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.


Shipping / Deliveries

Kayaks are packed into respective carry bags / packpacks, with the frame pieces being shrink or bubble wrapped. The pack bag/s are packed into shrink wrapped cardboard boxes. The boxes are large and heavy - weighing between 18 - 30 kg each.

You may opt to arrange collection of your order from us - based in Reading, Berks. We would love to assemble your boat with you.

Rest of the World Postage costs
Shipping will mostly be direct from the Wayland factory in Poland via the most economical means - prices on request.

UK Postage costs
For large parcels, we use UPS as first choice but may use another courier. Small parcels may go via myHermes. Approx costs are as follows:-

Short single seater (450cm) = £40.00
Long single seater (500cm) = £55.00
Short double seater (520cm) = £60.00
Medium double seater (550cm) = £65.00
Multi-seater (570cm)
= £70.00
Replacement skin = £30.00
Smaller individual items not sent with boat/skin - EG spraycovers, sea socks, etc = £10.00

We reserve the right to change these prices at any time. They are intended as an average guide as to what you can expect to pay - on order placement, we will quote your the relevant P&P. Depending on various circumstances & locality, sometimes we can do a personal delivery instead of using courier. If we do, we will be more than happy to help you with your first-time assembly.

At ordering time, we will let you know of the approx current delivery times.

Delivery Methods

Nearer to the time of dispatch, we will contact you to arrange a date and an estimated time of arrival. We are unable to guarantee delivery dates but you can be assured we will make every effort to get your order to you as soon as practical. All items are checked for damage or defects before dispatch.

Small Items EG - Spray deck, spare parts, books,
Small items are sent using either myHermes or Royal Mail.

Large Items EG - kayak, replacement hull, sail rigs, etc
For larger bulky items we use UPS as first choice. This is usually 2 working days service from dispatch although this is not guaranteed.

In order to minimise possible damage en-route, we reserve the right to withhold dispatch in the event of abnormal bad weather, postal strikes etc. We will liaise with you should this occur.

Receiving orders
On arrival please inspect package/s for any signs of damage. Do let us know of any faults that you may find ASAP. It will be very helpfull if clear photos are included with your feedback 'report'. This will help speed up the problem resolution with the factory.

Should the kayak be badly damaged, faulty etc, we cannot be held responsible for “collateral damage” should we not be able to deliver a replacement kayak in time for some important kayaking event.

For details of the 30 day Return Policy - see Terms and Conditions

Partner suppliers - Neris UK Wayland Folding Kayaks UK ZelGear
Folding Kayaks UK trading as Folding Concepts
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Page last updated 30-Jun-2019