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To most of us, summer is a time to get out, have fun and make memories. Something about the warm air, bright colors and cool water makes it hard to hold on to any stress. And for you campers out there, we know all too well the buzzing allure nature holds this time of year. Here are Lifetime, we share your passions and want to make sure you get the most out of this season. Many people know about our kayaks, basketball systems, playsets and other outdoor items – however, we also have a great selection of outdoor recreation tables to help make your next camping trip more convenient. The Lifetime / Ozark Trails 4-Foot Camping Table comes with a two-foot metal grill rack as half of your table. This rack provides a convenient cooking surface that is perfect for a grill or other hot items. We also offer the Lifetime Tailgate... More

As a kid, my summers were always lazy and unstructured. My sisters and I were always sent outside in the morning, and the day was spent trying to find activities to do.  My point is, summer is here and it's the perfect time to purchase some Lifetime playground equipment. One of my kids’ favorite games to play on our playset at home is “Fish Out of Water.” I sit with my eyes closed, and if I think one of my kids are off the playset I yell, “Fish out of water!” If they get caught, we switch and they have to try and catch me. Kids love to get a break from school during the summer, and we love our Lifetime playset. The best place for imaginative play and exercise is the safety of your own backyard. The great thing about Lifetime is our playsets are made to last. The equipment stands up to the ... More

Last year I wanted to come up with something original for a Mother’s Day gift.   I didn’t want to go with the traditional flowers, birdhouses, or candy.  Showing her how much she means to me and how much I appreciate everything she does is really important.    I racked my brain for days trying to come up with something creative, something different and something that could be enjoyed for more than just one day a year.  What would surprise her? What could I do that she wouldn’t expect?  Then it hit me!  A kayak!!   When Mother’s Day arrived she was never more excited!  Instantly she began listing off all the places she could go and how jealous all her friends would be.  I think the thing she liked the most was that now we could go out kay... More

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

This spring, our watersports department has done something we never have before!  We are coming out with a limited edition paddleboard. Sure, this will be the Freestyle XL board we all know and love but there is something that makes it special; its Purple!  Not only is this our first limited edition kayak or paddleboard, it is also our first purple one! In total, there will be 325 Purple Freestyle XL’s out there for the lucky few who can get there hands on one.  I am personally a huge fan of purple, and I think this board looks great.  It has all the great characteristics of our other color boards; stability, buoyancy, padding, bungee straps and two fins. The dark purple color really blends well with the black bungees and confetti white and black foam.  It really pops and looks incredibly styl... More

For over 25 years now, we at Lifetime have been working to bring you and your families closer together by offering quality products that bring ease and comfort to all of your most important get-togethers. Which is why, as we prepare for spring we would like to present you with another of our innovative tables; the 5-Foot Fold-In-Half. Whether it’s decorating Easter eggs with the kids or a place to put the refreshments, our fold-in-half tables provide the space and stability your family looks for when it’s time to get active. And with our safe, easy-to-use locking system, your table takes half the storage you once required! Now your trunk has more room for all of the accessories that make your outing exactly what you’re looking for. So when you and yours are ready to get out and enjoy the fresh weather, kee... More

 At Lifetime, Commitment, Innovation, and Quality, is more than just a slogan, it is a way of doing business!   We are constantly working to take our kayaks to the next level, above and beyond what is already out there.  We take suggestions and advice from you, the people who use our kayaks, and incorporate that into our designs.  After a lot of hard work we’ve come up with a kayak that is like nothing you’ve ever seen!I would like to introduce our brand new tandem kayak, the Kokanee!  It is 10'6" in length and can hold a combined weight of 425 lbs!  Sure, there are other tandem kayaks out there, but nothing as innovative and paddler friendly as our Kokanee.  We racked our brains to come up with new improvements.  We wanted to do something that wasn’t out there al... More

