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  

  • Pro Review – DMM Pivot - 02nd Jul
    Dave from CGR takes a look at the new Guide Plate from Welsh gear legends DMM. I use guide plates (or autoblocks) a lot, I use them in my own personal climbing and when I am working. They are very useful for a variety of reasons. I can be…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Mountain Marathon - 30th Jun
    Stu at the LAMM 2015 A mountain marathon is a 2 day test of mountain craft and fitness. Most people run them but there are walking classes in some events and plenty of walking done by the runners. You will be out, unassisted, for 2 days and be required…
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  • Pro Review – MSR Reactor Stove - 26th Jun
    Pro Reviewer: MSR claim that the Reactor Stove System is: “the fastest and most fuel efficient stove ever made” and that it “delivers that level of performance in the cold and wind of the real world.” Kev took that as a gauntlet thrown down and has since tested it…
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  • Graham’s Coast to Coast Cycle - 24th Jun
    In June I took a week out of the office to cycle the Coast to Coast. The route I planned to take was created by Tim Woodcock which starts on the West coast of England at St Bees and finishes in Robin Hoods bay on the East. The…
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  • Facewest’s ‘How To’ – Washing and Reproofing Clothing - 19th Jun
    Washing and Reproofing Clothing Caring for your outdoor gear is something that most people probably don't spend much time or money on - after all when you're not out using it all you want to do is be planning the trip, not doing extra washing. However, it is a…
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  • Pro Review – Petzl Sirocco Helmet - 17th Jun
    Pro Reviewer: I have been using the Petzl Sirocco helmet now for just over a year on everything from British trad climbing to Grandes Courses and have found it’s performance to be nothing short of brilliant. My Sirocco was a replacement for a very well used Petzl Elios, a…
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  • New DMM Climbing Range - 11th Jun
    DMM is the latest brand to become available at Facewest. Born out of Moorhouse Engineering from Bethesda, Wales, over 30 years ago the brand has developed into a leading manufacturer of climbing and mountaineering hardware. Now based in Llanberis, the brand with its forging and engineering background goes…
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  • New Aquapac Range - 09th Jun
    Protect your equipment wherever you are, whatever the conditions. 100% waterproof bags and cases for cameras and phones, and the toughest dry bags around. Aquapac Trailproof Duffle An extremely tough yet simple waterproof bag - perfect for travel or expeditions where your possessions might get wet. Made from 500 denier vinyl…
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  • Special Offer – 10% Off Luggage - 05th Jun
    10% Off Luggage Time for a break? Grab your bags now! We have a range of travel luggage at facewest.co.uk suitable for all jet-setters and adventurers, and now you can get an extra 10% off the whole lot. Whether you only take the bare essentials, or you need to fit in every last bit of…
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  • Pro Review – Arc’teryx Cerium SL Jacket - 04th Jun
    Pro Reviewer: Kev tests out the Arc’teryx Cerium SL Down Jacket. SL stands for SuperLight and at 185g, the Cerium SL Down Jacket from Arc’teryx, is just that. A while back I tested the Cerium LT Hoody, one of Arc’teryx’s first forays into the world of down clothing, and was…
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