2014 Lifetime Glider Bench Review 4 1/2 Stars

Lifetime Glider Bench

Lifetime Glider Bench

To begin, we have been very pleased with our Lifetime glider bench. We have had the glider bench for about 5 years now. I was looking for something four our back deck that would hold a few people and allow us to sit, relax and enjoy the view. I looked into some wood benches, but I had poor experiences with wood furniture (not to mention fences) because of the maintenance required and the slivers that can come along with no extra charge:)

Also, I looked at some with a metal frame and the cushions on top.  I actually bought one of these for our back yard because it came with a cover. However after just a year the cushions needed to be replaced and a few things started to fall apart. In comparing the three of these benches, I would choose the Lifetime glider hands down.

Some of the things I have enjoyed about it are:

Lifetime Glider Bench Pros and Cons

  • It doesn’t look dirty, and it is easy to wipe off without getting slivers (I have 6 kids and this is important for me.)
  • It is very sturdy. Our family has enjoyed our times together sitting and rocking on it (We have fit all 8 of us on it at one time).
  • It comfortably seats 3 to 4 adults.
  • There is no maintenance required (I guess you could spray some WD40 on some of the metal parts (but I haven’t done it once).
  • It is very comfortable to sit on.
  • Nice enjoyable swinging motion

A Couple Draw Backs or Cons Were:

  • I did not like that one of the screws came out after a few years, but I was able to put it back in and it continues to function well now.
  • Also, in the winter it is colder to sit on than the fabric glider.

I hope this review helps as you look for a bench or a glider.

Check out this video of The Lifetime glider bench.

Enjoy the simple things in life with garden furniture from Lifetime. The Glider Bench is the ideal garden furniture piece for enjoying the backyard scenery you have worked so hard to create. Because of the lightweight design, the Glider Bench is easily moved around the yard – wherever the afternoon takes you. With a 48″ frame and a comfortable 44″ seat, the glider bench provides the perfect way to spend time with your family, relax, or just enjoy good conversation and a pitcher of lemonade.

Lifetime’s outdoor benches provide the perfect seating space on a patio, deck, or porch. With UV-protected all-weather construction, our benches are rust resistant and will not fade, crack, chip or peel. They are specifically designed to be comfortable, low-maintenance, and durable. Lifetime Wood Alternative Glider Bench – Features a 44-Inch weather-resistant, simulated wood bench and 48-Inch metalic brown powder-coated steel frame. A great 2 to 3 person bench with smooth gliding motion.

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What are your thoughts about the Lifetime glider bench?

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19 Responses to “2014 Lifetime Glider Bench Review 4 1/2 Stars”

  1. admin says:

    This is a very comfortable bench. We have one on our back deck. I like the swinging motion it provides. It is nice to sit and swing on the bench with my wife and talk while looking out over the deck into the backyard and great views.

  2. Mary E Williams says:

    This Gliding bench is absolutely wonderful! After I ordered it I thought I was crazy for buying something like this without having actually sat in it and tried it. I started thinking, “what if all those wonderful reviews were bogus – it will be too heavy to afford return shipping!!!!” First, this review is not bogus AND I am so glad I made this purchase!!!!! It does recommend two people to put it together but I only needed help on the very last step so it is very easy to assemble and very sturdy. It glides very smoothly. I’m deaf so I can’t tell you if it makes sound when it glides but can say that I LOVE our summer evenings on the back porch now, enjoying our beautiful flowers and fresh air. My awesome Hearing Dog – a beautiful blond Lab and I sit together on this bench and will enjoy many wonderful moments together lounging about!!!!

  3. James Rose "Jocko in Cali" says:

    I found that this bench did a great job resisting rain and was very easy to clean. Great for warm summer days on the front porch. Glide function works well.

  4. Holly H says:

    I received the bench in a timely manner and it was easy to set-up. It has proven to be comfortable, durable, and wide enough to accommodate two adults and a tween comfortably. If you are looking for comfort and long-lasting ability, this is the bench for you!

  5. Adam Palmer "Adam" says:

    Shipping was very quick. Packaging seemed ok. After opening, the bench had 4 places, palm sized, where the paint was scuffed off. I was not going to send it back so I painted the four areas. One underneath the bench so not a big deal but there was metal showing through on both front arm pieces so I painted them. The most frustrating part was the overflow on the welds around the post where the brackets slide on to allow for the rocking. I had to grind down the weld and repaint. Got all this done in about 1.5 hours. After assembly and sitting on the bench….well….it feels like a park bench or stadium seat. It is hard. Somewhat slick, especially if your a person that likes to recline more then your rear will slide to the front of the bench. It sits you very upright. If your not all the way back into it it starts to wear on your back. My Wal-Mart bench was half the price and more comfortable. And one reason is because it was 2-3 inches deeper so you are fully supported, but it also had cushions. I’m 6′ and the bench seat sits 3-4″ behind the bend of my knee. For some this would make an descent seat for a backyard where it is exposed to the weather. If you want something more comfortable for the patio then order one with a deeper seat and with cushions.

  6. AngelCake "Wife, mom, juggler of responsibili... says:

    Right after I clicked the purchase button for this, I remember wondering what the heck I was doing buying a glider bench off the internet. It was so reasonably priced compared to the ones I had checked out in stores, I figured I was getting some flimsy, poorly made item. But this bench is awesome! My husband put it together in about 30 minutes by himself and it’s sturdy but light enough that I can drag it around our backyard to catch the sun (or not). It has held up to all the wet weather we’ve had, it’s easy to clean and glides beautifully. It really is a quality product – I’m thinking of buying a second one for our patio.

