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We have a great range of waterproof jackets including for walking, skiing and mountaineering and with a choice of waterproof membrane.

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We have skiing, cragging, mountaineering, running, hiking, avalanche, waterproof and day packs. That's a pack for just about anything.

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We stock a range of footwear including trail and fell running shoes from for all conditions from Inov8 and a selection of approach shoes from Arcteryx.

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Welcome to Facewest

Born from a desire to combine their love of the mountains with gainful employment, Jake and Stu founded Facewest in 1997. At our core we're keen outdoor people who really care about providing the best kit for enthusiasts like us. We've been skiing, climbing, paragliding, running and hiking for decades. Read about our journey, from ski bums selling transceivers and shovels out of a Fiat Panda in the French alps, to an independent specialist outdoor retailer.

We run an outdoor shop for kit monsters just like us. We select only the equipment that we would want to use ourselves from established and trusted brands. Value for money is always important but performance and reliability are paramount, nobody wants to have their adventures compromised by equipment failure. We love kit, not just the bright shiny "newness" of it but the specific features and details that make a great product stand out from the crowd. If you want to talk to us then we are available by phone or email both before and after your purchase. We have an awesome customer service record which is backed up by our outstanding overall score on the independent review site Trustpilot.

When you shop with us at facewest.co.uk you'll receive 5% of the order value as a discount off your next purchase. We hope that once you have shopped with us we will be able to help you with the gear you need for years to come.



Latest Blog Posts  

  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Choose a Headtorch - 16th Feb
    Facewest sell a huge selection of headlamps. Unless you have experience of a particular model or have been given a recommendation then it can be quite a job finding the right lamp for you. Before you look at the actual lamps you need to decide which features are…
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  • Mammut Airbag FAQ - 09th Feb
    We've sold more Avalanche Airbags this year that ever before and lots of them have been Mammut airbags. If you're still considering one but not sure on the practicalities of actually owning one or if you've got one but have some questions about maintenance and using the system…
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  • New Petzl Headtorches - 03rd Feb
    It seems like I write a post at least twice a year about new Petzl headtorches; they certainly don't sit back and let their headtorch range go out of date. The other thing that struck me is that each time I do write a blog about the Petzl…
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  • Customer Review – Suunto Traverse Alpha - 30th Jan
    One of our customers has kindly done an excellent and detailed review of the Suunto Traverse Alpha for us. The review: When I took delivery of a Suunto Traverse Alpha two months ago, I resisted the opportunity to provide a review, until I would be able to report confidently, on…
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  • Staff Picks – Arc’teryx Atom AR Hoody - 23rd Jan
    The Atom AR Hoody, I think, is a great bit of kit. I use mine as a belay jacket, so it spends most of its time stuffed into the bottom of my pack and I'll only bring it out when stopping (usually for lunch). It's also great to…
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  • 20% Off All Winter 2016 Clothing! Plus we’ve still got some Arc’teryx samples left on sale. - 17th Jan
    All our clothing from winter 2016 is now 20% off, so now is a great time to grab yourself a deal. Click here to view all clothing. We've also still got some size medium Arc'teryx samples left. Click here to view all Arc'teryx samples.   …
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  • Mammut Ultralight Removable Airbag On Sale - 23rd Dec
    Christmas might have just come early! We've got some of last seasons Ultralight Removable Airbags on sale. You can pick up one of these for £252 for the pack and airbag or £327 including a steel cartridge, which is a bargain. Click Here to go to the webpage.   …
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  • Staff Picks – Black Diamond Moji - 16th Dec
    This 'Staff Picks' is all about the handy little lights Black Diamond do - the most basic of which is the Moji. The Moji doesn't seem like much it is after all just a small lantern, but more than this it's actually a really nice and well made product.…
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  • Staff Picks – Deuter Guide Lite 32+ - 08th Dec
    I love this pack, I use it for just about everything because it's a genuinely good pack for all mountain activities, at least the ones I take part in anyway! I use it for multipitch climbing, ski touring, alpine and scrambling. It's large enough for day ski tours and…
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  • Christmas Gift Ideas - 06th Dec
    Our Christmas Gift Ideas pages are back up and running for Christmas 2016 - updated with the latest goodies any outdoor enthusiast would love to get their hands on. We've arranged it into activity categories so you can easily browse through gift ideas for skiers, climbers, hikers, bikers and…
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