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For days in the hills, cold weather cragging, polar expeditions and wandering round town we have over 30 down jackets, hoodies and vests.

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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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Ice Axes for ski touring, winter walking, mountaineering, alpinism, winter climbing and ice climbing. We've got a suitable axe for any activity.

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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  

  • 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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  • New Bindings This Season - 30th Jan
    The Fritschi Tecton 12 and the Dynafit ST Rotation 10 are new, whilst the G3 Ion 12 and the Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 have been updated. Fritschi Tecton 12 The Fritschi Tecton 12 is Fritschi's answer to the Marker Kingpin which hit the pin binding market to much acclaim a…
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  • Mammut Barryvox and Barryvox S Delivery Dates - 23rd Jan
    The new Mammut transceivers have been predictably popular, what has been less predictable is how long the stocks we receive will stay on our shelves. Hopefully the information below will offer a little more clarity on when the bulk of our future deliveries are scheduled for. The dates below…
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  • New Brand – Pomoca - 08th Jan
    The brand Pomoca was created in 1957 in Switzerland by Louis Dufour off the back of the development and marketing of the "Dufour-Gaillard" rescue sled. Prior to the founding of the brand Louis' son Eric developed the production of the first non slip skins from woven Mohair. He…
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  • New Brand – Leki - 29th Dec
    Leki was founded in 1948 by Karl Lenhart who was frustrated with the quality and functionality of ski poles at the time. He started by making his own grips and baskets before he began to manufacture composite shafts which he used to create the first Leki ski poles…
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  • Staff Picks – Running - 19th Dec
    I'm not much of a runner so for this Staff Picks I've sought advice from those with a bit more experience than me. Here's what my research returned... Baselayer On really cold days a Merino baselayer seems to be the go to option with something like the Smartwool Phd Light…
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  • Staff Picks – Scottish Winter - 14th Dec
    With some pretty great conditions forming and some nice stable cold weather plonked down over Scotland (at the time of writing), now is a great time to discuss layering and preparing for the what will probably be the worst weather you will ever experience, brilliant! BASELAYER It's easy to overlook…
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  • Christmas Gift Ideas - 11th Dec
    Once again our Christmas Gift Ideas pages are back up and running - newly updated updated with the latest goodies of 2017, any of which can make a great gift for any outdoor enthusiast. As ever we've arranged it into activity categories so you can easily browse through gift…
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