Lifetime 90022 Portable Hoop Review

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 Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good

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The Lifetime 90022 is a nice inexpensive portable basketball hoop designed for smaller children between 4 and 10 years old. It’s sturdy and durable, perfect for basketball learning or family play.

Read our review here:

 

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  • Good price
  • Sturdy and durable

  • a few complaints about leaking
Specifications:
  • Brand: Lifetime
  • Backboard size: 32″
  • Backboard material: polyethylene
  • Height: 5.5′ – 7.5′ (6″ increments)
  • Base size: 10-gallon
  • Warranty: 5-year limited

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Youth Basketball System (Model 90022)

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Smaller Hoop for Younger Kids

kids throwing a basketball into the Lifetime 90022 hoopLifetime 90022 is one of the smaller portable hoops, the backboard is only 32″ large and the height can be set between 5.5 and 7.5 feet. That makes it perfectly sized for smaller children (from 4 to 9-10 years approximately) who want to learn basketball.

Often, these kids have already outgrown the small plastic hoops but are not yet ready for a full size one – the 90022 provides an ideal solution and the kids love it.

But for older children or dunking, you would be better off with a more expensive model – the 90022 just isn’t solid and high enough. Plus it uses a reduced size rim – the regular 29.5 ball fits ok, but it’s more suitable for a 27.5 or 28.5 one. Also keep in mind the polyethylene backboard doesn’t work like glass, it absorbs part of the impact and the ball behaves a bit differently.

Solid Build Quality

This Lifetime hoop is quite easy to assemble (about one hour of work) and the build quality is on a solid level. The 3-piece pole is metal (no cheap plastic) and can be adjusted easily in 6-inch increments – great if you need to adjust it often, for example to switch heights for your 4 and 9-year old kids.

Little wheels for moving the hoop around

The 10-gallon base can be filled with sand or water – but you would probably prefer water as it takes forever to fill it with sand through the small hole. A few users reported it leaks (they called the manufacturer and received a new base right away), but most customers didn’t mention any problem of this sort.

Sturdy, durable and quite easy to move

With the base filled, it gets fairly sturdy and can get tipped over only in a strong wind. And it is still quite easy to roll in and out of the garage – plus the lower height makes it convenient for storage.

And durability is also one of the advantages of this model – even after storms, extreme heat or cold nights it doesn’t show any signs of wear.

Conclusion:  If you want a quality and inexpensive portable hoop for your kids (age 4-10), the Lifetime 90022 would be a great choice for you. We can definitely recommend it.

On the other hand, the backboard is quite small so if you would like a larger one, check out the Lifetime 1221.

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detail of the net, rim and backboard      size comparison against little girls

    

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