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We stock a range of Patagonia clothing, both technical and casual wear as well as a selection of packs and bags.


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The popular, lightweight NeoAir Xlite has been given a makeover and is now available in a rectangular shape with a Speed Valve.

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We have everything you need to get off piste and away from the crowds of the resort. Avalanche safety equipment, packs, poles, skins, harnesses and more.

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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 scores on a number of review sites. See our Reviews Page for more information.

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  

  • Mountain Equipment Tupilak – Staff Review - 20th Apr
    Mountain Equipment have recently released their new range of lightweight mountaineering packs. The packs have been in creation for the last 3 years and have been vigorously tested by some of their Pro athletes and Mountain Guides. From their feedback the designers have made a range of packs…
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  • New from MSR – Windburner Duo and More - 13th Apr
    Windburner Duo Stove System MSR have brought out a new, larger version of their popular Windburner stove - the Windburner Duo. It features the same Reactor Burner technology as the original Windburner but comes with a larger (1.8L) pot making it ideal for 2 or 3 people. Rather than…
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  • Spring & Summer 2017 Clothing Now 40% Off - 04th Apr
    What little we have left from last year's Spring and Summer stock is now 40% off so it's a great time to grab a quick bargain before the warm weather (finally) kicks in. Go to Spring 2017 Clearance Page. Checkout our clearance pages to find yourself a bargain. Our Winter…
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  • Mountain Equipment Tupilak Pack – Satisfaction Guarantee - 29th Mar
    We're so confident that you'll love the all new, ingeniously designed, super tough yet lightweight and highly customisable Mountain Equipment Tupilak pack that we're running a special offer for a limited time. During this promotion if you buy any Mountain Equipment Tupilak pack from Facewest and for any reason…
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  • La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour - 21st Mar
    Just returned from the La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour in the Dolomites. It's 3 fairly short but intense ski mountaineering races over 3 days, with your position based on your cumulative time. The first race on friday evening was an out and out fitness test. Climbing about 550m…
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  • Winter Mountain Running – Part 2 - 08th Mar
    Dave Sarkar, qualified Mountaineering Instructor and co-editor of the Gear magazine Climbing Gear Reviews page takes you through everything you need for going running in the mountains in winter. Part 1 covered Navigation, Clothing packs - you can read the post here. Hardware - Crampons, Axes, Heatdorches, Poles and Watches So,…
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  • Mountain Equipment Tupilak Pack – First Look - 27th Feb
    For 2018 Mountain Equipment have decided to (re)enter the mountaineering packs market with a brand new pack - the Tupilak. It's available in 3 sizes, 30 litres, 37 litres and 45 litres, which gives plenty of choice for a size perfectly suited to your objectives. At a glance First and…
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  • Winter Mountain Running – Part 1 - 19th Feb
    Dave Sarkar, qualified Mountaineering Instructor and co-editor of the Gear magazine Climbing Gear Reviews page takes you through everything you need for going running in the mountains in winter. --- --- --- I'm not a competitive runner, but I've always run. I run mostly to be fit for my climbing…
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  • Mammut Avalanche Airbag 3.0 Safety Check Notice - 14th Feb
    Mammut have issued a safety check notice for all generation 3.0 avalanche airbags. This involves looking at the installation of the airbag in the pack to ensure it is installed correctly and correcting it if necessary. Instructions from Mammut on what to look for and how to check are…
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  • Which Skins? - 12th Feb
    Our range of touring skins has got quite a bit bigger this season and for a product which most people don't really care that much about (skis and bindings are of much more interest, right?) there's an annoying amount of research to do before you can make an…
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