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14/10/18 - Big price reductions
on all catarafts till further notice! First come, first serve till +/- 10 Cats have been sold. See here

20/09/18 - New review on the TourCat-2 added

29/07/18 - New kayak Series added
Alpha-Z range of boats with stiff drop stich floors - Inflatable Kayaks page

11/05/18 - Demo stock sale
Some demo boats now available for sale. Once gone, its gone! Listed in Sales page

08/04/18 - Demo Cats at LV Our fleet of demo cats are currently with LV PaddleSports, Team GB Masters raft team / Square Rock team - for training and practice on some club training nights at Lee Valley. See them in action there - check with us first before going there

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 'The ONE' inflatable kayak, 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

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

ZelGear catamaran rafts and inflatable kayaks

NEW - Now out
New range of inflatable kayaks with rigid floors
Successor to the A Series with drop stitch floors (same board as used for SUP's) and kayak type bow's

Blue Zelgear Alpha-Z 520 3 seater and red Alpha-Z 430 2 seater (middle)
ZelGear Needle-1 in background

Sneak preview - new ww inflatable kayak coming in 2019
ZelGear MarK-1

Due to be released 2019
A new white water model with vertical sides that gives the feeling of being in a hardshell
Self draining with drop stitch floor
Includes waterproof, easy to access, inflatable storage space at the rear
Grab handles for easy re-entry

White water river running inflatable kayak
ZelGear "The ONE"

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 - 12kg
Suitable up to 90kg and Grade 4

Eskimo rolls? Easy!
Packs into a backpack - ideal for those without cars or car roof racks or accessing rivers through difficult terrain!

If interested, do let us know - available to order now

Bookings available for try-outs
(south / central England)

Large sized photos

Zelgear at Beale Park Boat Show
ZelGear at the 2017 Beale Park Boat show

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

Big price reductions
till further notice!

Act now to avoid disappointment. Offer will not be repeated - valid till certain quantities of Cats (+/-10) have been sold in the UK. First come, first serve

See Catarafts page here

Expedition version of the ZelGear " One"

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 require more information about this version kayak

TourCat-2 "Mini"

Latest addition to the TourCat range of non kneeling (raft fit) catarafts
TourCat-2 "Mini"

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

Two cross tubes (thwarts) instead of three, with a slightly narrower beam, and smaller diameter main tubes
Complete with thigh straps, and foot straps

Faster, more manoeuvrable, more economical to paddle, and lighter to carry compared to a two man monohulled 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-6 (PU version)

Polyurethane (PU) versions of Tourt Cats will be available to order durng summer 2018. With red uppers and black hulls.

Tougher and lighter than the PVC versions

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 Needle-1 and Needle-2 inflatable kayaks

Top to bottom - ZelGear Needle-2 kayak, SportCat-2 cataraft, ZelGear The ONE white water kayak

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 saddles when going down whitewater

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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