What's new for Mac in a Sac in Spring/Summer 2014? April 09 2014
To our delight, we have managed to make it through the winter to the glorious spring time and we couldn’t be happier to see the temperatures rising. Of course, with the dawning of a new season comes the dawning of a new collection and we are very excited to introduce you all to our newest editions for Spring/Summer 2014.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you blog posts to introduce our new products, and we even have an exciting competition to look forward to! This week, we’re starting with the new colour that has been added to our Mac in a Sac Classic: Caribbean Sea.
The Mac in a Sac Classic is the centrepiece of our collection. With its 5000mm waterproofing and 5000gsm breathability, fully taped seams and super lightweight ability to pack into a tiny bag that fits comfortably in your rucksack or handbag, its popularity comes as no surprise. The Classic is available in a total of ten colours so you are sure to find something that is right for you that promises to protect you from the unpredictable springtime elements.
- Caribbean Sea
- Fern Green
- Bottle Green
- Canary Yellow
- Royal Blue
- True Red
In our next Product Spotlight blog post, we'll be discussing a brand new edition to our Collection: the Unisex Travel Coat. Be sure to check it out!
Mac in a Sac Sponsors TinyLife Operation Lipstick 2014 March 18 2014
We are delighted to be working with TinyLife, to sponsor their Operation Lipstick 2014 charity event this Saturday (22 March). Operation Lipstick is a ladies only one day challenge, featuring Orienteering, Archery, Wall Climbing, Raft building and Raft Racing and most importantly lots of fun! Our good friends over at Life Adventure Company will be organising the events at Castlewellen Forest Park.
The aim of the event is to raise money to support TinyLife's research activities and support for families affected by premature births. Every day in Northern Ireland 7 babies are born too soon, some will arrive as early as 24 weeks and weigh as little as 1lb! TinyLife offers practical and emotional support to the parents of premature and sick babies in Northern Ireland.
It's too late to enter a team for this years event, but you can still go along to support all the competitors! The winning team will each receive one of our appropriately feminine, Mac in a Sac Elle Jackets.
Operation lipstick 2014
Date Saturday 22 March 2014
Venue Castlewellan Forest Park BT31 9BU
We'd like to wish all the competitors a great days fun! You can keep up to date with all of TinyLife's Charity work on their Facebook page.
Mac in a Sac at the Malaysian Rainforest Challenge February 12 2014
A few months ago we were asked to partner up with one of our retailers in Bulgaria, Extreme Sport, to support the Bulgarian team in The International Off-road Challenge of Malaysia - Rainforest Challenge 2013. This is one of the toughest and physically demanding races in the world. The challenge takes place in December which is Malaysia’s rainy season, so the conditions are particularly harsh, raining constantly and making the ground very muddy. Of course, we jumped at the chance to put our products to the ultimate test.
To give an idea of just how demanding the Challenge is, have a look at the 2013 Trailer of the event below:
Beginning on the 30th November and finishing on the 9th December, the team spent a prolonged period of time in extremely wet conditions. The rain, mud and humidity allowed the team to test the true quality of the equipment we had provided as sponsorship.
During the Challenge, the team tested the products with activities such as hiking through knee-deep mud and crossing fast flowing rivers. We were delighted to hear that our Mac in a Sac Jackets and Overtrousers did not disappoint with their performance. The Bulgarian participants were reportedly “the only riders who remained dry, despite the continuous rain” and upon completion of the challenge, the team praised the quality and durability of the products they had been wearing. They also commented on the breathability of the coats, saying that they managed to maintain the optimum temperature, despite the warm weather.
A few encouraging words from the team after their rainforest challenge experience: “For maximum protection choose waterproof, breathable and windproof clothing brand Mac in a Sac which stood the test of the Rainforest Challenge 2013.”
…but don’t just take their word for it! We invite you to test it out and see for yourself.
Have a look at the photos below to see what the team got up to during their time in the rainforest…
* A huge thanks to the Bulgarian team for taking so many awesome photos for us! We hope you enjoyed the Challenge. We were absolutely thrilled to be supporting you through the trials of the rainforest.
Final Christmas Delivery dates December 17 2013
It's that time of the year again and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Mac in a Sac HQ with the Christmas Tree alight and the tin of Celebrations on the side. If you're a little disorganised this year and you're running late with your shopping- don't panic! There is still time to place an order with us and have it delivered on time for Christmas.
Our final dispatch date is the 20th December, so be sure to get your order in to us before Friday at 1pm and you'll be sweet.
Our normal delivery will resume on the 6th January, so please keep this mind if you are placing an order over the holidays and in the new year.
Last but certainly not least, we just wanted to say a warm word of thanks to all of our customers who have supported us this year. 2013 has been a great year and it would not have been possible without you!
So have a very Happy Christmas ladies and gents- we will see you in the new year!
Journey from John O'Groats to Lands End November 01 2013
Did you spot it? The Fuchsia Polka Dot Poncho on Emmerdale! October 16 2013
We were pleasantly surprised to see our Mac in a Sac Waterproof Poncho in Fuchsia Polka Dot keeping the cast of Emmerdale dry last night! The girls were keeping their spirits high in the bright poncho despite the teaming rain outside, as they headed off on a hen party.
