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Announcements

16/09/17 - Discount offer
on the catamaran rafts for Raft guides and Raft club members ends 30/09/17.

20/06/17 - Photos of the Expedition version of the inflatable WW river runner kayak ZelGear The ONE - with inflatable storage compartments in bow and stern. Photos

10/06/17 - Cats and inflatable kayaks available for try outs - ZelGear Needle-2 and ZelGear The ONE inflatable kayaks, ZelGear TourCat-2 Mini, ZelGear VectoR-2 and ZelGear SportCat-4 catamaran rafts

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

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

12/02/17 - New addition to the inflatable kayak range - ZelGear The ONE "Slivka". A white water single seater kayak that packs into a backpack. A demo is available for try-outs now. Some photos here

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











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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.

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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



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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.




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15/06/17 - ZelGear International sponsored ZelGear ONE Expedition kayak in the Source to Sea Amazon River expedition
12/02/17 - New inflatable WW kayak added - ZelGear ONE (previously called "Slivika")
15/01/17 - Polyurethane version catarafts
10/01/17 - A customer review on the SportCat-2 has been posted - See Review page
05/01/17 - A new improved version of the 2 seater SportCat-2 called the VectoR-2 is coming soon
15/12/16 - Management change - creation of separate Neris and ZelGear lines / brands
31/08/16 - Try-out of a SportCat-4 cataraft at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, North London
14/08/16 - Try-out of a SportCat-4 cataraft at the National Water Sports Centre (Holme PierrePont / HPP), Nottingham
06/06/16 - First public showing of Neris ZelGear products - Beale Park Boat Show



15/06/17 - ZelGear ONE Expedition WW kayak sponsored by ZelGear UA
UK based Emma Tamsin Kelty is attempting a solo Source to Sea Amazon River trip, using a specially made and sponsored ZelGear ONE Expedition white water river running kayak during the 1st stage 1000 mile section. At the bottom of the whitewater section, she will be switching over to a NERIS Valkure-2 folding touring kayak for the rest of journey to the sea (4000 miles). At certain parts of the whitewater section where the water is very shallow, she uses a backup plastic ww kayak. Follow Emma's journey via her blog at https://share.garmin.com/EmmaKelty

The start - At the headwaters deep in the high mountains in Peru
20 June 2017

Rio Maranon - one of the main tributaries feeding into the Amazon River
Day 10/11


 




12/02/17 - New inflatable kayak added to the ZelGear range - ZelGear ONE
A self bailing whitewater inflatable kayak with a dropstitch "AirBoard" floor. One of the first whitewater inflatable on the market that has 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. Dropstitch is the same sort of stuff used to make the very rigid and stiff stand-up paddleski boards.
 




15/01/17 - Polyurethane (PU) versions of all ZelGear cataraft models will be available to order later this year. Stronger, tougher and between 20-50% lighter than the current PVC versions while costing only about 20-30% more. Ideal for heavy duty use. Do let us know if you are interested. Initial colour scheme - black hulls with red upper decks.
First polyurethane prototype version ZelGear TourCat-4 being tested - Sept 2016
More photos - click here



10/01/17 - Customer review on the ZelGear SportCat-2 cataraft
See Reviews page


ZelGear SportCat-2 BeaveR-2



05/01/17 - New version kneeling two seater Cataraft - VectoR-2 coming late Spring 2017
An improved variant based on the popular SportCat-2 with a lower positioned kneeling seat drop stitch platform and re-designed kneeling straps and saddle seats. The shape of the main floatation tubes at the front has also been refined (larger diameter just in front of the kneeling seats) creating more buoyancy, which produces quick recoveries when the bows gets submerged in extreme white water. Footrest design has been improved too. Also there is additional seats to sit on for when you do not want to kneel (EG taking a break). More details coming soon. VectoR-2 Subscribers will qualify for special introductory price!
More photos here
ZelGear VectoR-2 cataraft



15/12/16 - Management re-organisation at the NERIS ZelGear factory

Two business sections have been created, each to focus specifically on the respective core businesses - NERIS on folding kayaks, and ZelGear on inflatable watercrafts (Inflatable kayaks/canoes and catarafts). For ease of marketing in the UK, we have decided to split the existing NERIS Watersports UK site into two respective brands as well.



31/08/16 - Try-out of the SportCat-4 cataraft by raft guides at the Lee Valley White Water Centre
LV Raft guides had an opportunity to have a play on a NERIS SportCat-4, on the London 2012 Olympic Legacy white water course.
Detailed photos
NERIS SportCat-4 cataraft (OtteR-4) at  Lee Valley NERIS SportCat-4 cataraft (OtteR-4) at  Lee Valley
 




14/08/16 - Try-out of the SportCat-4 cataraft by raft guides at the National Water Sports Centre (Holme PierrePont / HPP), Nottingham
Raft guides at HPP had an opportunity to have a play on a SportCat-4 on the HPP white water course - verdict "It's awesome!".
Detailed photos
NERIS SportCat-4 cataraft (OtteR-4) at Nottingham White Water Centre NERIS SportCat-4 cataraft (OtteR-4) at Nottingham White Water Centre
 


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 boats 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, 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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