After researching over 65 rowing machines, using 13 of them, and legitimately testing 5 of them, we've determined that the Concept 2 Model D Rower is the best rowing machine for most people. Factoring in durability, performance, warranty, price, and availability, the Concept 2 Model D Rower offers the best value and is the generally agreed upon option for those seeking a rowing machine that will last.

Benefits of using a rowing machine

How we picked and tested

Our top pick: Concept 2 Model D Rower

The less-expensive runner-up: Xebex Air Rower

Another option: WaterRower Rowing Machine

Budget pick: Stamina ATS Air Rower

The competition