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Accessory prices are listed on respective pages


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

05/12/18 - Neris SMART PRO S single seater now available to order. Enquire for details

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

05/12/18 - Neris SMART PRO S single seater coming soon - News page

18/10/18 - Neris Valkure-1 now discontinued. Contact us ASAP if you wish to purchase one of the last remaining stock on hand

30/09/18 - Neris SMART-2 PRO review by owner Mike Loftus. Reviews page

29/03/18 - Neris SMART-2 PRO available to order now. See SMART's page

29/03/18 - Clearance of ex-demo stock - 1 x Neris Valkure-1, 1 x Neris Valkure-2. See Sales page

10/02/18 - new range coming soon - SMART PRO Series of hybrid kayaks / canoes. See News

23/01/18 - new video of a trio of SMART-2 hybrid kayaks off the coast of Turkey

12/11/17 - demo kayak & canoe version SMART-2 available to try out (South England). Photos here

23/10/17 - 2018 DW race.
Considering entering in the 2018 Devizes to Westminster non-stop canoe race in the Folding Boat Class? Speak to us about the very competitive Neris Valkure-2 folding kayak ASAP


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.

When you would like to order, write to 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.

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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 PVC welding machines.

5 year warranty on all NERIS products

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 are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. Membership of a canoe union / club is very beneficial.

UK's 'Song Of The Paddle' forum is a very friendly and useful site to obtain up to date information of all kinds regarding canoeing inland waters, both in the UK and Europe



NERIS SMART Series - multi-role hybrid folding kayaks / canoes

(The NERIS folding kayak range is listed here)

Competitively priced high quality hybrid kayaks. Made by the specialist builders with years of experience in developing and producing white water catarafts, inflatable and folding kayaks, using the tough grade PVC and high quality valves - the hybrid kayak / canoes are robustly built to last.

A cross between a folding kayak with some elements seen in inflatable kayaks, the NERIS SMART Series hybrid boats has a frame comprising of an aluminum ladder like keel and tubular cross ribs, fitting into a one piece PVC skin that has inflatable side walls (main tubes / sponsons). The hull design of the skin is the same as in traditional folding kayaks - with no inflatable elements in the floor as is common in inflatable kayaks. The side inflatable elements (sponsons) replaces the usual longitudinal side frame pieces as well as the cockpit coaming pieces as used in folding kayaks. In simple terms, it is a folding kayak with oversized bow-to-stern sponsons which is 100% integrated and forms part of the main skin. This hybrid boat paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks, and is more stable than folding kayaks. Also the boats are lighter than both inflatable and folding kayaks of the same length - there is less framework and less PVC. The SMART's are a lot safer too - should a side wall have a puncture, the kayak will still retain its overall boat shape, whilst an inflatable kayak will collapse with ingress of water.

The NERIS SMART range of hybrid folding kayaks / canoes are designed to be multi-use and multi-role.
In multi-role -
There are two different seating options available (you can have both) - choose the standard inflatable floor seats to use the boat as a kayak when using double bladed paddles, or choose the optional raised bench seats to use the boat as a canoe when using single bladed paddles. It is possible to change the seat type whilst on the water. EG paddle out to a fishing site as a kayak, then switch to sitting on bench seats whilst fishing or having a picnic!
In multi-use - the SMART-2 and the SMART PRO, has two different seating positions - use the boat as a double (tandem) or as a single (solo) seater kayak. The SMART-3 has the middle seat centrally positioned so that model boat could be used as a single seater for those extended expeditions requiring an extra load of kit.

The reduction in the number of frame pieces dramatically shortens the average assembly time of 20 minutes that is typical of most folding kayaks made around the world, down to an average of 5-15 minutes with the SMART kayak / canoe. As there is no floor to inflate, the assembly time is even quicker than inflatable kayaks of the same length. The skins are made in the same way as in the Neris folding kayaks and have the usual thick rubber keel strips matching the positions of the longitudinal keelsons (keel board frame).
The ease of assembly can be seen in this "guide" here

Key safety feature. Should one or both of the main air chambers deflate due to a puncture or leak whilst out paddling, the side walls which are held in place by the cross ribs will still keep the PVC fabric upright. This presents the ability to safely paddle back to shore without water ingress, unlike most inflatable kayaks which normally get swamped.

Sailing - optional. The NERIS Genaker A-framed downwind sail rig - the same rig made for the NERIS folding kayaks, can be used with the SMART double and triple seater kayaks. This rig simply folds flat on the front deck when there is no wind - the base of the rig has a hinge like fitting that attaches to the deck, so all that is needed to hoist the mast up, is to pull one of the mast stays whilst still remaining seated. If you are keen to try sailing, request that the optional mast fittings be added to the kayak when ordering.

Colour options. There are 3 main areas on the SMART skin - the hull, the main side inflation chambers (sponsons) and the bow / stern triangular decks. See bottom below

There are two variants of spray deck covers available for the SMART-2 - for double and single seater roles. For the SMART-1 and 3, there is one variant spray deck cover. All spray decks come with separate waist skirt/s and cockpit cover/s. Cockpit covers are used to close off the cockpits when camping overnight etc.

