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20/06/17 - Sneak preview -
Expedition version of the WW inflatable kayak ZelGear ONE. Photos

10/06/17 - Cats and inflatable kayaks available for try outs - Igla-2 inflatable kayak, TourCat-2 Mini, VectoR-2 and SportCat-4

26/05/17 - Our demo / try-out TourCat-2 MINI has arrived! Some photos here

16/05/17 - Next show day - Beale Park Boat Show 2-4th June 2017. Some boats on display - VectoR-2, TourCat-2 Mini, Igla-2. Details

30/04/17 - New addition to the TourCat family - Budget TourCat-2 "Mini". Some photos here

28/04/17 - ZelGear ONE ('Slivka') demo inflatable white water kayak available for try-outs from beginning of June. Some photos here

19/02/17 - Accessory Package Deals for inflatable kayaks added

12/02/17 - New addition to the inflatable kayak range - ZelGear ONE "Slivka". A white water single seater kayak that packs into a backpack

26/01/17 - Comments on the UKRGB forum about the benefits of the Cats - from an experienced professional USA based river guide. See Reviews page

22/01/17 - PU versions Cats
In addition to the existing PVC range, Cats made with stronger and lighter PU will be available to order soon. News

05/01/17 - new 2 seater cataraft coming soon! Modified extreme WW version of the SportCat-2, VectoR-2 will be out late Spring / early summer. Photos of first tests here

01/12/16 - Useful Websites page added. A list of sites that will help with the planning of the next trip etc.

28/11/16 - Product Reviews page added.
Read what new owners thought of their recent purchases here

Enquiries & Ordering
When you would like to order, write to 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.

ZelGear products are all made in Europe, using European made materials and high grade German made PVC welding machines.

5 year warranty on all ZelGear products

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

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 are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. Membership of a canoe union / club is very beneficial.



Welcome to ZelGear UK
Home of NERIS ZelGear Watersports in the UK

Dealer / Wholesaler - specialising in ZelGear river sport catarafts and inflatable kayaks

R4 ZelGear kneeling white water cataraft
ZelGear SportCat-2 (BeaveR-2 in USA) frameless kneeling seat cataraft
Thigh and knee braces keeps you firm on the red forward facing kneeling seats / saddles when going down whitewater

ZelGear at the recent Beale Park Boat show - June 2017

Neris Zelgear A-540 inflatable kayak

Also new this year!

New white water inflatable kayak ZelGear One ("Slivka")

New white water inflatable kayak ZelGear ONE ("Slivka")

One of the first on the market that uses a thick drop-stitch floor that creates a hardshell like stiffness and shape in an all-inflatable package, yet be able to ride it dry on flat water

With self bailing, rigid drop stitch 'AirBoard' floor, foot wells
and thigh straps
Length - 295cm, Width - 90cm, Weight - 15kg
Suitable up to 90kg and Grade 4

Eskimo rolls? Easy!

Paddling over flat water sections - sit further forward to make the boat behave more like a touring kayak with faster & easier straight-line paddling

Packs into a backpack - ideal for those without cars or car roof racks!

If interested, do let us know - available to order now. Special discount for the 1st group of buyers

Bookings available for try-outs - from 2nd weekend of June onwards

Large sized photos

NERIS ZelGear Catarafts Around the World
Piteälven River tour - 120 km over 8 days -Sweden

ZelGear 2 seater SportCat-2 (BeaveR-2) whitewater cataraft raft - Sweden

ZelGear 2 seater SportCat-2 (BeaveR-2) whitewater cataraft raft - Swede
ZelGear SportCat-2 (BeaveR-2) - Sweden, August 2016

ZelGear ONE Expedition WW inflatable kayak

An inflatable WW kayak with inflatable and waterproof storage chambers in the bow and stern!
Photos here

Contact us if you wish to be kept informed about this kayak

Qualified / Trainee
UK Raft Guides
Team GB raft team members

Looking to broaden your rafting skills and experience with your own personal Cat?

Contact us about the special Raft Guides discount

Proof of Raft Guiding employment or Team GB membership / selection required

Latest News !

New addition to the TourCat range of non kneeling (sitting) catarafts
TourCat-2 "Mini"

Now available to order

A smaller, lighter budget version of the existing 2 man TourCat-2

Two cross tubes instead of three, with a slightly narrower beam.
Complete with thigh straps, and foot straps

Faster, more manoeuvrable, more economical to paddle, and lighter to carry compared to a two man raft

Prices listed in Cataraft Line Up page
More photos here

New 2 seater cataraft
available to order now!

Two seater river running white water cataraft raft

This amazing cataraft is a refinement of the popular zippy SportCat-2, outperforming in white water with more comfortable seats and all round performance

- New main flotation tubes shape
- Kneeling seat redesigned and sitting position lowered
- Integrated drop stitch knee platforms
- New design toe / foot rests
- Comfortable 3 kneeling strap system

Prices listed in Cataraft Line Up page
Some photos here

Two seater river running cataraft raft

Paddling a ZelGear SportCat-2 cataraft off the Sound of Jura, west coast of Scotland
August 2016
Owner - M Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK

ZelGear TourCat-4 (PU)

Polyurethane (PU) versions of all Cats will be available to order early summer. With red uppers and black hulls

Go paddling
in a
foldable boat !

ZelGear SportCat-2 backpack
Only 23kg ! Compare that packed size and weight to an equivalent sized river raft!

From backpack to water in 5-15 minutes

Store packed cataraft / inflatable kayak bag/s in a cupboard at home, or in the boot of the car, motorhome or caravan. Also easily travel to your starting location by train or coach, and paddle to another location and return home via a different train / coach.

Simply inflate by the waterside and then off you paddle!

ZelGear SportCat-4 R4 and SportCat-2 R2 kneeling Catarafts
Dnieper River, Ukraine

ZelGear Igla-1 and Igla-2 inflatable kayaks

Top to bottom - ZelGear Igla-2 kayak, SportCat-2 cataraft, ZelGear One ("Slivka") white water kayak

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

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