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Make the most of the good weather this summer with the best lightweight yet sturdy hiking, trekking and touring tents from MSR.

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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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Our Casual Clothing is perfect for chilling out in the great outdoors after you've been out in the hills. We have fleeces, jeans, sweaters and T-shirts.

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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  

  • Marker Kingpin Recall - 03rd Aug
    Marker have released a recall for all 2017/18 model Kingpin bindings. The bindings are being recalled because the pin in the toe part can break under rare circumstances. This can result in reduced release/retention and leads to a fall hazard. Instructions on how to check to see if your…
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  • OMM Packs and Add Ons Compatibility - 26th Jul
    OMM have a very modular design for all their packs, the downside of this is that it can be quite difficult to work out exactly what is compatible with what. The good news is most add ons fit with most packs. The better news is the table below…
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  • Staff Picks – Summer Alpine Clothing - 28th Jun
    Getting ready for a trip to the Alps? Not only do we have a kit list courtesy of British Mountain Guide and Director of Mountain Tracks Olly Allen, in this article we'll go through that kit list and pick the bits of gear that we would go for.…
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  • New Packs from Deuter, Arcteryx, Lowe Alpine and Patagonia - 07th Jun
    We've got a number of new packs for 2018, they all fit into the walking/hiking/general use category. The new Deuter Aircontact Lite series are a range of packs ideal for all hikes and treks. The AirContact system provides a good airflow to your back to keep sweat to a…
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  • Staff Picks – Rab Radius Pants - 17th May
    The Rab Radius Pants are stretch cotton canvas climbing trousers cleverly disguised as a nice pair of casual trousers. They have all the features and patterning that you need to push it at the crag, articulated knees and a crotch gusset but done in a really nice low…
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  • Friendly MTB challenge in the Eden Valley: Slack Randy - 16th May
    Our friends at Crosby Ravensworth Primary school have arranged this fun event. Saturday 23rd June 2018. 10am. 40km or 25km single track mountain bike ride, money raised goes to the local school. Based in the beautiful Eden valley  this friendly ride would make for a great family day out. For full details…
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  • The only two packs you will ever need… - 09th May
    About a year ago I went off to do a variant of the Haute Route. I choose the Mammut Trion Light 28 as my sack. The weather was stable but cold all week so I had a reasonable amount of clothing plus one of the ropes so whilst…
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  • Off Piste in Chamonix & FatMap - 02nd May
    In early March I headed off to Chamonix for 7 days (it was supposed to be 9, but the so called 'Beast from the East' had other ideas and my outbound flight was cancelled). The alps have had an amazing winter for 2018 and it was in full swing…
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  • 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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