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.


Product Videos

Some videos of kayaks in action ....
- NERIS Valkure-1 single seater folding kayak - video
- NERIS Alu-1 single seater folding kayak - video
- NERIS Valkure-2 double seater folding kayak - video
- NERIS Alu-2 double seater folding kayak - video
- NERIS Valkure-3 triple seater folding kayak - video
- NERIS Alu-3 triple seater folding kayak - video
- COMING SOON FOR SUMMER 2107 - NERIS Smart double seater hybrid foldable kayak - video

NERIS Valkure-1 single seater folding kayak - being totally independent with a run to the river with the packed kayak on your back, assemble by the river side and then have a play on the rapids.
NERIS Valkure Series (hybrid frame of wood & alu) single seater. Weighs 21kg and packs into a single backpack bag. A faster kayak compared to the same length Alu-1 with a longer and wider cockpit.
Technical details here

NERIS Alu-1 single seater folding kayak - a last minute quick fishing trip with a kayak that's kept packed ready to go at any time in the boot of the car.
NERIS Alu Series (all alu frame) single seater kayak. Weighs 19kg and fits into one backpack bag. The lightest kayak.

NERIS Valkure-2 double seater folding kayak - lightweight and easily transportable in two bags, start a paddling or sailing trip through a location that would have been inaccessible or difficult to access if a hard-shell kayak had been used.
NERIS Valkure Series two seater. UK's most popular selling kayak. This kayak can also be used as a single seater by simply fitting one of the seats in the central position, creating a huge amount of easily accessible internal storage space for extended camping expeditions. A 'solo paddler' version spray-deck is also available to purchase. The sail rig is optional extra. Kayak comes with a backpack and a long 'shoulder' carry bag.

NERIS Alu-2 double seater folding kayak - this versatile kayak can be used as a double seater with space for a small child, or optionally as a single seater. Comes packed in a single large backpack - you can easily invite a friend to join you on your paddles.
NERIS Alu Series double seater. Packs into one backpack bag. Assembled as a normal double seater, the two seats are positioned further apart (compared to other brand kayaks), which provides an easily accessible central storage space that can be used to store kit. The standard 2 paddler spray-deck cover has an extra central cockpit hole which serves as an access hatch. This storage space can alternatively be used as an third seat positioned for a small child - optionally purchase an extra seat, or even as a solo paddler sitting position using an existing seat. Although this Alu-2 is shorter than the Valkure-2, the Alu-2 has a longer open cockpit and shorter front and rear decks.

NERIS Valkure-3 triple seater folding kayak - a fun kayak designed for three adults or as a two seater with a huge centralised storage space.
NERIS Valkure Series triple seater. Comes with a backpack and a long 'shoulder' carry bag. Complete with 3 seats and a rear cargo storage space in front of the rear paddler. Optionally purchase an extra seat to create a 4 seater (2 adults & 2 small children).

NERIS Alu-3 triple seater folding kayak - sold as a triple seater with a central storage space for kit as standard, this kayak can optionally be used as an ideal family 4 seater (2 adults & 2 kids).
NERIS Alu Series triple seater. Comes with a backpack and a long 'shoulder' carry bag. The 3rd seat from the front is the optional extra seat - without this seat assembled, this space becomes the cargo space. Purchasing a separate Alu-1 or Alu-2 skin (Transformer Kit), you can use parts of this Alu-3 frame to make a smaller kayak for occasions when you prefer to use a smaller boat.

COMING SOON - NERIS Smart double seater hybrid foldable kayak - testing under extreme conditions on the icy Dnieper River at Kiev, Ukraine
A new hybrid concept - a cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak. This kayak has a partial frame - an alu keel and cross ribs, with the skin just like the NERIS Alu / Valkure Series folding kayaks but with inflatable side-walls. The hull is the same as on the folding kayaks - no inflatable floors as commonly made on inflatable kayaks. Assembly is quick - 10 minutes! This hybrid paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks, and is more stable than folding kayaks.
500cm long, 90cm wide & weighs 22-23 kg.

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