Petzl Tactikka Core Headlamp, black RELEASED TODAY69.99 EUR Published 2018-08-17. A leap upwards from basic headlamps: comes with a rechargeable battery and offers two different beams.
US personal camouflage net, 6-col desert, surplus RELEASED TODAY14.99 EUR Published 2018-08-17. A large one person mesh camouflage net. US Army issue rom the 90's, looked pretty pristine. These have the nostalgic 6-colour desert camouflage. Might also work for hunters for the autumn season, just make sure the animals have no heat vision.
Petzl Core battery, Li-Ion 4,5 Wh RELEASED TODAY32.99 EUR Published 2018-08-17. A USB-rechargeable Li-Ion battery for Petzl Tikkina, Tikkid, Tikka, Zipka, Tactikka ja Actik series headlamps. Suitable for work, tactical, leisure and sports uses. Using a battery saves money in the long run compared to disposable batteries.
Petzl Noctilight LED Lantern Case RELEASED TODAY23.99 EUR Published 2018-08-17. Protective carrying case for Petzl's compact headlamps that diffuses light into lantern mode.
ITW Rounded Oval Slide RELEASED TODAY1.19 EUR Published 2018-08-17. More than meets the eye! This slide buckle is flatter and shorter compared to plastic ones, which is really convenient in tight spaces, but it can also be used as a toggle: push it through MOLLE/PALS or other loops sideways and it'll secure your webbing in place.
Italian Pattern 37 BM-59 magazine pouch, surplus RELEASED TODAY8.99 EUR Published 2018-08-17. After WW2, the Italians heavily copied their webbing from the British Pattern 37. The parts fit together pretty well, so if you own British kit, add some spice with these Italian Beretta BM-59 ammo pouches. These take in M14, FN FAL and G3 mags.
Finnish marking equipment bag, surplus RELEASED TODAY19.99 EUR Published 2018-08-17. Made in Finland. A canvas case used to hold marking equipment, or that's what it says on the lid. A nice multi-purpose manpurse, real deal Finnish army fashion design. One-off lot!
SADF Pattern 70 belt with kidney pouches, surplus RELEASED TODAY34.99 EUR Published 2018-08-16. Part of the Pattern 1970 webbing, this is the belt, fully adjustable, with kidney pouches. Two R1/FN FAL magazine pouches on the top and side of both compartments, for grenades, magazines and other small kit.
Finnish marking equipment bag, surplus19.99 EUR Made in Finland. A canvas case used to hold marking equipment, or that's what it says on the lid. A nice multi-purpose manpurse, real deal Finnish army fashion design. One-off lot!
Blå Band Outdoor Meal freeze-dried food7.99 EUR Freeze dried food - if you're into carrying light, this is for you. These are properly sized portions and pretty tasty too!
BW Gore-Tex jacket, Flecktarn, surplus39.99 EUR This is the jacket of the current issue German Bundeswehr rainsuit. Very simple and sensible hardshell overgarment to wear when it's wet and nasty.
Särmä 3/4 shorts39.99 EUR Three quarter trousers or shorts, whichever way you think about it, strike nicely between shorts and trousers. They are out of the way of doing stuff, but look sharp when hanging about. You can wear these all summer like it's 1909!
Särmä Cargo Trousers39.99 EUR Lightweight, practical and comfy polycotton ripstop trousers with an excellent cut. Because we had these made in huge volumes, the end price could be kept very reasonable.
Särmä viscose boxers, black9.99 EUR Proper good boxer shorts for an affordable price - these are more like the Common Man version of the Merino wool model we also sell. Being made of viscose, these have sort of poor man's versions of many of the good characteristics of wool. Hey, still beats cotton!
BW combat rucksack, Flecktarn, surplus59.99 EUR German efficiency and practicality at its best. These medium-sized rucksacks are meant to carry everything that a German soldier needs in the field. A very affordable pack for what it is.
Hoppe's Boresnake9.95 - 19.99 EUR
Hey gang! Did you think we'd stop our mega grand opening insanity after just one weekend? Hell no!
