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Accessory prices are listed on respective pages


18/06/20 - Introduction of a totally new SERIES - Packrafts!
PVC versions of "BigFun" rafts now available. Ligher and more compact packing TPU versions available shortly. More details to follow or contact us now

12/05/20 - British Canoeing Covid-19 Guidance
BC has released guidance as it rhref=""es to paddling in the UK under the Covid-19 lock down. See article here

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 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

20/01/20 - A new addition to the SMART PRO range coming soon!
SMART PRO XS - a single seater that is 10% shorter and narrower than the bigger brother SMART PRO S

20/12/19 - Finance to help pay off kayak purchases now available on request. Spread your payments over 12 months. Handled by PayItMonthly Retail Finance

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

30/09/18 - Neris SMART-2 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

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. If there is already a NERIS dealer in your country, we will re-direct your query to them

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


Smart Pro Series - NERIS Smart Pro
Double seater hybrid folding kayak
Detailed Specifications

Kayak / Canoe
A faster version of the Smart-2. A very innovative foldable boat that can be used as a kayak or as a canoe! Also the boat can be used as a double seater or as a single seater kayak. This hybrid paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks/canoes, and is more stable than folding kayaks.

The "NERIS Smart Pro" has a aluminum 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 used - the standard inflatable floor seats (same as supplied with the Neris folding kayaks), or canoe type wood bench seats.

For rough off-shore conditions, the upper frame "washboards" can be assembled to provide more rigidity.

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

There are fittings available to hold the Neris Genaker downward sail rig. The A framed mast folds flat onto the top of the deck and can be easily raised into the upright position by pulling on the rear stay.

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 approx 8 and 12kgs respectively.


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 aluminum 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, allowing for time to return to shore. Should the spray-deck be attached at the time, there will be little water ingress if at all.

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak

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 - the cockpit hole is positioned centrally.


Longitudinal frame pieces and cross ribs - anodized aluminum 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)

Dry bags accessories available for the SMART PRO
70l conical dry bags for bow and stern
70l Central duffle bag
60l Upper deck dry bag
Available in tough PVC or lightweight TPU in various colours

Length of 5.35 m

Width - 0.86 m

Weight - 26 kg (packed - inlc pump & acc)

Number of seats - two adult (extra seat, optional)

Load capacity - 250 kg

Assembly time - about 15 minutes for full assembly (with washboards) or 10 min (without washboards)


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:-

UK based client reviews / feedback:-
See Gavin Lodge's review here

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

Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white

Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white
Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white
Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid folding kayak
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable canoe
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater canoe
Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid folding canoe
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater canoe

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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