Folding Concepts UK

Kayaks and canoes that pack small into backpacks or as a case. From packed state to water in between 10 to 20 minutes without tools. Specialist multi brand foldable kayak and canoe online outlet.

Selected boats from Wayland, Neris, Klepper and more. Many related accessories too.

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Folding Concepts UK updated their address. 20/07/2021

Folding Concepts UK updated their address.

Folding Concepts UK updated their address.

12/01/2021

Rare Klepper TS2 folding kayak with a brand new replacement skin

The TS2 model is Klepper's only longest and narrowest kayak ever produced after WWII and hence is a fast touring boat. As not many TS2's were made, the frame is fairly rare, however spare used and new alu fittings are still widely available.

The frame is in a very good condition. The hull and deck is lightweight TPU with 4 x 6cm keel strips. More details attached to each photo
Price reduced for quick sale only - £1600.00

12/01/2021

Feathercraft Khatsalano folding sea kayak - Red (Used)

2000 model. Very good condition. Complete with waist skirt, sea sock, and steering system. £2500.00

More photos - https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html#041JG

22/12/2019

Some used folding kayaks available, selling on behalf of owners - links to respective kayak details in photo descriptions.

08/12/2019

A hardly used Wayland Amazon II 520 Expedition Convertible (Pacific Blue) in immaculate condition for sale. Can be used as a double or as a single seater - one of the photos shows a seat in the solo position. Complete with 2 standard seats, steering system and spray deck. See comments from us below for latest price - reductions till sold. More photos and info here at https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html#027JS

15/11/2019

Two "rebuilt" Klepper Aerius II 520 that we have recently done for our clients. We supplied good condition used frames and the clients provided their specs for the custom made replacement skins based on their respective needs and budgets. Speak to us now if you are interested in a custom built folding kayak

05/11/2019

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, Folding Boat Class. We have collaborated with NERIS to produce a lightweight version of the fast Neris Valkure-2 double seater "Klepper" folding kayak using lighter materials in the kayak skin, seats and spray deck, which reduces the kayak weight down to around 26-27kg. The first "DW" edition Valkure-2 kayak we had made for a team was done in all black with matt black alu frame pieces and rudder to produce an impressive looking boat, however other colours are available. If interested to order a "DW" Edition NERIS Valkure-2 kayak custom made for you now, contact us ASAP for details

02/11/2019

Devizes to Westminster canoe race, Folding Boat Class. We have a new rebuilt Klepper TS2 "race" kayak available. The TS2 model frame is a rare frame, with the best combination of long length and narrow beam (543 x 78cm) that Klepper has ever made - ideal for speed on the water. The TS2 model was only in production for a few years appearing just before the famous Klepper Aerius models came out and was one of the last models to be produced without sponsons. For the previous DW's, we rebuilt TS2's with new lightweight replacement skins (TPU hull, canvas decks) - the kayaks that won in 2016 and 2017 and came second in 2019. This particular rebuild has an 100% TPU replacement skin. This TS2 is being sold with the original frame and new replacement skin only, with accessories (spraydeck, steering system, seats etc) being optional extra add-ons (IE - these items would be personal selections made to suit). Price - £1700.00

06/10/2019

A hardly used Wayland Amazon II 550XL Expedition in immaculate condition for sale. See comments from us below for latest price - reductions till sold. More photos and info here at https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html#026RA

13/07/2019

We have a few used post 1970's kayaks listed on behalf of sellers here - https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html
Enquire for more details and photos

13/07/2019

We have a few used pre 1970's kayaks listed on behalf of sellers here - https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used_vintage.html
Enquire for more details and photos

04/06/2019

An all black Wayland Mk II Zoska 520 appears to have been stolen in Amsterdam. Please keep a lookout for this boat.

Alert!!!! : STOLEN KAYAK
My Wayland Zoska is missing from the Amsterdam Entrepothaven, since May 30
It's a black 2 seater folding kayak, 5.20m, with only one seat installed, a rudder installed, and it had its parking cover on.
This kayak is not very common in the Netherlands, so anybody who sees it anywhere paddled or for sale, please tell me!!!!
Please share this message!!!!

