Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine : Well made, good value

Well built, solid, very near to actual rowing.

Does exactly what it says and does it well these are really cool absolutely fantastic product. Fast and reasonably priced these are wonderful.If you are looking for a not very expensive and the quality is very good product, then i think this is worth your purchase.

Difficult to put together but a great sculling machine. Here are the specifications for the Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine:

  • Don’t confuse other cheaply made machines with this superior rower
  • German brand HAMMER has been established in European for over 100 years, with market leading engineering
  • Height adjustable rowing machine with cross-over oars (like a real skiff) and 12 resistance levels for each oar
  • Seat mounted computer (world wide patent) and pulse measurement (chest belt compatible)
  • CE Approved and TUV Certified to German quality standards. 2 years warranty on all parts
  • Instuction Manual

The rowing machine works extremely well but is rather large and cumbersome. Too big to keep inside unless you have a room just for equipment. It took my husband some time to put it together, if i had to do it myself it would still be in parts. Directions were not easy to follow so if you are inexperienced in this sort of mechanism then you will need help. Also you need to consider storage as i don’t know how much use i will get with it being wrapped up outside.

Good value and decent workout, very robust build. . Robust rower, takes about 2 to 3 mins to warm up the fluids when you start, standard for hydraulics, gives good performance and a very decent workout. One of the best features is that it is just like rowing, your hands aren’t fixed together on the bar holding a cord as on other systems and allows you to adopt a natural rowing motion tailored to suit you. The resistance adjustability is good. Position of monitor is awkward and sometimes difficult to see and access buttons quickly as between your legs. Heart rate monitor works well but the connector to the display doesn’t always stay fully connected and is frustrating.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good value and decent workout, very robust build.
  • Well made, good value
  • Solid rower – let down by bad after sales service

It’s difficult to find rowing machines in thailand, the top of the range one, concept, costs twice as much here so i settled on the rower rower even tho freight charges were as much as the rower. It’s well made and simple but time consuming to assemble. The instructions are in both english and german and come in the form of an illustrated manual. The great thing is that for each of the 7 steps there is a little plastic bag with the correct screws, nuts and tools in. Spend a few minutes reading the manual first (i normally don’t) and it’s step by step. I got confused between my left and right which added a lttle time but it was fully assembled in about 90 minutes. Delivery from the uk to thailand was fast-4 days including a weekend but the courier ,ups, is incompetent. I was tracking it on their website on monday it said due for delivery- i waited in, then at 7.

Solid rower – let down by bad after sales service. Bought this rower after getting frustrated with a york r101. Delivery was quick even with super-saver. The rower arrived with a german assembly manual. Emailed amazon and hammer (the manufacturer) – amazon replied saying they couldn’t help. Hammer haven’t replied (it’s been a week). Before assembling put the kettle on. The rower took approx 2 hours to assemble using the german instructions (fortunately the assembly diagrams are good). The rower once constructed is really wide. 5 meters so make sure you have plenty of space for this unit. I managed to get a pdf assembly manual from another online company who sell this item so i was able to check i’d built it correctly. Shame on you amazon and hammer. Performance wise – this is where the rower really shines. It’s as close as you’ll get to rowing a boat.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on 11 reviews
Price
£319.00

One comment

  1. A good rowing machine but you have to be committed to. A good rowing machine but you have to be committed to use it. It takes up more space than you think and a lot of technique. Not one for me so i sold it on after few months. Good for those who know rowing.
  2. This review is from : Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine

    A good rowing machine but you have to be committed to. A good rowing machine but you have to be committed to use it. It takes up more space than you think and a lot of technique. Not one for me so i sold it on after few months. Good for those who know rowing.
    1. The rower has excellent resistance and the overall quality is pretty good for the price, however, there are a few small issues with it1. The screws that retain the foam hand-grips on the rowing arms become loos during a session2. One of the rowing arms has a slight warp where it joins with the hydraulic cylinder3. The computer is quite awkwardly positioned4. The amount of resistance decreases noticeably as the hydraulic cylinders warm up during a session (this is an issue with all hydraulic rowers and the level of workout is still good. Apart from the issues described above, it is a good machine and i’m happy with it overall.
  3. This review is from : Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine

    The rower has excellent resistance and the overall quality is pretty good for the price, however, there are a few small issues with it1. The screws that retain the foam hand-grips on the rowing arms become loos during a session2. One of the rowing arms has a slight warp where it joins with the hydraulic cylinder3. The computer is quite awkwardly positioned4. The amount of resistance decreases noticeably as the hydraulic cylinders warm up during a session (this is an issue with all hydraulic rowers and the level of workout is still good. Apart from the issues described above, it is a good machine and i’m happy with it overall.
  4. This review is from : Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine

    This machine is worthy of five star but there are some minor improvements needed , but don let that put you off from buying thisproduct. This machine is great because you can increase the tension as you get fitter and stronger. It is a great buy for the money they are asking for it.
  5. This review is from : Hammer Cobra Rower Rowing Machine

    This machine is worthy of five star but there are some minor improvements needed , but don let that put you off from buying thisproduct. This machine is great because you can increase the tension as you get fitter and stronger. It is a great buy for the money they are asking for it.

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