Gadgets for camping – TVNZ Breakfast

Wednesday December 10th

John Buckley looked at gadgets to make your camping trip more comfortable.  Click the image below to watch the video from the show.


Getting There:
TomTom XL Navigation System
Compact and affordable, the new TomTom XL has a great range of features for the price. It has folding mount, an improved speaker and a wide 4.3” touch screen. The update feature allows you to receive daily map updates from thousands of users in New Zealand. Another nice feature is the option of spoken street names with correct NZ pronunciation – TomTom can now correctly pronounce “Whangarei” and “Whakatane” for example.
Recommended retail price: $499
Available from: Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi Noel Leeming, Super Cheap Auto, Dick Smith Powerhouse, Bond and Bond
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Rating 5 out of 5

Nice Weather for Ducks?:
Basecamp Weather Station and Alarm Clock
This small portable alarm clock has another trick up its sleeve. It can also forecast the weather up to 24 hours in advance with its inbuilt barometer.
Recommended retail price: $59.90
Available from most Kathmandu stores.
Product website:
Rating 3 out of 5

Sitting Pretty:
Basecamp Roamer Moon Chair
Camping doesn’t have to mean roughing it at all times and this collapsible lightweight steel tube chair brings the comfort of home to the great outdoors. The simple fold mechanism is easy to use while the chair itself is well supported and roomy.
Recommended retail price: $119.90
Available from Kathmandu stores
Product website:
Rating 4 out of 5

Just Don’t Point it at the Long Drop:
LED Lenser H7 Focusing Deluxe Headlamp
This is LED Lenser’s new top of the range headlamp. It features a focus system for either close up work or for spotting items at a distance. The sliding dimmer switch allows the light intensity to be adjusted from very powerful through to a very low light. Water resistant, it has an easy to use on/off switch and adjustable straps.
Recommended retail price: $150.00
Available from: Sporting, fishing and outdoors stores nationwide
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Rating 5 out of 5

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.