These Companies Offer Lifetime Guarantees—and You Probably Already Own Some of Their Products
You should only purchase these must-haves once.
Life's essentials—the products that get us through our routines, day in, day out—see their fair share of wear and tear. This is to be expected. We consider things like umbrellas to take us through April's showers, light-as-air jackets to keep us warm during seasonal transitions, or knife sets to carry us through one culinary creation after another to be absolute must-haves. And when they rip, tear, or break, we shrug it off and pull out our wallets to order a replacement—they're essential, after all.
But this doesn't have to be the case: Order from the right company, and you can break the cycle and turn a lifetime of purchasing the same product over and again into a one-time-only deal. You just have to make sure that the brand offers a lifetime warranty. And if you thought these company policies were far and few between, think again. You likely have several products already covered by this type of promise in your own home. Companies like Le Creuset, manufacturer of long-lasting enamel cookware, offers lifetime coverage on their cast-iron products; Tweezerman (the brand that designed your go-to tweezers!) promises unlimited free sharpenings and replacements on its most iconic tool. You'll find these warranties across all categories, from cookware and beauty tools to fashion and travel—you just need to know where to look.
To help you shop smarter (and save money down the road) we rounded up a list of our favorite companies that offer lifetime guarantees. Ahead, some of their best-selling products, along with the policies that back them up indefinitely.
Tweezerman's top-rated tweezer is known for its precision; the angled tip makes it easy to shape your brows. Best of all, you'll have your pair for life. The company offers free sharpening and repair services on this particular item—you won't even have to pay shipping and handling fees. And if there's a manufacturing defect, they'll review the case and repair or replace the tweezers up to two years after your purchase.
Shop Now: Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer, $23, sephora.com.
This lightweight jacket has a windproof shell and a water-repellent finish. Plus, it's filled with premium down, which keeps you warm in cold and windy conditions (it also folds to pocket-size, which makes packing and storage a breeze).
If that's not reason enough to buy it, consider this: Eddie Bauer will replace any product that fails to perform as designed, so you can make that purchase without a worry.
Shop Now: Eddie Bauer Women's "Downlight" Jacket, $249, eddiebauer.com.
Away's polycarbonate suitcases are built to roll smoothly and quietly on any surface, even cobblestone. They're also built to last—and when you buy directly from Away, you'll get a 100-day trial, free shipping, and a limited lifetime warranty, which covers cracks or breaks in the suitcase shell, defected wheels or handles, zippers that won't open or close, and fabric tears that render parts of the suitcase non-functional.
Shop Now: Away "The Bigger" Carry-On, $245, awaytravel.com.
Le Creuset is known for cast-iron cookware designed to last a lifetime. The company's warranty covers defects in the material at the time of your purchase and lasts as long as you own the cookware. Keep in mind, however, that the warranty will not cover damage from wear and tear, overheating, or neglect, and it doesn't apply to products with a nonstick coating or non-cast iron pieces and accessories.
Shop Now: Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron 3 1/2-Quart Essential Dutch Oven, $169.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Hydro Flask bottles keep liquids hot for up to six hours and cold for 24, and feature stainless-steel with the company's signature TempShield insulation. The brand offers a limited warranty on all of its products to protect against manufacturer defects—all you have to do is fill out a claim on their website.
Shop Now: Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Standard Mouth Bottle, $34.95, www.nordstrom.com.
Manduka's oversized yoga mats offer incredible comfort and cushion for your practice. The brand's PRO series, in particular, was manufactured in a sustainable way (no toxic emissions were released into the atmosphere during these mats' creation). Manudka also guarantees that PRO mats will last a lifetime, if used as intended. If you experience any surface imperfections like divots or slices, peeling surface areas, or a worn finish, they'll replace your mat for you.
Shop Now: Manduka Pro Yoga Mat, 6mm, $120, manduka.com.
This set includes SharpIN Technology, allowing you to automatically sharpen each knife with every use. Better yet, Calphalon offers a lifetime manufacturer's warranty on all of their products, so if any of your knives are defective, they'll replace them. If your set is discontinued or no longer available, they'll replace it with the next best thing.
Shop Now: Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Cutlery Set, $186.99, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Cross pens feature specially-formulated quick-drying ink and a click-on cap. Most come with at least one ink refill, depending on the type of tip you choose (ballpoint, rollerball, or fountain). Monogram options are also available.
All Cross writing instruments and penholder products are guaranteed against mechanical failure, even if you've had the item for years. And you won't have to wait long for a fix: The product will be repaired or replaced as soon as you send it in.
Shop Now: Cross Classic Century Sea Foam Pearlescent Lacquer Fountain Pen, $60, cross.com.
Davek New York
Davek New York's weatherproof umbrellas are tiny (they can be clipped onto a belt!) and constructed from tightly woven micro-weave fabric to protect you from both rain and wind. The brand offers a lifetime guarantee, so if your umbrella ever stops working properly, they'll repair or replace it with no questions asked—which means no more cheap drugstore iterations that break after a single use.
Shop Now: Davek Solo Flagship Umbrella, $115, davekny.com.
These seamless boot socks are made from merino wool and are meant to feel like they're barely there—plus they have temperature regulating technology, so they can be worn all year long. Even so, you won't wear them out. And in the off chance you do, Darn Tough offers an unconditional lifetime guarantee; get a fresh pair if holes ever do crop up.
Shop Now: Darn Tough "Gatewood" Boot Full Cushion Sock, $26, darntough.com.