The Sole CC81 Cardio Climber is a combination of stepper and a climber to provide an intense full-body workout that is easy on your joints. Sole claims that this is the first machine of its kind.
Sole has built this machine vertically so it takes up less space in your home gym than other cardio equipment. The machine comes with 10 workout programs: six standard, two custom, and two heart rate optoins. The climber also features a turn dial to adjust the resistance, which is an electromagnetic (ECB) system, creating a smooth and quiet workout. The machine also has custom foot pedals that were developed by engineers and a physical therapist to reduce knee and ankle strain. They are 15 inches long and have a two-degree inward slope.
User reviews love the machine and the workout it provides, with many users stating that they have started using their Cardio Climber more than their other cardio equipment in their home gyms. Reviews enjoyed that the machine felt stable, was intuitive to use and provided a great workout.
Users did have issues with the machine though: Multiple users experienced plastic pieces breaking in transit or assembly and had trouble getting replacement pieces delivered. The assembly also required two people as the device is very large and heavy. People also wished that there were Bluetooth capabilities and a USB charger to go with the tablet holder.