Kayaks - Overview page
Package Deals - PD page
Accessory prices are listed on respective pages
27/05/17 May Bank Holiday weekend discounts! Order by evening 29/05/17 to get 5% off.
16/05/17 - Next show day - Beale Park Boat Show 2-4th June 2017. Some boats on display - NERIS Alu-1 and 3, NERIS Valkure-1 and 2. Details
16/04/17 Congratulations to the crews who completed in the gruelling Devizes to Westminster 125 mile non-stop canoe race held over the Easter weekend. Of 13 folding kayaks that entered in the Folding Boat Class, Neris Valkure-2 kayaks came 4th, 5th & 10th with one retirement.
28/02/17 - Product Videos page added. See videos on each of the NERIS kayak models in action here
09/02/16 - New hybrid 1-2 seater kayak / canoe
coming soon - Neris SMART. A cross between a folding kayak and
inflatable kayak. From bag to water in 10 minutes!
22/01/17 - new colour now available to the folding
kayak deck colour range
- Black! Yes, uber sexy black, looking just like a military kayak! A
few all black Neris Alu-2 folding kayaks have already been supplied
to Canadian armed forces
08/01/17 - to better serve the two main types
of water crafts - folding kayaks and inflatables (kayaks and catarafts),
split NERIS-ZelGear into two separate UK websites, with all inflatable
boats being transferred and represented under the ZelGear brand.
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
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
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
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.
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
ZELGEAR specialises in watercraft made with high grade
aluminum and PVC - folding kayaks, inflatable kayaks
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
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
hire companies, and now an exclusive
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
Over the last 16 years, different models and types of NERIS watercrafts have
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
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
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
ZELGEAR have had many years experience in building and developing white water
catamaran style rafts, first with aluminum frames securing the two pontoon floats
rafts), and latterly joining the floats with air tubes (frameless catamaran rafts).
The successful and highly sought after R2 and R4 kneeling frameless catarafts
also currently being sold and used in North America and Canada under different
ZelGear products are now listed on our sister ZelGear UK site
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
A very high
proportion of touring kayaks in use in Germany nowadays are of the folding kayak
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
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
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
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