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For most people, when they think about kayaking, they think of a day trip to the local lake.  Maybe a vacation day spent floating on the ocean, watching the birds and listening to the calm ocean ripples.  While these trips are great, with just a bit more effort, you can really turn a kayaking trip into a fun filled outdoor adventure. What better way to bond with your family or a group of friends then to be outside, away from all the electronic distractions, kayaking and camping in the wilderness.  There are several ways to enjoy a camping and kayak trip.  Some rivers flow through campgrounds, parks or national forest land allow camping right along the banks of the rivers.   This type of trip can be great for a weekend get-a-way.  Day one is spent paddling a few miles to ... More

I am very excited about Lifetime’s new Tent Trailer. Not so much because it is a tent trailer (although that part is very cool especially for the camping family) but I am excited because of its diversity. After years of looking and deciding, my wife and I purchased our first home this year. We purchased the home brand new and, let me tell you, there is a lot of yard work to be done. We have tons to do to get the yard looking its best. We have decided to add decorative rock, as well as sprinklers and sod. This new Lifetime Tent Trailer will be perfect to haul them all. Trees and shrubbery are a must. We haven’t figured out what kind of trees we want to get, but its nice to know I have away to pick them up from the nursery when we decide. Wait a minute. Hauling rock, sod, and trees in our tent trailer? Yes! See, t... More

We at Lifetime Products are proud to announce our all-new video library!  We have been busy working to produce Lifetime product videos for nearly all of our products.  These videos are a great way to help you better understand the products and check them out before you buy, especially if you are ordering online and have not seen a product in person. The videos allow you to view the product from all angles and see the various features in action. Our video library is growing every day and with about 200 product offerings, more are certainly on the way!  You will soon start seeing these new product videos pop up on a lot of the websites that sell our products, including in the Lifetime Online Store, costco.com, samsclub.com, competitiveedgeproducts.com, ... More

Lifetime Products has recently launched a regional advertising and public relations campaign in Utah. This unique campaign features acutal employees and the history of our greatest inventions and innovations. Pride is at the heart of what we are trying to communicate. We are proud of our company, our people, our products, and our community. And we want our community to be proud of us. But to do that, they need to know who we are. And who better to tell our story than the people who come to work here every day! Eleven out of our 1,200 people were selected to represent the company for this campaign. Six employees will be featured in ads at Backyards Inc., the Official Outlet Store for Lifetime Products, and various places throughout the company. The other five employees ar... More

Whether you need a utility trailer for hauling, a transportation trailer for your ATV, kayaks, and bicycles, or a comfortable, heavy-duty tent to take to your favorite camping destination, the Lifetime Tent Trailer will meet your needs. Where else can you get all this in just one package that is small enough to be towed by a compact SUV? The Lifetime Tent Trailer is designed with a fold-out tent insert which is constructed around a steel frame and fits into a convenient storage bag. The entire tent insert easily slides in and out of the trailer bed.  For utility mode, just slide out and raise two side gates to utilize 105 cubic feet of cargo space for hauling jobs. If you want to take some recreational toys along on your next camping adventure, replace tent ins... More

Good friends help friends in need.  We had friends who needed to spread 13 yards of dirt on their lawn, so we loaned them our Lifetime Yard Cart to help make their work easier.  What?  Did you think I was going to say I offered to actually help spread the dirt?  Hey, I said we were good friends, not great friends!  (Just kidding. Marc & Jenna, we love you guys!) Truth be told, the Lifetime Yard Cart was practically screaming for Marc and Jenna to borrow it.  Why?  Because Marc and Jenna live on an acre lot AND they own a 4-wheeler that can pull the Yard Cart in the trailer mode.   This is the kind of dream job the Lifetime Yard Cart was built for.  The measly six yards of compost that we spread on our yard by pushing the Yard Cart like a wheelbarrow was mere child's p... More

I’ve written about the Lifetime Wheelbarrow in a couple of my posts (here and here), it really is a wonderful thing. Some readers have asked me if Lifetime has anything suited for larger projects or larger properties where a wheelbarrow (though effective) is inefficient. The answer is a wholehearted YES! Lifetime makes a small utility trailer and yard cart that works both as a cart and a trailer that you can pull behind an ATV or riding mower. The Yard Cart’s heavy-duty, extra-large tub can hold 10-cubic feet, is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic materials, and can haul up to 650 pounds. Let’s see your old wheelbarrow do that!         Now available with FREE SHIPPING from BuyLifetime.com. More

