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NERIS UK Folding Kayaks

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- Kayak Package Deals
- Fishing Packraft Package Deals
Accessory prices are listed on respective Accessory pages


28/02/21 - New Fishing Packraft Package Deals
Package Deals with PVC packrafts, Rigged and Ready compact fishing sets, and BORIKA accessories - See Fishing packrafts

04/02/21 - New Package Deals
Starter Package Deals added to PVC packrafts - See Pricing

17/11/20 - Packraft Series pages added / updated

More details about the packrafts now on site, with more to come

10/11/20 - Introduction of the second packraft model to the Raft Series - "JustFun"
PVC versions of the shorter "JustFun" packrafts now available. Ligher and more compact packing TPU versions will be available later. More details to follow or contact us now

18/06/20 - Introduction of a totally new SERIES - Packrafts!
PVC versions of "BigFun" rafts now available. Ligher and more compact packing TPU versions will be available later. More details to follow or contact us now

08/05/20 - Dry bag Package Deals
Discounted sets of 3 & 5 dry bag pieces for your kayak now available. See here

05/05/20 - Loading hatches - Neris Valkure-2
Optional extra Loading Hatches on front and rear decks now available on new Valkure-2's! More details to follow

13/04/20 - Key differences between the kayak Series
Summary explaining the main differences between all four Neris Series here

22/03/20 - Borika FASTen range
We are now supplying Borika's FASTen range of mounts and accessory holders for small crafts - see article on the Home page in the right hand column. Temporary list here

02/03/20 - Wooden rudder pedals / Lynch pins
Replace your existing steering bar with this comfortable rudder pedal unit. Quick fitting Lynch pins for fastening the keelson also available

23/02/20 - Lightweight variant kayak models
Lighter versions of the existing models now available to order on special request. Uses lighter materials all round. Ideal where weight is more important than "excess" toughness. Good for overland backpacking and air travel

08/01/19 - Neris SMART PRO Comprehensive review by new owner - G Lodge - see Reviews page

30/09/18 - Neris SMART PRO review by owner Mike Loftus. Reviews page

Kayak Series names

To avoid any possible confusion about kayak models when looking at photos etc - all Neris hybrid folding kayaks (EG Smart / Smart PRO) have a Series logo on the front side deck and all Neris folding kayaks (Alu / Valkure) have a Series logo on the rear deck.
EG - you will only see "NERIS SMART PRO" on all three Smart PRO models

No matter which country you are based in, do contact us with your queries. Prices are linked to the Euro - we will provide quotes in your preferred currency if not based in the UK. If there is already a NERIS dealer in your country, we will re-direct your query to them

When you would like to order, contact us and we will provide up to date quotes. We will also send you an invoice with relevant payment details etc.

Or if you need advice etc, we are more than happy to help with your queries.

Looking to replacing the skin for your Pouch RZ85 or Russian made kayaks?
Speak to us about a replacement skin for your German made Pouch RZ85-3 or Russian Saliut/ Taimjen kayaks

Looking for something?
If you are looking for something that is not listed on our website please give us a call or email us.

NERIS products are all made in Europe, using European / USA made materials and high grade German welding machines.

3-5 year warranty on all NERIS products (domestic usage)

Important Notice
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid license / permission from the relevant authorities to use water craft on UK's waterways, rivers, lakes, etc. Not all inland water is open to paddlers, some access points / rivers are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. Membership of a canoe union / club is very beneficial.


Welcome to NERIS Folding Kayaks UK

Folding "Klepper" type kayaks / canoes that comes packed in a backpack bag or two

"Go canoeing in a foldable framed kayak!
(Our kayaks / canoes are NOT inflatable boats)

Also PACK RAFTS too!

