Mid-Range Machines

BodyCraft VR100 Rowing Machine 

bodycraft VR100 row machineNice looking minimalistic machine using air resistance. Solidly built in steel but this makes it heavy. It is easy to fold, but the footrests swivel about and the monitor is inadequate.

Lifespan Fitness RW1000

LifeSpan Fitness RW1000 Rowing Machine
This is basically a commercial machine designed for fitness centres. However, this could be an advantage if it is likely to get a lot of use such as in a school or club. Having said that, the Concept2 is a superior machine for less cash!

  Kettler Kadett Rowing Machine

Kettler FavoritThe Kettler Kadett rower, priced at around $599, shares many of the same quality features as the Kettler Favorit, but comes equipped with outrigger style rowing arms that more closely model the “on the water” rowing motion and feel.