Yes it is. It is very easy to raise the price a small enough on all the products to cover the longer warranties. This is why some of the smaller auto companies offer extra long warranties to get you to buy their vehicles. The price to cover the cost of an extra long warranty is passed on to the consumer so it really is a very cheap system to get customers.I think the lifetime warranty paln is definitely factored into the cost we pay.
There is no doubt that those in the outdoor product biz are also passing along the cost of extra long warranties to the consumer. They'd go broke if they didn't.