11 Retailers That Offer a Lifetime Warranty

Photo by VGstockstudio / Shutterstock.com

Nothing lasts forever in this world. Well, almost nothing.

A slew of companies still offer lifetime warranties on their products. Some pledge to give you a full lifetime warranty, no questions asked. You may not even have to offer proof of your original purchase.

Following is a list of retailers that promise to guarantee your purchase for its lifetime, if not forever.

Craftsman

Many “handy” types of people covet Craftsman tools, and for good reason. The company — owned by Stanley Black & Decker — offers a lifetime warranty on three types of products, no proof of purchase required:

  • Mechanics tools
  • Automotive specialty tools with a simple design (such as oil filter wrenches and battery terminal brushes)
  • Most hand tools

Other Craftsman tools and products have more limited warranties.

Cutco

Cutco has been selling cutlery for more than 70 years, and built its reputation on its Forever Guarantee. According to the company based in Olean, New York:

“If at any time you are not satisfied with the performance of your Cutco product we’ll make it right. Whether you made the initial purchase or you received Cutco as a gift, it’s our guarantee that your Cutco products will perform like new. Forever.”

If you damage Cutco cutlery through unconventional use, Cutco will replace it for half the current retail price, plus sales taxes.

Darn Tough

This Northfield, Vermont-based sock retailer pledges “No strings. No conditions. For life.” If you want a more verbose explanation of the lifetime guarantee for Darn Tough socks, you can find it at the website:

“Our unconditional lifetime guarantee is simple and without strings or conditions. If our socks are not the most comfortable, durable and best fitting socks you have ever owned, return them for another pair.”

Davek New York

The upscale umbrella seller offers you a real port in the storm: an ironclad Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. According to New York City-based Davek:

“All Davek umbrellas are covered under our famous Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee: If your umbrella should fail to function properly at any time for any reason whatsoever, we will gladly repair or replace it for free (except shipping). Forever. We want this to be the last umbrella you will ever need.”

Hammacher Schlemmer

Hammacher Schlemmer has been around since 1848, so it knows that keeping customers happy is a key to success over the long haul.

The company based in Niles, Illinois,‎ offers the Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee:

“Our merchandise is guaranteed for life. Items that we sell are guaranteed for their normal life under standard non-commercial use. Should any product fail to meet your expectations, we will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.”

JanSport

JanSport backpacks are ubiquitous, and that popularity likely is due in part to the company’s lifetime guarantee. According to the company based in Greenwood Village, Colorado:

“JanSport engineers quality, durability, and reliable products. So, if your pack ever breaks down, simply return it to our warranty center. We’ll fix it or if we can’t, we’ll replace it. We stand by our packs for a lifetime and since we’ve been making packs since 1967, that’s a guarantee you can stand by.”

It’s worth noting that the lifetime warranty does not extend to all JanSport products, such as coolers, which get a five-year limited warranty.

Leupold

The company based in Beaverton, Oregon, makes optics for hunters and shooters — and it builds them to last. According to Leupold, these are the details of its lifetime warranty:

“If your Leupold riflescope, binocular, or spotting scope doesn’t perform, we will repair or replace it for free — whether you’re the original owner or not. You don’t need proof of ownership or a warranty card, and there’s no time limit.”

Osprey

Osprey is another backpack maker offering a lifetime warranty — known as the All Mighty Guarantee. As the company based in Cortez, Colorado, says:

“Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge — whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If we are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, we will happily replace it.”

Pampered Chef

Any Pampered Chef product you purchase that is marked with a letter “L” has a lifetime guarantee. The company — based in Addison, Illinois — says:

“This guarantee covers repair or replacement only. It covers defects in materials and workmanship. It does not cover commercial use, abuse, misuse, ordinary wear and tear or an act of God. Incidental or consequential damages are not recoverable.”

Other Pampered Chef products have more limited guarantees.

Red Oxx

The company based in Billings, Montana, makes travel bags and accessories that it covers with its no-questions-asked “No Bull” Lifetime Warranty. According to Red Oxx:

“Our products are guaranteed forever, be sure to include them in your will.”

Zippo

The world-famous lighter brand offers a lifetime warranty on its Windproof Lighter. As the company based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, says:

“Whether a Windproof Lighter is 5 years, 25 years, or 50 years old, it will serve as a dependable source of flame for years to come — we guarantee it!”

The guarantee does not cover the lighter’s finish, however.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Read Next
The 5 Worst Home Upgrades for the Money

These home improvement projects basically never pay off.

10 Things You Should Never Buy on Amazon

Just because you can purchase something on Amazon doesn’t mean that you should.

6 Ways to Guarantee Yourself a Steady Retirement Income

Saving is just one part of the retirement equation. Do this now to guarantee income in your golden years.

10 Common Ways Seniors Get Scammed

Here’s what to watch for to make sure you don’t fall prey to some of the biggest rip-offs targeting seniors.

Not Asking About This in the Hospital Can Cost You Thousands

Medicare recipients who fail to clarify their hospital status can pay a high price.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand products, they may not be the bargain they appear to be.

8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone

It’s never too early to start learning how to live well while living on less.

Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?

Can an adult daughter tap into her late mother’s benefit?

11 Generic Products You Should Buy at Costco

Not all generics are worthwhile, but these are among the best from Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand.

9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again

The warehouse store offers an enormous selection, but these products aren’t coming back.

This Surprise Factor Can Raise Your Risk of Dementia

Nearly half of U.S. residents may face this threat.

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds

Resolve to be clutter-free in 2021 with these secondhand purchases.

This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers

For the second straight year, a growing number of Americans believe they’ve fallen prey to this scam.

11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It

Seriously? Fibbing about the weather is a crime? This and other little-known legal traps await the unwary.

6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have

Few retirees have all of these documents that are crucial to their golden years — especially during a pandemic.

These Are the 3 Best Used Cars You Can Buy

These vehicles boast reliability, safety and long-lasting value.

27 Things You Should Never Pay For — and How to Get Them for Free

When you know the tricks, you can save big on all kinds of useful things that others pay for.

13 Things Seniors Can Get for Free — or Almost Free

There are many ways to get cheap or free services and goods after reaching a certain age.

Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?

The rules are complicated when it comes to eligibility for survivors benefits.

15 Amazon Purchases That We Are Loving Right Now

These practical products make everyday life a little easier.

Internet Providers Can’t Charge You for This Anymore

Starting this month, your ISP no longer can bill you for this fee.

9 Small Expenses That Are Bleeding Your Budget Dry

Keep more of future paychecks by eliminating these budget-busting unnecessary expenses.

10 Things I Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

From snacks to sweets to side dishes, stock your cart with these time-tested favorites on your next TJ’s run.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.