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
guide. See Reviews page
- 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,
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
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
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
land which is private, so do check beforehand. Membership of a
canoe union / club is very beneficial.
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Traditional 'raft fit' sitting catarafts - TourCats
Sitting on top of the main tubes, anchoring both feet through floor foot caps / straps,
the body at a slight angle, as done on common
river rafts. These Cats are ideal for long distance river touring, being faster
easier with less drag compared to the normal flat bottomed river rafts. There
and space on the central mesh floors to secure your camping kit.
Kneeling seat catarafts - SportCats, VectoR's
Seating is kneeling on top of the flattened tube, sitting on a kneeling seat,
with the knees kept in place with knee and thigh straps and body facing 100%
forward. Toe rests assist with the 'locking in' - very easy to get off quickly when you need to. More suitable for short distance bursts (EG 40-60 minutes then rest
legs) - very comfortable for active
whitewater paddling. Seats are designed to take body weight and reduce knee compression.
This kneeling concept is no different to the very common practice of canoeists who paddle
canoes using the kneeling seat / thwart.
You do not have to be in the kneeling position when paddling flat water.
*Prices as of 28/05/17 -