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TreePod, Unique Present, Hammock, Hanging Chair, heaven

I thought I’d died and gone to heaven…….

I bent my knees, slid my bottom in place and shimmied my way to rest my back on the mesh.  Then let out an “ah” and wondered where this piece of equipment had been all my life. There is something about floating in the air in the outdoors.  When you have a busy life, there is nothing like, lying back and just simply pondering. Since then I’ve been constantly thinking of where I can hang my 6 foot Cabana TreePod. Mostly, it’s been hanging around the house, either under our avocado tree or in the tripod stand.  It was the first thing [...]

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Banquet, Summer, Picnic, Table, Beach

Banquet Summer Picnic Table

It is a well known fact that Kiwis love spending time in the outdoors. Especially during the warmer months when we like to entertain with family and friends. Whether it be for a BBQ or a beach picnic, at the park or down on the rivers edge. Outdoors are engrained in our lives and the Banquet Summer Picnic Table is ideal to keep your food and drinks safe and easily accessible. Out of reach of creepy crawlies or dirt/sand, all the while keeping your beverages upright that prevent your special drop from being spilt. Our deluxe folding Banquet Summer Picnic [...]

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Lifestyle, Gear, Home, Garden, Shows, Expos

Come Along & See Us…..

We welcome you to come along to the Home & Garden Expo’s that we are displaying at throughout the year. These expo’s and shows are perfect to come look, touch and experience the world of difference these simple but practical ideas can do for you. If you’re looking to relax you have to try the TreePod, great as a glamping alternative also. Picnicking, we’ve got you sorted with a wide range of recycled mats and gorgeous wine tables. If you’re at the beach then Otentik sunshades (sunshade windsail with sandbags) are a necessity. Outdoor evenings spent in the backyard, beach or [...]

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Mandala Recycled Mat, TreePod, Summer, Picnic, Table

I’ll let you into a secret……

I’ll let you into a secret…… The trick to a perfect picnic is not the food, nor is it your surroundings.  Of course good food and weather is a bonus. But it’s ultimately the company you surround yourself. Whether it be friends, family or loved ones, it’s an absolute must to have a great picnic blanket / mat too. Before being introduced to our Mandala Design Recycled Mat we would either use a blanket or a picnic rug with a waterproof backing.  Neither of these solutions provided preventative measures from sand and transporting it into the car.  With the Mandala Mat [...]

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Letitia Buckle, Pop-up Sunshade, Beach tent, Sun Shelter

Meet My All-time Favourite Pop-up Sunshade

Over what has to been one of the best summers we’ve had in New Zealand, I’ve had several people approach me about this ultimate shade and it is true that my sunshade has been on plenty of interesting outings this spring and summer.  The question is, do I rate this sunshade?  I. Love. This. Sunshade. After a rainy winter, we were desperate to get to the beach and enjoy some sunshine. Our first opportunity was at the Mount in the middle of October.  Mount Maunganui is one of our favourite spots in the country and this particular weekend the wind [...]

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letitia buckle Lifestyle Gear Ambassador copy

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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relaxation Sensory Swing, Special Needs & people with disabilities school

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, hammock, hanging chair, day tent outdoors, hanging tent, glamping

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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small but mighty, lightweight, portable, rechargeable, powerful, camping light

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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Solo Stove Portable Campfire - Gasless Cooker

Solo Stove – More Than Just a Cooking Device

Solo Stove Portable Campfire: We were super excited to be bringing in the Solo Stove portable campfire, that the first available weekend we high tailed it to one of our local beaches, children and marshmallows in tow. The Solo Stove is so easy to light and burns so efficiently it’s effortless. We just kicked back and watched while the kids devoured more marshmallows than they should of! With varying degrees of success, my middle child trying to convince everyone that marshmallows on fire tasted better!! I loved the fact that this was so spontaneous and different from what we normally do [...]

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Easy Care, Cultural NZ Maori & Pacific Recycled fFoor Mat designs

Cultural Easy Care Recycled Mats

When you are choosing a cultural NZ Maori or Pacific Recycled Floor Mat you are not only helping support the clean up of this beautiful planet we call Earth by reclaiming what would otherwise be more landfill, but also celebrating culture through comfort and style. In a world that is constantly recognising our differences, we can now appreciate our own and others heritage in these enlightening times. It takes all of us to make up this world we live in. This is the thread that takes these humble beginnings of early symbology to weave a story. A story of where we [...]

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outdoor gear picnic table, unique corporate gift, memorable gifts

Unique Gifts

It was not until we had a recent business enquiry that we realised we may have some items that truly are unique corporate gift ideas – items thats will remain as memorable gifts for years to come. Our selection of New Zealand themed and designed Recycled Mats, fashionable Otentik Sunshades (beach tent shelters) or our Summer Picnic wine tables are all ideal. Also our range of lights and lanterns are items that should not be over looked. What better way to make a good impression on clients and staff. Reward them with memorable gifts or a unique corporate gift. Finding a [...]

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Otentik Sun shade, beach sun shelter, easy set up beach tent

Otentik Sunshade and Sun Shelter

We were fortunate enough to spend a week in Fiji early June and took our easy set up Otentik sun shade / beach sun shelter. A holiday we had booked nearly a year before. One where we were looking forward to some nice weather. With a chance to absorb some rays we spent the majority of our time at the beach, snorkeling, kayaking and even tried paddle boarding. But it wouldn’t be the same without an Otentik sun shade to create your own space on the beach. We loved the warmer climes but needed some sun shelter while kicking back [...]

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Sport-Brella XL Shelter Test Run - suitable for winter and summer sports Protection for fans and teams

Sport-Brella XL Shelter Test Run

We had gone to watch my son play football at Te Puru, Maraetai. We decided to take the Sport-Brella XL Shelter out for a test run to see how it would stand up. Such a beautiful spot but quite exposed as the wind whips straight of the sea. But it was one of those days where you wait 5 minutes and the weather will change again! This was the first time we had taken the Sport-brella for a test run and I was nervous as it was quite windy with squally showers! I did envision the umbrella cartwheeling down the field [...]

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Korero Maori Design Recycled Mat - cultural, classroom, floor mat

Maori Design Recycled Mat – bringing a cultural element to the classroom

Maori Design Recycled Mat – bring a cultural element to a primary school or the classroom with koru cultural floor mats! We received a great review and some photos from a primary school teacher’s classroom using one of our floor mats. Awesome to see one of our mats gracing a South Auckland classroom while bringing a beautiful cultural element to a learning space. Deb (South Auckland Primary School Teacher) – May 15, 2017 “As a teacher, I purchased this mat for my Year 0/1 classroom and am really pleased with my choice. Could not be happier with it as it brings another cultural element into [...]

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