We have a huge range of sleeping mats, from ultra light to ultra comfortable, we've got one for you.

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We're now stocking Salomon and have a range of their running products, including shoes, packs and accessories.

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Have a look at our Suunto Watches - we stock the Ambit 3 Peak, Sport and Run in a wide variety of models.

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Welcome to Facewest

At our core we're outdoor enthusiasts who really care about providing the best outdoor kit. We've been skiing, climbing, paragliding and hiking for decades. Facewest has now been trading for nearly 20 years. Read a quick history of the business here.

We genuinely believe we offer a better service than any other outdoor web site. This is backed up by our customer satisfaction rating of 9.9 out of 10, currently the highest in the outdoor industry as measured by Trustpilot. See our ratings here. We are an independent retailer, currently a team of 10.

Latest Blog Posts  

  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Choose A Waterproof Membrane - 29th May
    See also: Gore Tex Fabrics Explained and Fabric Care. One of the filters on our waterproof jackets page is for the waterproof membrane used in the garment - so which one is best? It really depends on what you're going to be doing whilst you're wearing it. The exact performance…
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  • We’re on Instagram! - 28th May
    We thought you'd like to know Give us a follow - click here. Oh, and check out the photo that Facewest Director Jake found in his desk recently. "When skiers weren't a bunch of fat boy riding cheaters." Glacier De Gebroulez, Meribel. 1996. Riding the classic Rossignol 7S Slalom ski - around 60mm…
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  • Pro Review – Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet - 27th May
    Dave from Climbing Gear Reviews takes another look at his favourite climbing helmet: the Black Diamond Half Dome. "Our durable, comfortable and supremely adjustable workhorse, the Half Dome is built for the relentless pursuit of all styles of climbing." I looked at the re-vamped Black Diamond Half Dome climbing helmet…
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  • Are you subscribed? - 22nd May
    Subscribe to our mailing list to hear about the latest offers, events, product ranges, and all the other goings-on at facewest.co.uk. We promise not to spam you with loads of irrelevant email, just inform you about the important stuff (and send you some great discount offers!) You can unsubscribe at…
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  • 12 essential tips for sleeping outdoors - 20th May
    Check out this awesome infographic from Thermarest with tips for getting a good night's kip in the great outdoors. Click here to see the full Thermarest range from facewest.co.uk Image courtesy of Cascade Designs: www.cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/blog/how-to-sleep-well-outdoors-infographic …
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  • Pro Review – Arc’teryx Alpha FL 30 and 45 - 19th May
    Pro Reviewer: "When I first saw the new Alpha FL 30 and 45 packs from Arc’teryx, I have to admit to being a little excited. They looked just like the minimum fuss, alpine climbing packs I had been waiting to see someone produce. But did the performance match the…
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  • In case you missed it - 15th May
    We run down the best of our Facebook and Twitter pages this week. The Trad Climb flow chart:   This list (despite it's lack of Facewest staff!):   Another winner from Danny MacAskill: // Posted by Facewest.co.uk on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 (Click the date to watch) Posted by Danny MacAskill on Tuesday, 12 May 2015   Stu's…
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  • Pro Review – Salomon Fellraiser - 13th May
    Pro Reviewer: Stuart is co-owner and buying director at Facewest. Stuart has 20 years experience of mountain and endurance sports. He is now in the very fortunate position of being offered lots of kit to test from a host of brands. Although he does not often test the long…
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  • Brand New Suunto Core Models - 08th May
    Introducing the Ultimate Black, Azure Crush, and Graphite Crush. A great watch for general outdoor and mountain use, the Core is the best selling wrist top computer from Suunto and is now the flagship of their outdoor range, all featuring an altimeter, barometer and compass. Add to those features…
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  • Pro Review – Lowe Alpine Alpine Attack - 07th May
    Dave from Climbing Gear Reviews puts the redesigned, lightweight, fully featured Lowe Alpine Alpine Attack through its paces. "The new Alpine Attack ticks every box for the modern alpinist; a lightweight, durable, clean design capable of carrying ice tools, skis and heavy loads in comfort." The Lowe Alpine brand has…
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