Last Updated on March 7, 2018 by Assistant Editor
The Stamina ATS 1405 Air Rowing Machine is an affordable and durable piece of exercise equipment that falls in line with the quality products that are offered by Stamina. The machine’s oversized chrome seat rail and steel frame ensure stability during intense workouts. Stamina® also packs a lot of comfort features into this machine like large footrests with nylon straps, an ergonomic handle, and a large padded seat. Like the Concept2 rowing machines, the Stamina 1405 utilizes wind resistance via a spinning fan. This style of air-resistance provides one of the smoothest, and lowest-impact cardio and strength-training workouts you can get in not only a rowing machine, but any kind of exercise you might choose. We dig deeper into the details, features, and pros & cons of the Stamina ATS Air Rower 1405 in our full rowing machine review below.
- Height: 31.5 inches
- Width: 19.75 inches
- Length: 78 inches
- Weight: 73 lbs
- An oversized, angled seat rail with a ball bearing roller system provides a fluid rowing action while exercising.
- Large foam padded seat for comfort to extend workouts.
- Large footplates with fully adjustable nylon straps for a comfortable fit.
- Foldable frame and built-in wheels for easy portability and efficient storage.
- Maximum User Weight: 250 lbs.
- Large LED backlit screen.
- Scan mode will display each data set for a period of approximately six seconds before moving onto the next set.
- Workout data includes:
- Strokes per Minute
- The Stamina® ATS Air Rower 1405 (35-1405C) has a three (3) year warranty on its frame and a 90-day warranty on its parts.
Shipping and Assembly:
Stamina® ships the ATS Air Rower 1405 via UPS. They provide a detailed instruction manual with pictures and some basic tools to assistance in the assembly. There were no complaints by reviewers of the assembly process. Generally, the assembly took reviewers about 30-45 minutes to complete.
The ATS Air Rower 1405 is manufactured by Stamina®. In business since 1987, this company has focused on providing quality and value across the fitness industry. Since then, Stamina® increased their distribution and their products can be found through a huge variety of mediums, such as internet retailers, sporting goods dealers, mass merchants, catalogues and television shopping networks. They were one of the first to develop infomercials and through them brought to us household names like Body by Jake products, Denise Austin, and Suzanne Somers.
What We Love About the Stamina® ATS 1405 Air Rower:
The ATS 1405 Air Rower is built with the user in mind. Stamina provides a lot of conveniences in this rowing machine centered on comfort, storage and durability. Features like the large seat and footrests keep you on the machine for longer periods, and will keep you coming back for more and more workouts. The upgraded metal pull chain is a convenience you won’t find on other rowing machines in this price range. You can be sure that this chain will outlast other lesser quality pulls on the market. Stamina® is known for producing quality exercise equipment at the ATS Air Rower 1405 is no exception.
Metal Pull Chain
The nicest component of the Stamina® ATS Air Rowing Machine 1405 is it comes with a metal drive chain. Many other rowers in this price range use nylon pulls that tend to stretch and wear out in time. This metal chain will last much longer. I will warn though that some users comment on the chain slipping, especially during more intense workouts. This is very common in earlier models of the ATS Air Rower 1405.
Another good aspect of the ATS Air Rower 1405 is that it provides a good rowing motion and is very comfortable. It comes with a very padded seat with enough comfort to allow you to extend your workouts. This rowing machine also has large foot pads that will accommodate nearly everyone with nylon straps to secure you into place. The rowing handle is quite ergonomic and allows the user a lot of free wrist movement which removes unnecessary stress while exercising.
Storing the Stamina® ATS Air Rower 1405 is another plus. At 73 lbs, the machine is easily movable at the end of your workout. It comes with casters to aide in moving the rowing machine out of the way. The best feature however is that it is foldable for compact storage. This is a great rowing machine for apartment users or for people who have a small exercise area.
What Isn’t So Great:
The drawback is kind of obvious. With the large air fan in the front of the rower, the Stamina® ATS Air Rower 1405 is pretty noisy. Though it provides good resistance, this can be a problem for some people. A lot of buyers may pass on the noise of this rower because the find it annoying or difficult to concentrate while exercising. Additionally, it makes listening to the television or your favourite motivational music nearly impossible unless you’re using headphones, which can be a good option.
Stamina® uses the same basic console on the ATS Air Rower 1405 that they use on less expensive models. When I say basic, I mean basic. The only options that it has are a visible display of your speed, distance, time, calories burned, count and strokes per minute. That’s it. Other rowers in this price range come with more advanced settings on their machine’s computers such as splits. The fact that it’s backlit is nice, however.
Final Word on the Stamina® ATS 1405 Air Rowing Machine:
At around $549.99, the Stamina® ATS Air Rower 1405 is a good way to get an air resistance rowing machine for a decent price. In this price range, we recommend considering the Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower as well. And in the next higher price range, the Concept2 air-resistance rowers are going to cost around twice as much, but arguably because they come with more computer features and somewhat higher quality components. That said, the ATS 1405 rower has a very comfortable and fluid rowing motion that provides a good cardio workout. Overall, if you’re looking for a lot of fancy upgrades and features, you’re not going to find them on this machine but you will be able to improve your health and fitness at a good price.
Here’s an overview of the Stamina ATS 1405 Rowing Machine: