Neris folding kayaks UK - go canoeing in a folding kayak
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Accessory prices are listed on respective pages


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

15/02/18 - Clearance of ex-demo stock - 1 x Neris Alu-1, 1 x Neris Valkure-1. 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

01/010/17 - Neris SMART-2 & 3 now have sail rig fittings attached as standard. Compatible with the Neris GENAKER A-frame sail rig

13/08/17 - demo Neris SMART-2
available for try-outs (South of England)

08/08/17 Introduction of the Neris SMART range of hybrid canoe/kayaks - web pages added

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 folding kayak models in action here

09/02/16 - New hybrid 1-2 seater kayak / canoe coming soon - Neris SMART-2. A cross between a folding kayak and a fast 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


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.

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 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



Four seater frameless Catarafts ("Cats")

TourCat-4 R4 Cataraft
TourCat-4 R4 Cataraft river touring raft

SportCat-4 R4 Cataraft

SportCat-4 ZelGear OtteR-4 R4 cataraft raft
(Called OtterR-4 in USA)

Frameless R4 cataraft
Frameless R4 kneeling seat cataraft
4 Adults
(+ 2 adults)
4 Adults
Cataraft length
Cataraft width
Main tubes diameter
Foot and thigh straps.
Seated on the main tube
Thigh and knee straps, footrest.
Seated facing directly forward on kneeling seat
Separate inflatable sections
(Including 4 kneeling seats)
Inflation time
20 minutes using supplied manual pump
15 minutes using supplied manual pump
Air pressure
Main tubes - 0.35bar, cross tubes 0.22bar
HP valves - Scoprega (Italy)
Main tubes - 0.35bar, cross tubes 0.22bar
HP valves - Scoprega (Italy)
Safety valves
Automatic air bleed valves on all inflatable sections
Scoprega (Italy)
Automatic air bleed valves on all inflatable sections, except for kneeling seats
Scoprega (Italy)
Valmex (Germany) PVC 1050 g / m2
Valmex (Germany) PVC 850 g / m2
90 x 50 x 40cm
100 x 50 x 30cm
Packed weight

Backpack, High pressure 2 litre manual pump, repair kit

Paddles, PFD's, helmets
Backpack, High pressure 2 litre manual pump, repair kit

Paddles, PFD's, helmets
3 years
3 years
Very suitable as a river touring raft with storage space for camping kit and 4-5 adults (or 2-4 adults and 3-6 children seated on the floor), and use on flat water and on rivers Grades 1-3. With sufficient experience with this Cat, Grades 4-5 can be tackled.

Paddlers are seated on top of the main tubes with both legs in the raft.

Although we refer this Cat as a 4 seater TourCat-4, there are foot and thigh straps for 6 seats, with the extra pair of paddlers sitting in the middle section.

The cataraft design makes river touring much easier than the heavyweight rafts which has a fair bit of drag. Another advantage over rafts of similar size is the total carrying weight is so much lighter and has a more compact backpack.
Light and nimble. Kneeling seats allows for advanced paddle strokes - paddlers will be able to reach out further with the paddle, far more than any other type of raft.

Main tubes are flat-topped.

The kneeling style may require rests at intervals. EG stretch legs if unaccustomed to kneeling for long periods.

With sufficient experience on this craft, river grades 4-5 can be mastered.

The deck width by the knees is rather narrow, so if you are XXL and very tall, please discuss available options. Existing kneeling seat is comfortable for paddlers up to 250lbs / 113kg and 6'6" / 2m.

NOTE - the straps on the kneeling seats / saddles and foot rests has been changed - photos on this site are of the previous design / version. New design is more comfortable and safer

Large sized photos

Here is a speeded up demonstration of unpacking and inflation of the SportCat-4 (Called Zelgear's OtterR-4 in USA). Full assembly process with the included hand pump takes approximately 15-20 minutes. We sped up the film clip x30 to make it more fun to watch. Zelgear is the brand name in USA. The TourCat-2 has larger side tubes and an extra cross tube, with no foot rests - approx extra 5 minutes inflation time.

TourCat-4 R4 raft
6 adults

TourCat-4 R4 raft
4 adults, with 4 kids as passengers

TourCat-4 R4 raft
4 adults, with 3 kids as passengers

TourCat-4 R4 raft TourCat-4 R4 raft
4 adults, with 3 kids as passengers

4 adults, with 1 adult as passenger

Outing at the Sports Club Sochi 360
Shahe River, Sochi, Russia

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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