We have plenty of aces up our sleeves, and here's some more excitement for this week: Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck at 15% off until Sunday. Get!
Well well well!
As you may know, we had our Mega Grand Opening on the 11th, and we of course had a few contests going on as well. First up is our Instagram photo contest. The idea was to capture the atmosphere of the event in one photo, and Matti here did just that. Buckets, or in our case ammo boxes, were handed out at the beginning, and boy was there a queue! So Matti here gets a 50€ gift card. See? It pays to do social media. Sometimes. Maybe.
We also had our trusty ammo box set up on our Land Rover so people could drop in their contact details for the chance to win some sweet prizes. We drew three lucky winners from the box and here they are:
1. Kristo J. gets a Savotta Jääkäri S backpack
2. Suvi-Tuuli S. gets a Särmä Women's Merino Wool Hoodie
3. Aleksi V. gets a Särmä Merino Wool Hoodie.
Congrats to all of the winners!
Believe it or not, there was a time before spray-on treatments and polymer technology, but conditions were as unforgiving as ever. Protection from wind and water was a necessity, which was met with waxed canvas.
For some time we wanted to offer wax to go with our Särmä Windproof Smock and Parka, or any other suitable clothes, bags and so on. We could have sourced a ready-made product but wanted to keep things domestic and true to our style. Now we can offer a Finnish-made fabric wax made from domestic paraffin and beeswax!
You'll find more detailed instructions from the produc info. We also made this brief video about the subject!
Särmä Assault Pack34.99 EUR Good and affordable urban rucksack of our own design - partially, at least. Just enough different compartments, compact dimensions but expands to about 20 litres (even more with extra pouches). If you have a lot of stuff that has to be accessed all the time, this is the thing for you.
Belgian M-1971 suspenders, surplus9.99 EUR Copied rather directly from the well proven American M-1956 design, these suspenders are compatible with most of 20th century US made webbing. These also fit tall people, no need to hunt for size Long US M56 suspenders!
Särmä TST M05 hood19.95 - 22.95 EUR
Särmä Coolmax T-shirt9.95 EUR
Mil-Tec balaclava, 1-hole, acrylic3.49 EUR
Särmä TST wool jacket, M05 woodland camo149.95 EUR
Särmä viscose hoodie, black29.99 EUR
Varusteleka's brands 12 month warrantyOn top of our regular 100 day returns policy all our Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä products have a 12 month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The 12 month period stars on the day the customer receives the product.
Särmä TST backpack use as daypack lidsSärmä TST day/combat packs are designed to enable attachment onto the Särmä TST RP80 recon pack for use as daypack lids. In this tutorial we present two ways to manufacture the necessary adapter straps, using a Särmä TST DP10 Roll-Top daypack as example. The same basic idea and adapters will also function with numerous other daypacks and rucksacks, feel free to experiment!
Layered clothingThis article is written from a Finnish viewpoint based on the Nordic climate. And since we are utterly commercial the clothing presented is based on Varusteleka's sortiment.
Särmä TST RP80 recon pack assembly and adjustmentRP80 components A: Pack bag B: Frame C: Shoulder harness D: Hip belt E: 4 pcs carbon rod F: 1 pcs long turnbuckle (hip belt) G: 1 pcs short turnbuckle (shoulder harness) Hip belt Wrap the hip belt (D) around the bottom of the frame (B). Place the turnbuckles's (F) ring ends into their respective slots as pictured. Install the carbon rods (E and E) into their respective slots so that they run through the ring ends of the turnbuckle. Attach the bottom straps (1 and 2) to the lowest horizontal support pipe of the frame. Attach the top straps (3 and 4) to the upper horizontal support pipe of the frame. Finish off by tightening the turnbuckle (F). Shoulder harness Wrap the shoulder harness (C) around the frame (B). Install the carbon rods and short turnbuckle (E, G and E). Attach the wide bottom strap (1) to the frame's (B) horizontal support pipe. Do not tighten the turnbuckle yet at this point, that will be done after height adjustment.