This will be a quick post. We are getting a lot of people asking what exactly BIFL is. What does BIFL mean? Let’s jump right into the definition of BIFL.
BIFL stands for “Buy it for life.” This term is used to denote products that are of high quality and craftsmanship and can be reasonably expected to last longer than a cheaper-made counterpart. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a buy it for life product needs to literally last a lifetime. It means that something called BIFL can be assumed to be of high quality and will certainly last you a long time.
Our own defintion of BIFL is:
Buy it for life, or BIFL, is a classification given to products that are durable, reliable and high-quality. The products should have a life-span that is longer than a typical product in that category and will often last decades.
This is about as simple as it gets. It’s good quality products that people have seen last for years, if not decades. We have even seen really amazingly BIFL products last generations. Caste iron pans are a great example of this. But we would argue that a great pair of Red Wing boots could also be considered BIFL if they are taken care of.
On this website we have categorized hundreds of BIFL products, hand-picked based on their durability and reputation. We encourage you to take a look at all of the stuff we think is worth your hard-earned dollar.
For a more detailed analysis of the BIFL definition, check out our post called What is BIFL and why should I care? Check out the Red Wing boots mentioned in the article below:
Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger 6" Boot,Amber Harness,10.5 D(M) US
- The product is natural leather and its easy for scuffs to happen but they rub out.This can be removed by a soft dry cloth and lightly buffed out the scuffs. The shoe has a steel shank
- Fit Recommendation - Many customers size down ½ to 1 full size.
- Features a bump toe for more room up-front. Double layer leather toe cap and leather heel pocket
- Style No. 8111
- Care instructions -Use warm water and a soft bristle brush to remove stuck-on dirt and then use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any remaining excess dirt