Lifetime 515540 Portable Basketball Hoop Review

  • April 23, 2017 /
Lifetime 48 inch portable basketball hoop reviews

Transform your driveway into a basketball arena with the Lifetime 48-inch Portable Basketball Hoop. This portable basketball hoop uses the most up to date technology to guarantee a pro-caliber game in any driveway. The Glass or backboard is shatterproof and is complimented with a polyethylene frame for an imperishable and non- recreational look.

Lifetime makes this particular portable basketball hoop more family friendly yet competitive with this hoop, the way it should be. 8-inch rectangular polycarbonate backboard. 3-inch-thick steel pole. Simple one-handed height-adjustment system. Height adjusts between 8 and 10 feet. 31-gallon heavy-duty portable base. Slam-It rim features double-compression springs.

  • Portable basketball system with sturdy 31-gallon polyethylene base and bottom wheels
  • 48-inch shatter proof polycarbonate backboard with fade-resistant graphics
  • 3-piece, 3-inch round Speed Shift pole adjusts from 8 feet to 10 feet
  • Solid-steel Slam-It Rim with double-compression springs and welded net hooks
  • All-weather nylon net; base fills with water or sand; 5 years Warranty

Great product for its price! Lifetime hits another home run on the bargain. Let us start by saying we have done a number of hoop reviews, including the portable basketball hoops and to be quite honest nothing comes close to price-product-quality-bargain than the Lifetime 48”. A definite upgraded version from the Lifetime 1221 series, the Lifetime 48 portable basketball hoop will not fail to be the highlight of your backyard, parking lot, or wherever you decide to place it.


It is a great gift for your kids! Very affordable and it is worth the investment, especially when you have a portable hoop that has wheels and a steel-framed shatterproof backboard under $300.

This is everything we expected it to be at a very reasonable for the price. To be honest it does quiver a bit, but that is anticipated given the architect of this product. For most people it is a bit of work to put together, however realistically, this hoop is not overly challenging. It will be perfect for kids (ages 4-12) and or until they begin in their adolescence years. We would suggest something stronger for more serious players, such as the Spalding 52” or other big hoop systems but for its price and performance this is the one to go for!

Lifetime 48 Inch Portable Hoop

It is one of the cheapest portable hoops with outstanding qualities for its price. Compared to the Lifetime Elite, this hoop has the same qualities, but a lot cheaper. You should not miss this opportunity. You cannot find a portable hoop system that is so little in price that offers so much. Best price bargain you can find in the market!


A major upgrade from the Lifetime 1221 Portable Basketball hoop, it has a clear steel-framed shatterproof backboard. It is tough enough to handle all of your slam dunks! This model has a Speed Shift™ technology where it makes it very easy to adjust the height.


This portable hoop is not as steady as we would expect it to be. Similarly to the previous model, it has the aberrant bounce on the rebound, but has improved by reducing the intensity of the palpitation. It has a lever to raise and or lower the basket. The reason I say "strange issue" is that 4 of the bolts were too short. We strongly recommend you to set this hoop up on a weekend, especially on a Saturday because help is available on the toll free number. However, always be prepared to go to the local hardware shop for extra screws or bolts.

Dunkfeed Lounge: Featuring – Lifetime 1221

We would meekly recommend you to cover or keep this basketball hoop away from any incoming storm or typhoon. Mother nature cannot be totally handled by this Lifetime series however, since it is portable you should be able to keep it away from bad weather.

Yes, it is cheap, so there are some precaution methods we recommend which perhaps the local sellers will not. That is our job here. It really is prodigious, most reviewers will mention that part, and it is – really. Quality is decent, pretty forthright to build...and the common saying amongst consumers of this portable basketball hoop system is that “you cannot beat the price tag on this one.”