Blue + Black(Option)

Aerius I 490 SL Expedition

¥515,000 (incl. Japanese VAT)
Includes Pack-Bags, Spraycover, Rudder-System, Repair-Kit, Instruction Manual)
490 cm
72 cm
27 kg (carbon: 21 kg)
Max. Payload
300 kg (400 l)
Assembly Time
appr. 15 Minutes
Wood (Option: Carbon Frame)
100% Cotton (Deck)
TPU (Hull)

The Aerius 490 is the perfect single kayak. Its cockpit entry area is longer and wider than that of the Aerius 380 or the previous Aerius I 450, and it offers much space inside the body as well, providing comfort for paddlers of all sizes. The Aerius 490 has excellent directional stability and has outstanding seaworthyness. Thanks to its V-shaped hull, it is an astonishing fast folding kayak under normal load conditions, yet provides much secondary safety and great payload capacity for long and very long touring. The Aerius 490 is easy to handle, not only on the water, but also on land. Set-up is easy and fast - a joy for everybody experienced in more demanding folding kayak designs. The Aerius 490 comes with 3 pack bags, where necessary it can be packed into only 2, an appr. 133 cm long frame part bag, and a large backpack. For public transport, we recommend a collapsable kayak cart that easily fits into the kayak when paddling/cruising. A suitable sail for Aerius 490 is Klepper's "Drift Sail" designed mainly for tail winds. In combination with outriggers, the full-sail [S1] can be used on smaller lakes.

The Aerius 490 Expedition hull is made of the still relatively new TPU with superior robustness enabling significant weight reduction. The Expedition features paddle pockets on the deck, optional hatches front and/or aft, and additional deck colours to choose from.

Blue + Black(Option)
Red + Black(Option)
Olive + Black(Option)
Standard Specifications
  • Keel Stripe Skin Enforcement (Width 25 cm)
  • 2 Air Sponsons
  • Bow Protector
  • Standard Seat
  • Deck Rope with D-Hooks
  • Deck Rim Enforcement
  • Deck Straps
  • Paddle Holders
  • Bicolor 10 cm black striped Deck Rim
  • Ergonomic Backrest
  • Comfort Seat
  • Seat Elevation Pad (3-9 cm)
  • Loading Hatch (Front)
  • Loading Hatch (Aft)
  • Carbon Frame
Accessories (sold separately)
See Accessories Page for Klepper original accessories.