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.
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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
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 the 2017 Beale Park Boat show
NERIS ZelGear Catarafts Around the World
Piteälven River tour - 120 km over 8 days -Sweden
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!
Contact us if you require more information about this version kayak
Latest addition to the TourCat range of non kneeling (raft fit) catarafts
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!
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
a ZelGear SportCat-2 cataraft off the Sound of Jura, west
coast of Scotland
Owner - M Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK
TourCat-6 (PU version)
(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
foldable boat !
Only 23kg !
Compare that packed size and weight to an equivalent sized
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.
inflate by the waterside and then off you paddle!
Needle-1 and Needle-2 inflatable kayaks |
Top to bottom -
ZelGear Needle-2 kayak, SportCat-2 cataraft, ZelGear The ONE white water
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