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Starting at $2,299.00

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Kayak Ergometer & Kayaking Training Machine by Vasa

Build a stronger, better paddling stroke.

The Vasa Kayak Ergometer is the ultimate paddling machine for improving specific endurance and sustained power, anytime, anywhere when you can’t be on the water.

  • Save precious time with quality workouts
  • Gain “Built-in” Strength & Stamina
  • Consistent training gets results
  • Improve stroke technique & efficiency

Maximize paddling-specific power, speed and stamina while off the water. Time-saving training at the club or in your own home.

Get outstanding results for developing paddle-specific fitness. Its variable wind resistance system replicates the realistic feeling of paddling on water with accurate feedback to develop sustained paddling power, speed and endurance. Train for your paddling season and your improvement with the Power Meter’s reliable, repeatable metrics.

The Vasa Kayak Erg also works well for SUP, canoe & dragon boat training.


Make sure you have everything you need for your training with Ergometer Accessories.


Contact us anytime: 1-800-488-8272 (International 1-802-872-7101)

The Vasa Kayak Ergometer will help you achieve your paddling fitness and performance goals anytime, anywhere when you cannot be on teh water.

Key features include:

  • Realistic simulation of paddling on water
  • Adjustable airflow resistance with 7 settings
  • Smooth and quiet drive system
  • Rugged tubular steel frame coated with a durable baked-on epoxy finish
  • Comfortable, realistic kayak seat and lightweight paddle shaft
  • Sturdy foot brace adjusts easily for quick changes between athletes
  • Versatile – use it for kayak, canoe, dragon boat or SUP training.

SUP Paddlers

The Vasa SUP Ergometer is now available in a space saving wall-mounted configuration.

Power Meter


The Vasa Power Meter completes your swim training system by providing instant feedback on your performance. You can measure time, distance, pace, stroke rate, watts, and right arm / left arm power (watts).

Having this information allows you to:

  • Measure effectiveness of training
  • Create repeatable performance testing
  • Set up power-based workouts
  • Perform intervals or distance training
  • Simulate races & time trials
  • Measure right & left arm power balance
  • Stay motivated, train smarter and have fun!


  • Pre-set Distance
  • Monitor Clock
  • Built-in Tempo Trainer
  • Pre-set Intervals
  • Split Times
  • Workout Review
  • Odometer

Vasa Kayak Erg – Power Meter Options

Provides precise, real-time data on the LCD screen only. Track your daily and cumulative workouts manually to evaluate overall performance gains.

If you purchase an Erg without a Power Meter, it’s easy to upgrade later with the Electronics Upgrade Kit.

Vasa Kayak Ergometer Includes:

  • Illustrated Instruction Manual
  • Assembly Hardware and Tools
  • Kayak Paddle Shaft
  • K1 Molded Racing Seat System
  • Foot Brace
  • Power Meter (unless another option is selected)

*Note: If you purchase a Vasa Kayak Ergometer without a Power Meter, it’s easy to upgrade later. Learn more here.

PLEASE NOTE:  As we are continually making improvements to Vasa products, actual items shipped may vary slightly from the images shown on our website.

Vasa Kayak Ergometer Specifications:

Space Requirements:

Assembled Measurements: 8′6″ × 28″ × 32″ (259cm × 71cm × 81cm) – L×W×H

For Use: 10′ × 4′ (305cm × 122cm) – L × W

Frame: Epoxy Coated Steel (Not for use on a pool deck or wet environment.)

Monorail: Anodized Aluminum Extrusion

K1 Racing Seat: Molded Racing Seat mounted to Epoxy Coated Steel Bracket; 11.5″ × 11.5″ ×  8″ (29cm × 29cm ×20cm) – L×W×H

Power Meter (optional)*: Includes (2) AA Batteries

Resistance: Airflow Flywheel with 7 damper settings

Assembled Weight: 88 lbs. (40 kg)

Shipping Weight:  109 lbs. (49 kg)

Shipping: Ergometer is shipped in 3 boxes. Additional accessories may require additional boxes.

Shipping Information

Shipping costs for Vasa products and accessories are based upon weight & location. Our shopping cart will calculate shipping costs for you or you can contact us for assistance.

Attention International customers: Duty & taxes are additional and will be your responsibility at the time of delivery.

Contact Us if you have any questions or need more information.

Return Policy

Vasa has a 90-Day Improvement Guarantee. If you don’t see a performance improvement in three months, or if you find it’s not precisely what you’ve been looking for, we’ll refund the full purchase price—no questions asked. You will be responsible only for all shipping charges.


How easy is the Ergometer to assemble?

The Vasa Ergometer requires very little assembly, as most of the difficult parts are already put together when it arrives to you. Clearly illustrated instructions and all necessary tools are included with every machine. Allow about thirty minutes to complete the assembly. View Vasa Swim Erg assembly demonstration.

If you need help, please call Vasa’s customer service and technical support toll-free at 1.802.872.7101 M-F, 9am-5pm Eastern Time.

How much space does the Ergometer take up?

The Kayak Ergometer is 8’ 6” long x 28” wide. We recommend a usage space of 10’ long by 4’ wide, to allow the full range of motion in every direction.

What is the recommended environment for the Ergometer?

The Vasa Ergometer is designed to be used and stored in relatively dry areas with low humidity. Because of its sophisticated electronics and internal configuration, we do not recommend using or storing it for long periods of time in environments with high levels of chlorine or ocean air. If used on pool decks, we strongly recommend placing it on a dry floor during use and then storing it in a dry area with low humidity and low chlorine levels in the air.