It’s that time of year again for a lot of us.  Time to store that kayak away for the cold cold winter.  We are often asked about how to store a kayak while it is not being used, especially during the chilly winter months.  So today, I am here to offer up some winter kayak advice! First piece of advice, kayaks are not for sledding!  They go fast but they don’t like the cold, so keep them off of the snow!  Ok, now for the real tips.  As always, make sure you wash your kayak after use.  This is especially important when you will be putting it into storage for several months.  Mild dish soap and water works just fine, no need for fancy cleaners.  Make sure you remove sand and dirt, even from those little crevices. And, just think about how nice it will be to pull this baby... More

I hope all of you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  From neighborhood barbeques to lazy days on the lake and everything in between, it seems most people find some way to celebrate the holiday by squeezing in one last hoorah of outdoor fun before summer and warm temperatures come to an end.  Me?  Well, we are still enjoying exploring all the wonders and activities of our new home state of Colorado.  So, we started our Labor Day by attending our little community parade which honored our local firefighters for all of their heroic efforts and endless hours of protecting the Colorado Springs area during this summer's historic and tragic Waldo Canyon fire.   THANK YOU, firefighters! Then, since it was such a gorgeous day, we took advantage of living in one of Mother Nature's most beautiful adventur... More

Our newest product is quickly on its way to becoming a new family favorite.  And, it's easy to see why since the Lifetime Driveway 3 Sport Set is perfect outdoor fun for the whole family. Amber P. of Catlettsburg, KY, and her family will get to try one really soon since she was the random winner of our August giveaway!  Several of you who entered this month's giveaway commented that you had fond memories of playing Badminton as a kid.  Well, now you can play again with your own kids with a totally new, upgraded, portable version!  Plus, don't forget, the adjustable height net also makes the Lifetime Driveway 3 Sport Set great for Pickleball, QuickStart Tennis, and more. Thanks to everyone who entered this month's giveawy.  If you weren't the winner, you can purchase a Lifetime Driveway 3 S... More

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Lifetime at the Lake House
My parents recently bought a vacation house at Lake Erie and I saw it for the first time when I went home to Ohio last month. (Boy, good thing I made the trip to Ohio because its given me tons to blog about!) I was happy to see they had furnished several areas of the house with Lifetime products. (I taught them well!) My parents actually became Sams Club members for the first time just so they could buy some Lifetime products for their new house since Sams Club has such a large selection. Remember my last post and how I was talking about my parents still having a heavy picnic table at home that they actually move with a lawn mower? Well, apparently, it IS possible to teach an old dog new tricks! My parents purchased a Lifetime 8-foot picnic table for their patio at their lake house. Hip-hip, hooray! Since their backyard has...
Making a Difference in Our Community
May 5, 2012 was not only Cinco de Mayo but also a big day here at Lifetime Products.More than900 of my fellow Lifetime co-workers and I had the opportunity to give back to our community by participating in Lifetimes 7th Annual Community Service Project. This year, we helped clean and beautify the Utah State University Botanical Center in Kaysville, Utah. After initial groundwork preparation by over 75 employees on Friday evening, 880 employees arrived in florescent yellow shirts (looking like tennis balls from afar) armed with gardening tools on Saturday morning and got to work by removing debris, rocks, and weeds; planting flowers, grass and trees; cleaning ponds; painting fences, bridges and gates and spreading bark to help beautify and improve the center's 1,000 acre grounds, gardens, and facilities for local residents. I...
It’s Time to Dust off the Kayaks, It’s Summertime!
Memorial Day has past and summers had its unofficial start! As the weather heats up and the kids finish up the school year, we are all in need of a vacation. These days, taking that one big trip to Orlando or hopping on a cruise to the islands can put a big hurting on the old wallet. Many people are choosing smaller and more frequent vacations. And lets be honest, who doesnt want more vacations? I know I do. Here at Lifetime, we wonder, why cant every weekend be a vacation? Oh, but it can!! Having a few kayaks laying around for the family can make it easy, affordable and fun to stay closer to home this summer. You can head to your local lake one weekend and the next weekend do a river float. The options are endless! You wont be paying expensive entrance fees, spending hundreds of dollars on gas, or paying an arm and a leg fo...