Use This Hydrow Sale To Bring Boat Racing Home For Less

Did you watch the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race yesterday and wonder what it would be like to row this part of the Thames? If so, you have two options: join one of London’s rowing clubs (you’ll find them clustered along the south side of the river in Putney) or buy a Hydrow indoor rower.

Hydrow is a sponsor of the Boat Race and to commemorate its involvement it has produced Race on the Thames 2022, a video of Hydrow athletes and local rowers racing the 4.25-mile course. This video has been added to Hydrow’s library of on-demand workouts, so you can join a boat and row virtually, with the video streaming on Hydrow’s built-in 22-inch HD touchscreen.

In case you’re not sure about spending four figures on a rowing machine (even one of best rowers), Hydrow is giving you a boost with a £300 discount.


The Hydrow is one of the more expensive rowers and requires a £38 per month app subscription, but as our reviewer discovered, it pulls the connected experience with aplomb. It offers something legitimately different from the all-conquering Concept2, the yardstick by which all other rowers are measured.

Hydrow’s learn-to-row sessions are especially helpful for those who didn’t row in college (which is most of us) because rowing technique is difficult to master. There’s also enough depth for more experienced rowers, with daily live lessons, an on-demand library and races offering a competitive element.

Ideally you’ll have a dedicated space for the Hydrow as we found it to be big, heavy and noisier than expected. A garage gym would be perfect, but keep in mind that you need electricity as the Hydrow needs to be plugged in for the electromagnetic resistance and screen to work.

Woman rowing on Hydrow in her kitchen

(Image credit: Hydrow)

The £300 discount also applies to Hydrow packages, and we’d recommend upgrading to the essential package, which includes an exercise mat for the machine to protect your floors and dampen sound. With this deal the mat is reduced by £25, bringing it down to the price of the home cardio machine mat we recommend in our best exercise mats roundup.

We would discard the other packages, however. The Enhance package includes the Jaybird Vista Helmet for £140. Although we have classified them among the best workout headphonesyou can find the next generation for £20 less at Amazon. Likewise, while we endorse the Polar Verity heart rate monitor – naming it the best arm strap in our roundup of the best heart rate monitors – you can buy a cheaper chest strap and get more accurate readings.

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