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
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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
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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)
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.
Recent events or articles of interest
08/08/20 - Introduction of Packraft Series
08/05/20 - Introduction of Dry Bag Package Deals
04/05/20 - Optional extra Loading hatches on Neris Valkure-2
23/02/20 - LIGHT variants of existing models
27/12/19 - New single seater Neris SMART PRO XS coming soon
05/12/18 - New single seater Neris SMART PRO S
18/10/18 - NERIS Valkure-1 model now discontinued
30/09/18 - Sponsorship of Sarah Davis' "Paddle the Nile"
21/03/18 - Amazing film about the Royal Marines Canoe Club's recreation of the famous WW II raid Op Frankton
10/02/18 - New family of kayaks coming soon - The Neris SMART PRO range
10/08/17 - New family of kayaks introduced - The Neris SMART range
30/07/17 - NATO Green (Olive green) has been added as a deck colour choice. A excellent colour for wild campers!
30/04/17 - Four teams participated in the annual Devizes to Westminster 125 mile non-stop race over Easter
28/04/17 - All black as preferred kayak colour choice now available
10/02/17 - Spare parts and accessories for other folding kayak
09/02/17 - New hybrid kayak / canoe
02/12/16 - Start of the Happy Trio offer for new folding kayaks
26/09/06 - NERIS UK sponsored folding kayaks handed over to Cockleshell Endeavor
15/08/16 - NERIS sponsorship of kayaks for
the 'Cockleshell Endeavor' PTSD Recovery Program
06/06/16 - First public showing of NERIS
ZelGear products - Beale Park Boat Show
- Packraft Series
New Series coming soon - the PackRaft Series! Starting with a largish "BigFun" raft, designed to have space to hold a folding bike on the bow. Following this raft is the smaller "JustFun" scheduled for October 2020. These introductory models are of the rental type heavy duty variant, with the lighter backpacker variant to follow later in 2020. See here
- Dry / Duffle bag Package Deals
New 3 & 5 bag Package Deal sets introduced. Selected 3 waterproof bags for the "Standard" sets for casual weekend users, and 5 waterproof bags for the "Expedition" sets for multi-day expeditions maximising all the internal space in the kayak. See here
- Optional extra Loading hatches for Neris Valkure-2
New for Neris Valkure-2 kayaks. Large loading hatches, on the front and rear decks are now available as an optional extra feature when ordering this model kayak. You can either have on both front and rear decks or just for the rear deck. These hatches have double flaps to increase waterproofness. Top flap is secured down with wide Velcro, whilst the bottom underlying flap has a single zipper.
- LIGHT variant model kayaks
New for 2020. Introduction of a lighter variant model made with lighter materials (EG TPU and lighter grade PVC) in the kayak skin and in some accessories. Very useful for those who value total packed weight over "excess" toughness - ideal for backpacking overland or for air travel with paddling on open deep water other than shallow rapids etc. Where possible, a lighter frame can also be specially made in exceptional cases for expeditions in very remote locations. Initially the first LIGHT variant models will made on special request, before becoming available as ready stock later in the year
- NERIS SMART PRO XS single seater
The SMART family will soon expand with the addition of a even shorter brother to the SMART PRO Series - a shorter single seater SMART PRO XS. 10% shorter and narrower compared to the SMART PRO S. The PRO S is 4.85 x 0.81m and the PRO XS is 4.3 x 0.76m. Due out late April 2020
- NERIS SMART PRO S single seater
The SMART family has expanded with the addition of a smaller brother to the fast double seater SMART PRO - a single seater SMART PRO S. 10% shorter and narrower whilst retaining the same internal dimensions. This was achieved by using smaller diameter main sponsons inflation tubes. The PRO S is 4.85 x 0.81m and the PRO is 5.35 x 0.88m.
- NERIS Valkure-1 model now discontinued
With the rapid expanding growth and popularity of the SMART Series, the factory have had to take the decision to close the production line producing the Valkure-1 kayak. This model kayak will still be supported in the future in respect of spares, replacement skins and accessories.
- Sponsorship of Sarah Davis' "Paddle The Nile"
British born Australian Sarah Davis, will be attempting a Source-to-Sea trip along the While Nile. Starting in Rwanda and traveling on rafts for the white water sections, then switching to a NERIS sponsored Valkure-1 single seater folding kayak for the rest of the way to the Mediterranean coast, some 6853km away. Starting mid October 2018, Sarah hopes to finish in May 2019. See Sarah's site at www.paddlethenile.com
Update - Due to an accidental disposal of the vital and essential rudder system prior to the start of the kayak section of the journey, the kayak was not used
- Royal Marines Canoe Club's recreation of the famous WW II commando raid
Last December 2018, members and ex-serving members of the Royal Marines and Royal Navy did 'Op Frankton 75', an recreation of the famous Cockleshell Heroes WWII raid in France. Eight NERIS Valkure-2 folding kayaks was used by the group to cover the actual 1st stage river route, followed by a 2nd stage overland run, spread over 9 days. The author of this incredible film, Keith Breslauer, has this to say:-
"Operation Frankton - Back in December, I set out with a team of around 34 participants from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy, including injured war veterans from the Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre, as the only civilian on an 85-mile paddle and a 100-mile yomp (slow run) to commemorate Operation Frankton (“Cockleshell Heroes”) on its 75th anniversary.... "
Link to the film "The Cockleshell Heroes - 75th anniversary"
Facebook site - "Frankton 75 - Cockleshell Endeavor"
- New kayak family coming soon - Neris SMART PRO range
Continuing with the existing SMART Series, the PRO range will be out before the summer of 2018! This unique hybrid range of
foldable kayaks / canoes builds on the standard SMART range with more refinements to the original design - smaller diameter air chambers, asymmetric longitudinal hull, and longer bow and stern deck covers. The result is a sleeker fast boat that will handle the off-shore waves and fast flowing inland waters better.
