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We have a waterproof jacket for every occasion - to keep in your pack incase you get caught out or to keep you dry all day on an ascent no matter the weather.

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We have an enormous range of sleeping mats with mats from 3 of the top brands in the world - Thermarest, Exped and Sea To Summit.

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Bottles, flasks, food canisters and cups. Klean Kanteen have a range for keeping any and all beverages at the right temperature this summer.

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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 Leatherman Tools - 18th Jul
    Leatherman have released 4 new pocket sized tools which are now in stock. Juice CS3 The CS3 is a handy little tool for weekends away or for just having to hand in the kitchen or round the house. It features a joint can opener/bottle opener, a corkscrew and a pair…
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  • Trekking in Patagonia – Part 2 - 07th Jul
    Having successfully completed the W Trek in the Torres del Paine national park in Chile our next trekking destination was the famous climbing town of El Chalten. If you haven't read about my time on the W Trek then you can do so here - Trekking in Patagonia…
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  • New MSR bits and pieces - 29th Jun
    MSR brought out a few new and updated products earlier in the year and it's fair to say that they've proved pretty popular. Access Tents Tough and stable hiking tent which neatly fills the gap between a lightweight trekking tent and a full on mountaineering tent. If you're after a…
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  • Trekking in Patagonia – Part 1 - 20th Jun
    In April this year I went to Patagonia to do some trekking with 2 friends. We did two main treks during the trip, the first of which was the 5 day W trek in the Torres del Paine national park in Chile. The second trek we did was…
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  • MSR Tents - 08th Jun
    Now that summer's here (well, it was when I started writing this) it seems like a good time to run through our range of tents. We stock a range of hiking and backpacking tents from MSR so if you're looking for something to carry with you through a…
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  • How To Choose A Sleeping Bag - 01st Jun
    Now that summer seems to have arrived camping is most probably in mind. One of the most important and difficult buys needed for camping is your sleeping bag. With Mountain Equipment having revamped their range of down sleeping bags this year (click here to read the blog) and…
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  • Pro Review – Rab Alpha Direct Jacket - 25th May
    Dave Sarkar of Climbing Gear Reviews reviews the Rab Alpha Direct Jacket. I remember reading an Andy Kirkpatrick article a while ago - in it he discussed the attributes of soft shell materials. His belief that it was impossible to remain dry during high activity so what you were…
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  • Exped Sleeping Mats - 22nd May
    Exped have been working on making their sleeping mat range a lot easier to understand and this season they seem to have come up with a collection which has a naming scheme that makes sense between the ranges. Down Filled Sleeping Mats or Downmats Down provides a lightweight and very…
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  • Pro Review – GriGri+ - 17th May
    Dave Sarkar of Climbing Gear Reviews reviews the Petzl GriGri+: A major addition to the iconic Petzl GriGri belay range. GRIGRI+ is an assisted braking device designed for all climbers, for both indoor and outdoor climbing. It can be used with all single ropes (optimized for 8.9 to 10.5 mm…
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  • How To Choose A Sleeping Mat - 10th May
    We've updated our "How To Choose A Sleeping Mat" article to include the latest offerings from Thermarest, Exped and Sea To Summit. If you're in the market for a new sleeping mat this year and aren't sure where to start or are overwhelmed by the huge number of…
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