If you are going camping this summer or planning a July 4th picnic on-the-go, then our newest product is perfect for you - the Lifetime Folding Tailgate Table!  Although we designed this new table with a tailgater in mind, don't let the name mislead you - this recreational table is ideal for picnics, camping, or any outdoor get-together. Simply put, this table is basically like a Lifetime banquet table with a metal grilling table attached to it - it saves you from lugging around two tables all the time.  It has a 5'6" x 28" high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tabletop for prepping or serving food.  (You can even easily sit four people around the table to use it as a dining table.)  At the end of the table,  there is an attached 28" x 15" heavy-duty grill rack with utensil holder.   But, the b... More

The fast-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding is an easy, exciting way to play and explore on water. It offers a great full-body workout and is quickly becoming a favorite for people of all ages. With minimal equipment required, paddleboarding is perfect for ocean surf, lakes, ponds and other flat-water paddling. The new Lifetime Freestyle™ Paddleboard is surfing to shelves nationwide and making waves in the competitive water sports market with its low price point and beginner-friendly design. Engineered to provide great stability and tracking, the wide hull design offers safe and stable performance in both surf and flat water. Our paddleboard features two adjustable fins that allow the board to easily slice through various water conditions. In addition, the extra-large Ethylene Vinyl Acetone (EVA) foam pads provid... More

Thanks to everyone who entered this month's giveaway to try and win the Lifetime 7'x7' Shed for their Dad for Father's Day.  We received some very touching stories about how much your Dads mean to you and why you wanted to win this shed for Dad.   But, in the end, the winner picked by random.org was Sonya R. of Knoxville, TX.  Congrats, Sonya.  We hope your husband enjoys this year's Father's Day present for years to come! We also heard some great feedback about which features you liked best about this relatively-new Lifetime 7'x7' Shed.  By far (and not surprisingly), the feature most of you liked the best was the full-length roof skylight.  That's a pretty awesome addition to a shed!  Other popular answers were the shatterproof windows that open and the customizable shelving. I... More

Last month, Katie shared with you that we have lots of new products on the horizon.  I'm happy to tell you that one of these new products is a Lawn & Garden product that is now available… a Lifetime Adirondack Chair! If you're still wondering what to get Dad for Father's Day, this is a perfect gift to give your Dad or husband to help him relax this summer in his backyard, on the front porch, or on the beach with his feet in the sand.  (It's also good for moms too, so don't feel guilty about purchasing a matching chair for her!) What will Dad love about the new Lifetime Adirondack Chair?  Lots of things, starting with the way it looks.  It's manly - no fluffy cushions or dainty wicker.  This is a sip-your-beverage and admire-your-lawn-work kind of chair.   (But, as you ca... More

Surprise the kids with the Lifetime Adjustable Soccer Goal and let the games begin! Now you have the opportunity to get a large soccer goal for $20 off the clearance price when you purchase from our online catalog at Lifetime Store online. This is a great sport to get kids out in the fresh air for hours of fun and friendly competition. The poles of this Lifetime soccer goal adjust from 4 to 6 feet in height and 6 to 8 feet in width. The heavy-duty nylon net is pre-threaded onto the frame and comes with lots of velcro straps to secure the net in place. One adult can set up this system in just a couple of minutes. (No assembly or tools are required.) You'll also appreciate the convenient portable design which allows you to quickly fold it up, toss it into the tru... More

We have great news! Mark Whiting, chief financial officer of Lifetime Products Inc, was named a CFO of the Year in the June issue of Utah Business Magazine (read all about it). Whiting was recognized for his 22-year contribution in building a “recession-proof” company, and a company that has become an international player in the sporting goods and outdoor products industry. The first time you meet Mark Whiting, you are surprised by his genuine warmth. He laughs often, listens attentively, and usually refers to himself as a “bean-counter”. When asked about being nominated for the Utah Business CFO of the Year Award, he bursts into laughter (I experienced that one myself). Though he would not say he deserves this award, the growing numbers speak for themselves …... More

Last summer on this blog, we wrote about one of our newest products, the Lifetime Tru-Motion™ Cane.  Here at Lifetime, we predicted this cane's breakthrough design was going to change the way we all look at canes…. and we were right!  I'm thrilled to tell you that the Lifetime Tru-Motion™ Cane was named "Best New Product" by Drug Store News. The award was bestowed recently at ECRM's Home Health Care 2011 EPPS Show and is given in recognition of the best new product invention from the more than 50 suppliers at the event.  Obviously, we are excited that we have an award-winning product.  But, we are even more excited to know that this product is truly making a difference in people's lives.  Former American Medical Association President Dr. John C. Nelson even said, "The Lif... More

