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Stay dry throughout the autumn showers without the need to retreat inside with one of our breathable, waterproof jackets.


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With winter just around the corner now is a great time to get prepared for skiing, winter climbing and the cold weather.

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Our Casual Clothing is perfect for chilling out in the great outdoors after you've been out in the hills. We have fleeces, jeans, sweaters and T-shirts.

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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  

  • Staff Review – Rab Torque Jacket - 15th Nov
    The Rab Torque Jacket is a lighter softshell jacket made form Matrix DWS (Double Weave Stretch) fabric through the body, shoulders and sleeves. The inside of the elbows and hood use Matrix SWS (Single Weave Stretch) fabric with Ripstop for additional durability. I've used the Rab Torque Jacket on…
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  • New from Mountain Equipment - 08th Nov
    There are a few new products from Mountain Equipment this year. Scroll down to see what's what. K7 Jacket The K7 is an expedition down jacket designed to get the balance between warmth, weight and packability. It has plenty of down contained in the windproof and water resistant Drilite loft…
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  • Software Update for the Mammut Barryvox Transceivers - 26th Oct
    Mammut have released the first software update for their new (as of last winter) Barryvox and Barryvox S transceivers - version 3.0, called BarryHeart. The previous version was 2.0. The main feature of the new software is that it allows users to share the update device to device,…
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  • Staff Picks – Rab Xenon X Jacket - 24th Oct
    The Rab Xenon X Jacket (available in Mens and Womens) is a lightweight synthetic insulated jacket which is designed to be warm and windproof but still very breathable. As someone who tends to feel the cold I've been using it this Summer and Autumn as a belay jacket…
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  • Patagonia Down Sweater Range - 19th Oct
    The Patagonia Down Sweater is a classic narrow baffled down jacket ideal for casual wear and less technical outdoor use. The whole range features recycled polyester shell fabric with a DWR finish and either recycled or fully certified down. Patagonia have been adding to this range so that…
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  • New Arcteryx This Autumn - 14th Sep
    Here's the top picks from Arcteryx of what's new to us or has been updated for the autumn/winter 2018 season. It's mostly in stock, though a few products aren't due with us until next week (17th September). Beta SV Jacket The latest variation of the Beta line of waterproofs is…
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  • New Rab Microlight Alpine Range - 03rd Sep
    The Rab Microlight Range has been redesigned and expanded for winter 2018. The Microlight Alpine was the original jacket of the range and has been ever popular. Here's a rundown of what's new and what's changed. Microlight Alpine / Womens Microlight Alpine The classic, the original, Rab's popular narrow baffle…
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  • Marker Kingpin Recall - 03rd Aug
    Marker have released a recall for all 2017/18 model Kingpin bindings. The bindings are being recalled because the pin in the toe part can break under rare circumstances. This can result in reduced release/retention and leads to a fall hazard. Instructions on how to check to see if your…
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  • OMM Packs and Add Ons Compatibility - 26th Jul
    OMM have a very modular design for all their packs, the downside of this is that it can be quite difficult to work out exactly what is compatible with what. The good news is most add ons fit with most packs. The better news is the table below…
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  • Staff Picks – Summer Alpine Clothing - 28th Jun
    Getting ready for a trip to the Alps? Not only do we have a kit list courtesy of British Mountain Guide and Director of Mountain Tracks Olly Allen, in this article we'll go through that kit list and pick the bits of gear that we would go for.…
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