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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
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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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
Pack Raft Series
|The NERIS pack raft range
This initial packraft offering is primarily for the rental related market being made of tougher 100% PVC - the same marine grade PVC's that is currently used with all of our existing folding kayaks / canoes.
As with our kayaks, the PVC materials have specific grades chosen with tear resistance and well as weight considerations in mind. The hulls are of a tougher PVC whilst the sides and decks are of a lighter and thinner grade PVC. Air pressures can be up to 5 PSI so the rafts can hard and fairly rigid.
We are aware that the rental grade rafts is not ideal for the typical backpacking packrafter looking for the lightest and most compactly packed possible raft - a LIGHT backpacker variant of each model will follow later this year (2020).
The first packraft in the Raft Series to be produced is the "BigFun" which is a Large, intended for those wanting more internal storage space in the bow and to be able to carry a folding bike (EG Bromptons). Then the next packraft "JustFun" is a Small
- due out in early October 2020. Later, a third raft model to be introduced may be a tandem version (depending on demand).
The LIGHT variant will use a lighter grade PVC for the hull and TPU for the inflatable sides and decks (EG spray deck). This combination will have a dramatic weight saving difference over the tougher 100% PVC variants. More details about this light variants (EG weight, packed size and prices) and inflation bags will come nearer the time.
For each sized packraft model, there is a Standard version which is just the raft, backpack dry bag, foot pump (or inflation bag) and repair kit. Then there is the Expedition / WW version which has all the standard items, plus spray deck, waist skirt, cockpit cover, thigh straps, and foot rest. Inflatable full length floor mattress is available as optional extra - ideal for rafting over boney rivers!
The size of the cockpit hole in the spray deck is the same as with our kayak spray decks - a Standard size that not too small or too big, just about right for most without having to wriggle into and out of the boat. Should you capsize, exit is easy. A larger sized cockpit hole spray deck is available on special request - ideal for those with knee problems or is fairly tall.
Rafts are sold without Pressure Release Valves (PRV) fitted.
Should you wish to have pressure valves fitted, this can be done on special request at extra cost. These PRV's will enable rafts to be inflated rock hard, safely without damage
We may have all UK Standard rafts be fitted with the spray deck Velcro surrounds as standard so that you can purchase a spray deck later. Fittings for foot rests, and thigh straps is standard.
Accessories for packrafting such as custom shaped waterproof bags will be available. Any specific needs, do ask! Colour matching spray deck is available on special request.
A video review, originally produced by an Ukrainian WW Activity Centre and converted into English with sub-titles (excuse the poor sound quality on some devices) - YouTube video
Demo rental grade large "BigFun" packraft (PVC) are available for try-outs now. Demo "JustFun" will be available late September / early October. An independent packrafting reviewer based in Hereford on the banks of the River Wye currently has his own BigFun in addition to other branded packrafts - he can be contacted for unbiased feedback if you wish to find out more. Ask for details
Current prices are listed here
PVC rental grade version colours (with black hulls) - red, blue and orange
Stats of PVC Rental large version "BigFun" packraft:-
Length = 2.63m
Width = 0.96m
Load limit = 150kg
Stats of PVC Rental small version "JustFun" packraft (in production from late Sept 2020):-
Length = 2.14m
Width = 0.93m
Load limit = TBA
Photos of the rental version "BigFun". Top left - Standard, top right - Expedition / WW
Note:- Bow-to-stern floor mattress is optional extra