Folding Concepts

Announcements -
Latest News

14/09/18 - Used kayaks sale pages updated
with more boats coming online soon. See Used Kayaks

25/03/18 - Special Spring 2018 offer on GRAM split Greenland paddles Free shipping to mainland UK addresses! Offer ends 3rd April 2018. See details of offer on Home page

02/12/17 - Urgent sale - Klepper Aerius I 490 replacement skin (new).
Details here

19/11/17 - new 'kid on the block' - Neris SMART Series of kayaks. Unique hybrids that can either be paddled as a canoe with bench seats or as a kayak with inflatable floor seats. A cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak. Starting with SMART-2 here

17/11/17 - new range of Greenland paddles added - Gram Kajak paddles. In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here

16/05/17 - Next show day - Beale Park Boat Show 2nd - 4th June 2017. On display will be boats from Neris, Wayland and ZelGear, plus other brands, replacement skins and accessories. Details

02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here

05/02/17 - Wayland Mk II Formoza 550 SOF military kayak, and the single seater version Mk I Achilli 500XL now included to the range

04/02/17 - 2 seater ZelGear added
These nimble crafts do provide better excitement than whitewater rafts and pack rafts! See Catarafts


Exclusive UK dealer for the following brands:-

We are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience. We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft - from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes plus related accessories.

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)

MyCanoe - origami concept open foldable canoe and dinghy

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks


Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a license to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Websites page.


Folding Kayaks (Used)- Post 1970 models
(Pre 1970's models are listed here)

We have a limited selection of used folding kayaks in varying conditions. Detailed photos available on request. Spare parts and accessories for most of the recent kayaks are still easily obtainable. Accessories for older model kayaks can be custom made on request and spares can be sourced.

We do offer a referral service where we will advertise your kayak here on a commission basis. We check and take detailed photos of your boat and store them in a secure facility. We promote your boat on various media and space permitting, at some outdoor shows. On request from interested buyers, we demo them. Contact us for details.

Kayaks shortly to be listed - awaiting detailed photos and valuation

Kepper Aerius I 450 Expedition
single seater - Ref 013JH
Complete with frame and skin - excellent overall condition
Details & photos on request

Used kayaks for sale - pre 1970 models
(Pre 1970's models are listed here)

Klepper Aerius II (520) Expedition double seater - 012JH
Well looked after kayak

Current condition (Can be repaired / rectified by ourselves)
Notes on frame - Good condition. Alu fittings a little worn but still workable - can be replaced
Notes on skin - Good condition. Sun beached decks. Hull - no marks, no damage
Steering system - Complete
Spraydeck cover - Reasonable condition. Waist skirts included
Kayak carry bags - Three bags, in good condition. Zipper broken on 3rd RIB bag

Price - POR
KLepper Aerius II Expedition folding kayak
Klepper Aerius II Expedition (520)

Wayland Mk II 550 SOF (Mk II Formoza 550XL Quattro Combat) - Olive Green - £2100.00 - SOLD
In very good condition - only used twice - test paddle and then a 8 day charity paddle around the Falklands. Complete with Commando Pack.

Stock photo

Feathercraft Khatsalano S sea kayak - orange - £2500.00 - SOLD
Overall, in good condition. Has one linear abrasion just on the right hand side of the hull in front of the
cockpit. This is covered on the inside with an adhesive patch backed up with duct tape
Kayak specifications can be viewed on the Feathercraft's website -

Notes from the seller:-
"After much soul searching I am selling my treasured Khatsalano. In our 10 years together, after I bought her direct from Feathercraft in Canada, we have had marvellous adventures together, paddling around and between the Greek Islands, including circumnavigating Symi, from Kos to Rhodes and from Anti Paros to Santorini, camping on deserted beaches and showing the yatchies what real seafarers are made of. We’ve paddled off the Algarve too. I’m sad to part with her but it’s time to be with my grand kids and have adventures with them. She paddles like a hard shell kayak, only better. She edges and rolls but also flexes a little in bigger water, which takes much of the force out of the larger waves. It’s a great feeling. For those used to flatter bottomed boats she might seem a bit wobbly, but only to start with: that reduction in primary stability is what allows the edging to happen, and is more than made up for by the rock steady secondary stability. She has the capacity to carry gear for multi-day trips and is even more stable with a heavy load.

With the boat comes:
A rudder (should you wish to use it: I rarely have)
A “sea sock” which prevents water entering the rest of the boat if you decide to fall in.
A spray deck Bow and stern air bags in protective covers
An alternative “rolling rib” which lowers the rear deck during assembly to facilitate rolls that require leaning back.
Foot rests that have been modified to give bigger surface area for your feet.
A trolley that can be fitted to the bag when travelling or can be used to move the boat.
A collection of patching materials for the hull and deck
Original Feathercraft carry bag, which has a rucksack option
Owner’s manual and assembly instructions"

(Stock photos) - photos on request

Wayland Mk I Achilli 450 Commando - Black - SOLD
In reasonable good condition. Black deck and black varnished frame, Hypalon hull. Good as new, with very minimal signs of previous use. Standard commando deck features - anchor pocket / holder, paddle pockets/ holders, bow to stern deck-lines with D-rings, front and rear deck belts with cargo nets, lifting D-rings, and rear loading hatch. Quattro with 25cm + 2 x 6cm keel strips. Spray cover, lifting straps, black wooden split paddle, and camouflage kayak skirts included. This is a short single seater, suitable for those less than 5' 8 and under 80kg (IE small girth).

Mk I Achilli 450 Back

Wayland Ursus IV 700 Expedition Quattro 4 seater - Crimson Dark Red
Crimson Dark Red deck, black lightweight TPU hull. Quattro sponsons, 4 x 6cm keel strips, bow to stern safety deck lines, bow and stern deck belts with cargo nets, bow and stern paddle pockets. Four standard seats (not all have to be fitted / used) - EG in an extended expeditionary role, use 2 seats with kits packed in between the paddlers. Includes 4 carry bags with plenty of free space to add other kayaking kit such as PFD, spray cover with individual cockpit covers (IE close off unused cockpits to keep water out etc).

Crimson dark Red Ursus IV Expedition Quattro

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