- Offers both air and magnetic resistance
- Lightweight and foldable design
- Durable aluminium sliding
- Vents keep you cool during your workout
- Changing monitor batteries can be a pain
- The installation manual does have some errors
The JLL Ventus 2 combines the power of air and magnetic resistance to deliver a challenging workout. It also features in our home rowing machine guide.
JLL Ventus 2 Features and Technical Specs
- 8 levels of magnetic resistance
- Air resistance
- Dimensions: 2.14 x 0.54 x 1.15 metres
- Weight: 34.7kg
- Maximum weight: 120kg
- LCD monitor (batteries not included) with tablet holder
- 12-month warranty
Our JLL Ventus 2 Review
The JLL Ventus 2 is a combination air and magnetic resistance with a compact footprint and convenient folding design.
Although it’s not a club-quality, this model is sturdy and offers good value for the money. The Ventus 2 has several attractive features that users of all fitness levels can appreciate.
Combination Resistance for Challenging Workouts
The Ventus 2 offers both air and magnetic resistance to make your workouts more challenging. The advantage of air resistance is that it works for users of all fitness levels.
The harder and faster you row, the greater the resistance and the more difficult the workout.
An additional eight levels of magnetic resistance provide an even greater challenge for more advanced users. The magnetic resistance level can be adjusted via the lever between the seat and handlebars.
JLL’s Ventus 2 has an 11-function monitor designed to complement your workouts and help you track your progress.
The monitor offers a convenient tablet holder. Place your smartphone or tablet here to keep yourself entertained during your workout sessions.
The premium LCD display helps you track your most important workout stats, including:
- Calories burned
- Strokes per minute
- Pulse (if you have a pulse band connected)
The angle of the monitor can be adjusted for comfortable viewing. The only issue with this monitor is that to change the batteries, you have to remove the display from the unit.
An aluminium slideway provides durability and allows for smooth and quiet gliding as you row. It also makes the equipment more lightweight and allows for a more compact design that’s great for people with small flats.
The only gripe with the slideway is that it really isn’t designed for tall people.
JLL designed the Ventus 2 to be comfortable, so you can stay focused on rowing. The ergonomic handles have a non-slip plastic coating that’s sweat resistant for a comfortable, non-irritating workout.
The resistance lever is conveniently located between the seat and the handlebars, so resistance adjustments are just a short reach away.
The comfortable seat is made of padded foam, and the built-in rollers allow for a smooth rowing experience.
Special air vents are located between the handlebar and seat to help keep you cool during your workout.
The adjustable footrests make it easy for people of all sizes to use this machine. The foot straps are also adjustable and help keep your feet firmly in place as you row.
In addition to all of these features, the Ventus has adjustable stabilisers to help ensure that the unit is sturdy and stable during use.
Although this equipment has a compact footprint, it still takes up quite a bit of space in a room. A convenient folding design and transport wheels make it easy to fold and store it in between uses.
The JLL Ventus 2 is relatively easy to assemble. There isn’t anything overly complicated about this machine, but it does take some time to put together.
Having an extra pair of hands can help make the process move along more quickly.
The JLL Ventus 2 offers great value. It’s a quality piece of kit that provides both air and magnetic resistance for workouts that drive results.
The compact, lightweight and foldable design of this product makes it a great option for people with small spaces.
Sure, there are some gripes with this model. Changing batteries is a pain, and the manual does have some errors.
However, these are minor issues that can be easily overlooked when considering it’s performance and features.