These 43 Brands Will Fix or Replace Anything You Buy From Them — Forever

November 17, 2016
by Sarah Kuta
Contributor
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We’re always looking for ways to save money, and one surefire way to do that is to buy products that last.

You can also buy products from companies that will repair or replace them if they break.

You may spend a bit more up front, but quality items — and ones with awesome lifetime warranties — can end up saving you money in the long run.

From backpacks to knives, here’s a list of 22 brands that offer lifetime warranties with no strings attached — plus 31 that cover manufacturer’s defects forever.

Companies With Lifetime Warranties

Yes, even for normal wear and tear.

1. Polar Bottle

Polar Bottle/Facebook
Polar Bottle/Facebook

If you buy one of its water bottles and it breaks or is somehow faulty, Polar Bottle will replace it for you.

Every bottle goes through several levels of quality control before it is shipped out and our products are designed to last for years,” according to the Colorado-based company’s website.

“That being said, we understand that things happen, so we offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our products.”

Polar Bottle also offers a free replacement if you lose or damage your water bottle cap.

2. Cutco

Cutco Cutlery/Facebook
Cutco Cutlery/Facebook

Knife-maker Cutco was founded in Olean, New York, in 1949. It offers a “forever guarantee” that extends to knives given as gifts or hand-me-downs.

“Cutco knives have been handed down from mothers to daughters, grandfathers to grandsons and between friends,” according to the company’s website.

“If at any time you are not satisfied with the performance of your Cutco product, we’ll make it right.”

3. Jansport

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Jansport/Facebook

Parents sending their kids off to school have long recognized backpack-maker Jansport for its top-notch warranty. This company, founded in 1967, guarantees nearly all of its backpacks, messenger bags, fanny packs and hiking bags.

“If your pack ever breaks down, simply return it to our warranty center,” Jansport says on its website. “We’ll fix it or if we can’t, we’ll replace it or refund it.”

4. Manduka

Manduka/Facebook
Manduka/Facebook

This California-based company guarantees many of its yoga mats for life, even if the product wears out from regular use.

A Manduka PRO yoga mat will cost you $108, but the price tag may well be worth it if you practice regularly and your mat wears out.

5. Feetures!

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Feetures! is a family owned sock-maker in North Carolina. This company makes high-performance socks for runners and other athletes, and it’ll offer you a replacement pair or refund at any time.

“We stand behind the quality of our socks and want you to have a great experience with every product we make,” the company says on its website.

6. Eddie Bauer

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This outdoor gear and clothing maker stands behind its products so much that it offers an unconditional lifetime guarantee.

This warranty was implemented by founder Eddie Bauer in the company’s early days. After 50 years in business, Bauer said it was his greatest contribution to customers.

“Eddie’s philosophy guides us to this day. Every product we sell is designed to be the best and built to last. If anything you buy falls short of those standards, you’re invited to return it at any time,” states the company’s website.

7. Craftsman

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Talk to someone who uses tools on a regular basis and you’ve probably heard about Craftsman’s warranty.

Many of the company’s tools, including wrenches, hand tools, gardening and pruning tools, are eligible for replacement, free of charge, over the lifetime of the product.

You’ll need to present proof of purchase when asking for a replacement item, according to Craftsman’s website.

8. Osprey

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Osprey’s “All Mighty Guarantee” ensures that if you buy one of the company’s bags or backpacks, it’s guaranteed for life.

The brand’s motto: Any reason, any product, any era.

“Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge — whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday,” Osprey’s website says.

“If we are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, we will happily replace it.”

9. Lands’ End

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Lands’ End offers a “Guaranteed. Period.” warranty on its products, which include clothing for men, women and kids.

“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,” Lands’ End promises on its site.

10. Vermont Teddy Bear

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If you buy a stuffed bear from Vermont Teddy Bear, it’s backed by the company’s lifetime guarantee.

VTB has some fun with it too, and encourages you to send your bear to its “Bear Hospital.”

“Every once in awhile, a tragedy will strike — a dog attack, a chance meeting with a lawn mower,” the company says. “We are talkin’ FREE, full coverage health care for your bear’s entire lifetime.”

11. Duluth Trading Company

Duluth Trading Company, which makes clothing, outerwear, footwear and other items, offers a “No Bull” lifetime warranty on all of its products.

“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,” the company says.

12. Davek

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Invest in a sturdy Davek umbrella (prices range from $89 to $350) and it’s backed by the company’s unconditional lifetime guarantee.

Owners must register their umbrellas to be eligible for the lifetime warranty.

13. Zippo

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Zippo makes lighters, handwarmers and knives. Its warranty motto: “It works or we fix it free.”

