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Petzl's ever evolving range of torches has had some new additions and upgrades - we've got a headtorch for for just about anything.

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We've put a whole load of our winter packs on sale. We've got packs for skiing, ski touring, running and mountaineering all at 25% or more off.

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We stock a range of footwear including trail and fell running shoes from for all conditions from Inov8 and a selection of approach shoes from Arcteryx.

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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  

  • Midlayer / Jacket Dilemma - 27th Mar
    I am off to do a Haute Route variant from La Fouly to Zermatt next month. My first non competitive touring for a few years. The number of people touring in race skin suits is on the up but that's not for me and would also be putting…
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  • Mountain Equipment Sleeping Bags - 23rd Mar
    Mountain Equipment have revamped their entire range of down sleeping bags for Spring 2017. Here's what they've done and which bags you can find in each of the ranges. Classic Range I'm hesitating to call the Classics 'Entry Level', which is what they are in the Mountain Equipment Collection, as…
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  • Pro Review – Alpha SV - 16th Mar
    Dave Sarkar of Climbing Gear Reviews reviews this years' Arcteryx Alpha SV. I remember buying my first Arc'teryx Alpha SV, I bought both the jacket and pants second hand from a friend (there was no way I could afford a new one). I thought I'd hit the big time…
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  • Top Tips for Ski Mountaineering - 09th Mar
    The ski mountaineering/ski touring season is upon us once again! Petzl have made comprehensive set of tips and tricks ideal for all things ski mountaineering, though there are some useful tricks and tips for general mountaineering too. Some of it is understandably focused on Petzl products but it's still…
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  • Winter 2016 Clothing Now 30% Off! - 03rd Mar
    We're now 30% off all Winter 2016 clothing - click here to view. New Stock for the Spring is also arriving - the latest products from Inov8, Thermarest and MSR are already available to buy! …
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  • New Inov8 Gear for 2017 - 24th Feb
    We've got some shiny new Inov8 products this year, here's some info on the new arrivals: Roclite 305 and Roclite 290 The Roclites have been completely redesigned from the sole to the upper and the lacing system. The new outsole features Inov8's own Tri-C rubber compound for increased friction while…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Choose a Headtorch - 16th Feb
    Facewest sell a huge selection of headlamps. Unless you have experience of a particular model or have been given a recommendation then it can be quite a job finding the right lamp for you. Before you look at the actual lamps you need to decide which features are…
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  • Mammut Airbag FAQ - 09th Feb
    We've sold more Avalanche Airbags this year that ever before and lots of them have been Mammut airbags. If you're still considering one but not sure on the practicalities of actually owning one or if you've got one but have some questions about maintenance and using the system…
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  • New Petzl Headtorches - 03rd Feb
    It seems like I write a post at least twice a year about new Petzl headtorches; they certainly don't sit back and let their headtorch range go out of date. The other thing that struck me is that each time I do write a blog about the Petzl…
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  • Customer Review – Suunto Traverse Alpha - 30th Jan
    One of our customers has kindly done an excellent and detailed review of the Suunto Traverse Alpha for us. The review: When I took delivery of a Suunto Traverse Alpha two months ago, I resisted the opportunity to provide a review, until I would be able to report confidently, on…
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