Multi-role kayaks

NERIS Smart-2 double seater foldable kayak
NERIS Smart-2 two seater inflatable hybrid foldable canoe
Hybrid folding kayak / canoe - same boat showing kayak seats (top) and canoe seats (bottom).

Colour scheme - Blue decks and tubes with grey hull


Slimmer version of the SMART-2.

Colour scheme - Grey decks and tubes with blue hull


Neris SMART family

Length / Width
NERIS Smart-1
Single seater
405 x 93cm
Detailed stats
1 adult
Optionally 1 adult & 1 small child
NERIS Smart-2
Double / single seater
485 x 95cm
Detailed stats
 2 or 1 adult/s
NERIS Smart Pro
Double / single seater
535 x 88cm
Detailed stats
 2 or 1 adult/s

Neris Smart Pro Light also available at extra cost
NERIS Smart-3
Triple seater

565 x 95cm
Detailed stats

 2 or 3 adults

NOTE - The new SMART PRO S is still to be added to the above chart


SMART is the series of multi-role hybrid folding kayaks. Exceptional stability, simple and quick assembly, roominess and rapidity make Smart comfortable to use in any conditions, from one-day trips to autonomous expeditions in coastal waters in seas and oceans.

NERIS Smart line of hybrid folding kayaks with some elements of inflatable kayaks combines cutting-edge solutions, quality workmanship and multitasking performance. Its design combines inflatable elements (gunwale sponsons) and the frame (keel bar and cross ribs). Besides, Smart has plenty of helpful features that make any trip really comfortable.

In this SMART series, the family comprises of an agile single seater, classical double seaters (can be used as a single), roomy triple seaters for family journeys or for long-distance autonomous expeditions for two.


The SMART PRO Series is a leaner and faster version of the standard SMART Series. The hull from bow to stern is asymmetric, meaning a more pointed and narrow front half with a more rounded rear half, which makes this PRO even more suitable for off-shore and fast river running, and extended journey usage. The PRO Series also sport longer bow and stern deck covers, smaller diameter side tubes, and a narrower beam. The internal storage space is the same.

The PRO has a upper deck reinforcing aluminum tubing "washboard" designed to stiffen the frame which is only required to be fitted for rough sea usage - for flat water and gentle waves, this assembly can be safely left out.

PRO LIGHT - a lighter variant of the PRO using lighter materials in all aspects of the kayak - frame, skin, carry bags and spray deck. Packed weight - PRO = 27.45kg, PRO LIGHT = 20.25kg

The SMART PRO Series currently comprises of a single seater PRO S and a double seater PRO and PRO LIGHT. (as of Jan 2019)

Neris SMART PRO S - 4.77 x 0.81m

Neris SMART PRO / SMART PRO LIGHT - 5.35 x 0.86m

The NERIS SMART's - colour combinations
There are three main areas on the SMARTS - hull, decks and main side tubes. Each area can be of any colour combination. The hull and deck material is of a tougher grade than the tubes material, hence different range of available colours.

Side tubes - Navy blue, red, grey and orange. Black and olive green (NATO Green) has recently been added
Hull and decks - Navy blue, red, grey, orange and black. Olive green (NATO Green) has recently been added
See colour swatch on top right of this page.
NERIS Smart Series hybrid inflatable folding kayaks NERIS Smart Series hybrid inflatable folding kayaks
Studio photo shoot - March 2018 - Trio of the SMART Series - SMART-1, SMART-2, SMART-3
Black hull / red decks and tubes, grey hull / orange decks and tubes, grey hull / navy blue decks and tubes

NERIS Smarts inflatable hybrid folding kayaks
Turkey expedition - March 2018 - SMART 2 & 3
Grey hull / Navy blue tubes and decks, Grey hull / Red tubes and decks, Black hull / Navy blue tubes and decks

NERIS Smart-2 inflatable folding kayak
Factory - SMART-2
Black hull / orange tubes and decks

NERIS Smarts inflatable hybrid folding kayaksTurkey expedition - Oct-Nov 2017 - SMART-2 (Orange) & SMART-2 PRO (Blue)
Navy blue hull / grey tubes and decks, Grey hull / orange tubes and decks

NERIS Smart-2 inflatable hybrid folding kayak
Lofoten, Norway expedition - SMART-2
Black hull / Navy blue tubes and decks

NERIS Smart-2 inflatable folding kayak
Geneva Lake - SMART-2
Blue hull and decks / grey tubes
NERIS Smart-2 Pro inflatable folding kayak
Central Ukraine - SMART-2 PRO
Blue hull / grey decks and tubes

Outdoor show - SMART-2
Black hull / NATO green tubes and decks

Factory - SMART-2's - Dec 2018
White tubes and decks with black hull, and all black

*Prices include VAT.
accessories such as spray deck cover, waist skirts, cockpit covers, rudder / steering systems, canoe bench seats, and paddles.
Includes carry bag/s, kayak inflatable seat/s, foot pump, and basic repair kit.
Prices as of 01/01/19 - Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price)

Accessory Package Deals available - See Package Deals

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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