How much maintenance is required?

Regular maintenance of your Vasa Ergometer is an important component of years of enjoyable, functional, and safe use. Maintenance requirements will vary considerably depending on how much use your Vasa Ergometer gets. Please read the guidelines carefully, as these recommendations are made to help you maintain your Vasa Ergometer most effectively.

Read the kayak owner’s manual for complete details.

How do I adjust resistance on the Vasa Ergometer?

There are two ways to adjust the resistance:

1. Damper Door: You can open the door in 7 increments. Setting number 1, when damper door is fully closed, provides the least resistance. It feels like swimming with a current or like paddling downstream. Setting number 7, with the door is fully open, provides the most resistance. It feels like swimming against a current or paddling upstream.

2. Flywheel: Variable wind resistance feels like the resistance of swimming in water – the harder & faster you pull, the more resistance you feel.

Damper Door

Damper Door



Which Ergometer model is right for me?

The Vasa Ergometer is currently available in multiple options, including: Swim and Kayak.

The Swim version includes handles and swim paddles. It is perfect for swimmers, triathletes, and anyone looking for a freestanding, versatile unit.

The Kayak version comes with a foot brace, kayak paddle shaft, and an alternative monitor mount. By purchasing the swim paddles and a few minor adjustments, the Kayak version can also be used for swimming exercises.

The SpaceSaver version comes with a wall mounting bracket, exercise handles and swim paddles. It is can be used with most standard freestanding benches (sold separately) for a wide variety of exercise options. All versions allow you to attach Ankle Straps for leg exercises or use the Exercise Handles for a variety of functional upper body exercises. Cross Country Skiiers should contact Vasa to discuss which version is best for their training needs.

What exercises can I do on the Ergometer?

In addition to the primary sports-specific training, you can perform a wide range of exercises on the Vasa Ergometer. You can do functional training exercises for strengthening abdominals, arms, back, chest, shoulders and legs. Each exercise can be performed at a resistance setting that is appropriate for your specific need, be that strength, power, speed, endurance, rehabilitation or flexibility. Make sure to order the Exercise Handles if you wish to perform these useful exercises.

5 reviews for KayakErg

  1. Joe Jacobi

    I have been fortunate to be involved in paddlesports in this my 40th year. Many of those years were competing at the top levels of the sport on the world’s biggest stages including the Olympic Games. I’m fortunate to get to demo and be asked my opinion on many paddlesports products.

    With the Vasa Kayak erg, I actually own the product and love it. Interestingly, I was traveling when the unit arrived but my wife and teenage daughter assembled the erg – they said it was very easy to assemble.

    As for using my trainer, my top three words would be functional, easy, and fun, My goals include general fitness and working on technique. My workouts tend to be shorter in nature but more vigorous. Not once in two years have I ever had a mechanical issue or a workout interrupted due to the machine or accessories.

    Also, our daughter, who is a competitive paddler, uses the Erg too – so her resistance settings and workouts are different than mine. It is cool that kids can use Vasa Kayak Erg too. Adjusting the K1 seat and foot brace positions is very easy, which is a real plus for multiple padders using the same Erg.

    Grateful to Rob and the Vasa Team for a great product that meets my involvement in the sport perfectly today.

  2. Eric

    Not a swimmer but a paddler. Both my wife and I use the Vasa Ergometer in kayak mode and SUP mode and wouldn’t trade it for any other trainer. Great ‘water feel’ in resistant and paddle motion. With a mirror, it also is a great tool to refine stroke during the offseason

  3. Peter Spagnoli, Physical Therapist & adventure racer

    I’ve owned the Vasa Ergometer for two years now. I initially bought it for the swim training, however, my emphasis has been adventure racing and the addition of the Kayak attachment has aided in my tremendous improvement in my paddling strength and endurance. I’m amazed at the feel of the Vasa to actual paddling. Living in the northeast can limit the time out on the water, but with the Vasa I’m able to maintain my training and prepare for early season races. I would say the Vasa Erg is one of the most important training tools I own.

  4. Dave Joblin, paddler

    I have had the Vasa Kayak Ergometer for over one year now. I drove down to Vermont from Montreal to test it first and had the opportunity to meet Rob and his staff. I found them to be very personable and passionate about the product. Rob has also been receptive to subsequent feedback relating to potential improvements. I live only 5km from the river but taking into consideration the time needed to take my kayak out of the shed, tie it on, untie it and repeat it after a paddle, I save myself about 40 minutes each night by jumping on the Vasa in the basement. I also found the swim option last winter gave me a good workout of different muscle groups… and the chance to compare best times on the internet over different distances is addictive!

  5. Rich B.

    I have been using the Vasa Kayak Ergometer for 2 winters to replace paddling when the local waters freeze; I can say that it keeps me in good enough condition that I am able to get back to my fall best times in just a few short weeks. My son-in-law and I use the Vasa at least 3 or 4 times per week each and after 2 winters of use we have had no problems and there are so far no signs of wear. This machine really gives a good workout and I never feel it lacking in any way. I always feel I am better conditioned than my usual competition in the early spring races. I would highly recommend the Vasa to anyone looking to maintain kayaking fitness or just wanting a good winter workout. The folks at Vasa are great to work with and sent me a better suited seat in the beginning when I felt the usual seat did not work for me.

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