  7. Ms. Nancy C. Tressler says:

    this glider is really nice, I put it together myself, it did not recommend it, but I had no one to help me, I had no trouble at all instructions were clear, and it was worth it, you will not be disaspointed in any way, Nancy from Pennsylvania.

  8. Denise D. Simon says:

    Bought this as an anniversary gift for my parents knowing they needed seating out near a family pond. Looked at wicker, aluminum products etc., but knew this would stand the test of the elements. Easy to put together (less than an hour) and comfortable to sit in. Only complaint would be its appearance – very plain looking and the “putty” color = gray doesn’t really help matters. If you don’t care about aesthetics, purchase this bench for comfort and security in knowing it will last outside in the weather.

  9. bonita says:

    We assembled it ourselves. I sat in other gliders trying to decide if I could find a better one. I couldn’t find one that glided as easily as this one does!

  10. klynn says:

    I love my glider, I am a 62 year old female and I mostly put it together myself, my husband helped put the two parts together. The hardest part was getting it unwraped, which was worth it. It was in great condition, all parts needed, even some tools and good instructions. It works great and looks nice on my new front deck. I love it! My friends do to, morning coffee time! Money well spent. .

  11. Mary E Williams says:

    This Gliding bench is absolutely wonderful! After I ordered it I thought I was crazy for buying something like this without having actually sat in it and tried it. I started thinking, “what if all those wonderful reviews were bogus – it will be too heavy to afford return shipping!!!!” First, this review is not bogus AND I am so glad I made this purchase!!!!! It does recommend two people to put it together but I only needed help on the very last step so it is very easy to assemble and very sturdy. It glides very smoothly. I’m deaf so I can’t tell you if it makes sound when it glides but can say that I LOVE our summer evenings on the back porch now, enjoying our beautiful flowers and fresh air. My awesome Hearing Dog – a beautiful blond Lab and I sit together on this bench and will enjoy many wonderful moments together lounging about!!!!

  12. James Rose "Jocko in Cali" says:

    I found that this bench did a great job resisting rain and was very easy to clean. Great for warm summer days on the front porch. Glide function works well.

  13. Holly H says:

    I received the bench in a timely manner and it was easy to set-up. It has proven to be comfortable, durable, and wide enough to accommodate two adults and a tween comfortably. If you are looking for comfort and long-lasting ability, this is the bench for you!

  14. Adam Palmer "Adam" says:

    Shipping was very quick. Packaging seemed ok. After opening, the bench had 4 places, palm sized, where the paint was scuffed off. I was not going to send it back so I painted the four areas. One underneath the bench so not a big deal but there was metal showing through on both front arm pieces so I painted them. The most frustrating part was the overflow on the welds around the post where the brackets slide on to allow for the rocking. I had to grind down the weld and repaint. Got all this done in about 1.5 hours. After assembly and sitting on the bench….well….it feels like a park bench or stadium seat. It is hard. Somewhat slick, especially if your a person that likes to recline more then your rear will slide to the front of the bench. It sits you very upright. If your not all the way back into it it starts to wear on your back. My Wal-Mart bench was half the price and more comfortable. And one reason is because it was 2-3 inches deeper so you are fully supported, but it also had cushions. I’m 6′ and the bench seat sits 3-4″ behind the bend of my knee. For some this would make an descent seat for a backyard where it is exposed to the weather. If you want something more comfortable for the patio then order one with a deeper seat and with cushions.

  15. AngelCake "Wife, mom, juggler of responsibili... says:

    Right after I clicked the purchase button for this, I remember wondering what the heck I was doing buying a glider bench off the internet. It was so reasonably priced compared to the ones I had checked out in stores, I figured I was getting some flimsy, poorly made item. But this bench is awesome! My husband put it together in about 30 minutes by himself and it’s sturdy but light enough that I can drag it around our backyard to catch the sun (or not). It has held up to all the wet weather we’ve had, it’s easy to clean and glides beautifully. It really is a quality product – I’m thinking of buying a second one for our patio.

  16. Ms. Nancy C. Tressler says:

    this glider is really nice, I put it together myself, it did not recommend it, but I had no one to help me, I had no trouble at all instructions were clear, and it was worth it, you will not be disaspointed in any way, Nancy from Pennsylvania.

  17. Denise D. Simon says:

    Bought this as an anniversary gift for my parents knowing they needed seating out near a family pond. Looked at wicker, aluminum products etc., but knew this would stand the test of the elements. Easy to put together (less than an hour) and comfortable to sit in. Only complaint would be its appearance – very plain looking and the “putty” color = gray doesn’t really help matters. If you don’t care about aesthetics, purchase this bench for comfort and security in knowing it will last outside in the weather.

  18. bonita says:

    We assembled it ourselves. I sat in other gliders trying to decide if I could find a better one. I couldn’t find one that glided as easily as this one does!

  19. klynn says:

    I love my glider, I am a 62 year old female and I mostly put it together myself, my husband helped put the two parts together. The hardest part was getting it unwraped, which was worth it. It was in great condition, all parts needed, even some tools and good instructions. It works great and looks nice on my new front deck. I love it! My friends do to, morning coffee time! Money well spent. .

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