The best in avalanche protection! We have over 25 different airbags suitable for sidecountry, backcountry and touring.

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We have a great range of down jackets, perfect as it starts to get cold this winter.

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We stock everything you could need to get out skiing away from the crowds this winter.

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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  

  • Transceiver Review 2015-16 - 25th Jan
    We've updated our transceiver review to include all the latest models and new software update. If you're looking for a transceiver this a great resource which describes and shows the operational differences between all the transceivers we sell. Click to go to the Transceiver Review page. If you're just…
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  • Pro Review – Patagonia Untracked Pants - 12th Jan
    Pro Reviewer: Following on from his review of the Patagonia Untracked Jacket, Kev tests out the Untracked Pants. Patagonia say: "With a highly articulated fit and a soft brushed tricot backer, the Untracked Pants offer freedom of movement and low-bulk warmth while freeriding or hiking. Built with 3-layer GORE-TEX fabric…
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  • Pro Review – Patagonia Untracked Jacket - 05th Jan
    Pro Reviewer: The Patagonia Untracked Jacket and Pants are a dedicated full weather protection combo aimed at skiers (and snowboarders) heading into the backcountry/offpiste terrain where freedom of movement and protection from the elements are paramount. Patagonia say: "With a highly articulated fit, the Untracked Jacket is a warm low-bulk…
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  • Pro Review – Vapour Rise Lite Alpine Jacket - 21st Dec
    British Mountain Guide Al Powell reviews the Rab Vapour Rise Lite Alpine Jacket. I've been using the Vapour Rise Lite Alpine Jacket all summer for guiding in the Alps and through the autumn in the UK for running, biking and climbing - so plenty of use in a wide…
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  • Dakine Winter 2015 20% OFF - 18th Dec
    The title says it all really. Get a Heli Pro or a Heli Pack at 20% off RRP. Or maybe that piece of ski / board luggage that you need for your next trip. …
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  • Pro Review – Grivel Haute Route and Camp Race 290 Crampons - 09th Dec
    Pro Reviewer The camp race 290 crampons really are ridiculously light. The Dynafit rear buckle attachment is a genius design, and makes getting the crampons on and off very, very fast, which is obviously the entire point of these crampons. I bought these crampons specifically for racing, for which…
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  • Getting into Ski Touring - 04th Dec
    Last season I did my first ski tours. As someone who has done a lot of resort skiing, both on and off the piste I was been keen to explore further afield than just the ski resort and head out into the quieter areas of the mountains. So…
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  • Advent Fridays - 01st Dec
    This year we are going to have 3 'Advent Friday' offers rather than one everyday of advent. This will be emailed to all those signed up for the Facewest Newsletter. If you're interested then make sure you are on the list. Sign up at the bottom of any…
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  • Winter is here! - 30th Nov
    FINALLY the A9 gets closed due to snow and everyone in the UK has had to scrape ice off their cars on at least one morning. As the clearing up from the Kendal Mountain Festival and Black Friday continues, winter 15 finally seems to have arrived. For the second…
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  • Black Friday Deals - 27th Nov

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