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This site is still under development - please bear with us while we get up to speed. Do contact us anyway if you have any queries - it's still business as usual in the background!

Popular selling models
The versatile double Aerius II 545 series kayaks are the biggest sellers in Europe. These kayaks are also designed to be used as a single seater too - the solo seat position is well balanced to paddle solo. These kayaks are roomy, with plently of internal storage space for that weekend trip up to serious multi-day expeditions. You can even opt for a 3rd seat for a small child!

Time saving simple clip lock system
These world famous range of Klepper folding kayaks all use the unique, simple to use
'Slide and Snap' clip lock assembly, which requires no tools at all. From the carry bags to the water, on average, takes just 15 minutes!

Website information
We will shortly be updating the website with more information and fill in the gaps with more accessories and other key pages. Do email us if you have any queries now. After all, we prefer a chat to determine your best needs before you place your order.

Quotes and ordering
Due to exchange rate fluctuations and the large number of available items listed on this site, do contact us directly for the best prices.

Klepper History

Quality designed and engineered in Bavaria, Germany

For over 100 years KLEPPER folding kayaks have been meticulously handcrafted.

Not only KLEPPER kayak owners know: this kayak is something special!

A KLEPPER kayak is a combination of German ingenious design and craftsmanship and selected materials yielding a product of the highest quality and durability.

Each KLEPPER folding kayak is, to some extent, unique and tailored to your needs.

The original KLEPPER folding kayak is marked by a serial number on the boomerang piece.

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100 Year Tradition – Quality – Innovation

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KLEPPER folding kayaks since 1907

Johann KLEPPER’s dream: a kayak to go
In 1907 Johann KLEPPER, master tailor in Rosenheim, Germany, acquired the license from Alfred Heurich - the creator of the folding kayak idea - to exclusively produce the folding kayak named “Dolphin”. Johann KLEPPER achieved his dream to design a kayak to go. But he also realized that the “Dolphin” was far from being a user-friendly kayak.

What began in an attic, evolved into a company of considerable size. When he started in 1907, he could probably hardly imagine that, 22 years later, he would be producing 90 folding kayaks a day and would have almost 2500 employees.

The folding kayak became the symbol of freedom and mobility, fostered by the beginning of the 20th century movement of hiking and outdoor activities. The folding kayak was also the catalyst of a new popular sport that appealed to the customer‘s need for freedom, adventure and thrills that drew more and more people under its spell. KLEPPER also eventually produced tents, outdoor clothing and gear and offered a full range of expedition equipment.

In addition to being well-known for expeditions to remote lakes and rivers, KLEPPER folding kayaks were also very successful on the sporting scene. During the 1936 Olympic Games KLEPPER folding kayaks won six gold, six silver and six bronze medals! In 1937, at the Paris World Exposition, KLEPPER folding kayaks won the “Grand Prix”, the highest award for engineering. KLEPPER has, in essence, always been "leading the pack“.

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