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Accessory prices are listed on respective Accessory pages

Announcements

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

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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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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.



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Smart Series - NERIS Smart-2
Double seater multi-role hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Detailed Specifications


Kayak / Canoe
A very innovative foldable boat that can be used as a kayak or as a canoe! Also can be used as a double seater or as a single seater kayak. This hybrid paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks, and is more stable than folding kayaks.

Features
The "NERIS Smart-2" has a duralumin longitudinal keel and cross rib frame pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. The boat skin is one piece as with all folding kayaks - the hull being the same as in typical folding kayaks. Only the side walls are inflatable as in inflatable kayaks. This boat can be used as a stable single seater kayak, with the seat centrally positioned.

Two different types of seats can be fitted - the standard inflatable floor seats (same as supplied with the Neris folding kayaks), or canoe type wood bench seats.

There are thigh straps which assists with kayaking. Cross ribs also act as foot braces.

The hybrid comes standard with one 100 x 55 x 25cm backpack but should you plan to travel on planes, then you can request to have two compact backpacks weighing 8 and 12kgs

Design

The "NERIS Smart-2" has a hybrid design, being part folding kayak and part inflatable kayak. The boat is very easy to assemble, with the frame members essentially reinforcing the 'inflatable kayak'. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade anodized duralumin tubing. The skin is made entirely of durable PVC which does not absorb water, so after a paddle, simply wipe with a dry cloth and the kayak is ready to be packed. The cross ribs in the cockpit area are of the open design, which means you can sit anywhere within the cockpit.

The kayak / canoe will still remain afloat should one or both inflation chambers deflate as the side walls are held up by the cross ribs, giving you time to get back to shore.





Fittings for bench canoe seats not shown above
Crew
Number of seats - two adults, or optionally solo paddler. The standard spray cover has 2 cockpit holes, and comes complete with 2 skirts and 2 cockpit covers. There is a solo paddler variant spray cover available as optional extra - cockpit hole is positioned centrally.

Construction

Longitudinal frame pieces and cross ribs - anodized duralumin tube 16h1mm D16T
Brackets - Stainless steel 0.8 mm
Kayak skin - PVC with material density of 1050 g / m2 (hull) and 620 g / m2 (deck)
Hull - profiled rubber protector strips glued along chines formed by keel bars
Seats (kayak) - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Seats (canoe) - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
Carry bag - Cordura. Backpack (100 x 55 x 25cm)

With bench seats fitted
Specifications 

Length of 4.85 m

Width - 0.92 m

Weight - 22.8 kg (packed - inlc pump & acc)

Number of seats - two adults, or fit for one adult in solo paddler role. (Extra seat for small chikld, optional)

Load capacity - 250 kg

Assembly time - about 7-10 minutes.

Materials

Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (9000 g / m2)

Deck / Side sponsons - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE62 (850 g / m2)

Carry bags - Polyester 300D

Cross ribs - Anodized Duralumin tube D16T (DIN 2024)

Keel bar / Keelson - profiled oval tube, anodized alloy 20x35mm (DIN 6063)
s DIN 6063

Bow / stern end posts - Finnish marine grade plywood


Other information:-

Product Videos:-
Video 1 - Winter testing
Video 2 - 10 day paddle off coast of Turkey

Assembly guide for SMART-2

UK based client reviews / feedback:-
Coming soon

Product photos (Accessories - optional extra):-
Canoe bench seats


With kayak seats fitted
   


2 paddler spraydeck cover with cockpit covers attached

Solo paddler spraydeck cover with waist skirt attached

Rudder (complete with steering bar)

Neris 60l conical dry bag designed to fit in the bow and stern


Neris conical dry bag showing the neat fit in the bow / stern of the SMART-2
(Deck excluded for this photo)

Sailing with the NERIS Genaker downwind sail rig

NERIS Genaker sail rig A frame mast in lowered position
   
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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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