Photos below- product testing during winter - Jan 2018
Short video clip of this same kayak can be seen here
- New kayak family introduced - Neris SMART range
A unique hybrid range of
foldable boats - a cross between folding kayaks and inflatable kayaks. The boat hull is the same as in folding kayaks, with the side walls the same as in inflatable kayaks! Use as a kayak with normal floor seats and double bladed paddles, or as a canoe with raised bench seats using single bladed paddles. The frame comprises of only a central keelson and cross ribs which means a quick assembly time of 7 minutes and a rigid hull. The boat tracks well, thanks to the sharp chines in the hull. The inflatable elements provides buoyancy and the boat will still float should there be an air leak as the cross ribs will holds the sides up, enough to assist with the recovery back to shore. The SMART-2 is also can be used as a single seater.
The first batch of SMART's will be the kayak version only, with the kayak/canoe version being available from October onwards.
SMART-2 & 3 will have fittings included as standard to accommodate using a "A" frame Genaker sail rig .
- New colour added to the deck colour range - NATO Green
A new natural colour - very suitable for those into wild camping, wildlife photography, etc
- Four teams participated in the annual Devizes to Westminster 125 mile non-stop race over Easter weekend
Cockleshell Endeavour PTSD charity group with 3 NERIS Valkure-2's and Royal Marines Charity Canoe Club with one NERIS Valkure-2 entered in the Folding Boat Class in this grueling non-stop race with 77 portages along the Avon & Kennet canal and the River Thames.
- All black now available as colour choice for all NERIS kayak models
Previously only reserved to the Canadian Armed Forces for their NERIS Alu-2 boats, we have arranged with the factory to make all black skins on special request for the general public in the UK. IE is not normally stocked and hence a slight wait for the skin to be made for the preferred kayak model.
Photos below is of a NERIS Alu-2 double seater kayak with the standard spray deck cover fitted and custom Cordura covered inflatable seats
- Spare parts and accessories for other folding kayak
NERIS UA can supply some custom made parts and accessories
for various branded folding kayaks and canoes, old and new. Need replacement
sponsons? No problem.
Need some alu frame pieces? Contact us! See details here
- New hybrid kayak / canoe coming soon - NERIS Smart
A exciting new kayak which is a cross between
a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak is coming out before the summer.
Imagine a folding kayak with just the side walls idea borrowed from
inflatable kayaks. With an aluminum keel and cross ribs. Assembles
completely in 10 minutes. With bench like seats (not shown below), the boat can be used
- Start of the Happy Trio Xmas proposition for folding kayaks
A exciting limited time new deal for those considering
purchasing a new folding kayak for next year. Includes an offer of
25% off on sail rigs! From 27th
November 2016 and 27th January 2017.
- Delivery / Handover of NERIS UK sponsored Neris Valkure-2's
to Cockleshell Endeavour
Five Neris Valkure-2 550 double seater
folding kayaks were checked out and assembled on the banks of
the next few months leading up to Easter 2017, these boats will
be seen on various rivers, canals and events as 5 ex Royal
Marines PTSD Recovery crews train for next years' 125 mile non-stop Devizes
to Westminster International Canoe Race.
Endeavour, a fund raising charity for former Royal Marines with
PSTD, is managed by ex Marine Mick Dawson. To donate towards
the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and for more information
the CE website at http://www.cockleshellendeavour.com/. Mick
Dawson would love to hear from those who would like to assist
or join him on his endeavors and training programs. Mick is
also a highly experienced motivational speaker with actual practical
experience - rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and
is in the Guinness book of records as the skipper of the first
rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco.
He completed this 7,000 mile row with Chris Martin
in November 2009. Mick has project managed and executed five
ocean rowing projects and is vastly experienced in all aspects
of planning, preparation and execution for Extreme Ocean based
06/06/16 - NERIS ZelGear Water Sports UK had their first public
showing at the Beale Park Boat show -
3rd-5th June 2016
A few folding kayaks were presented in the UK at
a public event for the very first time, although NERIS kayaks have
to UK based clients
as early as 2014.