We have a huge range of sleeping mats, from ultra light to ultra comfortable, we've got one for you.

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We're now stocking Salomon and have a range of their running products, including shoes, packs and accessories.

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Have a look at our Suunto Watches - we stock the Ambit 3 Peak, Sport and Run in a wide variety of models.

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Welcome to Facewest

Born from a desire to combine our love of the mountains with gainful employment in 1997 we created Facewest. At our core we're outdoor people who really care about providing the best kit for people 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 here.

We run an outdoor shop for kit monsters just like us. We select only 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 adventure compromised by equipment failure. We love kit, not just the bright shiny "newness" of it but the little 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 you purchase and after. We have an awesome customer service record which you can see on the independent review site Trustpilot.

When you shop with us you get 10% of the 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  

  • Pro Review – Primus Lite Plus - 28th Jul
    Dave from Climbing Gear Reviews UK puts the Swedish designed compact stove through its paces. Lite+ sets a new standard for compact all-in-one stoves. Perfect for the solo trip or a coffee break for two – with the optional coffee press it makes two cups of fresh coffee in…
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  • Preparing for the Alps - 22nd Jul
    Preparing for the Alps With my first summer alpine trip not far away I thought I’d better make an effort to spend as much time as possible getting used to long days in the mountains. So last weekend I headed to Snowdonia with the idea of doing a long…
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  • Pro Review – MSR Hubba NX - 16th Jul
    Dave from Climbing Gear Reviews UK looks at the redesigned ultralight solo tent from MSR. Expertly engineered for 3-season camping, the lightweight, compact tent won’t slow you down, whether you’re striking out early to earn solo views along a popular route, or finding your stride on a 10-day trek…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Lightweight Camping - 13th Jul
    The guide to Fast & Light Camping The first article covered luxury camping and the second how to lose a bit of weight from this gear. This article will go through some ultralight camping gear which is definitely worth while if you’re looking to do a long distance trek,…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Trek & Travel Camping - 08th Jul
    Camping Guide: Trek & Travel This is the 2nd article in a series of 3 articles taking you through camping gear for various types of camping trip.  The previous article goes through luxury camping and how you can make yourself as comfortable as possible.  In this article we’ll cover…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Luxury Camping - 07th Jul
    Luxury Camping Guide This is the first in a series of 3 articles going through camping necessities, starting with luxury camping, then leading on to how to make your kit a bit smaller and lighter and finally on to how to go ultra lightweight and get away with the bare…
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  • Pro Review – DMM Pivot - 02nd Jul
    Dave from CGR takes a look at the new Guide Plate from Welsh gear legends DMM. I use guide plates (or autoblocks) a lot, I use them in my own personal climbing and when I am working. They are very useful for a variety of reasons. I can be…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Mountain Marathon - 30th Jun
    Stu at the LAMM 2015 A mountain marathon is a 2 day test of mountain craft and fitness. Most people run them but there are walking classes in some events and plenty of walking done by the runners. You will be out, unassisted, for 2 days and be required…
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  • Pro Review – MSR Reactor Stove - 26th Jun
    Pro Reviewer: MSR claim that the Reactor Stove System is: “the fastest and most fuel efficient stove ever made” and that it “delivers that level of performance in the cold and wind of the real world.” Kev took that as a gauntlet thrown down and has since tested it…
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  • Graham’s Coast to Coast Cycle - 24th Jun
    In June I took a week out of the office to cycle the Coast to Coast. The route I planned to take was created by Tim Woodcock which starts on the West coast of England at St Bees and finishes in Robin Hoods bay on the East. The…
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