(Updated 9/26/17) I’ve always admired companies that have the guts to put their money where their mouth is, and offer a lifetime guarantee on their products. It’s a good feeling knowing that something you’re about to buy will be replaced if it doesn’t hold up as advertised. In the past I’ve talked about the stores with the best return policies, so I figured this post would be a nice sequel of sorts. Be sure to shop at these brands and companies that offer a lifetime guarantee on their products, and sleep well at night knowing they have your back.
Here are all of the brands that I could find which offer a lifetime guarantee (in alphabetical order):
ALDI Grocery: The southern U.S. discount grocery store has the ALDI Double Guarantee which says if you’re not 100% satisfied with any product they sell, they’ll refund your money AND replace the product.
Behr Paint: Behr is sold exclusively at Home Depot is some of the finest paint on the market in terms of durability and coverage and comes with a limited lifetime guarantee. It reads like this, “If you are not satisfied with this paint’s performance, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of paint or refund the purchase price of this paint to you.”
Big Green Egg: If you’re not familiar, the Big Green Egg is a popular ceramic grill that is incredibly strong and durable and comes with a lifetime warranty. BBQ worry free as they stand behind their products.
Briggs & Riley Luggage: Briggs & Riley will repair your bag for free if it ever breaks or is damaged, even if the damage is done by an airline, they’ll fix it as part of their Lifetime Guarantee.
CamelBak: I absolutely love my CamelBak and use it every time I hit the trails on my mountain bike. They stand behind their products with the Got You Bak Lifetime Guarantee and will fix free of charge unless the damage is from normal wear and tear.
Craftsman: Craftsman tools and lawn equipment is some of the most affordable and well built products on the market. I should know as my garage is littered with them. They stand behind their products with a strong warranty program which, unfortunately, seems to be a bit more convoluted then it use to be.
Cutco: I almost got a job selling Cutco knives one summer in college! They make amazing knives and stand behind them with the Cutco Forever Guarantee.
Darn Tough Socks – Vermont: I originally heard about these socks last year and had to try a pair. They are amazing and will probably last me a lifetime, which is why they guarantee them for life apparently!
Davek Umbrellas: The Davek umbrella is the only umbrella you’ll ever need. Sure it’ll cost you more up-front, but once you buy it, you’re good to go as they offer a Lifetime Guarantee and will repair or replace it with no questions asked.
Delta: We have Delta faucets and shower heads in our home, and every time I get a leak, I simply call them up and take advantage of their Lifetime Warranty. They then mail me my parts for free, it’s so dang awesome.
Dr. Martens: The Dr Martens For Life policy states that if your shoes ever wear out, or need repair, they’ll either fix or replace them for free and forever. Very impressive policy and one of the first lifetime guarantees in the shoe market.
To qualify you must be buy “For Life” styles that are clearly marked on the sole of the shoe. It’s also worth noting that “For Life” versions are more expensive, but the extra money spent could be worth it to you, depending on “how hard” you are on your boots.
Duluth Trading: The No Bull Gurantee from the folks at Duluth Trading (clothing and footwear) states the following, “If you’re not 100% satisfied with any item you purchase from Duluth Trading, return it to us at any time for a refund of its purchase price. Simple, unconditional, no nonsense, NO BULL.”
Fiskars: Fiskars creates high-quality scissors, pruners, saws, rakes, and shears and stands behind them for as long as you own them. Having owned several of their products they are dam near unbreakable.
GoRuck: GoRuck creates high-quality ruck sacks, bags, patches, and clothing and stand behind them with the GoRuck Scars Lifetime Guarantee on all their products.
Husky Tools (at Home Depot): Almost all of the hand tools you’ll find at the Home Depot are made by Husky and they’re all Guaranteed Forever. This includes pliers, wrenches, ratchets, hammers, sockets, plumbing tools, knifes, and utility blades.
JanSport: I had a JanSport backpack in high school and it lasted me all four years and was still in great shape when I graduated. Great products all the way around and they stand behind them with a Lifetime Warranty.
Kobalt Tools (at Lowe’s): All of the Kobalt Tools you’ll find at your local Lowe’s are produced by Kobalt and come with a lifetime guarantee. If they break, or wear out, you can take them back to Lowe’s and exchange them for free.
Koss: Koss manufacturers popular headphones, speakers, and various accessories and will happily replace your product if it fails due to any manufacturer’s defect.
Lands’ End: The Lands’ End guarantee is pretty darn awesome. From their site, “If you’re not satisfied with any item, simply return it to us at any time for an exchange or refund of its purchase price.” No questions asked, which is awesome. Make sure you take advantage of a coupon code for these guys as well.
L.L. Bean: The L.L.Bean Satisfaction Guarantee is a gold-standard in terms of clothing warranties. From their website, “Our products are guaranteed to give 100% satisfaction in every way.
Return anything purchased from us at any time if it proves otherwise. We do not want you to have anything from L.L.Bean that is not completely satisfactory.”
Le Creuset: The folks at Le Creuset make high-quality cookware, dinnerware, cutlery, and much more. They also stand behind their products if they fail for any reason due to a defect in the manufacturing process, for as long as you own the product.
Osprey: The All Mighty Guarantee from Osprey states that they “will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect in our product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday.” Oh, by the way, they make very high-quality backpacks and hiking gear.
RIDGID: You can find RIDGID tools at Home Depot, Sears, and even Amazon.com. They also offer a Full Lifetime Warranty and they’ll fix or replace any product as long as it’s not “due to misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear.”
Saddleback Leather: Saddleback sells popular leather backpacks, wallets, bags, laptop cases, and messenger bags. They back up all their products with their 100 Year Warranty, from their site, “If your piece doesn’t live up to what we said it would, then contact us. or have one of your descendants get a hold of one of my descendants and we’ll take care of you.”
Smith Optics: I own a pair of Smith ski goggles and they’ll easily last me forever. But if for some reason they break, due to a defect, they’ll happily replace them, at no charge to me, via their Lifetime Warranty.
Tervis: The Tervis Made For Life Guarantee states that they “will replace all products (except accessories) that we confirm by visual inspection to have defects in material or workmanship. Items damaged due to normal wear and tear (e.g. fading, scratching), improper care, or abuse will not be replaced.”
The North Face: They’ve always been known for high quality outdoor gear and clothing and they stand behind their products with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Tilley Hats: Almost all of their hats and caps are guaranteed for life to never wear out. I found it interesting that they ask you to wash and dry your hat before sending it in for a replacement. Lice I guess?
Timbuk2: Timbuk2 sells popular bags of all types and they stand behind the quality of their products with a Lifetime Warranty. From their site, “Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag.”
Tupperware: From their website, “Products are warranted by Tupperware against chipping, cracking, breaking or peeling under normal non-commercial use for the lifetime of the product.” You can call them at 1-800-TUPPERWARE (1-800-887-7379) for a free replacement.
Vermont Teddy Bear: Their teddy bears are the only bear you’ll ever need because they back them up with a Lifetime Guarantee. To admit your bear to the hospital for free repair you can just fill out this form. If they can’t fix your bear, they’ll replace it for free, NO questions asked.
Zippo: Zippo lighters have a single mantra, “It works or we fix it free.” Doesn’t matter if your lighter is 50 years old, or only a few weeks, they’ll fix it for free with no questions asked. Details here.
Ask the Reader: Any companies that offer a lifetime guarantee on their products that I missed? Let me know in the comments and I’ll get it added to my list.
By Kyle James