SwingSesh Fitness Playset vs Lifetime Playset: Why SwingSesh Wins the Best Metal Playset
We get asked this question a lot: "What’s the difference between a SwingSesh fitness playset and a Lifetime playset?"
They’re both metal playsets, right? They both have swings, slides, monkey bars, play decks, and climbing features, right? So why does the SwingSesh cost more? Let me tell you why some of our customers have replaced their Lifetime sets with a SwingSesh.
The main difference is the fitness functionality of SwingSesh sets: they are more robust and more useful for the entire family. They are purpose-built for adults to workout alongside their kids. But what else sets SwingSesh equipment apart?
You’ve probably considered a metal swing set for a few good reasons:
- The low maintenance aspect of a metal swing set is appealing; you don’t want to stain a wooden playset every year (right there with ya).
- The kids reeeaaallllllly want monkey bars and it turns out those are kind of hard to find.
- Metal playsets are pre-drilled and are easy to install in comparison to wood swing sets.
But you want just a little more... something that engages the whole family. You’re not the parent who wants to be head down in their phone, lazily pushing their kid on the swing every twenty seconds. You want to engage, be active, and, what the heck, maybe even swing with your kids! Because a SwingSesh can help you achieve those things, it was awarded a Parenting Award from Good Housekeeping.
BLUF: What the award-winning SwingSesh has that no other playset offers:
- Fitness Equipment Designed for Adults
- Heavy-Duty Steel to Handle Adult Weight
- Sturdy Components so Mom & Dad Can Play with the Kids
- Top-of-the-Line Finishes & Materials
- Modular & Customizable Design to Grow with Your Family
- Made in America by a Veteran-owned Small Business
Let’s take a closer look at a SwingSesh model and a Lifetime model that have similar play features: monkey bars, 2 swings, slide, play deck, and climbing features. Keep in mind, you won’t be racking any weights, doing box jumps, or knocking out a round of dips on the Lifetime playset. Here are the specs:
SwingSesh with Monkey Bars
Lifetime Adventure Tower with Monkey Bars
✔ 2 swings (modular to 4)
✔ 2 swings
|Metal||Heavy-gauge steel 2 ½ in square tube||Thin-gauge steel pipe|
|Overall Weight Limit||5,000 lbs||1,000 lbs|
|Deck Weight Limit||2,000 lbs||600 lbs|
|Swing Weight Limit||250 lbs per swing||135 lbs per swing|
|Slide||Thick rotomolded double-walled slide||Thin single-walled slide|
Premium ~200 micron thermoplastic coating
3x thicker coating provides better protection with a soft, rubbery feel that is cooler to the touch in extreme temps and can be repaired at home
Galvanization available to provide additional protection for harsh or coastal environments
Standard ~60 microns thermoset coating
Thinner brittle coating can crack, fade, and cannot be field-repaired
Aluminum screw-style earth penetrators drive 18-inches into the ground
Rigid seats that are more comfortable for adults
|Swing Hardware||Stainless steel pendulums, snap hooks, & bolts|
Made in America
Imported from China
|Customizable||Modular and customizable design grows with your family||Only one out-of-box configuration|
If you want something that will last a lifetime, be useful for a lifetime, and extend your lifetime… the choice is clear. Get a SwingSesh.
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