I have a family of soccer players and was in the market for a quality soccer goal that wouldn't break the budget. I've owner other Lifetime products (outdoor basketball hoops), so I felt comfortable selecting their goal. Actually, two of them (to make a full soccer field of course!). Compared to a less expensive goal I bought from Walmart, these are well built. The powder coated poles are strong and sturdy and the nylon net can take a beating. We don't adjust the size all that often, but it is a nice feature to have. I will fold them up, however, and store them for the winter. In this case, it's nice to break it down to where it doesn't take much space. I will say these goals won't last forever as the first one I bought is showing rust and the net has a gap that balls can fly through. But it has taken a beating over several years of being left out in the winter and teenage boys now kicking harder shots. Overall, I am impressed with the goal and would recommend to anyone.
The good: The adjust-ability is the best feature of this product. We play pickup and can size these goals to make games with 4v4 people, or games with 9v9. They are easy to setup and break down. They are compact when broken down and can fit in your trunk (even a compact car). The steel tubing is extremely solid and is a worthwhile trade off for the increase in weight over other pop-ups. The bad: First of all these should come with simple canvas cases OR some sort of strap on handle at the least for transportation. They are heavy. When I purchased these a couple years ago I had seen comments from others and no one at Lifetime has taken notice or action unfortunately as the product still does not include this. It should be a no-brainer but alas... Next issue: there are a series of pins that fix the folding joints in place. These pins are attached to the goal via a small chain, and the chain is cheap. Broken chain = lost pins. I am now missing 3. Last issue: Cheap velcro straps This velcro should have a fabric backing. Instead the backing of the velcro is the typical thin plastic and the straps just break. Again we have a small issue that could be resolved for a VERY low cost, yet the improvement is not made by the company. These straps are what you have to rely on to hold it all together when transporting and they are just not appropriately built.,
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