Portable

Portable lightweight outdoor gear for camping, glamping & the NZ Lifestyle

We specialise in providing New Zealand with the best international portable lightweight outdoor gear for camping, glamping & the NZ Lifestyle.

While we endeavour to always have an element of sustainability. We do look for the best outdoor products with the end user in mind. Therefore our products are not only successful in other countries they are suitable to New Zealand’s conditions.

Alot of our outdoor gear is suitable as camping equipment & accessories, perfect products for the socialiser, emergencies, as a glamping alternative or for someone looking for something different.

Our range of products are also only available exclusively through Lifestyle Gear.

Fireflower firepit comes in handy during COVID-19

Fireflower - a portable bbq, firepit or brazier for one or for many. The COVID-19 experience has been interesting for most and different for everyone.  Being nature lovers, it’s been difficult not being able to venture out and enjoy the outdoors.  In Level 4 we were able to do exercise within our neighbourhood but not venture further than that. Then in Level 3 we were able to go slightly further but that didn’t involve the beach, lake or some of our favourite walking tracks.  The fact that we’re pleased to be able to visit some our favourite spots again is...

We’re mixing it up a bit this year!

Well we’re mixing it up a bit this year and trying things we haven’t done before, so for the month of March we have another 3 expos/shows we’ll be exhibiting at, come see for yourself at either one of these: NZ Home & Lifestyle Show, Eden Park, Kingsland, Auckland, 5-8 March. Covi Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow, ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland 13-15 March. Central Districts Field Days, Manfeild Raceway, Feilding, 19-21 March. If you are looking for ways to extend your time in the outdoors, add comfort and convenience then we have several complementary products that work well together to...

Sunshades with a difference.

Our range of sunshades, beach tents, sun shelters (or whatever you wish to call them) have been hand-selected and are truly a game-changer for me! Normally I don’t spend all that long at the beach because I simply can’t handle the sun. I wilt in the sun. I’m fair and turn 50 shades of red without proper sun protection. This means I’ve tried a lot of sun shelters in the past. We usually bought a new one every year hoping it would be different but once I discovered these sun shades 3 years ago, I have never look back. It...

Let there be light!

If you’ve been following my previous blogs for Lifestyle Gear NZ and my activities on social media you’ll know that my family and I enjoy nature and getting amongst it as much as possible.  In doing so means being out in the elements and having equipment to assist with that makes all the difference. When introduced to the Luci Outdoor Solar Lantern 2.0 I was sceptical of its capabilities. But I was pleasantly surprised when using it for the first time and now it’s a staple in the car and ready on hand for any night-time adventures. We’ve used the lantern...

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. TreePod - a great alternative to a hammock or hanging chair and a unique present for that significant other. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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