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 saleSome 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
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.
|ZelGear Cataraft line-up|
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 to reduce knee compressions.
This kneeling concept is no different to the very common practice of canoeists who paddle
canoes using the kneeling seat / thwart, or C1 / C2 kayakers sitting on raised saddles..
You do not have to be in the kneeling position when paddling flat water.
TPU version TourCats will be available on request from late Summer 2018. TPU is much tougher and lighter than PVC. A prototype TPU version TourCat-2 Mini produced last year weighed only 7kg!
Logo printing for clubs etc
For a small additional fee, we can print logos on the Cats.
Choose where you would like the logo/s to go. On the front thwart, on the front inside tubes (opposite side to the existing Zelgear logo), or on the sides. We require vector format files.
*Prices as of 14/10/18. Reduced (discounted) prices valid till further notice. UK residents only.