Latest Blog Posts

  • Which Waterproof? - 21st Oct
    You only have to look out of the window at the pouring rain and you start to think about when you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors again! Well now you can laugh in the face of rain, because at Facewest.co.uk we have the solution. With jackets designed…
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  • Competition – Pick your winner - 17th Oct
    Entries to the competition have now closed, and we have compiled the shortlist of our 5 favourite tips: 1) Malt loaf users - Take one malt loaf, drop it on the floor, stamp on it. There, it fits in your pocket! 2) Ski touring - Don't be tempted to over-pack.…
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  • Injinji Toe Socks – Review - 13th Oct
    We've had another useful and informative review from one of our customers. In this post keen fell and trail runner Brook talks about becoming a toe socks convert: "Socks can be an important part of your running kit, just as shoes or clothes may be. So I wasn’t surprised…
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  • The Original Mountain Marathon - 10th Oct
    In a couple of weeks time the renowned Original Mountain Marathon takes place around the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Over the weekend of the 25/26th October a mass of dedicated runners and racers will ascend the hills and compete across a number of timed distances to accrue the…
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  • inov-8 Race Ultra 290 – Guest Review - 07th Oct
    We've received a very thorough and interesting review of the inov-8 Race Ultra 290 shoe, and we thought we'd share it with you. Simon Blackburn, the tester who has over 30 years of running experience, took these out on a 44 mile trail race in the Lake District,…
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  • Sneak peek – 14/15 Skis - 03rd Oct
    So a few pairs of 14/15 Völkl skis were delivered to our door yesterday - and they're looking mighty fine! Here we have (from left to right) the V Werks BMT 94, Mantra, Nanuq and Nunataq touring skis, and the V Werks Katana. Excellent all-mountain and touring options! A…
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  • Snowsports Helmets & MIPS Technology - 29th Sep
    As winter draws ever nearer, so does the snowsports season - and that gets you thinking about new gear for any upcoming trips. Snowsports equipment is constantly advancing; in order to reduce weight, increase durability, provide better warmth, and perhaps most importantly, keep us protected. Helmets, whether you…
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  • New Dakine gear - 25th Sep
    We've just received some of the new Dakine Winter 2014 stock, and we are waiting on a few more items due in the coming days. Check out our pick of the lot below: Everyone should have one of these, in my humble opinion! I use my own wherever I…
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  • Win a Rab Strata Flex Jacket! - 25th Sep
    Competition time! We're giving away a Rab Strata Flex Jacket with an RRP of £120 as a prize! Tell us or even better show us your tip. It can be from racing, climbing, skiing or just a little something that makes any trip run more smoothly. Enormous life shifting idea…
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  • Rab Mountain Marathon 2014 - 23rd Sep
    The 2014 edition of the Rab Mountain Marathon  is set to take place this weekend in the Lake District National Park. The event is a two-day fell running and navigation challenge for pairs or solo participants and has vastly increased in popularity since the inaugural event in 2007. The…
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