerius II Expedition (520)

Wayland Mk II 550 SOF (Mk II Formoza 550XL Quattro Combat) - Olive Green - £2100.00 - SOLD
In very good condition - only used twice - test paddle and then a 8 day charity paddle around the Falklands. Complete with Commando Pack.

Stock photo

Feathercraft Khatsalano S sea kayak - orange - £2500.00 - SOLD
Overall, in good condition. Has one linear abrasion just on the right hand side of the hull in front of the
cockpit. This is covered on the inside with an adhesive patch backed up with duct tape
Kayak specifications can be viewed on the Feathercraft's website -

Notes from the seller:-
"After much soul searching I am selling my treasured Khatsalano. In our 10 years together, after I bought her direct from Feathercraft in Canada, we have had marvelous adventures together, paddling around and between the Greek Islands, including circumnavigating Symi, from Kos to Rhodes and from Anti Paros to Santorini, camping on deserted beaches and showing the yatchies what real seafarers are made of. We’ve paddled off the Algarve too. I’m sad to part with her but it’s time to be with my grand kids and have adventures with them. She paddles like a hard shell kayak, only better. She edges and rolls but also flexes a little in bigger water, which takes much of the force out of the larger waves. It’s a great feeling. For those used to flatter bottomed boats she might seem a bit wobbly, but only to start with: that reduction in primary stability is what allows the edging to happen, and is more than made up for by the rock steady secondary stability. She has the capacity to carry gear for multi-day trips and is even more stable with a heavy load.

With the boat comes:
A rudder (should you wish to use it: I rarely have)
A “sea sock” which prevents water entering the rest of the boat if you decide to fall in.
A spray deck Bow and stern air bags in protective covers
An alternative “rolling rib” which lowers the rear deck during assembly to facilitate rolls that require leaning back.
Foot rests that have been modified to give bigger surface area for your feet.
A trolley that can be fitted to the bag when traveling or can be used to move the boat.
A collection of patching materials for the hull and deck
Original Feathercraft carry bag, which has a rucksack option
Owner’s manual and assembly instructions"

(Stock photos) - photos on request

Wayland Mk I Achilli 450 Commando - Black - SOLD
In reasonable good condition. Black deck and black varnished frame, Hypalon hull. Good as new, with very minimal signs of previous use. Standard commando deck features - anchor pocket / holder, paddle pockets/ holders, bow to stern deck-lines with D-rings, front and rear deck belts with cargo nets, lifting D-rings, and rear loading hatch. Quattro with 25cm + 2 x 6cm keel strips. Spray cover, lifting straps, black wooden split paddle, and camouflage kayak skirts included. This is a short single seater, suitable for those less than 5' 8 and under 80kg (IE small girth).

Mk I Achilli 450 Back

Wayland Ursus IV 700 Expedition Quattro 4 seater - Crimson Dark Red
Crimson Dark Red deck, black lightweight TPU hull. Quattro sponsons, 4 x 6cm keel strips, bow to stern safety deck lines, bow and stern deck belts with cargo nets, bow and stern paddle pockets. Four standard seats (not all have to be fitted / used) - EG in an extended expeditionary role, use 2 seats with kits packed in between the paddlers. Includes 4 carry bags with plenty of free space to add other kayaking kit such as PFD, spray cover with individual cockpit covers (IE close off unused cockpits to keep water out etc).
Crimson dark Red Ursus IV Expedition Quattro

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