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Looking for jeans, T shirts and fleeces for wearing at the crag, campsite or down the pub? Our Casual Clothing range has got you covered.

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With dark, cold nights now is the time to be investing in a new headtorch to make the most of the winter evenings. Everything from 50 lumens to 3000.

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After some stocking fillers or not sure what to get that outdoorsy person for Christmas? Our Gift Guide should give you some pointers to help get you started.

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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 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 Picks – Scottish Winter - 14th Dec
    With some pretty great conditions forming and some nice stable cold weather plonked down over Scotland (at the time of writing), now is a great time to discuss layering and preparing for the what will probably be the worst weather you will ever experience, brilliant! BASELAYER It's easy to overlook…
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  • Christmas Gift Ideas - 11th Dec
    Once again our Christmas Gift Ideas pages are back up and running - newly updated updated with the latest goodies of 2017, any of which can make a great gift for any outdoor enthusiast. As ever we've arranged it into activity categories so you can easily browse through gift…
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  • Staff Picks – Skiing - 06th Dec
    This December we're going to go all out on our popular staff picks feature and have articles on what we'd pick from Facewest if we were to kit ourselves out from scratch for various activities. We'll focus mainly on the clothing but equipment and hardware will still feature.…
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  • Thermarest NeoAir Dreams on offer! - 04th Dec
    We've got some Thermarest NeoAir Dreams in size XL which are now 30% off, so you can have one for £157.50. Go to the NeoAir Dream What do we say about the NeoAir Dream? The Thermarest NeoAir Dream provides a very versatile and amazingly comfortable mat. Essentially it is 2 mats…
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  • New Brand – Outdoor Research - 28th Nov
    For the first time we're stocking Outdoor Research gloves. Outdoor Research are about making outdoor gear that just works - we like their gloves because they are designed to be simple and effective as well as being good value for money. Here's a short film of how the company started…
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  • Black Friday Offers - 23rd Nov
    We've got some great Black Friday offers on Suunto watches. OK, it's not Friday yet but you can still claim your discount right now. Offer lasts all weekend - valid until 2pm Monday 27th November. Offer 1 Click this link to claim the offer above - £60 Off Suunto Spartan…
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  • Ski Touring in the Bernese Oberland - 21st Nov
    With winter approaching and some snow in the alps now seems like the perfect time to recount my ski touring trip in the Bernese Oberland last year. Day 1 After a day of getting the ski legs back in Murren we took the train from Interlaken to Jungfrau Joch via…
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  • New Barryvox Transceivers – First Look - 08th Nov
    Here's a quick look and a quick test of both the new avalanche transceivers from Mammut. We'll be doing a full outdoor test with them both soon so keep an eye out for that. What's in the box? Barryvox / Barryvox S BarryHarness BarryLeash User Manual (full reference guide…
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  • Base Layer Guide - 02nd Nov
    We stock a pretty big range of base layers and with good reason: Base layers are probably the single most important part of your layering system when it comes to comfort over a long day. Unfortunately baselayers are often overlooked and understandably so - who's going to get…
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  • New Mammut Transceivers - 27th Oct
    For the winter 2017/18 season Mammut are releasing 2 new transceivers designed to replace the Barryvox Pulse and Barryvox Element. The Pulse has become something of an industry standard for professional users and has also been extremely popular with recreational users. The Element is a simplified version of…
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