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Ambassador for Lifestyle Gear NZ

Lifestyle Gear has appointed an Ambassador to represent our gear and would love to introduce to you, Letitia Buckle – Lifestyle Gear Ambassador. We have been approached by a number of people with opportunities to represent our wares, it got us thinking. As a result we thought long and hard about who we were and how we wanted to be portrayed. Letitia is one of these gorgeous people who lives life to the fullest and admits to having FOMO. We followed her adventures and over a period of time decided she would be an awesome Ambassador. Furthermore, her attitude and outlook [...]

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Lifestyle Gear - international outdoor products for NZ

Kiwis are over cheap products

As a Kiwi business, Lifestyle Gear NZ is dedicated to sourcing international outdoor products suited to New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle. In a NZ Herald article Briscoes Managing Director, Rod Duke said “Over the past seven or eight years, a new perception of value has developed. Kiwis are over cheap rubbish, they’re over lowest price guarantees. They’re sick of buying things that break.” Briscoes have moved their focus away from the cheap and nasty. They now endeavour to deliver good-quality brands NZ consumers know. Their aim is to do so at affordable prices. At Lifestyle Gear, we have a similar focus – providing [...]

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Recycled Plastic Mats, Kapa Haka, Kohanga Reo

Recycled Plastic Mat – Manufacturing Process

Our Recycled Plastic Mats are designed by genuine artists and manufactured in a process that uses discarded plastic waste. A great learning tool for early child care centres (kindergartens, playcentres, day cares, etc), schools, Kapa Haka groups, Kohanga Reo and community groups, or even just everyday people who love the outdoors and care about Mother Earth. These artists are are hired/commissioned to create the designs that you see on our mat collection. Each of the designs in our Cultural Recycled Plastic Mat collection can be translated into a story that has meaning. Recycled Mats only works with designers who are from the [...]

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Sensory Swing for those with Special Needs or Disabilities

Whilst at various markets and expos throughout the North Island, we had been approached & spoken to several special needs teachers and occupational therapists. Each and everyone stated the TreePod has numerous benefits. Especially as a relaxation or sensory swing for those with special needs or who have multiple disabilities. They could see the need for them in their workplace – a school. Or even to help parents out within their own homes. Due to the high level of interest we decided to look into this further. Thus attending the “Navigate Your Future Disability Expo” in Palmerston North in May. During [...]

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Glamping gear, glamping accessories - TreePod hammock, glamping tree tent, daybed, tree house for relaxing

Not Just Another Hanging Tent – Your Own Personal Glamping Experience

TREEPOD – NOT JUST ANOTHER HANGING TENT TreePod started out in 2015 with the idea for a hanging tree tent designed for children. But lucky for us they have now created the adults version and a new style of glamping gear & glamping accessories – thus the Cabana & the Lounger daybed / tree house were born.   For those that love their view uninterrupted, the Cabana is for you! With its mesh panel sides this allows a 360 degree view and airflow. Great for those hot humid nights, with the extra benefit that star gazing, just got comfy. The Lounger has the [...]

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Authentic & Genuine Designed Cultural Recycled Mat

Authentic & Genuine Designed Recycled Mats

Authentic & Genuine Designed Cultural Recycled Mat. Recycled Mats support fair, ethical and sustainable trading and manufacturing standards for all. Our range of Recycled Mats have been genuinely designed by talented artists from diverse backgrounds. Backgrounds which include NZ Maori, Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands, Malaysian, Polynesian and Pacific Islands cultural perspectives. All designs tell a unique story! A story told by the commissioned artists who created the unique multicultural designs that make these mats so impressive. In addition, the owner of Recycled Mats is a proud subscriber to the Indigenous Art Code. As a member you not only subscribe to, but furthermore ensures fair [...]

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TreePod – All of the elements of Hammock, Hanging Chair, Day Tent, Tree House

The TreePod is a blending together of features. Features of a hammock, hanging chair, and a day tent – offering a perfect space to relax while suspended off the ground. The TreePod is a new addition to the Hanging Habitats range and Lifestyle Gear are really excited to be the exclusive seller of these in good ole Aotearoa. Hammocks have grown in popularity in recent years due to their portability . To the extent that some hammocks even replacing traditional camping tents for outdoor lovers. All TreePod Cabana & Lounger’s are a step up again and offer the next level of [...]

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The Helio Lantern – Small But Mighty

The Helio Lantern is not a traditional camping lantern. This small but mighty, portable, rechargeable, powerful camping light has an ability to provide enough light to see what you are doing in any situation. The Helio exceeds all expectations. It weighs 45 gms – about the size of an egg. The Helio Lantern is the latest and another great innovative invention by the guys at Flextail Gear. They are a team of outdoor enthusiasts based out of Changzhou City, China. Their mission to develop lightweight outdoor equipment. ‘ The Helio (along with the Max Pump) serves this purpose brilliantly as the first [...]

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Convenient, lightweight, powerful, compact, rechargeable inflation air pump

MAX PUMP – A tiny but powerful inflation pump

Convenient, lightweight, powerful, compact, rechargeable inflation air pump. Our children love to take inflatable toys to the pool. Inevitably we cram one pre-inflated toy in the car and quickly close the boot. Hopefully not puncturing it in the process. The Max Pump has assisted us in ensuring we can get more than just one toy in the car. Eliminating the nervous boot closure! All the while providing a relative peaceful swim with enough inflatables for all. The Max Pump is a great invention by the guys at Flextail. They have created an innovative device that is small enough to slot straight into [...]

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Handmade Portable wooden wine table camping gear, glamping, outdoor equipment

Summer Picnic Wine Tables

Embrace The Sunshine With Summer Picnic Tables Gaynor Leclezio of La Lucie Recycled shares her secret about never spilling a drop of her favourite drink and the handmade, foldable, easy to carry, portable wooden wine table. Blue skies and fine weather are rolling in ahead of the summer season. Meaning it’s finally time to head outdoors for al fresco wine tasting or an impromptu garden picnic with friends and loved ones. La Lucie Recycled is a family-owned business. A business dedicated to manufacturing handmade, custom-built furniture from recycled and sustainably grown timber. Nestled on the Gold Coast, Gaynor and Eric Leclezio are the creators and [...]

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