“We don’t make that promise lightly,” Zippo says.

“We know that behind every Zippo product sent for repair is an owner depending on our promise to get it back in working order. Whether a windproof lighter is five years, 25 years or 50 years old, it will serve as a dependable source of flame for years to come. We guarantee it.”

14. Leupold

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Leupold is based in Beaverton, Oregon, and makes binoculars, scopes and rangefinders used by golfers, hunters, security personnel and police.

The company will replace its products — whether you’re the original owner or not — forever.

“You don’t need proof of ownership. Or a warranty card. And there’s no time limit,” the company says.

“We do this because we believe in superior quality and craftsmanship, and we’re confident your Leupold won’t let you down.”

15. Red Oxx

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Red Oxx travel bags are covered by the company’s “No Bull” lifetime warranty, which means it will repair or replace its products, no questions asked.

This unconditional lifetime warranty is completely transferrable and applies to any product made by Red Oxx at any time in history. The warranty also extends to bags you buy used.

16. Darn Tough Socks

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Darn Tough Socks/Facebook

Vermont sock-maker Darn Tough Socks offers a 100%, unconditional lifetime guarantee on its socks, which are, apparently, pretty darn tough.

“If you were able to wear out a pair of Darn Tough socks, we’ll replace them. At any time,” according to the company’s website.

The company says its warranty has no strings and no conditions.

17. L.L. Bean

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If you’ve purchased something from L.L. Bean in the last century, you’ve probably heard of its legendary lifetime warranty. The Maine-based company makes clothing, shoes, outdoor gear, backpacks and other items.

“We make pieces that last, and if they don’t, we want to know about it,” reads the L.L. Bean website. “If something’s not working or fitting or standing up to its task or lasting as long as you think it should, we’ll take it back.”

You can send back an item purchased from L.L. Bean for any reason, at any time. The company will send you a refund or a replacement item.

18. XIKAR

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XIKAR, which makes cigar accessories, offers a lifetime warranty on all products. Simply drop your lighter or cigar cutter in the mail, and the company will repair or replace it for free.

It’ll also sharpen or replace the blade of your cigar cutter for free.

“We are proud to offer our lifetime warranty on all XIKAR products,” states the company’s website.

“If you feel that it fails to live up to our promise of fit, finish [and] function, simply return it to us [and] we will cheerfully repair or replace your product.”

19. Snap Circuits

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This Illinois-based company makes kits for kids to build FM radios, digital voice recorders, alarms, doorbells and more.

Each kit comes with a lifetime warranty on all parts. Simply fill out a replacement part form and get a new part for free — it’s pretty simple.

“We hope that you have years of fun and learning with your Snap Circuits,” reads the company’s website.

20. Dover Saddlery

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Jim and Dave Powers founded Dover Saddlery in 1975 in Massachusetts. The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on its saddles, riding clothing, boots, horse blankets and stable supplies.

We stand behind the quality of our products, and should you not be satisfied with your purchase, simply return it and we will refund, replace or exchange it for you,” according to the company’s website.

21. Orvis

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This outdoor gear and apparel company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which means it’ll return your money or replace an item for any reason, at any time.

“We care deeply about quality, and sell only what we ourselves would be proud to own or give as a gift,” said Perk Perkins, CEO of Orvis, in a statement posted on the company’s website.

22. Away

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Away, a company that makes suitcases with high-capacity batteries for charging your cell phone and other devices, offers a lifetime warranty for the non-electronic components of its luggage. If your bag’s shell, wheels, handles or zippers stop working, the company will fix them or replace the bag for free.

You must be the bag’s original owner and have used it for travel by “air, car, train, boat and foot” for damage to be covered. To qualify, the problem must “impair the functionality of the product.”

The company won’t hang you out out to dry if the battery dies, either. Away guarantees the electronic components inside its suitcases for two years.

Brands With Warranties for Manufacturer’s Defects

They might not cover regular wear and tear, but these companies will fix or replace unsatisfactory items.

23. Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

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Vancouver-based MEC has sold gear for snowsports, climbing, hiking, running, camping and other outdoor activities for more than 40 years.

The company offers a “Rocksolid Guarantee” on all of its products and the advice its employees give you.

“If the quality of an item hasn’t met your expectations, you can bring it back,” according to the company’s website.

“We also guarantee the product selection advice we give. If something you purchased based on this advice turns out to be unsuitable, you can bring it back for an exchange, refund, repair or credit.

The company says it charges a “reasonable fee” to repair products damaged by normal wear and tear.

24. Columbia

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Columbia Sportswear/Facebook

On outerwear and equipment — think coats and backpacks — outdoor gear-maker Columbia offers a limited lifetime warranty.

