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Announcements

22/11/17 - BLACK FRIDAY promotion now on
till 27th November 2017

26/10/17 - Second try out session by more members of the Lee Valley PaddleSports Club rafting teams and Team GB on evening 01/11/17

24/10/17 - Catarafts and ONE ww kayak appearing at Lee Valley on evening 25th October.
Try out session by members of the rafting section of the Lee Valley PaddleSports club and Team GB

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". 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











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
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.




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Prices of catarafts are shown on the Cataraft Line Up page
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ZelGear two seater frameless Catarafts ("Cats")
Stats below are for current PVC versions - polyurethane (PU) versions are coming later this year
 


TourCat-2
Mini R2 Cataraft


TourCat-2 R2 Cataraft
TourCat-2 R2 Cataraft river touring catamaran raft


SportCat-2 R2 Cataraft

SportCat-2  Zelgear BeaveR-2 catamaran raft
(Called BeaveR-2 in USA)


VectoR-2 R2 Cataraft

VectoR-2  Zelgear catamaran raft
Type
Frameless R2 cataraft
Frameless R2 cataraft
Frameless R2 kneeling seat cataraft
Frameless R2 kneeling seat cataraft
Seats
2 Adults
2 Adults
2 Adults
2 Adults
Cataraft length
360cm
360cm
360cm
360cm
Cataraft width
180cm
200cm
185cm
185cm
Cataraft
weight
21kg
25kg
22kg
22kg
Main tubes diameter
50cm
60cm
55cm
55 / 40cm
Seating
system
Foot and thigh straps.
Seated on the main tubes
Foot and thigh straps.
Seated on the main tube
s
Thigh and knee straps, footrest.
Seated facing directly forward on kneeling seat
Thigh and knee straps, footrest.
Seated facing directly forward on kneeling seat
Loading
limit
300kg
400kg
250kg
250kg
Separate inflatable sections
4
5
6
(Including 2 kneeling seats)
8
(Including kneeling seats & drop stitch floors)
Inflation time
15 minutes using supplied manual pump
20 minutes using supplied manual pump
15 minutes using supplied manual pump
20 minutes using supplied manual pump
Air pressure
Main tubes - 0.35bar, cross tubes 0.22bar
HP valves - Scoprega (Italy)
Main tubes - 0.35bar, cross tubes 0.22bar
HP valves - Scoprega (Italy)
Main tubes - 0.35bar, cross tubes 0.22bar
HP valves - Scoprega (Italy)
Main tubes - 0.35bar, cross tubes 0.22bar
HP valves - Scoprega (Italy)
Safety valves
Automatic air bleed valves on all inflatable sections
Scoprega (Italy)
Automatic air bleed valves on all inflatable sections
Scoprega (Italy)
Automatic air bleed valves on all inflatable sections, except for kneeling seats
Scoprega (Italy)
Automatic air bleed valves on all inflatable sections, except for kneeling seats
Scoprega (Italy)
Material
Heytex (Germany) PVC 850g/m2
Red or Blue cross tubes, light grey main tubes
Heytex (Germany) PVC 850g/m2
Red or Blue cross tubes, light grey main tubes
Heytex (Germany) PVC 850g/m2
Red or Blue cross tubes, light grey main tubes
Heytex (Germany) PVC 850g/m2
Red or Blue cross tubes, light grey main tubes
Backpack
90 x 55 x 25cm
100 x 55 x 25cm
90 x 50 x 23cm
90 x 50 x 40cm
Packed weight
25kg
28kg
25kg
25kg
Includes



Excludes
Backpack, High pressure 2 litre manual pump, repair kit


Paddles, PFD's, helmets
Backpack, High pressure 2 litre manual pump, repair kit


Paddles, PFD's, helmets
Backpack, High pressure 2 litre manual pump, repair kit


Paddles, PFD's, helmets
Backpack, High pressure 2 litre manual pump, repair kit


Paddles, PFD's, helmets
Warranty
3 years
3 years
3 years
3 years
Notes
A lighter and more responsive compact Cat compared to the TourCat-2. Smaller diameter main tubes and a single floor mat


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Very suitable as a river touring raft with storage space for camping kit (or with extra passengers seated on the floor), and use on flat water and on rivers Grades 1-3. With sufficient experience with this Cat, Grades 4-5 can be tackled.

Paddlers are seated on top of the main tubes with both legs in the raft
The cataraft design makes river touring much easier than the heavyweight rafts which has a fair bit of drag. Another advantage over rafts of similiar size is the total carrying weight is so much lighter and has a more compact backpack.
Light and very nimble. Kneeling seats allows for advanced paddle strokes and provides ability to raise the bow as needed. Paddlers will be able to reach out further sideways with the paddle, far more than any other type of raft.

Main tubes are flat-topped.

The kneeling style may require rests at intervals. EG stretch legs if unaccustomed to kneeling for long periods.

With sufficient experience on this craft, river grades 4-5 can be mastered.

The deck width by the knees is rather narrow, so if you are XXL and very tall, please discuss available options. Existing kneeling seat is comfortable for paddlers up to 250lbs / 113kg and 6'6" / 2m,

NOTE - the straps on the kneeling seats / saddles and foot rests has been changed - photos on this site are of the previous design / version. New design is more comfortable and safer


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A more responsive Cat compared to the SportCat-2, with seats being positioned lower. Kneeling platform made of stiff drop stitch. Kneeling seats more comfortably profiled.
     
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Here is a speeded up demonstration of unpacking and inflation of the SportCat-2 (Called Zelgear's BeaveR-2 in USA). Full assembly process with the included hand pump takes approximately 15 minutes (with 2 pumps, it's half the time). We sped up the film clip x30 to make it more fun to watch. The TourCat-2 has larger side tubes and an extra cross tube, plus thigh straps and foot caps - approx extra 5 minutes inflation time.



TourCat-2 R2 raft
TourCat-2 - Migei River
2 Adults

TourCat-2 R2 raft
TourCat-2
2 adults, with 1 adult as passenger
Outing at the Sports Club Sochi 360
Shahe River, Sochi, Russia

SportCat-2 R2 raft
SportCat-2
2 Adults
Beaver Slide, Canada

SportCat-2 R2 raft
SportCat-2
2 Adults with one adult passenger



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