Folding Concepts

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20/03/19 - Incredible find! A rare UNUSED 1960's Klepper Aerius II for sale !
Found during a recent house clearance sale - in mint condition. See here

05/12/18 - Used kayaks sale pages updated with more boats coming online soon. See both 'Used Kayaks' pages. Some of these kayaks are also currently listed on eBay

19/11/17 - new 'kid on the block' - Neris SMART Series of kayaks. Unique hybrids that can either be paddled as a canoe with bench seats or as a kayak with inflatable floor seats. A cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak. Starting with SMART-2 here

17/11/17 - new range of Greenland paddles added - Gram Kajak paddles. In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here

02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here

05/02/17 - Wayland Mk II Formoza 550 SOF military kayak, and the single seater version Mk I Achilli 500XL now included to the range

Exclusive UK dealer for the following brands:-

We are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience. We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft - from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes plus related accessories.

Gram Paddles - wood and carbon Greenland paddles

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)

We also specialise in Klepper spares and rebuilds as well as other brands


Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a license to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Websites page.


Wayland Mk II 550 (NSN 1940-43-001-7175)
(Mk II Formoza 550XL Quattro Combat)

(NB - The Mk I Achilli 500XL COMBAT single seater has all the same features except for the central platform and cargo bag)

Product specifications

Kayak available in Black, Olive Green and Camo. Other colours are available (civilian spec canvas) - dark green, brown, grey, dark blue / black

Deck features
1 - Central front deck accessory holder with securing toggle. Can be used to secure an anchor
2 - Front and rear deck paddle pockets / holders
3 - Bow to Stern deck lines with D-Rings. Numerous D-rings offer attachment points for small items

Commando Pack accessories
This kayak is standardly sold complete with a 'Commando Pack' - you will not need to buy anything else as everything is included! Unlike other kayaks listed on this site, which are just kayaks without accessories (EG spraydecks, paddles), the Commando Pack comprises of:-

1) Kayak skin backpack bag with intergrated loading tray.
With the bag empty, the bag folds into itself and becomes a loading tray. This loading tray can then be hooked onto the rear deck creating a flat platform with sides. This tray can be used in one of two ways. A - for example, when scuba diving, you can put small kit in this tray - this provides easier access as opposed to reaching inside the kayak. B - The tray sides have eyelets - you can use elasticated cord / net (not included) to secure kit.

2) Central net platform.
Made of straps, this net is fitted tightly across the cockpit between the front and rear paddler. This prevents the spraydeck from needing to take the weight of any kit stored at that location, preventing spraydeck sagging.

3) Central deck storage bag.
With attachments to secure firmly to the net platform. This large bag can be used to store any kit that the rear paddler would like to have ready access to.This bag is 'spare' - it is not actually required to store any kayak parts whilst disassembled.

4) Central deck cargo net.
If not using the central deck storage bag, then this cargo net can be used to secure own kit bags.

5) Front side pannier bags.
Accessible to the front paddler.

6) Kayak skin backpack bag with integrated loading tray.
This very large bag, once emptied, can be collapsed into itself and zipped closed forming a tray. This tray is attached to the rear deck creating a level platform with sides. Useful if diving - place small items in this tray for easy access (as opposed to reaching inside the kayak) from the water, or as an extra storage location for large kit. There are D-rings around the perimeter of this tray - to attach elastic cord / net (not supplied).

7) Removable front and rear high washboards.
Designed to deflect water when paddling through surf, reducing the impact against waist skirts / jackets.

8) Spraydeck plus waist skirts.
Shoulder straps includes a removable front pouch - to hold radios etc

9) 2 split paddles included

Photos of a Olive Green version in different configurations:-

Basic set-up - no accessories fitted
With spraydeck fitted. Rear cockpit has waist skirt attached
Pannier bags fitted
Central platform fitted with elastic cargo net attached. At this point, the sponsons were not fully re-inflated after fitting the platform - an oversight. The edges of the hull should be smooth with no ripples as in the 1st 2 photos.
It is possible to fit this cargo platform without the spraydeck should you require it.
Central deck storage bag attached
Kayak skin bag with integrated loading tray attached to the rear deck
Front and rear high washboards fitted
Fully decked up!
Any permutation is possible to suit specific needs

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Folding Kayaks UK trading as Folding Concepts
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Page last updated 22-Mar-2019