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22 Products That Really Do Last a Lifetime

You'd by surprised how many objects really do last a lifetime. Here are a couple that Business Insider rounded up into a list.



In an age when the Next Big iGadget is always around the corner and people go through cell phones like pairs of socks, it's nice to know there are some products that can never be replaced.

Related: 13 Things You're Better Off Buying Used

In a popular Reddit thread, more than 500 users shared the "trustiest" products they've relied on for years — and in some cases, a lifetime. 

We rounded up 22 of our favorites.

  • "My Gameboy color is still going strong as well as my Pokemon games."
  • "Samsung Blackjack II. Dropped it a million times, still works perfectly. I've had it for over five years."
  • "2001 Honda Accord. Not a single problem in all my years of ownership."
  • "Playstation 2 or Nintendo 64. Last forever and I still play them every day."
  • "I've had one of those $12 Wahl beard trimmers from Walmart for 5 years now. Use (well, abuse) it almost daily. Coupled with 2 rechargeable AAs it's unstoppable."
  • "KitchenAid mixers. My mother's KitchenAid is so reliable she actually named it in her will. Sorry, sis, I'm getting it."
  • "My black north face jacket. it will never die. Almost 10 years and it looks like it did the day I bought it."
  • "My Nalgene. 15 years old. Thing is bulletproof."

Read on for more.

  • "I have a Leatherman [multi-tool] that's been through hell and still kicking."
  • "[My JanSport] backpack has been to 5 countries, Vegas, Cali, Tampa, 2 Bonaroo's and countless house parties."
  • "My trusty TI-30-X got me through all of grades six to 12, and I'm still using it in college on the same battery."
  • "My Carhart jacket. I've had it through 1 marriage, 3 dogs, 5 cars/trucks, and 15 different homes."
  • "My mother purchased a serrated paring knife decades ago. She passed it on to me, I've had it for nearly 20 years. Still razor sharp, still cuts through tomatoes with ease."
  • "I've cried into, hugged, cuddled under and slept with [my baby] blanket every single night for the last 30+ years."
  • "My grandmother got a Sunbeam toaster in 1944(?) When she got married. I used it to make toast about an hour ago."
  • "I inherited an ElectroLux vacuum cleaner from my husband's grandmother. I could suck up a transmission with that thing if I had to."
  • "ThinkPad T42. [I] have never once considered a new laptop . . . IN 10 YEARS."
  • "Snapper riding mower. My Dad bought one in 1980 and we used it to cut our yard until around 2009 when he sold it and bought another just like it."
  • "1991 Geo Prism. I bought it off a family friend for $100 and delivered pizzas in it for a year."
  • "My Specialized mountain bike — 30,000 miles don't lie."
  • "I got an alarm clock/radio for Christmas in 1989 and it still wakes me up every morning. Honestly, now that I think about it, no other person or thing in my life has been as dependable."
  • "My Zippo lighter and multi-tool. I always feel like I am prepared."

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