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Accessory prices are listed on respective Accessory pages


17/12/23 - Neris GENAKER fleximast downwind sail rig. Intro video on this useful accessory - see here

01/10/23 - BORIKA FASTen range updated with more accessories - see here

23/02/23 - 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. Speak to us for details

08/02/23 - Dry bag Package Deals
Discounted sets of dry bag pieces for your kayak available. See here

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 supplyi 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

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, 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 old Russian made kayaks?
Speak to us about a replacement skin for your German made Pouch RZ85-3 or old Russian Saliut/ Taimjen kayaks

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

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.


About NERIS Folding Kayaks UK

The team that runs this UK business have many years of kayaking experience, both in Southern Africa and in the UK. From building the first privately owned skin-on-frame double seater kayak back in the 1970's, to owning several different models of folding kayaks and selling various brands of folding kayaks (civilian and military) over the years, you can count on the knowledge of a broadly experienced folding kayak crew.

Not only the NERIS boats are of an excellent quality, we take our after sales service super seriously. As a valued customer you will soon become aware that our relationship with you is long term. We also have a special relationship with NERIS (the manufacturer) in that they take on board our experienced advice and feedback, so that the kayaks that we sell in the UK meets our minimum criteria and fits in with the current market needs.

About NERIS UA (The manufacturer)

Folding kayaks first developed in Germany on a commercial basis in 1907, and to this day, Germany is still the heart of folding kayak activity, where a high proportion of kayaks in use are folding kayaks. During the heyday of folding kayak manufacturing in Germany, many companies started and closed over time, with a core of at least 7 major brands between the 1930's to 1950's. During that time, folding kayak development and manufacturing spread from Germany, across to Poland, southern Russia, UK and France. From the 1950's onwards more brands spread around the world in spite of serious competition from hard shell glass fibre and later, plastic kayaks. Around the 1970's, It was the proliferation of cheaper glass fibre and plastic moulded kayaks that sadly caused the closure of many good quality folding kayak businesses in Europe and the 2 main remaining manufacturers in the UK.

NERIS started in 1999 as a specialist PVC business and is based in Kiev, Ukraine. The company first started out providing kayak skin repair services and produced folding kayak replacement skins. By 2001, the business had rapidly developed the quality of their PVC products such that their first catamaran white water raft model won at most of the prestigious competitions that were held in Russia at the time.

In 2003, NERIS became the official supplier of accessories for Poucher-Boote - a leading German folding kayak manufacturer. In 2004, NERIS expanded their range of framed catarafts, and in the following year, started production of their 1st own design double seater kayak. This NERIS Valkure-2 became an immediate success, not only with sales, but also with winning awards in competitions and at Water Tourism shows.

By 2006, NERIS had designed, developed and produced 3 more folding kayak models - all of which became popular and sold in large numbers in Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Canada.

In 2011, saw a supply agreement placed with a large Russian outdoor equipment dealership - that saw many Russians switching preference to the high quality products made by NERIS.

In 2012, production of the single and double seater inflatable kayaks started. The same year saw the introduction of the Alu-2 and Alu-3 folding kayaks.

In 2015, NERIS started supplying the R2 & R4 kneeling frameless catarafts to the USA market, under a US trade name - ZELGEAR. This innovative forward facing seating position R2 & R4 kneeling frameless cataraft is the 1st of its kind in the world.

In 2015, the product line up that were all made in the NERIS factory by highly trained staff were:-
- 6 folding kayak models (1, 2 and 3 seaters)
- 2 sail rigs for folding kayaks

- 4 inflatable hybrid kayaks (1, 2 and 3 seaters)
- 3 inflatable canoes (child, 1, 2 and 3 seaters)
- 5 framed catamarans (alu frame between pontoons)
- 5 frameless catamarans (inflatable tubes joining the pontoons) - 2 are of the kneeling type
- A wide range of hermetic bags (dry bags, back packs, pouches, duffle bags, etc)
- Spray skirts, inflatable seats, sponsons, carry bags and other accessories for boating
- Inflatable tents and sleds

In 2016/17, the business was split into two with the inflatable range of products (inflatable kayaks, tents and rafts / catarafts) moving over to ZELGEAR. Neris retained the folding kayak production and has since developed the new innovative hybrid folding kayak series called the SMART's.

Most of the more experienced factory staff really love white water rivers (had been paddling long before the business started) so the products that they work on making, have all been thoroughly tested and proven by themselves (and others) many times. They are also very fit and competitive too, entering in various races and marathons using NERIS folding kayaks, inflatable kayaks and as well as catarafts, all with notable results. They care about what they make becuase they actually use them!

Some views of the NERIS factory

On an ongoing basis, NERIS innovates and improves all products. IE product descriptions (text / photos) on this site is subject to change without prior notice.

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