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The new Arcteryx Summer range is here, featuring a large range of quality clothing, footwear, bags and packs.

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Softshell jackets are ideal for outer wear on dry days and for warmth under a shell on wet days.

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Our range of climbing hardware features the latest cams, nuts, carabiners and quickdraws.

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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  

  • Patagonia Competition Round Up - 23rd May
    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. If you…
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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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  • New Thermarest Mats for Spring - 25th Apr
    Thermarest have been improving a number of their mattresses for this season, here's a run through of what they've done. NeoAir Camper SV They've taken the popular lightweight luxurious mat and added their new Speed Valve technology. This makes the mat 2-3 times quicker to inflate without a pump as…
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  • Arva Axio Avalanche Transceiver Preview - 15th Apr

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  • Another Gas Stove Review - 14th Apr
    A short overview of 3 of our most popular gas stoves, Jetboil Minimo, MSR Windburner and the Primus Lite / Lite Plus. All good stoves but by no means three versions of the same thing... …
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  • Suunto Traverse Testing - 11th Apr
    Nice little video from Suunto showing the environmental tests that the New Suunto Traverse  goes through.   …
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  • Winter climbing – South of France style - 08th Apr
    This years really wet winter had been getting me pretty down about the lack of actual rock climbing when an invitation arrived in my inbox, from a friend who lives in Montpellier, to head over for 5 days of sport climbing in the sun. I booked a flight…
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