Neris folding kayaks UK - go canoeing in a folding kayak
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Quick link to videos on each of the NERIS model kayaks here

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 ZELGEAR specialises in watercraft made with high grade aluminum and PVC - folding kayaks, inflatable kayaks and catarafts. All the boats and high grade materials that the boats are made from, are all produced in Europe, with the PVC welding done on quality German made machines. NERIS ZELGEAR also makes PVC inflatable seats, waterproof dry bags, pouches, inflatable tents, inflatable snow sleds, and more.

NERIS ZELGEAR boats has been available for over 13 years mostly in Eastern European countries and Russia through various large retail outlets and as well as being rented out by river tour hire companies, and now an exclusive dealership has opened up here in the UK.

Many of the NERIS products incorporate the 1st in a few designs - NERIS is the 1st with the innovative 'Transformer' Series of folding kayaks, the 1st to produce the fold down 'A' frame sailing masts design for folding kayaks, and ZELGEAR is the 1st to produce the kneeling seat design on frameless R2 and R4/R6 river running catarafts.

Over the last 16 years, different models and types of NERIS watercrafts have been thoroughly tested and used worldwide, on rivers of varying grades up to Grade 4/5. This is testament to the hard wearing quality of the PVC used for the hulls and a lighter grade for the upper decks plus the PVC welds used in between. NERIS folding kayaks have been used down rapids on the River Nile in Uganda to freezing waters in Alaska, Norway and Siberia. ZelGear catarafts have been tested and used on many whitewater rivers for many years in mountainous regions of Europe, and latterly over the last 2-3 years in Canada and USA.

The streamlined ZELGEAR IGLA series of inflatable kayaks have shown that these boats can complete well against the folding kayaks and even as well as the hard shell kayaks on marathon races.

ZELGEAR have had many years experience in building and developing white water catamaran style rafts, first with aluminum frames securing the two pontoon floats (framed catamaran rafts), and latterly joining the floats with air tubes (frameless catamaran rafts). The successful and highly sought after R2 and R4 kneeling frameless catarafts are also currently being sold and used in North America and Canada under different Cat names.

ZelGear products are now listed on our sister ZelGear UK site

What is a folding kayak?
The concept of Folding Kayaks has been around for a very long time - first sold commercially on a large scale in Germany in the early part of the 1920's and still going strong. A very high proportion of touring kayaks in use in Germany nowadays are of the folding kayak type.

A typical traditional Folding Kayak has two main parts - a skeleton frame and a one piece outer skin. The frame is usually made of wood, aluminum, or carbon fibre. The skin is usually canvas for the deck and CSM / TPU for the hull, or all 100% PVC. All the parts of the kayak packs into backpacks / carry bags and usually takes between 15-25 minutes to fully assemble, depending on the size and type of kayak. The kayak frame is designed in such a way that it is impossible for the kayak to come apart whilst in the water and no tools are required during assembly / disassembly.

The folding kayak is still the only type of kayak that is still widely used by the military special forces around the world.

Some early stats about folding kayaks
1st English Channel crossing - 1909
Used in North / South Pole expeditions - 1926/8
Trans Atlantic crossing - 1956

If interested in purchasing a foldable kayak, contact us via email and we will discuss your needs and take it from there. We want to make sure that you purchase the right boat for your needs before buying!

Neris Valkure-3, Croatia, 2008
Owner - Picassa Christian

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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