The Best Brands With A Lifetime Warranty
10 Stylish Brands That Promise Their Products Last A Lifetime
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We’ve all had that item – maybe it’s a pair of shoes or your favorite sweater – that is long past its prime, but it’s just so damn perfect you keep wearing it anyway. Like that pair of boots your mom keeps bugging you to throw out because they aren’t the original color anymore? Or that wool sweater you love with all the holes? You know, the one your girlfriend keeps trying to toss in the bin?
So what do you do when your favorite products start wearing out? Realistically, if a product is well made, it should take years to start showing signs of wear. There are a few companies out there that believe that properly made products should last a full lifetime. So much so, that they offer pretty impressive lifetime warranties on all their products. Wear, tear, or manufacturer’s damage, these brands will make sure you get a full lifetime out of your lifetime warranty.
Of note, while all these brands stand up for the quality of their items, it’s important you hold up your end of the bargain and take care of your products. Be sure to properly spray, condition, and wax all your leather products. Follow the washing and drying directions on your clothing to ensure they fit the way they are supposed to. While all these lifetime warranties are impressive, most of the warranties are vetoed if you clearly aren’t treating your clothes or accessories with the care they deserve.
The best part – almost every one of the brands mentioned offers up a ‘no strings attached’ return policy. Like if your flight lands, you head to baggage claim only to discover the zipper on your suitcase has burst and your clothes are now scattered across the carousel. Away Luggage will sort you out with a new one. Wear your favorite socks till your toe peeps through? Don’t throw them out – Darn Tough socks promises that each pair will withstand wherever your adventures take you.
So if you’re thinking of adding to your wardrobe or picking up some new accessories, consider one of these brands. We promise you’ll get your money’s worth.
Shinola’s watches don’t come cheap, but be sure, if you’re investing your money in one of the American-made, handcrafted watches, you’ll sure get your money’s worth. Shinola, who sources all products from factories that meet all compliance and human rights standards, believes in precision quality, and the brand is happy to put their money where their mouth is. All defects (under warranty) will be replaced. If the watch can’t be fixed, Shinola will replace your entire watch.
Find out more at Shinola.com
While Blundstone, maker of some of the toughest Chelsea boots in the world, doesn’t have a ‘lifetime warranty’ per se, Blundstone does stand by their quality of their leather and offer a pretty all-encompassing warranty. There are no limits to Blundstone’s warranty except one: you have to take care of your boots. The footwear brand, known for its ultra durable leather, will fix any problem if it’s clear you’ve been doing all the necessary upkeep on your boots. That means waxing and conditioning the leather seasonally, and keeping the leather away from heat sources.
Find out at more at Blundstone.com
Dr. Martens offers up one of the best warranties on this list, and it’s because they really believe that they make a product that will last. Wear out the sole? They’ll fix it. Laces break? They’ve got you. You will receive a ‘FOR LIFE’ unique guarantee code when you purchase your boots and, when you need to, email Dr. Martens and the customer service team will get your new boots sent your way.
Find out more at Drmartens.com
If you’ve ever slipped yourself into one of Canada Goose’s down-filled jackets, you know it’s the secret to beating everything winter has to throw at you. Each coat is crafted with love, using wind and cold resistant materials, real down, and fur linings to create polar vortex-proof outerwear meant to brave every winter to come. If any products show any sign of defects, Canada Goose will give replace or repair your coat. Warranty is limited to products with tags still on, so keep in mind to leave the tags on.
Find out more at Canadagoose.com
Patagonia, reigning king of ethical sportswear, boasts what they call an ‘ironclad guarantee’. Meaning, no matter if you don’t like it, it doesn’t fit well, or if the product just isn’t what you thought it would be, Patagonia will offer up a repair, replacement, or refund. However, if your products face damage from regular, everyday wear-and-tear, Patagonia will charge you a nominal fee for any reparations.
Find out more at Patagonia.com
Filson has been the go-to brand for the rugged outdoorsman (or the guy who wants to look like a lumberjack) for the last 100+ years. And their clothes are made to last just that long. If the item you’ve purchased fails in any way, you can return any product straight to Filson. Also, since Filson watches are manufactured by Shinola, Filson adheres to Shinola’s lifetime guarantee policy for their watches. However, Filson’s warranty doesn’t cover any accidental pet damage or damage caused by extreme wear.
Find out more at Filson.com
Luxurious, hard-shell suitcases with built-in USB charger and locks, plus a lifetime warranty? Away Luggage knows how to create the perfect suitcase for the jet setter. However, Away’s lifetime warranty does have a few clauses. For example, the warranty can only be used by the person who originally purchased the bag. So, if you’re planning on handing your suitcase down or giving it away, be wary. The warranty also does not apply if you purchase your suitcase from an unauthorized retailer.
Find out more at Awaytravel.com
Darn Tough Socks
If the name is any indication, Darn Tough’s socks are crafted to be, well, darn tough. Hand made in the Vermont by a group of ski and snowboard fanatics (meaning, they know cold weather), each sock is made to withstand wherever the great outdoors takes you. So, if your pair of Darn Tough socks isn’t living up to your expectations, you can return them for another pair, no strings attached. Darn Tough swears these socks will be the most durable, comfiest socks you have ever slipped your feet into, or your money back.
Find out more at Darntough.com
As founder of L.L. Bean said, buying a product from LL. Bean is like a handshake – it means that they promise to live up to their product. So, if a product isn’t to your liking – maybe it didn’t last as long as you thought it should, maybe it didn’t fit as well as it should, or maybe it just wasn’t what you thought it was when you clicked ‘add to cart’ – L.L. Bean will take it back. Of note, L. L. Bean does require an original receipt for all returns.
Find out more at LLBean.com
Briggs & Riley
For the avid traveler, Briggs & Riley bags are a no-brainer. They offer a truly ‘no strings attached’ return policy. No matter what happens to your bags – be it damage at the hands of baggage handlers or your own faux pas – simply ship your bag to Briggs & Riley and they will replace the damage as close to your original bag as possible. Of note, you are responsible for the cost of shipping the bag to Briggs & Riley, but they will ship it back free of charge. If you’re not willing to shell out for shipping, or you’re just really into DIY, the brand offers self-repair kits.
Find out more at Briggs-Riley.com
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