19/04/2019

Best of luck to all those paddling in this weekend's 125 mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race 2019. In the non-stop Folding Boat Class, there are 5 folding kayaks who have entered. They are :-
342 Matt Adams / Chris Jesson - Neris Valkure-2
381 James Todd / Danny Grewcock - Wayland F550
435 Chris and Joe Maynard - Neris Valkure-2
437 Believe Mukungunugwa / Guy Cheeseman - Klepper TS2
441 Chris Lay-Agc / Rod Willis - Klepper AEII
Track progress here on a PC - http://live.opentracking.co.uk/dwrace19/ or on a mobile - http://live.opentracking.co.uk/dwrace19/mobile/
(Photo - Boat 435 / Maynard brothers during recent training)

19/04/2019

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22/03/2019

==SOLD==
FOR SALE - A recent incredible find - an unused 1960's Klepper Aerius II in mint condition. Found during a house clearance on a wealthy property, owner recently deceased. Details on our website https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used_vintage.html#019DH

05/12/2018

Latest used folding kayak for sale addition to our used lists - a green Klepper Aerius II (520) in very good condition. More details and photos here - http://foldingconcepts.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html#018AP

[11/05/18]   A popular selling entry level tandem folding kayak - NERIS Valkure-2. Light and fast compared to most other folding kayaks currently on the market with less maintenance. Can even be used as a single seater. Packs into two carry bags, small enough to fit in the car boot or even be taken on buses, trains and planes.

05/11/2018

We have a few used good condition folding kayaks and dinghy's listed on our site - listed in two different categories / pages depending on its age. https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used_vintage.html .... also on https://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html Some are currently only listed on eBay

[06/02/18]   We are at the Beale Park Boat Show this weekend (2-3rd June)

live.opentracking.co.uk 31/03/2018

DW Event Tracking 2018

Good luck to all those paddling in the DW race this Easter weekend. Many folding kayak teams could not enter this year due to work commitments so we are down to nine folding boats. Follow the race here http://live.opentracking.co.uk/dwrace18/

live.opentracking.co.uk Live event tracking - Senior Doubles 2018

25/03/2018

Special Spring Offer 2018 on GRAM split Greenland paddles. Free shipping to UK addresses (or discount if collecting from Reading, Berks) Full carbon and wood/carbon hybrid versions available. From £276.00 for the hybrid and from £332.00 for the carbon version. Optional bag available. Quote SPRING2018

22/03/2018

One new replacement skin for Klepper Aerius I 490 with original 'Classic' deck available. High quality with same Klepper blue deck, cream CSM hull, plus 4 x 6cm keelstrips.. Urgent sale. £1000.00 - NOW SOLD

22/03/2018

For sale (Used) - a hardly used (2-3 times) immaculate condition, all black Wayland Mk I Achilli 500XL Commando single seater folding kayak complete with the usual "commando" accessories (Commando Pack), including kayak camouflage skirts, main backpack with integrated loading tray (attaches to rear deck), and kayak lifting straps. Complete with spray deck and 2 split paddles. £1600.00 (photos is of same model kayak, shown for reference). Brand new models sell for £2300+

03/12/2017

New replacement skin for Klepper Aerius I 490 with original 'Classic' deck available. High quality with same Klepper blue deck, cream CSM hull, plus 4 x 6cm keelstrips.. Urgent sale. £1000.00

docs.google.com 31/07/2017

Canoeing on Wales' Waterways 2017

docs.google.com This important survey is intended for paddlers and others from across the UK who would like to help Canoe Wales and British Canoeing to make the best possible response to the Welsh Government's consultation on “Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”. This consultation con...

29/05/2017

For sale - used Wayland Mk II 550XL Combat (with complete Commando Pack) - Olive Green. Used only twice for an 8 day charity paddle around the Falklands. In very good condition. Price £2400.00. Also used is a Feathercraft Khatsalano S sea kayak in good condition - with accessories - £2500.00 or best offer (photo is not of actual kayak). Details - http://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_used.html

