Wanted: Tactical Product Manager
News 22.10.2018. Varusteleka is searching for a professional to join our strong team. We need a fighter who can handle product design and product category management with a special military- and outdoor flavour.
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News 22.10.2018. Varusteleka is searching for a professional to join our strong team. We need a fighter who can handle product design and product category management with a special military- and outdoor flavour.

Your tasks will include product development, category management, purchases and evolving our house brands Särmä TST and Terävä. These brands represent the highest quality and functional design for demanding users.

Key areas of work:
- Product development and upkeep for Särmä TST and Terävä brands
- Category planning and pricing
- Sales and marketing of Särmä TST and Terävä brands (in co-operation with other teams)
- Purchases and supplier management and co-operation

Required skills:
- Technical know-how and experience with textile business
- A passion for military/LE and outdoor gear and an understanding of the requirements of gear in a modern battlefield
- Material knowledge regarding requirements of military/LE and outdoor gear
- Experience with communication to suppliers and manufacturers
- Commercial know-how and vision
- Negotiation skills
- Control of big pictures
- Language skill: English

We offer a steady job with 40 hours / week. Varusteleka is a good company to work for: benefits include incredible staff prices and more insurance and medical coverage than required - which is already quite a bit by Finnish standards. Employees have access to our well-equipped gym and sauna and have a Bike-To-Work option.

Tempted, but want to know more about working in Finland? Read on here: Work in Finland

Varusteleka is a military and outdoors specialist shop. We serve our customers at our brick-and-mortar shop in Helsinki and globally through our website. We sell clothes, equipment and boots among other things, both factory new and military surplus. Our selection has a heavy emphasis on house brands Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä. All our operations are in the same location, where you will be stationed as well.

If you have a positive attitude and you're a straight-up person and lifelong learner, send an application along with a CV and desired pay via e-mail to eric.andersson@varusteleka.fi. If you use attachments, please choose a format we can open, such as PDF.

The deadline is NOV 23rd 2018 at 12:00 (+3 UTC), or when a suitable person has been found. We will start interviews immediately, so be quick! The work will start as soon as possible.



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Särmä TST Woolshell jacket

199.99 EUR
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Särmä TST Woolshell trousers
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Särmä TST Woolshell trousers

179.99 EUR
We've played around with many wool based outdoor and military clothes over the years, the Woolshell suit is a completely re-thought design based on experiences and ideas gathered from numerous projects. Functionally these are much like a pair of modern tactical trousers. Combining this functionality with high-quality natural wool fabrics makes these a rather unique garment!
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Haix Boot Combat High Liability, brown, B-stock

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Särmä Commando cap, merino wool 

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Särmä merino gloves 

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Särmä merino fingerless gloves 

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2018-10-21

Wanted: Tactical Product Manager

Varusteleka is searching for a professional to join our strong team. We need a fighter who can handle product design and product category management with a special military- and outdoor flavour.

Your tasks will include product development, category management, purchases and evolving our house brands Särmä TST and Terävä. These brands represent the highest quality and functional design for demanding users.

Key areas of work:

- Product development and upkeep for Särmä TST and Terävä brands
- Category planning and pricing
- Sales and marketing of Särmä TST and Terävä brands (in co-operation with other teams)
- Purchases and supplier management and co-operation

Required skills:

- Technical know-how and experience with textile business
- A passion for military/LE and outdoor gear and an understanding of the requirements of gear in a modern battlefield
- Material knowledge regarding requirements of military/LE and outdoor gear
- Experience with communication to suppliers and manufacturers
- Commercial know-how and vision
- Negotiation skills
- Control of big pictures
- Language skill: English

We offer a steady job with 40 hours / week. Varusteleka is a good company to work for: benefits include incredible staff prices and more insurance and medical coverage than required - which is already quite a bit by Finnish standards. Employees have access to our well-equipped gym and sauna and have a Bike-To-Work option.

Tempted, but want to know more about working in Finland? Read on here: https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/do-business-with-finland/work-in-finland/in-brief/

Varusteleka is a military and outdoors specialist shop. We serve our customers at our brick-and-mortar shop in Helsinki and globally through our website. We sell clothes, equipment and boots among other things, both factory new and military surplus. Our selection has a heavy emphasis on house brands Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä. All our operations are in the same location, where you will be stationed as well.

If you have a positive attitude and you're a straight-up person and lifelong learner, send an application along with a CV and desired pay via e-mail to eric.andersson@varusteleka.fi. If you use attachments, please choose a format we can open, such as PDF.

The deadline is NOV 23rd 2018 at 12:00 (+3 UTC), or when a suitable person has been found. We will start interviews immediately, so be quick! The work will start as soon as possible.
Varusteleka.com
2018-10-21

It's autumn in Finland and our guy here dug out some really nice surplus finds to compliment the colours of the season, without compromising function, of course!
Varusteleka.com
2018-10-19

If you, for some reason, happen to be here in Finland, come and pop by at our store!

There's some cool dudes from Haix and CPE showing off their shoes and armour plates.

Instagram posts with #varusteleka and #lekalooks tags.


nwprimate A good reminder and a failure. The reminder is that making fire in the rain doesn’t mean you have to work out in the open. Fire in wet conditions is difficult enough without rain falling on your friction fire set or fire prep. Seeking out overhead cover from trees and natural overhangs is always a good idea. Sometimes your environment can provide exactly what you need if you keep your eyes open. This big chunk of cedar had fallen from an old burned out stump and provided a perfect roof to work under for this very difficult hand drill set. While you might not see a roof quite this nice waiting for you out there, keeping your eyes and mind open will help you notice potential sources of cover. The hand drill is hard enough in the wet season with ideal materials, but this time I tried making both the hearth and spindle from freshly collected fir, and just couldn’t overcome the moisture in the materials. It is hard to get motivated to go through the entire editing process for a failed attempt, but I do think it is important to remember that nobody gets an ember every time. Anyone that does is not pushing themselves hard enough. While I love sharing successes and the lessons that come with them, that could also potentially give people the impression that you can or even should be trying to get to the point where you stop failing. We have had an unseasonably sunny week, but the rainy season is close at hand, and there will be plenty of failures that come with that. I plan to post them more often to help reinforce the point that no matter how much we practice, nature is still running the show. I honestly don’t know what went wrong with this particular set. After my hands couldn’t take any more, I dug up some cedar roots for cordage and switched over to bow drilling with the same materials, which I thought would make for an easy ember. That wasn’t the case this time. Footage from November 2017 (Friction Fire Failure in a Cedar Swamp on YouTube) -
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