All of our ponchos are waterproof, breathable and windproof so are sure to keep the elements at bay on a rainy autumn day. The ponchos also feature fully taped seams, an integral adjustable hood and cycle wrist straps to keep it all in place while you're on your bike! It has reflective piping too to make sure you are seen by traffic while out in the dark evenings. The best part is that it packs down into it's own front pocket so you can easily carry it with you anywhere, or even use it as a pillow while camping. We also have a 2 year manufacturing guarantee so if anything should happen to your poncho during that time, we will happy send you a replacement!*
The poncho comes in six different prints/colours, so you are sure to find something to suit you. Whether you are going hiking, camping, to a festival or just out in the town when the rain is coming down, our Mac in a Sac Waterproof Poncho is perfect for you.
*Terms and conditions apply
Introducing the Mac in a Sac Strata... It's arrived! August 16 2013
15% Summer Sun Discount! July 11 2013
To make this beautiful weekend even better, we have decided to give our lovely customers a 15% discount on all items purchased from Friday the 12th July. But hurry, the offer expires on Sunday 14th July so you need to be quick! Just enter the discount code SUMMERSUN15 at the checkout.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
*All orders will be dispatched from Tuesday 16th July due to the bank holiday weekend.
New to Mac in a Sac for 2013 is the Elle Waterproof Jacket - a floral print, ladies only packaway. Featuring our highly capable waterproof, breathable & windproof material, you can be sure of keeping dry in a downpour.
It packs down into its own floral print stuff sac, complete with a feminine ribbon tie (for extra style). This makes it easy to carry around with you, and it won't take up much room in a handbag.
Available in both Teal and Lavender Floral in sizes from 8-18. Enjoy Free UK Delivery and a 2 Year Guarantee!
Easter Deliveries March 28 2013
Due to the Easter Bank Holidays all orders placed on Friday 29th March - Tuesday 2nd April will not be dispatched until Wednesday 3rd April, when our usual speedy service will resume.
Mac in a Sac HQ is open as normal on Good Friday to answer any calls or emails regarding your order.
We will be closed Easter Monday and Tuesday and will be back in the office on Wednesday 3rd April.Enjoy the Easter break everyone!
Who Invented the Waterproof Coat? March 25 2013
We've all had the benefit of a sturdy waterproof jacket or coat over the years… But who do we have to thank for this creation?
Valentine? 10% off for Everybody February 14 2013
Enter the code: VALENTINE13 today for a lil' love.
For one day, you're either:
a.) Expecting a rose filled evening with luscious chocolates from the man / woman of your dreams.
b.) Trying to avoid all sightings of the colour red and staying away from restaurant windows.
Whatever your plan, we'll have you covered when it starts to rain on the way home...
15% Discount at Mac in a Sac this Weekend February 01 2013
Limited time offer
Hiking Etiquette February 01 2013
- Stop every now and again - enjoy where you are
- Explore new trails. Go on a path you haven't been on before
- Take photos. Share them when you get home
- Say hello to people you meet
- Carry a first aid pack & survival bag
- Respect the mountains
Don't do these
- Leave rubbish or food scraps
- Spend all your time listing to music, or on your phone!
- Go to the toilet near camp, or a water supply.
Christmas Delivery Dates December 14 2012
It's starting to feel like Christmas at Mac in a Sac HQ - Chris Rea on the Radio and a couple of tins of sweets to hand… Dangerous.
Thanks for all your orders this year, and for the great feedback. If you're looking to get a Mac in time for Christmas, you better get a move on! The lovely people at Royal Mail will be picking up the last items from us on the 17th December.
PLUS, we've extended our return policy to 45 days, for all orders placed up to the 17th. That way you can be sure that there's no problem returning items if you're buying gifts.
Delivery will resume again on the 7th January.
Have a great Christmas & enjoy the weather, whatever it brings!
Outdoor Gift Ideas Roundup November 28 2012
1. GSI Personal Java Press - Via Gear Patrol
2. Telepen - Via Gearweare
3. Climate Changer™ Dog Fleece - Via The GearCaster
4. Oru Folding Kayak - Via Gear Patrol
5. Polar Bottle Ergo - Via Gear Guide
6. The Wave Cave - Via Gear Patrol
7. Tickcard - Via Gearweare
8. Poc Fornix Helmet - Via The Gear Caster
9. Heart Part - Via Cool Hunting
How to Pack a "Mac in a Sac" into its Bag November 21 2012
Ever wondered how our Mac in a Sac Jackets get back into that little sac?
Here's a handy video and step by step guide to make it easy!
- Place the jacket zip down on a table
- Fold the arms in, so they make an 'x' shape
- Fold the jacket vertically, to create a long strip of material
- Taking hold of the collar, fold once horizontally
- Roll up the jacket, starting from the collar.
- Slide into the sac, twisting the rolled jacket as you go.
Welcome to Mac in a Sac! November 07 2012A very big hello from the Mac in a Sac team! We're really happy with our new site, and we're looking forward to your feedback and comments. The new site not only looks amazing, but it performs really well. It loads quickly, is clutter-free, and focuses on our strengths - great products and happy customers.
- Mac in a Sac products only
- Clear navigation options
- Quick & easy checkout, with the option of Paypal
- Transparency - It's easy to see our customer reviews
- Detailed product images with zoom