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
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
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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.
Single seater folding kayak
"NERIS Valkure-1" - a modern hybrid framed single seater kayak with
a very large cockpit - larger than most single seater folding kayaks. The Valkure
Series also include bow-to-stern pair of integrated sponsons. The large cockpit
has the advantage of being like a open Canadian canoe, allowing for very easy
access to packed kit and also offers ease of entry to large paddlers or those
with knee problems. This kayak is ideal for solo enthusiasts who prefer a reliable
work horse for flat water expeditions on rivers and lakes, whilst still being
perfect for short day trips.
The kayak has an extra large sized cockpit with shorter front and rear
decks, and comes with comfortable one piece inflatable seat with a tall
backrest. The "NERIS Valkure-1" 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. With the larger cockpit, access to packed kit stowed in
the front and rear portions of the open cockpit is easy - fit the spray
cover on, then all the kit is under cover. You still have the usual under
deck storage spaces, with the extra advantage of the decks being shorter
- much easier to reach into the very ends of the kayak.
The "NERIS Valkure-1" has a hybrid frame of a simple and reliable
design. The boat is easy to assemble. 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. There are also integrated bow to
stern air sponsons which helps to tension the skin over the kayak frame
plus provide built in buoyancy.
Number of seats - one paddler. The standard spray cover has 1 keyhole
shaped cockpit hole, and comes complete with 1 skirt and 1 cockpit cover.
NERIS Valkure-1 model has now been discontinued
Very few boats left in stock in various colours - contact us ASAP.
Spares, replacement skins and accessories will still be available
- 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 /
- 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 (120 x 25 x 50 mm ) (NOTE - If you prefer to reduce weight of the single bag, request a 2 bag set)
- Longitudinal internal sponsons - PVC tube
alu frame pieces, wooden cross ribs, and folded kayak skin
of 4.00 m
Width - 0.70 m
Weight - 21 kg
Number of seats - one
Load capacity - 120 kg
Assembly time - about 20 minutes
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 tubes
Cross ribs - Finnish marine grade plywood
Sponsons - clear PVC tubes
Valkure-1 single seater kayak
showing the huge open storage
space behind the seat and a smaller
one at the front.
The under deck storage
spaces are easily
accessible, unlike most other
kayaks with long deep decks.
feet will be short of the wooden cross rib on the left -
front stowed kit can be filled up to this cross rib.
Without spraydeck cover ...
Spray deck cover fitted. The keyhole cockpit is still large for easy access. The
spray deck cover covers kit stowed within the cockpit - you can lift the front
or rear part of the cover to access that section of the cockpit without needing
to take the whole spray deck cover off.
Waist skirt fitted ....
cover fitted. Use to close off kayak when camping overnight, or car topping.