Action Trousers | September 2010
Over the course of this summer these compression tights have proved to be priceless. I've slipped them on after all-day hikes in the hills and 100-mile cycle rides, and whether it's the compression, the Nexus fabric, or the combination of both, they have dramatically reduced my muscle stiffness. The science bit says Nexus is a fibre with platinum, titanium and aluminium that delivers natural and constant infrared emissions to improve blood circulation and support the oxygenation of muscles. There's a 14-day money-back guarantee if it doesn't work for you, but my stiff-legged shuffle to breakfast on the day after a strenuous walk is now a think of the past.
Pro Trousers | January 2011
The products use the unique Nexus Fibre, which is said to produce an infrared emission, which in turn increases circulation and recovery. The items have many high profile endorsees from a range of sports offering testament to their effectiveness. Perhaps a sign of the manufacturers' confidence in the products, they offer a 14-day money back trial with all their items. Our testers tried both the long sleeve shirt and tights for both training and recovery. All said the items were extremely comfortable to both run and rest in. Most did comment that they felt rested after wearing the garments.
Pro Long Sleeve T Shirt and BodyGuard Knee Support | September 2010
Accapi is a success story based on innovation and research, originally a specialist in the manufacturing of technical socks for all types of sports with a particular focus on mountain activities. With a partnership with Nexus, Accapi now produces Infrared clothing for athletes.
Accapi Clothing | August 2012
The All Accapi Nexus underwear features the unique, revolutionary and patented Nexus Energy Source (Nexus ES) fibre. Produced with three precious elements – platinum, titanium and aluminium – this fibre produces natural and constant infrared emissions that act on the body, improving blood circulation, especially peripheral micro-circulation. Nexus ES also supports the oxygenation of the muscles, the thermal regulation of the body and enhances waste removal during sporting activities and warm down.
Having read about these so-called wonder fabrics that give you greater stamina and strength, I was very sceptical and wanted to test them to see if there was anything behind the hype. Using the base layers while climbing and running initially made no difference and my first impression was that it was all just hot air. But speaking to the team at Accapi, they assured me that a bit of persistence would pay off. After about two weeks of continual use I am pleased to say they were right and I was proven wrong. Having put it down to an initial placebo effect the results remained and I am now a fully converted fan of the Nexus fibre. The base layers didn’t so much give me more energy but helped my muscles to work more effectively and reduced the feeling of muscle ache when working hard. Having now read into the science behind the product I would recommend you to have a look. Although these pieces of clothing are slightly more expensive than your normal base layer they are worth it!
Nexus is a revolutionary Japanese fabric with unique properties, incorporating platinum, titanium and aluminum to emit a safe infrared wavelength which is absorbed by the human body to result in thinned body fluids, increased circulation and accelerated toxin removal.
When the Accapi came to the UK they were keen to see it on the bodies of mountain professionals. Sally Ozanne and I have been testing the technology and have only been finding really positive results.
Sally sustained an injury skiing and as a result has had an Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, she has been using the Body Guard Action knee guard for the past couple of months and has noticed a significant difference. With the ability to improve blood circulation to the affected area it helps regain muscle tone + power and improves the elasticity of the muscles, ligaments and tendons. "Using the knee supports has helped with the recovery of a major operation and has enabled me to train and perform to a higher point than I had imagined after such trauma to a joint".
I have been using the pro long sleeve t-shirt and a short sleeve action t-shirt. The action range is designed to be used when you are warming down or in rest mode, and the action range for when you are active in your sport. As soon as you put the base layer on you notice a real difference, using this long term I have noticed an increase in mobility during a hard climb and a reduction in the recovery time as a direct consequence of the increased circulation and accelerated toxin removal that this revolutionary fabric provides.
With regards to the use of the fabric as a technical garment in our work and play environments it is not as warm as wearing a thermal base layer. However, having said this, there is no issue when combined with good quality layering. The wicking properties are good and the technology in the fabric have a positive effect on the body.
Accapi offer Members of AMI a great deal on their products, have a look at the Gear Deals page in the secure area of our site for more information, although the garments a little more expensive than a traditional item of clothing, the result of the fabric to your body as a sports professional is well worth the investment for a long life career.