I love this machine. I received the basic rowing bundle from the initial kickstarter campaign and have purchased almost all accessories since. Everything has been great quality and functions exactly as designed and expected. Does it have the same max resistance that a Concept 2 has? No, but I would not expect it to. This travels with me, switches out to kayak mode in less than a min, breaks down to fit under my bed. I have owned or used almost every type of rowing machine out there, and this is my favorite overall because of it's versatility.
Fast shipment. Fair ptice
We waited a long time to write this review. Why? Because we wanted to gauge whether this machine would really hold up. Well, after 10 months of regular use, we are happy to report that our Whipr absolutely rocks! We have the row component and my wife and I love it. So much so that we have recommended it to all of our friends and family members. Thank you Whipr for making a fantastic product!
It took a while to receive my whipr, but it was definitely worth the wait. I ordered the row, ski, and paddle combo. While removing it from the box, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the quality of materials and workmanship. Set-up is easy and relatively fast. The display is easy to read and use. As a personal trainer, I can’t wait to see what my clients think! I highly recommend the whipr, for all fitness enthusiasts!
Just as sturdy as the big name rowers, this little box gets the job done. Lightweight and easy to break down, the row accessory is a must for any home gym. Customer service is friendly and helpful. Excited to see how Whipr will grow!
I bought this in the kickstart phase and waited nearly a year to receive it (thanks Covid). I’ve been using it about four months to test the durability before giving a proper review. This thing truly lives up to the hype. This unit fits in my tiny entry coat closet. I can take it out and assemble the rower in less than 30 seconds, and get an excellent full body workout in less than ten minutes. I was worried it would be wobbly or not be able to take a beating, but I was wrong. The weld joints are professional and super sturdy. The rower rig doesn’t slide at all, even on my wood flooring without a mat underneath. The Whipr base unit itself is also strong, the settings are easy to navigate, and I can pull like I would on any concept rower at the gym and it feels sturdy and strong. All around excellent product and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.
I had always wanted a rowing machine. Only problem: nowhere to store when not in use. When I saw the Whipr, I was instantly sold and ended up getting it with my stimulus money and as a present to myself for getting a new job. I've found that I have zero excuses to work out now, as all I have to do is just inflate the back of it and I can get a quick row or SUP workout before starting my day, rather than drive to the gym, change, work out (if the machines I want to use are even available), then get dressed again. While the demos show it working with a door, anything heavy will work just as well. I use a chest of drawers or a bookshelf.
All in all, it's a great product for those looking for a truly portable home or home away from home gym. You truly get your money's worth without the sacrifice of quality. Assembly of the rowing/paddling machine takes about 5-10 minutes.
I have loved that this machine is so light that I can carry it from my garage into the home for continued opportunity to move from intense workout (garage) to an easy row or paddle while I watch tv so I spend less time sitting. Couldn't do something like this with a larger piece of equipment. The affordability is also something that is appreciated since purchasing a standard rower was outside my budget. Now I not only have a rower, I have a paddle option and a ski option so my movement can change with my mood and motivation. WORTH every penny.
Love it - great tool for recovering from a Knee surgery
Ski and SUP are great exercise
Great customer service
Magnetic pins (Row + Ski)
Amazing workout with the SUP attachment and incredible movement. HR can be easily maintained or pushed without any issue to cadence. The realistic flow through the strokes is impressive.
Easy to setup. Indoor or outdoor workouts are quick and simple to setup. Ground anchor adds to the options. Tap the buttons, select program and your away paddling.
Great product and looking forward to training with other attachments.
I bought two base units and the row accessory. So far everything has been great. My primary use was to help stay in decent paddle shape to improve my surfing. I can only surf a couple times a month, so this is a way to spend more time catching waves, than recovering from paddling. They work great. The surf handles/swim paddles aren’t very good. The plastic broke my second time using them. But the straps work great, so I’m happy with it. I only use the row accessory when I want same cardio, but don’t feel like running. It works fine for me. If your serious about rowing, this probably isn’t the best option for you. Overall I’m very happy with my purchase. It gave me exactly what I wanted for paddle conditioning, and has a bonus of giving me a decent row machine.
So much better using this when you row. Very effective!
Love the product. Super well made, compact and versatile. Love the row, ski and sup accessories and the variety they bring to my workouts!! Highly recommend this product.
I have only used the rower a few times, but so far i like it. It's easy to use and i love that it's smaller in size. My only wish is that the foot pedals had heal cups.
Whipr is a great little erg. The hardware is excellent. The company is very responsive (and very busy!). There are some software bugs that need be worked out, but I’m confident that the company will continue to improve the product firmware and app. I’ve used the paddle (standing SUP and sitting on a box to “simulate" an outrigger). The rowing tension and cable/paddle action is just about right. Highly recommended.
Well made, attractive, with convenient connections, and smooth function. The row accessory and the Whipr base unit have fulfilled and exceeded the developers’ promised design.
This machine works really well to aid me in perfecting my paddling stroke for dragon boating. I made my own paddle handle with a wooden dowel and hook it onto the loop in front. I can improve my technique, strength and rate with this machine. It's light, small and easy to store. I'm thrilled I found this product.
Family member backed the Base Unit. Once it arrived, (can you say “a-pandemic-teaches-patience”?) I trialed it by itself. Quality impressive, so we ordered the Row accessory. (Which came in mere days, as now in Feb 2022 Whip’r product is on-shore in USA.). Thrilled to have this very well machined and pack-able rowing machine. I’m a mechanic, and Whip’r row unit quality rivals some of my expensive folding ‘James Bond’ type travel bikes. Will use myself in home gym (near competitive partner’s Concept II’s) and then will bring on vacations and adventures so said partner won’t miss team erg workouts and say they “can’t go…”
Very happy with the equipment. Only complaint is that when using two base units (ie kayaking) only one attaches to the phone via Bluetooth. I think they mentioned at one point this is something they’re looking into so hopefully they update the app to allow data from both bases at some point.
I’d definitely recommend for the kayak modality - haven’t put much use into the others.
Whipr made an immediate impression!
The quality of the materials and tooling are sleek, look and feel great in the hand and to use. Even the sound of the click as accessories are added or taken off is impressive and bursts quality.
Very easy to put together and take apart for portability.
Looking forward to see how it performs over time.
Very clever, feels like everything has been thought off, designed, tested and made better.
I've been using the rowing function 3x a week and it really gives you a bang for your buck. After each session, it packs up nicely into a suitcase which I can tuck away in the storeroom.
Got the WHIPR base unit and have been using it as Stand Up Paddle board training and for general fitness training (variety in training). Took a while to get the unit but this is due to COVID ... I originally "backed" the product on Indiegogo.
So far I've it very good for training and it mimics Stand Up Paddle Boarding very well. I'm working towards getting the rower frame.
Overall I've found the product to be very well made and a great addition to my home gym and general fitness training.
I love this little machine. I've been using it for 2 weeks now, and am feeling the benefit already. I've a long way to go, but having the rowing machine downstairs makes it easy to build a daily habit. Looking forward to using the other accessories in time too
I have the rower, kayak, and ski attachments and could not be happier with my devices. I am particularly impressed by the ski attachment which makes these devices extremely portable and capable of supporting an enormous range of exercises. In fact, I recently took one device with me on staycation. How nice it was to get my workout indoors during the month of December!