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Looking for jeans, T shirts and fleeces for wearing at the crag, campsite or down the pub? Our Casual Clothing range has got you covered.

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We have an enormous range of sleeping mats with mats from 3 of the top brands in the world - Thermarest, Exped and Sea To Summit.

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Rab's new Autumn range is available to order! New waterproofs, softshells, down and synthetically insulated jackets from one of the industry's top brands.

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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  

  • New from Rab this Autumn / Winter - 08th Sep
    Check out our pick of the new products from Rab this season... Kinder Smock The Rab Kinder Smock is a classic down smock originating in the early '90's. Now it features the latest technology and materials in the form of a Pertex Classic Outer, Pertex Quantum lining and 650FP European…
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  • Staff Picks – Lightweight Petzl Crampons - 31st Aug
    This year Petzl have released a range of super light crampons for ski touring and general use. We stock the Irvis Hybrid and Leopard LLFs. You may have seen them, taken one look at the cord attaching the front and rear halves and thought to yourself, crazy Euros!               Don't…
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  • New from Arcteryx this Autumn - 22nd Aug
    A quick look at the new clothing we're getting from Arc'teryx ready for the upcoming autumn/winter season. I'll cover their Whiteline and winter specific products when we get a bit closer to winter! What's New... Alpha IS Jacket The Alpha IS is a new premium insulated fully waterproof jacket which is…
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  • 5 UK Spots to Inspire Your Next Climb - 10th Aug
    By Harley Lord For lovers of outdoor climbing, the thrill of trying new crags never wains. Whether you're just starting out on your climbing career or you're a hardy veteran of your local scene, there's no denying how lucky we are to have such a vast abundance of impressive…
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  • New Leatherman Tools - 18th Jul
    Leatherman have released 4 new pocket sized tools which are now in stock. Juice CS3 The CS3 is a handy little tool for weekends away or for just having to hand in the kitchen or round the house. It features a joint can opener/bottle opener, a corkscrew and a pair…
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  • Trekking in Patagonia – Part 2 - 07th Jul
    Having successfully completed the W Trek in the Torres del Paine national park in Chile our next trekking destination was the famous climbing town of El Chalten. If you haven't read about my time on the W Trek then you can do so here - Trekking in Patagonia…
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  • New MSR bits and pieces - 29th Jun
    MSR brought out a few new and updated products earlier in the year and it's fair to say that they've proved pretty popular. Access Tents Tough and stable hiking tent which neatly fills the gap between a lightweight trekking tent and a full on mountaineering tent. If you're after a…
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  • Trekking in Patagonia – Part 1 - 20th Jun
    In April this year I went to Patagonia to do some trekking with 2 friends. We did two main treks during the trip, the first of which was the 5 day W trek in the Torres del Paine national park in Chile. The second trek we did was…
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  • MSR Tents - 08th Jun
    Now that summer's here (well, it was when I started writing this) it seems like a good time to run through our range of tents. We stock a range of hiking and backpacking tents from MSR so if you're looking for something to carry with you through a…
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  • How To Choose A Sleeping Bag - 01st Jun
    Now that summer seems to have arrived camping is most probably in mind. One of the most important and difficult buys needed for camping is your sleeping bag. With Mountain Equipment having revamped their range of down sleeping bags this year (click here to read the blog) and…
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