Folding Concepts

Announcements -
Latest News

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

05/12/18 - Used kayaks sale pages updated with more boats coming online soon. See both 'Used Kayaks' pages. Some of these kayaks are also currently listed on eBay

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.


Welcome to Folding Concepts
Folding Kayaks UK

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

  Klepper Neris
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

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

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

More details about the kayak here or email us NOW


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!

Gram Kajak Greenland split paddles

Two and three piece carbon and wood/carbon hybrid Greenland paddles

Details and photos of the paddles are listed here

Neris Valkure-2 hybrid framed folding kayak
Go canoeing around the UK in a  foldable kayak

From this ...

to this in 15-25 minutes*

Assembled kayak

Thinking of racing in the non-stop DW Folding Boat Class in 2020?
The Neris Valkure-2 (race version) is the boat for you

Several Neris Valkure-2's took part for the first time in the 2017 & 2018 DW races and the general consensus was that the boats were really fast compared to the other model folding kayaks. DW 2018 unfortunately was cancelled during the event due to high water levels.
In DW 2019, Valkure-2's came 1st and 3rd.

Details and history of the Devizes to Westminster race here

  Klepper Tyne folding kayaks
  For good condition used spares for all Klepper models For new and good condition used spares for most TYNE models For new folding kayaks with alu frames For new folding kayaks with wood frames

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