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We have a great range of down jackets, from round town to midlayers to superlight to super warm we stock the highest quality from the best brands.

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We've got a whole range a suggested gift ideas for any outdoorsy types and there might just be something you can treat yourself to in there as well!

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Our Range of gloves is enormous we stock over 50 different models from different 13 brands so the chances are we've got one perfect for you.

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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  

  • Staff Picks – Deuter Guide Lite 32+ - 08th Dec
    I love this pack, I use it for just about everything because it's a genuinely good pack for all mountain activities, at least the ones I take part in anyway! I use it for multipitch climbing, ski touring, alpine and scrambling. It's large enough for day ski tours and…
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  • Christmas Gift Ideas - 06th Dec
    Our Christmas Gift Ideas pages are back up and running for Christmas 2016 - updated with the latest goodies any outdoor enthusiast would love to get their hands on. We've arranged it into activity categories so you can easily browse through gift ideas for skiers, climbers, hikers, bikers and…
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  • Staff Picks – Julbo Aerospace Goggle - 25th Nov
    For this weeks Staff Picks I've gone with the Julbo Aerospace Goggle. The major selling point is what Julbo call the SuperFlow System. This system allows you to pop the entire lens in and out of the frame. When I first heard about this I thought it was probably…
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  • New to Facewest – G3 - 23rd Nov
    We've got another new brand this winter: G3 Genuine Guide Gear or G3 are a Canadian brand who are relatively new to the backcountry/touring scene but are making some very high quality and well thought out bits of kit. We're stocking a small selection of their products, notably the…
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  • Pro Review – Grivel Air Tech Evo Axe - 21st Nov
    Pro Reviewer: I have been using the Grivel Air Tech Evo Axe for almost one year now for everything from Winter Skills sessions and guiding in Scotland to ski mountaineering and alpine guiding and I am honestly struggling to find one thing I would change about it. I bought the…
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  • Staff Picks – Mammut’s new 3.0 airbag easy testing - 17th Nov
    Mammut's new 3.0 Airbag system has several advantages over the old system. All the obvious ones such as weight, pack size, new hi vis airbag are gone into in great detail on the product pages and are all over Mammut's advertising. However I think something that has been a…
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  • Pro Review – Alpine Attack 45 – 55 - 14th Nov
    Pro Reviewer: Trainee British Mountain Guide James Clapham Reviews the Lowe Alpine Attack 45 - 55. Lowe Alpine have done a great job with this pack. Drawing on their extensive experience and with input from Andy Cave they've created a large volume pack that is climber focussed without the excess…
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  • Staff Picks – Kahtoola Microspikes - 09th Nov
    I've been mulling over a few products for this week's staff picks, but given the weather this morning there's one super obvious item which makes life in the winter so much easier - Kahtoola Microspikes! We've stocked these for years, so we've probably blogged about them in the past,…
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  • Pro Review – MSR Windburner - 03rd Nov
    Pro Reviewer: So I have been using the MSR Windburner stove now for the last eight months for everything from a small brew kit to carry around on remote rope access jobs to alpine climbing in Alaska and the Himalayas and it is without doubt the best gas cartridge…
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  • Staff Picks – Earn your Beers - 31st Oct
    Lately I have been tinkering around with the Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical, in particular the Community created apps that are available through Movescount. These apps really give Suunto an edge over its competitors when it comes to customising your watch, especially if you are interested in recording or…
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