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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  

  • 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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  • Staff Picks – Skiing - 06th Dec
    This December we're going to go all out on our popular staff picks feature and have articles on what we'd pick from Facewest if we were to kit ourselves out from scratch for various activities. We'll focus mainly on the clothing but equipment and hardware will still feature.…
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  • Thermarest NeoAir Dreams on offer! - 04th Dec
    We've got some Thermarest NeoAir Dreams in size XL which are now 30% off, so you can have one for £157.50. Go to the NeoAir Dream What do we say about the NeoAir Dream? The Thermarest NeoAir Dream provides a very versatile and amazingly comfortable mat. Essentially it is 2 mats…
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  • New Brand – Outdoor Research - 28th Nov
    For the first time we're stocking Outdoor Research gloves. Outdoor Research are about making outdoor gear that just works - we like their gloves because they are designed to be simple and effective as well as being good value for money. Here's a short film of how the company started…
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  • Black Friday Offers - 23rd Nov
    We've got some great Black Friday offers on Suunto watches. OK, it's not Friday yet but you can still claim your discount right now. Offer lasts all weekend - valid until 2pm Monday 27th November. Offer 1 Click this link to claim the offer above - £60 Off Suunto Spartan…
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  • Ski Touring in the Bernese Oberland - 21st Nov
    With winter approaching and some snow in the alps now seems like the perfect time to recount my ski touring trip in the Bernese Oberland last year. Day 1 After a day of getting the ski legs back in Murren we took the train from Interlaken to Jungfrau Joch via…
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