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We have a range of 1, 2 and 3 man MSR hike tents suitable for lightweight missions and backpacking.

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Our active insulation clothing is perfect for keeping you warm during aerobic activities on those cooler mornings and evenings.

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We have new harnesses and ropes from top brands including Black Diamond, DMM, Beal and Mammut.

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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  

  • Choosing A Climbing Helmet - 22nd Jun
    Helmets are an increasingly common sight as the prevailing opinion on aesthetics changes. They used to only be associated with trad climbing on loose mountain crags but thankfully this is no longer the case. As helmet designs improve and they get lighter, more comfortable and cooler looking every…
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  • Competition Winners - 17th Jun
    Thanks for all the great entries we had to out Patagonia Competition! We had a lot of good ones and narrowing down 3 winning entries was pretty difficult. Congratulations to our 3 winners... 1st place Simon "My Fav bit of kit is my Patagonia R1 hoody (honestly no connection to competition) although…
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  • Patagonia Competition Round Up - 13th Jun
    We've had some great entries to our Patagonia Competition - it seems lots of people love their kit and have had plenty of adventures with certain special items! I (and the rest of the Facewest office) have really enjoyed looking through your photos and supporting text. We'll be picking…
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  • Facewest’s Most Famous Employee - 09th Jun
    Our very own man in the Facewest warehouse, Will Mawson, has found his 15 minutes of fame! Last year Will had a bit of a fall whilst out climbing, but has picked himself up and has managed to make the front page of the local newspaper. Despite his…
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  • Suunto Traverse Alpha - 07th Jun
    The Suunto Traverse Alpha is Suunto's latest addition to the Traverse range. It features all the same features of the traverse, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth connectivity with HR belts and smartphones but with some extra functionality aimed at people heading out hunting and fishing. A steel bezel, scratch resistant sapphire glass…
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  • Facewest Gourmet Lunch - 02nd Jun
    OK, so the title's a bit misleading; this isn't really about what you'd call gourmet food - we actually had several different travel meals to try out as we're looking to expand our range of foods. Currently we stock Expedition Foods and Mountain House meals, both of which…
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  • Mountain Equipment Product Testing - 18th May
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about a tour of the DMM factory (read the blog here) which Graham and I had the chance to partake in. On the day previous to this we had the chance to go out into the hills of Snowdonia…
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  • New Suunto Ambit 3 RRPs - 11th May
    As of Monday 16th May Suunto have issued new RRPs for the Ambit 3 family which, with the exception of the Ambit 3 Vertical, are all considerably lower. Prices on Facewest have not changed more a couple of pounds here and there because we were already selling for…
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  • Win £100 to spend on Patagonia! - 10th May
    To celebrate our first summer with Patagonia we're running a competition! The winner will receive £100 to spend on new season Patagonia products at facewest.co.uk! There's also a 2nd place prize of £50 and a 3rd place prize of £25. Patagonia are a huge international company, but at their heart they…
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  • DMM Factory Tour - 04th May
    A few weeks ago Facewest's Graham and I were fortunate enough to go on a 2 day training course in North Wales courtesy of Mountain Equipment. We spent the first day of the course trying out some of the Mountain Equipment clothing in the mountains of Snowdonia -…
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