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.


Terms and Conditions

Customer's responsibilities
Canoeing and kayaking are assumed risk activities. Folding Kayaks UK (FKUK), and other outlets run by FKUK, its employees, suppliers and sub contractors cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, injury or death however caused. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure they have sufficient knowledge, skills and equipment for the activity they have chosen to partake in. Ensure you are familiar with all the relevant safety practices and procedures for your equipment and for the location in which you are using it.


Wayland kayaks / replacement skins:-
There is a five (5) year warranty on the frame and ten (10) years on the skin on all Wayland kayaks / replacement skins. The warranty starts from the date of purchase by the original owner. This warranty is not transferable and does not apply to owner modifications.

NERIS kayaks / replacement skins:-
There is a five (5) year warranty on all Neris kayaks / replacement skins. The warranty starts from the date of purchase by the original owner. This warranty is not transferable and does not apply to owner modifications.

On receipt of your order, you must fully check the delivery for defects ASAP (ideally within a week after delivery) and provide a feedback report together with supporting photos should any faults be found.

In the event of a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer will either repair or replace, at its option, any defect, at no charge to the customer and return the repaired or replaced part, postage paid, to the customer within a reasonable period of time. Proof of purchase may be required. We will liaise with the respective factory to have problem/s resolved etc.

Repairs required due to improper use or care, negligence, product modification or accident are not covered by the warranty, but will be performed upon request. Return shipping costs to ourselves or to the respective factory (EG Wayland - Poland, NERIS - Ukraine) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

If you have any warranty issues or need repairs to your kayak or accessories, please contact us by email together with supporting detailed photos. Photos will speed up the resolution process.

Down payment of the order indicates acceptance of all the terms and conditions herein.

Cancellation & Return Policies

Cancelling the order before we dispatch (Wayland made kayaks, replacement skins and accessories)
You must email us ASAP as we may dispatch well before the quoted delivery time.
Refund will be less 5% Cancellation Fee of the total order.

We may, under exceptional circumstances, waiver the Cancellation Fee (less any PayPal / bank fees incurred) if the kayak ordered is a standard kayak, with no special customisation requests, and is of a popular colour. In the event of very long delays at the factory (EG kayak not dispatched within 10 weeks), the Cancellation Fee may be waived subject to a reasonable explanation by the factory.
If the cancellation is due to being offered a cheaper deal by any dealer / factory (a sale etc), the cancellation fee
is 15%. (Our prices are strictly set by the dealer prices supplied by the factory and therefore is at the RRP or less).

Once dispatched, the below 30 Day Return policy applies.

Once Dispatched & After Delivery – 30 Day Return Policy (Kayaks and accessories)
We will accept returns provided the kayak / replacement skin is of a standard configuration and has not been placed on water / rough surfaces / or damaged, and that the request is sent to us via email ( or within 30 days after the delivery of the kayak (Delivery Date will be as recorded on the courier tracking system or as when collected).

If the kayak or replacement skin is NOT of a standard configuration (EG specially custom made to order to your own specifications) and there is a high probability that that kayak / replacement skin cannot be easily re-sold, due to your chosen technical specifications / features / colour selections, we cannot guarantee that we accept that return.

The refund will be the total cost of the order, less 5% Cancellation (Restocking) Fee.

You must receive a Return Authorization number along with shipping instructions prior to sending the complete order back. Print out and complete the Return Authorization Form (we will provide you with a web link). Include this form with your shipment, writing the RA# on the outside of the package.

It is your responsibility AND COST to return the goods to us. We are required by law to make this clear before you purchase. THIS IS NON NEGOTIABLE - WE WILL NEVER COVER THE COST OF THE GOODS TO BE RETURNED. Once the purchase has been received and inspected by ourselves as being new with no faults, we will then arrange the refund accordingly within 48 hours. We reserve the right to charge for any items found damaged – this will be at the same cost as per normal repair / replacement request.

After 30 days, returns / refunds do not apply.

Do not order if you do not agree with the above Cancellation Policy. Demo kayaks available to view on request.

Cancelling Replacement Skins and custom 'made to order' kayaks orders
The replacement skins and custom kayaks are all specially hand made to order on request. Once the order has been prepared on the factory floor (IE material cut in preparation to make the skin), the order cannot be cancelled. The only exception to this will be in the case of the more popularly requested replacement skins such as those for the Klepper Aerius II (520), or kayaks where another buyer can easily be found. Do not order a replacement skin or custom made kayaks if you do not agree with this cancellation policy. In the event of popularly requested replacement skins and custom made kayaks, that above cancellation policy for kayaks and accessories applies.

Custom kayaks are those other than STANDARD, BASIC or EXPEDITION - IE where specific features (keel strips, loading hatches, paddle pockets etc) or hull material type (super lightweight TPU, heavy duty Hypalon, etc) have been requested to be used, added or left out. This also applies to deck colours where the colour chosen is not commonly used for that particular kayak type - EG military colours

Refund payment method

Refunds will be done in the same way as the original payment received. IE - paid via cheque will be refunded via cheque, paid via PayPal will be refunded via PayPal, etc.

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