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- Fishing Packraft Package Deals
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

Inquiries
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

Ordering
When you would like to order, contact 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

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If you are looking for something that is not listed on our website please give us a call or email us.


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NERIS products are all made in Europe, using European / USA made materials and high grade German welding machines.

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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NERIS Valkure-2
Double seater folding kayak
Detailed Specifications



Kayak
"NERIS Valkure-2" - a double seater kayak based on the classic German design. This craft has been proven on several low grade white water expeditions as well as being fast in marathon races. Suitable to explore the open waterways (lowland rivers, lakes, reservoirs and seas). It is perfect for a paddle for the day, and up to long journeys.

Features
The kayak has a standard sized cockpit, and comes with comfortable one piece inflatable seats with tall backrests. The "NERIS Valkure-2" has wood cross ribs and duralumin longitudinal frame pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. This kayak can be used as a stable single seater, with the seat centrally positioned.

Design

The "NERIS Valkure-2" has a hybrid frame of a simple and reliable design. The boat is easy to assemble, and now incorporates rubber pole holders in the framework. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade anodized duralumin tubing. The cross ribs are made of high quality marine birch plywood, and is covered with a special coating produced by the Finnish company Tikkurila, which protects the wood against UV radiation, mildew and fungi. 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.

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.

Newsflash!
Optional extra large Loading hatches now available for Valkure-2
Have fitted for both front and rear decks, or just for the rear deck - see photos at bottom of this page





Construction
Longitudinal frame pieces - anodized duralumin tube 16h1mm D16T
Cross ribs - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
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 and stringers
Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
Seats - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura. Backpack (50 x 90 x 23cm), carry bag (150 x 24 x 24cm)




Specifications 

Length of 5.50 m

Width - 0.88 m

Weight - 31 kg (Std) 26kg (LIGHT)

Number of seats - two adults, or one adult in solo paddler role

Load capacity - 300 kg

Assembly time - about 25 minutes.

Materials (Standard version)

Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (900 g / m2)

Deck - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE62 (620 g / m2)

Packaging - Cordura 100

Stringers - anodized pipe brand D16T (DIN 2024)

Keel bar / Keelson - profiled aluminum oval tube
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Cross ribs - Finnish marine grade plywood

Product Videos:-
Video 1

UK based client reviews / feedback
See Product Reviews page

NERIS Valkure-2 LIGHT Edition
All black Neris Valkure-2 LIGHT with black powder coated frame


Rear round Loading Hatch fitted as standard on Valkure-2 fitted with sponsons (Valkure-2 PLUS - standard UK version)


Front & rear large Loading Hatch - optional extra
Top flap - secured with wide velcro, bottom flap - secured with zipper



 






NERIS in action around the world



Neris Valkure-2 - Lake Lagoda, northwest Russia





Neris Valkure-2 set up as as a single seater












River Medway, Kent, England



White Nile, Uganda



Royal Marines Canoe Club - WWII recreation 'Norway 75' off the north western coast of Norway. An article about this 'Norway 75' expedition appeared in the Paddler magazine (Issue 43 Late Summer 2018)



Somewhere on a 204km paddle holiday along the Douro River from the eastern border to Porto, Portugal - R Horsford, UK



1st place finish in Folding Boat class, DW 2019 in 25:23:45hrs - Maynard brothers. Photo by Sasha Balla Photography



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