Though the company won’t replace an item for normal wear and tear, Columbia will replace items with manufacturer defects.

If the zipper breaks, for example, you can send your jacket in to have it inspected. If the folks in the warranty department determine the defect is covered by the warranty, they’ll fix it and send it back, or send you a credit for the value of the item so you can buy a new one.

The company offers a one-year warranty on shoes and sportswear.

25. Patagonia

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Outdoor gear-maker Patagonia calls its lifetime warranty an “Ironclad Guarantee.” If you buy Patagonia apparel and gear for climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing and trail running, and it doesn’t perform as expected, the company will replace it.

“We guarantee everything we make,” according to the company’s website. “If you are not satisfied with one of our products at the time you receive it, or if one of our products does not perform to your satisfaction, return it to the store you bought it from or to Patagonia for a repair, replacement or refund.”

Patagonia says it will repair damage due to normal wear and tear “at a reasonable charge.”

26. REI

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Though REI got rid of its famous no-questions-asked lifetime return policy in 2013, the company will still let you return items that have manufacturing defects at any time as part of its limited lifetime warranty.

“If your item has a manufacturing defect in its materials or workmanship, you can return it at any time,” according to the REI website.

REI will also let you return an item for any reason for up to one year after you bought it.

27. Nordstrom

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The department store Nordstrom has a famously liberal return policy. Technically, it doesn’t actually have a return policy — but what the company means is that it’ll take back or exchange nearly any item, for any reason, at any time.

“We stand behind our goods and services and want customers to be satisfied with them,” explains the company’s website.

“We’ll always do our best to take care of customers—our philosophy is to deal with them fairly and reasonably; we hope they will be fair and reasonable with us as well.” There’s no time limit for returns or exchanges, so use your best judgment.

28. Vortex Optics

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Vortex Optics makes an array of products, including binoculars, gun scopes, tripods and other gear.

The company has a “VIP warranty,” which says that it will repair or replace any Vortex product if it becomes damaged or defective. The warranty doesn’t cover theft, loss, deliberate damage or cosmetic damage.

The warranty is fully transferable and you don’t need to hang on to your receipt.

“You see, it doesn’t matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it. You can count on the VIP Warranty for all Vortex Optics riflescopes, prism scopes, red dots, rangefinders, binoculars, spotting scopes, tripods, and monoculars,” according to the company’s website.

29. Adidas

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Sportswear company Adidas will replace or repair any returned item that has a manufacturer defect or a “deviation from factory specifications.”

The company’s limited lifetime warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, however.

30. Jostens

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Ring-maker Jostens offers a limited lifetime warranty on many of its rings, including high school class rings, college class rings and youth sports rings.

It’ll resize, refinish, polish, clean and replace some types of stones for the life of the ring, as long as you’re the original owner. You can also purchase an extended warranty in case your ring gets lost or stolen.

31. Le Creuset

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This maker of multicolored cookware products offers a limited lifetime warranty on cast iron, tri-ply stainless steel and forged hard-anodized items.

The Le Creuset warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, only defects in material and workmanship for products used in a normal household setting. To be eligible, you need to make sure you take care of your skillets and pans according to the company’s instructions.

The company offers five-year warranties on other products, including stonewear, kettles, stockpots and bakeware.

32. Tervis

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Tervis makes water bottles, cups and mugs with nifty decorations (hello, Harry Potter cup!). It stands behind its products with a “Made For Life” guarantee.

If its staff determine, after an inspection, that an item has a material defect or a problem due to workmanship, the company will replace it for free.

However, the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, improper care or abuse.

33. Wüsthof

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Wüsthof has been making knives and other kitchen tools since 1814, and it offers a lifetime warranty for defects in workmanship and materials.

The company notes that the knives are “not indestructible,” so the warranty does not cover bent tips, chipped or broken blades, melted handles or damage caused by inappropriate use of the products.

34. Rainbow Sandals

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Jay “Sparky” Longley began making sandals in his Laguna Beach garage in 1972. Now, if you buy a pair of his flip-flops, they’re guaranteed “for the lifetime of the sole,” according to the company’s website.

“The sandals will be eligible for warranty until you have worn through anywhere on the top or bottom layer of the sole.”

The warranty covers manufacturing defects only. If the strap pulls out from the base of the sandal or if the sandal’s sole layers become unglued, the shoes are likely covered by the warranty and the company will repair or replace them at no charge.

35. Filson

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Filson/Facebook

This Seattle-based company has made luggage, watches, outdoor gear and other items since 1897.

Filson offers a lifetime guarantee that covers failure of workmanship and materials for the life of its products. Normal wear and tear is not covered by the warranty.

