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Stamina Air Rower 1399 Rowing Machine

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Air77 x 18 x 2255 lbs250 lbs3 years frame
90 days parts

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Much more affordable than other models but just as- if not more- efficient, the Stamina Air Rower 1399 has been especially crafted to provide a full-body workout while protecting your joints and minimizing any risk of injury. To help you get the most out of your workout, this rowing machine features a plethora of options which you can adjust to your liking and physical capacity. This piece of equipment can very easily accommodate users of 250lbs or less.

The rower is manufactured by Stamina Inc., one of the most reliable suppliers in the fitness world. Founded in 1987, this company strives to provide solid and durable equipment to last for years- if not decades. Stamina Inc. is also acclaimed for its fantastic customer support and easy aftersales service.

Specifications

  • Color: Grey, Black
  • Stride Adjustability: Manual
  • Material: Stainless Steel and Plastic
  • Type of console display: LCD
  • Portability: Fully portable
  • Assembled product size: 77 x 18 x 22 inches
  • Folded product size: 48 x 18 x 28 inches
  • Shipping weight: 55 pounds
  • User weight: 250lbs
  • Storage: Foldable for easy storage
  • Rower length: 77 inches
  • Space required: no more than 2.5 meters

Parts and Assembly

Most users found that the air rower was relatively easy to put together. I personally had just a few minor issues with the assembly process when I first tried to put the machine together, but the manual was clear enough to direct me in the right direction. Users will undoubtedly appreciate the handy diagrams that largely facilitate the assembly process. While the manufacturers claimed an assembly time of 15 minutes, it took me 45 to 50 minutes to put all the parts together.

Helpfully enough, a variety of tools were included in the packaging and these include a regular wrench as well as two Allen wrenches. The tools are quite easy to understand even if you’ve never used either one of them before.

The boxed packaging also comes with the following accessories and parts:

  • 1399 monitorSeat Rail
  • Ergonomic foot plates
  • Chain Oil
  • Steel frame
  • Foam molded seat
  • Nylon rowing strap
  • Nylon foot strap
  • Multi-function performance monitor

Storage and Comfort

Unlike most overly-bulky rowers that tend to claim quite a lot of floor space, this particular product folds up extremely easy and only requires 50% of its original size when folded up. Perfect for athletes who live in an apartment building, the rower is also movable, thanks to the tiny wheels at the base.

1399 rower foldedLack of comfort is not at all an issue with this product: in fact, the great majority of users were able to push through their regular workout limit and put in some extra hours since the lightly padded seat is quite comfortable and easily fits itself to your body shape. The lack of texture on the handle is a common problem usually reported for other rowers, though it does certainly not concern this fitness equipment because the handles of the Air Rower 1399 are textured and curved for a firm grip.

Personally, I quite appreciated the wide footrests that can be adjusted to the size of the user’s shoes. The footrests are actually so sleek and comfortable that quite a few customers said that they were able to workout even without their shoes on.

The base is quite solid, which prevents the machine from moving in spite of the constant rowing motions. It does take a few adjustments to properly get the base on perfect support but once you find the perfect angle, the machine doesn’t budge at all- no matter how furiously you row. Users will also appreciate the exquisitely smooth gliding motion that does mimic the sensation of rowing on actual water. Thanks to the nylon straps, the fan blades move in a very fluid inward-outwards direction, resulting in a sleek glide.

Performance and Features

1399 air rowing machineThis rower is one of the most efficient equipment in the fitness industry because it boasts of a sturdy build quality and oversized rail for extra safety. The manual air resistance engages all the muscles in your body while encouraging your muscle strength and stamina to build over time. Suitable to both experienced athletes and novice users, this rowing machine delivers particular focus on the quadriceps, back muscle, biceps and chest.

Instead of constantly having to lean over to fiddle with the resistance button, this machine automatically adjusts its resistance level to the intensity of your workout: this way, the faster and harder you row, the tougher the resistance gets. This is something which fans of intense and strenuous exercise will largely appreciate because they will be able to get the most out of an hour’s workout without constantly having to pause and adjust the resistance.

The rower also features a handy Display Screen which users can use to monitor the number of minutes they’ve been working out, as well as the calories burned. In comparison to a few other models, the seat is relatively higher up the ground which may help elderly individuals to easily slip on and off the machine. This also provides a greater pull against gravity, hence maximizing your workout.

Drawbacks

The one thing that users might deplore with this rowing machine is the lack of any noise-free feature. While the noise level is fairly tolerable, some users might not appreciate the constant humming that tend to increase in decibel as the pulls against the fan blades grow harder. A few users also deplored the weight capacity which is only limited to 250lbs.

If you don’t appreciate the noise during your workouts then a non-air resistant rowing machine might be better for you, such as the Kettler Favorit, Stamina Orbital or Precision Rower, which are actually on same price range than the this air rower.

Should you go for it?

Overall, the Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine provides an excellent, full-body workout in spite of its minor shortcomings. Since this has been especially built for lengthy workouts, you can spend hours on it without risking any strain or injury. Guaranteed to sculpt your body and help you lose any unruly bulge or lump, this machine burns an impressive 300 to 500 calories per hour.

This product comes in in Black and Grey. It is covered by a warranty of 90 days on the parts and 3 years on the frame. The air rower is readily available on Amazon and the Stamina website.