Vasa Kayak Ergometer

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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.





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 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.


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

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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.

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

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

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

Ergometer Display

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:

Special Functions:

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

Vasa Kayak Erg - Power Meter options

View live workout data on the ANT+ Power Meter LCD screen as well as have the option to transmit the data wirelessly via ANT+ technology. Connect to a third-party power monitoring devices such as Garmin device that receives bike power profiles, or applications like TrainerRoad or Training Peaks to enhance your options for viewing, loggin, analyzing and sharing your workouts. Learn more about the ANT+ Power Meter.

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


This is a partial list of the accessories available for this product. These are the most common accessories purchased.

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.


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

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.


Vasa Kayak Ergometer Resistance:

Resistance: Airflow Flywheel with 7 damper settings

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

Kayak Erg

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.  

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 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.


Vasa Ergometer Flywheel Vasa Ergometer Damper Door Vasa Ergometer Damper Door  
Flywheel 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?

The Vasa Ergometer can be used for a wide range of exercisesIn 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.