In addition, Filson will let you return any item, for any reason, within the first six months for a full refund.

In 1897, C.C. Filson said, ‘Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction.’ We’ve held that standard ever since. It’s gotten us into hot water on some days, but over a hundred years later we stand by those words,” according to the company’s website.

36. The North Face

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Most North Face products are guaranteed for the lifetime of the item against defects in materials and workmanship, with the exception of shoes, which only have a one-year guarantee.

Your winter coat isn’t covered for normal wear and tear, however.

“Your The North Face sleeping bag may not survive to the ripe old age of 70. (But we have heard from folks whose well-loved and cared for 1973 Superlight sleeping bags are still going strong!),” according to the company’s website.

37. Skullcandy

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Skullcandy makes colorful earbuds and headphones that range in price from $15 to $200.

The company offers a limited lifetime warranty on all products for manufacturing defects.

Even if your earbuds get broken for some other reason, Skullcandy will take care of you. For non-manufacturing defects, the company will give you store credit worth 50% of the price of your product — it call this its “Aggressive Listener Credit.”

38. Hydro Flask

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Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask makes insulated bottles and food storage containers. The company offers a limited lifetime warranty that covers manufacturer defects, but not normal wear and tear.

The company will replace your flask or bottle if it has a broken or leaking cap, if it has lost its insulating properties or if it has rough welding along the rim. It will also replace your bottle or flask if it rattles.

39. Dakine

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Dakine makes gear for playing in the snow, surfing, cycling and windsurfing. The company was founded in Hawaii in 1979 and is now located in Hood River, Oregon.

Dakine’s limited lifetime warranty protects its backpacks and bags against manufacturing defects, but does not cover normal wear and tear.


According to the company’s website, manufacturer defects include things like a straight-edge tear along a seam, a stitching defect that inhibits your ability to use the product and zipper malfunctions.

40. Cascade Designs

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Cascade Designs, which makes brands such as MSR, Platypus and PackTowl, offers a limited lifetime warranty on its outdoor gear.

The warranty covers manufacturer defects, but the company will also repair any item that was damaged by normal wear and tear for a fair rate, according to its website.

Cascade Designs wants to keep products out of landfills, which is why it encourages customers to get their items repaired.

41. Chacos

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Sandal-maker Chacos promises that its shoes will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. The company offers a limited lifetime warranty on its sandals, which have received high praise from devoted outdoorsmen and women.

The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, problems with fit or sandals that have been worn past the point of repair.

42. Timbuk2

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Timbuk2 makes messenger bags, backpacks, laptop bags and duffel bags. The company offers a lifetime warranty on all of its bags (but not its shirts and hoodies) that covers defects in materials or workmanship.

“Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product,” according to the company’s website.

43. Camelbak

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The “Got Your Bak” guarantee covers defects in workmanship and materials for all Camelbak reservoirs, backpacks, bottles and accessories.

“Got Your Bak isn’t just a group of words to us,” according to the company’s website. “It’s a culture. It’s a state of mind. It’s who we are. That’s why we put our products through the most rigorous testing in the industry. We want to make sure that product failures happen in the lab, not in the field.”

How to Save Money When You Buy These Brands

While these companies offer stellar lifetime warranties, the upfront costs can be a bit steep. Here are a few ways to save money on their products.

Sign Up for Email Lists or Take Surveys

Right now, Polar Bottle is offering a 30% discount if you’ve purchased one of its water bottles before and you take a survey.

Zippo will send you exclusive offers and sale information if you sign up for its email list.

Watch for Regular Sales

Eddie Bauer holds a semi-annual sale offering up to 60% off many products.

Look for Free Shipping Offers

You’ll get free shipping on orders over $100 when you buy a lifetime-guaranteed Davek umbrella.

Eddie Bauer also offers free shipping on orders over $99.

Get Credit Card Rewards or Cash Back

Even if a company isn’t offering any deals, you can make money by purchasing its items with a cash-back credit card.

Also, check a site like Cashback Monitor to see whether you can earn cash back on your purchase.

Use Coupon Codes

Tons of browser extensions will do the work for you — they’ll find any and all coupon codes available for whatever store you’re shopping at.

Buy Used

Some of these brands, like Red Oxx and Cutco, don’t care if you’re the original owner of their products — they’ll guarantee them anyway.

Be sure to read the fine print to learn a company’s warranty policy on used items before purchasing.

Your Turn: Do you buy from brands that offer lifetime warranties? Did we miss one of your favorites?

Sarah Kuta is an education reporter in Boulder, Colorado, with a penchant for weekend thrifting, furniture refurbishment and good deals. Find her on Twitter: @sarahkuta.

by Sarah Kuta
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