What Makes a Good Lightweight Waterproof Jacket?
This is precisely the question we asked the designers at ACAI. The one thing that was unanimous was that the core fundamentals of a lightweight waterproof jacket should allow you to focus on doing what you love the most.
We did not want any unnecessary or avoidable distractions when you’re outdoors on your adventures. We knew we had...Read article
Women’s Waterproof Jacket
If you live in the U.K - you own a waterproof jacket. It’s just the way it is. Yet, how many of those waterproof jackets are ashamedly stuffed to the back of the closet or tossed into the car boot without any care because they either underperform or downgrade your look?
Your waterproof jacket shouldn't be something you...Read article
If you’re the outdoorsy type but don’t yet own a pair of hiking leggings because you think your gym leggings are suitably fine, you are mistaken. We’re sorry to say - actually, no we’re not - gym leggings just don't cut it in the outdoors.
ACAI’s women’s leggings are not your typical leggings. We know this because our in-house team spent hundreds of hours wear-testing, deliberating and devising solutions to overcome everyday annoyances.
The ambition was to introduce a women’s legging to the market that could be relied upon in everyday scenarios but also adapt to alternate lifestyles and individual shapes.
ACAI thermal leggings: invented for outdoorsy women who love to be in nature but face barriers when it comes to the style, fit and performance of their outdoor garments.
That’s how our thermal leggings came about. As a direct consideration of the predicament above. The time had come to...Read article
Leggings are a lifeline, when it comes to comfort and versatility. Modern and innovative materials make them snug and functional while their wide acceptance in society’s fashion environments make them the number one legwear choice for women.
Off the back of their success with Skinny Outdoor Jeans Read article
Walking trousers is where it all began for ACAI. It was apparent that there was a need for stylish, durable and comfortable walking trousers in the outdoor wear market. So, we got to work.
Fuelled by a passion for the outdoors and the want to access nature’s playground in attire that...Read article
Behold the Boxing Day Walk
Team ACAI will be out in force on Boxing Day. Adorning ACAI attire, retracing Outdoorsing Club footsteps and making the most of this increasingly popular Christmas time activity.
We’d love it if you felt inspired to do the same. The Boxing Day walk provides an opportunity for escapism, exercise and enjoyment. In this article, we’ll offer you...Read article
Rambling from Fangs Brow to Loweswater
Following on from Walking Werneth Low, as part of our admiration for regional walks, we’re pursuing paths even further afield into the north west. This time we’re shining an ACAI light on the county of Cumbria. Not that it needs it.
Bestowed in beauty, Cumbria (the home of...Read article
Cold Weather Clothes for Cosy Winter Walks
It’s November. Christmas is around the corner (as is the cold weather). Therefore, there’s only one thing to do: ask for new cold weather clothes from Santa. Although, Christmas could come early, if you wanted to treat yourself sooner.
Seasonally, winter is a wonderful time of year for hiking and walking and with the correct cold weather attire,...Read article
ACAI x Adventure Queens Community Partnership Launched
Sharing a passion for supporting women in the outdoors, discover ACAI’s latest Community Partnership with a women’s walking group...Read article
ACAI launches the Outdoorsing Fund in support of women’s community groups
We’re passionate about our purpose here at ACAI. Read one of the ways we’re inspiring women to get outdoors...Read article
ACAI Announces first Community Partnership with Blaze Trails
ACAI’s mission to inspire more women to get outdoors is being strengthened by carefully selected partnerships. Read about the first with a mothers’ walking group here...Read article
Welcoming The Wet Weather
ACAI embraces the wet weather. We love it. How much do we love it? Well, queue the thunderously dramatic soundtrack as we ride rainstorms all the way to the mountain tops where dark clouds accumulate, with our arms wide open in hope of a hug from the rain! That much.
We’ve got the wet weather attitude and...Read article
Hiking Tips for The ACAI Outdoorsing Club & Beyond
You proved us right. Outdoorsing is a thing. Our packed out events prove it. Since the induction of the ACAI Outdoorsing Club this October, the feel good factor has definitely helped everyone involved hike-up the ante.
As part of the Outdoorsing movement,...Read article
Wanderlust North Wales
North Wales is awash with alternative terrains and landscapes that offer up unbelievable views and insights to the hidden treasures of its outstanding nature and wildlife.