As a Utah native I am allowed to harp on Utah all I want. I do enjoy living here, but Utah has some funny quirks about it. Did you know Utahans eat more Jell-O per capita than anywhere else in the world? Not to mention the weird weather. We can have warm and sunny one day and a blizzard the next or even in the same day. When I was younger I actually snow skied and water skied in the same day. Weird weather was the case about a week ago when my wife and I decided to make a trip down to IKEA. As my loyal readers would know, all two of you, (thanks Mom, thanks Aunt Clara), I have been remodeling the basement for what seems like a lifetime. (No pun intended) We now have all of the major work complete and are starting to furnish it. The first priority was getting the kid’s toys organized so they could use the space to play... More

Have you ever thought a product was designed so well that it deserved a little recognition? We at Lifetime want you to think that about all our products, which is why we strive for excellence in the engineering and design everything we make. One such product is receiving some good recognition latley. Business Week regularly reports the winners of the IDEA® prize-- “The  (International Design Excellence Awards) program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.”1 Lifetime’s Fold-Up Trailer was one of the winners of this prestigious award. The folks over at gizmag.com picked up on Business Week’s coverage of Lifetime’s Fold-Up Trailer, and h... More

Sigh. So, I think I finally have my house and garage rearranged and organized to make room for all of the Christmas presents Santa brought. It was just a few things but, boy, they seemed to all be really big in size. As you know, I LOVE hosting garage sales. So, consequently, that means I insisted on storing everything we cleaned out until we have our garage sale in the spring. Luckily, we have two big attics in our house to stash all of our junk. But, I know lots of you don't have the luxury of an attic or basement so you have to haul your stuff to a storage building, or eliminate the hoarding all together and simply haul it to Goodwill or the dump. Oh, and I know how those multiple trips to storage buildings or the dump can get tiresome. Even a pickup truck can fill up fast. If this sounds all too familiar to you, maybe i... More

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Building Our Lifetime Shed – Step 2
Since its been over a week since I last blogged, youre probably hoping that building our shed really didnt really take this long! Dont worry, it didnt. I just havent had a chance to sit down and write about it amidst all of our Thanksgiving festivities, preparations for family visiting, and Christmas decorating. As youll recall, after almost a full days work, we finally had our ground leveled and our wood platform built for our shed. We strategically planned to build our 8x5 Lifetime shed on Veterans Day since Mike would have the day off, but the kids would both be in preschool. We were under a ticking time clock five hours of uninterrupted, kid-free work time. Hopefully, we could build the shed before it rained or before we had to leave pick up the kids! We started at 9:30am. The first few steps required simply snapping to...
Our Chinese New Year Celebration
Occasionally our family likes to take a time out from our usual dinner routine and enjoy something unique from a culture different than ours. Last week, since Chinese New Year was in full swing, we thought it would be a great opportunity to enjoy a part of the rich Chinese culture. Oftentimes we celebrate with extended family or a couple of families in our neighborhood but this year we decided to try something a little more trouble-free and just celebrated with our little family. We started by bringing one of our Lifetime 6 foot folding banquet tables up from the basement and placing it (with the legs unfolded) on a couple of short storage bins. This allowed the table to sit about 18 inches from the ground. Although sitting on the floor isnt necessarily a dining practice in the Chinese culture,some close friends started doing...
Lifetime's Website Gets a Makeover!
If you guys are anything like me, I love change. I love makeovers, updates, and fresh ideas. And that's what we love at Lifetime too. Constant improvement and innovation. Which is why we created a new website! Lots of time, sweat, blood, and tears went into making this site what it is, and we're so proud of it. With easier-to-view pages, a crisp look, and more information ... you can find anything you need or want from Lifetime! Take a look at our new product gallery where you can find new products, features, and see everything from Tables and Chairs to Kayaks. Or, learn how to paddle, find answers to your product questions, and learn a little more about who we are. Check it out at the newlifetime.com!