We are still open for business and the factory is still producing as normal. and we are still delivering as usual. Do contact us now to discuss your needs

Various Package Deals now available
Boat Price list - here

NEW - NERIS Packraft Series
Compact LotaFun Basic, Standard, Expedition & WW version packrafts
Longer BigFun Basic, Standard, Expedition & WW version packrafts

"Heavy duty" (PVC) and compact lightweight (TPU) versions
Read the story here

Neris BigFun and JustFun model pack rafts
BigFun and LotaFun packraft models

NERIS Valkure-2 LIGHT Edition folding kayak
All black Neris Valkure-2 "LIGHT" folding kayak - 26kg
with Matt black powder coated Alu frame
Other deck colours are available
Packs into a backpack and shoulder bag

Neris SMART PRO all black hybrid folding tandem kayak
All black Neris SMART PRO double seater hybrid folding kayak with spray deck
Packs into a single backpack

Central cockpit in spray deck of this kayak model is a loading hatch - can optionally be used to seat a small child with a purchase of an additional seat

With an optional solo paddler spray deck,
this kayak can easily be used as a single seater

Canoe wooden bench seats can be supplied to use boat as a canoe
(Use without spray deck)

Multi-role hybrid folding kayak / canoe

Hybrid kayak models - a cross between a folding kayak and partially an inflatable kayak. Basically a folding kayak with oversized sponsons
Hull is the same as in folding kayaks, side walls is similar to some inflatable kayaks!
Fewer frame parts compared to traditional folding kayaks

Use as a kayak with normal floor seats and double bladed paddles,
or optionally extra as a canoe with bench seats and single bladed paddles

Very easy and quick to assemble
From backpack to water in average 8 minutes! Neris SMART and SMART PRO Series hybrid folding kayaks
SMART-2, SMART PRO, and SMART-3 includes fittings
for the GENAKER "A" Frame sail rig
SMART-2 and SMART PRO can be used as a single seater kayak
with the inflatable kayak seat positioned in the centre
SMART-1 and SMART PRO S can be used as a "temporary"
double with an optional seat

Preview video of SMART-2 (produced Winter 2016)
More details on the SMART Series here

Folding kayaks
NERIS ALU and Valkure Series

The traditional folding kayak range comprises of two main Series:-
ALU Series folding kayaks - all aluminum frame
Valkure Series folding kayaks - wood & Alu hybrid frame plus bow to stern internal sponsons

Neris ALU and VALKURE Series folding kayaks
Neris Valkure-1 production has now been discontinued - a new single seater model is under consideration

Videos on each of the Neris model folding kayaks in action - view on this page

Available - made to order only
Guitar Dry Bags

Take your treasured classical guitar with you on your canoe or motorcycle trips
Sized to fit Dreadnoughts and smaller

Waterproof drybags for guitars
- Made of tough PVC (same tough grade as used on our kayak decks)
- D-rings on the back to secure to your canoe
- Side carry handle
- Removable or fixed padded shoulder straps
- Choice of different colours
- Lighter / softer TPU version available
Listed here

2022 Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race

Considering entering in this prestige 125 mile non-stop DW race in the Folding Boat Class next Easter weekend 2022?

Look no further - the improved Neris Valkure-2 "LIGHT" is the best and the most competitive folding kayak there is. With upgraded aluminum and improved fittings, and tougher Cordula covered inflatable seats

Ex and current serving members of the UK armed forces who have tried this boat have all commented that the Neris Valkure-2 kayak model is definitely faster and lighter than the well known military issue German made folding kayak thats has been used in the DW for many years

The LIGHT version weighs 26kg all in!

2019 Edition Devizes to Westminster 125 mile Canoe Race
Folding Boat Class

Congratulations to the two Royal Marines teams who secured 1st and 3rd places in standard version Neris Valkure-2 folding kayaks. The Maynard brothers set a blistering pace to win in 25:23:45 and Matt Adams with Chris Jesson who opted to go for the 2nd tide completed in 32:19:08

DW non-stop race - Valkure-2 folding kayak DW non-stop race - Valkure-2 folding kayak

Quick link to videos on some
of the NERIS model kayaks here

inflatable kayaks?
No, they are not!