29/05/2017

Folding Kayaks UK - Demo Days and Shows

We will be at the 3 day Beale Park Boat Show 2nd-4th June 2017. On display will be selected boats from Neris, Wayland and ZelGear, plus other brands, replacement skins and accessories. Show details here - http://foldingkayaks.co.uk/demo_days.html

foldingkayaks.co.uk Folding Concepts demo show events

19/03/2017

Neris Valkure-2 foldable kayak

Kayaks in a rucksack and carry bag - no need for car roof racks - fits in the boot of the car, ready to go at any time with 20 min assembly time. Kayak frame of alu and wood with a one piece PVC skin - a boat that is faster, safer and with more storage space compared to inflatable kayaks. This kayak model can easily be used as a large single seater with a solo paddler spray deck. Overview of a large range of foldable kayak and canoe models available up to family size - http://foldingkayaks.co.uk/folding_kayaks_new.html

10/03/2017

NERIS Alu-1 single seater folding kayak

NERIS Alu-1 single seater folding kayak. Packs into a single large backpack, easily its in a car boot (or travel by bus or train) and assembles in 15-20 minutes. Ample storage space for camping fishing weekends. Technical details here - http://neris.co.uk/detail_neris_alu-1.html

02/03/2017

NERIS Alu-3 triple seater folding kayak

This Neris Alu-3 triple seater adult folding kayak can optionally be used as a family 4 seater (2 adults and 2 kids). Packed, the kayak comes in a backpack and a long 'shoulder' carry bag and is easily transportable in the car boot, caravan, motohomes, on buses and trains. Easy to learn and assemble in 20-25 minutes. Technical details - http://foldingkayaks.co.uk/detail_neris_alu_3.html

23/02/2017

NERIS Valkure-1 single seater folding kayak

NERIS Valkure-1 single seater folding kayak. The first of a series of 6 videos showing the full range of NERIS folding kayaks. The first is the single seater NERIS Valkure-1 with a hybrid frame of alu and wood pieces that packs into a single backpack. Technical details - http://foldingkayaks.co.uk/detail_neris_valkure_1.html

09/02/2017

These five crews are all racing in dark green NERIS Valkure-2 folding kayaks in the Folding Boat class in the DW - look out for them, cheer them on, and show your support to the charity !

Over the Easter weekend five pairs of veterans, some with PTSD, will be competing as part of the Cockleshell Endeavour team in the Devizes to Westminster Race. This is to raise awareness of PTSD amongst veterans and also to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity.

We have already seen the positive effects participating in such events has had on veterans involved with the Cockleshell Endeavour and want to continue to support veterans with PTSD to enter such events. However this all costs money, so we are now looking for donations to ensure this happens. We've set up a Crowdfunding page for people to make donations. At least half of all the money donated via this page will be given to the Royal Marines Charity while the remaining amount will be used to fund future events.

Please donate here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cockleshell-endeavour

05/02/2017

Folding Concepts has just added the Wayland Mk II Formoza 550XL military kayak - COMPLETE with a comprehensive Commando Pack! Introduced with fanastic opening offers. RRP is £2600.00. Special price on 5th & 6th Feb - £2350.00
Price on 7th & 8th Feb - £2400.00
Price on 9th & 10th Feb - £2450.00
More details via link on home page - http://www.foldingkayaks.co.uk/

20/01/2017

MyCanoe 2.5

Details of this foldable open canoe (and a dinghy) - http://foldingkayaks.co.uk/mycanoe.html

19/01/2017

Pesda Press books

***Competition Time!*** Pesda Press are giving away three copies of our latest publication, 'Welsh Canoe Classics'. To enter, you need to do these three things...
1] 'Like' our page, Pesda Press books (if you haven't done already)
2] 'Share' this post to your timeline.
3] Comment below.
We will randomly select the winners on Wednesday 25th January. Good luck, all!

More information on this great new guidebook here - http://www.pesdapress.com/Water-Guidebooks/c2_3/p71/Welsh-Canoe-Classics/product_info.html

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Specialist multi brand folding kayak and canoe online outlet. Selected boats from Wayland, Neris, Klepper and more including rebuilds and used. Many related accessories too.

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Neris Valkure-2 foldable kayak
NERIS Alu-1 single seater folding kayak
NERIS Alu-3 triple seater folding kayak
NERIS Valkure-1 single seater folding kayak
MyCanoe 2.5

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Used and rebuilt Klepper folding kayaks
Neris folding and hybrid kayaks
Sevylor inflatable kayaks
Wayland folding kayaks
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Accessories - too many brand names to mention here!

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