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 you at facewest.co.uk you 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  

  • 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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  • 10 Free Mountain Equipment Yosemite Caps - 01st Apr
    We have 10 Mountain Equipment Yosemite Caps to give away so the next 10 people to spend £75 or more on Spring/Summer 2016 Season Mountain Equipment products will get one free!     …
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  • Patrouille Des Glaciers - 22nd Mar
    After a couple of Pierra Menta skimo races I was keen to try another classic and since 2016 was a PDG year (only runs every other year) then it seemed rude not too.  Run by the Swiss military, it's 4000m of climbing and 50 km of alpine travel…
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  • New Black Diamond Equipment In Stock - 21st Mar
    Black Diamond have just delivered a load of new shiny gear to our door and it's (mostly) in stock and ready to go as the Spring kicks in. You can click here to view all new Black Diamond products or read on for a few product highlights. The New…
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  • Patagonia SS16 In Stock - 17th Mar
    Patagonia is the first brand to be delivered for Summer 2016. Hot on it's heels next week are Arcteryx and Rab. See the Facewest Patagonia Summer 16 range. It's only our second season with Patagonia so there is lots of new product but a few stand out items are... Stretch Rainshadow…
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