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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.


News page

Recent events or articles of interest

01/01/23 - Introduction of the Neris TACTICAL Range
01/08/22 - Introduction of the Smart MINI single seater kayak
01/12/21 - Introduction of the NERIS Apparel Range
08/08/20 - Introduction of the 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 brands
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

01/01/23 - Neris TACTICAL Range
Introduction of the TACTICAL Range of military themed drybags and various apparel. See here

01/08/22 - Neris Smart MINI
Latest addition to the Neris SMART Series - a shorter and lightweight single seater Smart MINI. The shortest kayak at 3.2m long and weighing 10kg for the PVC version and 8kg for the TPU version

Neris Smart MINI

01/12/21 - Neris Apparel Range
A wide range of top quality kayaking related appare - from drysuits to cags to t-shirts and more. See here

08/08/20 - Packraft Series
A new Series - 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

NERIS packrafts

08/05/20 - 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

04/05/20 - 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.

23/02/20 - 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

27/12/19 - 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

05/12/18 - 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.

18/10/18 - 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.

30/09/18 - 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
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

21/03/18 - 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"

10/02/18 - 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

10/08/17 - 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 .

Neris SMART-1
Neris SMART-1
Neris SMART-2
Neris SMART-2
Neris SMART-3
Neris SMART-3

30/07/17 - New colour added to the deck colour range - NATO Green
A new natural colour - very suitable for those into wild camping, wildlife photography, etc

30/04/17 - 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.

28/04/17 - 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

10/02/17 - Spare parts and accessories for other folding kayak brands
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

09/02/17 - 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 either as a kayak or as a canoe.

02/12/16 - 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.

26/09/16 - 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 River Thames yesterday. Soon over 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.

Cockleshell 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 about the PTSD Recovery Program - see the CE website at 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 and only 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 expeditions.
Mick Dawson Cockleshell Endeavour DW NERIS Valkure-2 kayaks Mick Dawson's Cockleshell Endeavour DW NERIS Valkure-2 kayaks
Mick Dawson's Cockleshell Endeavour DW NERIS Valkure-2 kayaks

15/08/16 - NERIS sponsorship of kayaks for the 'Cockleshell Endeavour' PTSD Recovery Program
Cockleshell Endeavour is a PTSD Recovery Program for ex Royal Marines using the Devizes To Westminster International Canoe Race as the main tool / event.

This famous DW race is held annually over Easter and is raced non-stop in double seater kayaks - 125 miles and involves compulsory portages around 77 locks along the way plus paddling through the night, with an average completion time of between 22 - 30 hrs. Due to the strenuous nature of the event, DW paddlers normally start their training in August / September and train right through the winter up to the final week prior to race day.
'Cockleshell Endeavor' PTSD Recovery Program

Preparing for this type of event requires a lot of mental and physical stamina which provides an ideal environment to assist with the recovery from the effects of PTSD. The Cockleshell Endeavour program involves using a mentor paired with a PTSD or disabled ex-vet. It is hoped that if the program is a success, it will be expanded to incorporate all services including civilian emergency services. However, for the inaugural year (DW2017) the aim is for all teams to consist of Royal Marines or Commando trained personnel.

Cockleshell Endeavour’s Recovery Program will be using folding kayaks and hence enter the Devizes to Westminster Seniors Doubles non-stop race in the Folding Boat Class.

Cockleshell Endeavour is not only about the Devizes to Westminster, the teams will also be taking part in other preparatory races and kayak events in the lead up to the big day and also possibly voluntarily continue with a few more major endurance races / events shortly thereafter. However the main core of the Recovery Program remains the September to April period.

The very first Cockleshell Endeavour / DW recovery program was held over the 2014-5 season using a borrowed LongHaul folding kayak 'Black Beauty' kindly loaned by Charlie Martell. Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham completed the 2015 DW in a very respectable time of just under 33 hours and coming 2nd in the the Folding Boat Class!

NERIS is proud to be assisting the Cockleshell Endeavour Recovery Program starting with the 2016-7 season in supplying 5 NERIS Valkure-2 550 olive green folding kayaks, potentially enabling Mick Dawson and St
eve Grenham to organise up to 5 teams to race in the next DW! As an added incentive besides completing against other folding kayak teams taking part in the race all aiming to win the prestigious Folding Boat Trophy, there will be an additional Recovering Veterans Class Folding Kayak trophy!

Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham are currently preparing and training for a circumnavigation of the Falkland Islands to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands War, using another folding kayak.

Cockleshell Endeavour is a fund raising charity. More details of the PTSD Recovery Program and of the Falklands charity paddle can be found on the CE website at

Neris sponsored Alu and wood framed Valkure-2 550 in proposed Cockleshell Endeavour livery with some free space to cater for other sponsorship decals etc If you would like to contribute / sponsor in any way towards the CE Recovery Program, do contact Mick Dawson ASAP at the above website.

Folding kayak in DW 2015
Steve Gresham (L) and Mick Dawson (R) Cockleshell Endeavour team - Boat 369
Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race 2015

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 been sold previously to UK based clients as early as 2014.

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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