The SMART's are hybrid folding kayaks with oversized "external" sponsons whilst still having a skeletal frame. Some folding kayaks have sponsons which are actually internal and hence are not readily visible. This article explains a bit more about the structural differences between the different folding kayak types and the disadvantages of 100% inflatable kayaks

NERIS Packrafts Series

"BigFun" packraft
2.63m x 0.96m
From £410.00

NERIS BigFun pack raft

"LotaFun" compact packraft
2.14m x 0.93m
From 370.00

Neris JustFun STD pack raft

More details and photos here

Available to order now!


A shorter and light single seater
hybrid folding kayak
Packs into a single backpack

Neris SMART PRO XS hybrid singkle seater folding kayak
Smaller by 10% compared to the
Length - 4.3m
Same internal width
Std PVC total weight - 14.5kg
LIGHT TPU / PVC variant - even lighter!
Official stats on here soon!

BORIKA FASTen universal mounts and accessories
now available to order

The Neris SMART PRO series kayaks now come standard with a BORIKA low profile mini base mount fitted to the rear deck. Additional base mounts for the PRO or any other NERIS kayak model are available to purchase. A new "Borika FASTen" specific web page on this site will be coming soon, listing a wide range of very useful mounts, holders and accessories. If you require details now, do ask!

A mini range is listed here


Neris SMART PRO S single / tandem seater hybrid folding kayak
A single seater variant of the popular two seater SMART PRO. Measuring at 4.77m long and 0.81cm wide with the same internal width and storage space as the SMART-1 but with smaller diameter side 'sponsons'. Total packed weight - 21kg

SMART PRO S LIGHT - now available on special order. Made with lighter materials with emphasis on weight over toughness - packed weight 12kg!

Neris SMART Series kayaks

Neris SMART-2 hybrid folding canoe
Neris SMART-2 hybrid folding kayak
Neris SMART-2 hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Top - set up as a canoe
Bottom - set up as a kayak
Packs into a single backpack

Lynch pins for keel board
now available

Keelson lynch pins
Assembly of the keelson sections with large lynch pins instead of using the standard wing nut / bolts is easier and quicker.
Price for 2 pieces = £3.00
Price for 4 pieces = £5.50
Price for 6 pieces = £7.80

Rudder pedals
now available

rudder pedals
Upgrade from the standard steering bar to this pedal / foot rests! Fits all NERIS model kayaks. Self fit the guide rails to the floorboard yourself if you already have a NERIS kayak or we do it for you when you order the pedals together with your new kayak. Existing steering line chain section attaches to the pedals. Complete with Alu guide rail and bolts to fasten to the keel board.

Introductory price - £140.00 excl P&P

Folding kayaks

Long shoulder bag and backpack bag for double and triple seater ALU & Valkure folding kayaks
(Alu-1, Alu-2 and all SMARTS have one large backpack)

The most versatile craft ever - from backpack to water in 15-25 minutes
(SMART Series - average 8 min)

Store packed kayak bag/s in a cupboard at home, or in the boot of the car, motor home or caravan. Also easily travel to your starting location by train or coach, and paddle to another location and return home via a different train / coach.

Simply assemble without tools by the waterside and then off you paddle!

One of the main beneficial features that the Neris folding kayaks have, that differs to most other branded touring folding kayaks, is that NERIS boats have long open cockpits with shorter front / rear decks. This design allows for easy access to stowed kit, with most of the storage being within the open cockpit space. EG - The open cockpit storage space in double / triple seater kayaks is a space in front of the rear paddler. On single seater kayaks, the main cockpit storage space is behind the paddler's seat.

Spray deck covers are available with loading hatches to access the cockpit storage spaces.

The central storage space can be utilized as an extra seating position for a small child or dog. No modifications needed for extra seats

Neris downwind A Frame GENAKER sail rig
Downwind A-Frame Genaker sail rig
Neris upwind PROFIL sail rig
Upwind Profil sail rig with outriggers


On an ongoing basis, NERIS innovates and improves all products. IE product descriptions (text / photos) on this site is subject to change without prior notice.

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