 This giveaway has ended.  Wondering what to get dear old Dad for Father's Day?  (Yes, in case you haven't glanced at a calendar recently, Father's Day is just 11 days away… June 19.)  Last year, I wrote a blog post with some unique Lifetime product ideas to buy for Dad. (Which, I might add, is still a very useful list to read for ideas.)  But, this year, I figured rather than just giving you ideas for Dad, why not actually give you a gift for Dad?  And, if we're going to give away a gift Dad's are sure to love, we might as well make it one of our most popular items on every Dad's list…a shed! That's right, this month, one lucky winner will win a Lifetime 7'x7' shed to give to Dad.  Umm, can you say ultimate Dad's Day Gift?!  Seriously, what Dad doesn't dream of having hi... More

As consumers, we have become accustomed to looking for safety features when making important purchase decisions, especially when it comes to products like vehicles, power tools, and baby items.  But, did you know you should also look for safety features when buying a folding table, too?   In my past few blog posts, I've been diving into various topics that help you make more educated folding table purchases.  Unfortunately, probably the most overlooked features consumers consider when buying a folding table are safety features. The last thing you need is for your table to collapse while you are using it! So, what should you look for to ensure you are purchasing a safe table?  A secure locking mechanism for the table legs.  Now, the tricky part is that locking mechanisms will vary depending on t... More

You've probably already gotten this question... but how was your Memorial Day weekend? Ours was great! As you probably read in our recent post, once again Lifetime partnered with the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF) to celebrate Memorial Day with our annual "Salute Our Troops" event. We put on a big sale at our Lifetime Store in Riverdale, complete with a free-throw contest, free ice cream, and kids activities-- with the goal to donate 5% of all proceeds to the UMFF. It was a blast! We're excited to announce that we even surpassed last year's donation for this great organization, and raised $1,712! We are proud to have been able to contribute to a cause that helps military families in our own community.  Thank you to all veterans past and present who serve our countr... More

 
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Why No NBA Label?
Over the years, many of my friends and family have asked me why Lifetime doesnt have the NBA logo on their basketball hoops. Well, the answer is simple. Money. To have the NBA logo on Lifetime backboards, it would cost money. A lot of money. Money that Lifetime chooses to instead put into the actual quality of their products. Whether its using that money for more research, new manufacturing equipment, or improved materials, the end result is a higher quality product for you. As a former employee, I can assure you thatthis philosophy carries through all aspects of Lifetime. You wont find any lavish corporate offices at the Lifetime Products headquarters in Clearfield, Utah. No marble floors, revolving doors, or plush corner offices with beautiful wraparound windows. Nope, far from it. The Lifetime Products headquarters are ac...
How I Used the Lifetime Space Planner to Plan Bear's Backyard
As you can see in my last post, Lifetime recently partnered with the Utah Jazz to sponsorBear's Backyard--aplay area for families.It has becomea popularhangout for fans! I had the opportunity to go toa gamethe other nightagainst the Atlanta Hawks. It was one of the first timescoming back sinceIcollaborated with theLifetime Store to plan the area in October. It turns out, seeing kids having fun onthe Lifetimeplaygrounds and Double Shotswere one of the few happy sights that night...our beloved Jazz were 3-pointed to deathby those pesky Hawks, resulting in a score of110-87.As you can see in this photo, the faces of the people behind us are a little nervous. Fans leftstill hopeful though. I think we know that the Jazzwill get back on their winning streak soon! When putting together the plan for Bear's Backyard, we were faced wi...
Introducing Light Headed Beds--The Brightest Idea in Children's Bedroom Decor
Light Headed Beds are the latest and greatest addition to our Lifetime online store. These new Light Headed Beds are a delightful innovation that allows you to truly customize your child's bedroom decor. The headboard of this bed has been designed with a lighted LED panel inset that can be customized with HeadLightz graphic images. An extensive online gallery offers a variety of awesomeHeadLightz graphics that will appeal to all ages. These picture graphics only take a second to switch out. You can easilychange the theme and style of the bedroom as your child grows from toddler to teens. How cool is that? But it gets even better! Not only can the LED panel be customized with awesome graphics, it even comes with a remote control to adjust the lighting of the panel from bright for reading, to dim for a nightlite, to fade to off...