Of course, there are other clear and obvious reasons as to why one would want to explore the magic of North Wales, but away from the most Read article
All Things Thermal
All of a sudden, the air turns crisp and your toes curl inwards. No, this is not the beginning of a horror novel. Although, for many of us, the mere thought of winter can send shivers down our spine and turn us instantly into an icicle.
Cryophobia (the fear of extreme cold) has to be combatted. That’s...Read article
Walking Groups Near Me
Given the fact that the average person walks around 65,000 miles in their lifetime, you may think that a triple trip around the globe would be enough of a commitment but, due to environmental, lifestyle and health circumstances, we ought to step it up.
Walking more regularly results in Read article
Walking into Autumn with ACAI
If you’re clinging on to the last shreds of summer sun and putting off outdoor adventures until that first leaf has fallen and it’s officially autumn, let it be known that the Autumn Equinox (beginning of Autumn) is officially on the 23rd September!
Admittedly, summer walks can be a bit stifling and somewhat energy sapping, so we...Read article
Walking Werneth Low
Truth be told, we get well and truly overwhelmed with giddiness when our ACAI adventurers share their whereabouts with us on social media. You lot get everywhere don’t you? It’s amazing to see. So, in true ACAI spirit, we thought we’d work our way across the regions and introduce you to some walking hot spots in your area.
Women's Hiking Clothes - Designed by Women for Women
We know what it’s like to be turned-off by search results for ‘fashionable hiking outfits’ and ‘stylish walking clothes’. So, back in 2017, our girl gang set about putting a stop to the ‘shrink and pink’ attire on display, in favour of outdoorwear a little more remarkable than redundant.
Embracing the uniqueness...Read article
The What, Where & Why of Wild Swimming.
Pack away the paddling pool - it’s time to dip your toe into the more adventurous outdoor activity of wild swimming.
Whether you favour the ferocity of the front-crawl or prefer floating around aimlessly, the UK is home to some of the most awe-inspiring wild swimming spots. Take your pick from plunge pools, remote rivers and lavish lakes...Read article
Camping clothes are not a category that celebrate consistency or conformity. Not yet, anyway. Instead, they tend to be a collection of tired items sacrificed by an individual surrendering to the smell of campfire smoke and smudges of tomato sauce.
While some of us have a concealed compartment assigned only to camping clothes, (a dedicated drawer where the...Read article
National Allotment Week with The Heritage Organic Seed Company
Growing your own food is a great activity to get you outside and into the fresh air and the best bit is that you really don’t need to have the proverbial ‘green thumb’, it is accessible to all ages and abilities and contrary to popular belief you don’t even need a lot of outdoor space or any fancy equipment!
How... Read article
Actually, What is Camping?
Besides from anxiety inducing, because of the prospect of spending a holiday living between a few sheets of polyester, camping is actually quite a broad and complex category. It’s one that must be fully understood and appreciated before discounting it or instantly associating it with dread.
In essence, camping is a form of escapism from everyday life. Yes,...Read article
Summer Hiking Outfits
Whilst your summer wardrobe may well have been underway shortly after the last door on your advent calendar closed at Christmas, today may be the first time ever contemplating a summer hiking outfit (much to our delight!)
Fear not, if you’re a newbie to hiking and summer hiking clothes -...Read article
What is Hiking? A Beginners Guide.
First and foremost, before you become instantly intimidated by the term ‘hiking’ and envision expeditions across the arctic, here’s how the English Oxford Dictionary defines hiking: “the activity of going for long walks, especially across country.”
Our apologies - that statement may have only added to your...Read article
Well Loved Walks – Cockermouth
The Lake District is an area that needs little introduction. Famously known as the home of Lake Windermere, Kendal Mint...Read article
ACAI ADVENTURER: Angelina Boulicault - Hiking Beyond Boundaries
Angelina Boulicault is an exceptional woman with limitless spirit and a focussed determination to let nothing stand in the way...Read article
WELL LOVED TRAILS – Hiking Aber Falls in North Wales
You can own all the guidebooks in the world, but there is nothing better than local knowledge to help you...Read article
NEWS!: Skinny Outdoor Trousers Restocked!
*Drum roll please!* We’re extremely excited to announce that your favourite water resistant Skinny Outdoor Trousers have successfully made their...Read article
5 Things I Learned About Running a Business as a Young Mum
People, especially fellow mums often ask me, ‘how do you do it? How do you juggle the demands of looking...Read article