- 15.12.2018: Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia
- 13.12.2018: Other European countries
- 6.12.2018: Other countries
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- 17.12.2018: USA, Canada, European countries, Japan, Mexico
- 16.12.2018: Other countries
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Soviet sports shorts, surplus4.99 EUR Sports shots are available everywhere, but by virtue (or vice) they are your run-of-the-mill polyester horror, probably cobbled together in the vast slave labour factories of Bangladesh. These, however, are made of cotton satin, like many fancier bedsheets. Why shouldn't there be a touch of luxury in sportswear too?
Soviet wool greatcoat, black, surplus99.99 EUR Black wool greatcoats are just about the Holy Grail of military surplus. These Soviet air force models are made of coarse, thick material and will continue to serve mankind well after you have kicked the bucket. We're not exaggerating, much.
US aviator gloves, leather/Nomex, surplus19.99 EUR USAF leather/Nomex gloves! A classic pair of aviator fashion that quickly found its way to decorate the hairy hands of the ground troops as well. An old but still very fuctional design.
US vehicle crew combat gloves, leather/Nomex, surplus19.99 EUR Aviator gloves quickly found their way to decorate the hairy hands of the ground troops as well. These are specifically meant for vehicle drivers. An old but still very fuctional design.
FEMALE LION PENDANT99.00 EUR Made in Finland. Of course Finland has a proud, roaring, swashbuckling and beer drinking (OK that was extra) male lion as its official state symbol and boy have they made a lot of stuff with it. Kalevala Koru has taken a step to the future by making a lioness pendant to bring some balance to the mix. Meant as an universal symbol - not just for women - this is meant to stand for more modern values where justice of the strongest isn't the answer to everything.
Soviet construction helmet, brown, surplus9.99 EUR Yellow plastic in the West, sprinkly brown glass fiber in the East. This certifiably retro style construction helmet is kinda cheap in a lovely charming way, just like many old cartoons. Real deal Soviet manufacture!
Jämä M91-Luhka89.99 EUR Made in Finland. Essentially a short cape, in this case, made of tent canvas, surplus from the Savotta company. A compact, traditional alternative for protection from the elements. Rolls up to its hood and large enough to accommodate a small backpack underneath. Complete with a kangaroo pocket in the front!
Russian enlisted men's cockade, metal, subdued, surplus2.99 EUR A metal hat cockade denoting its wearer's rank (or lack of) among the mercenary band known as the Russian Armed Forces. Real Soviet/Russian stuf, who knows where these were dug out of. One-off lot!
Tasmanian Tiger Dip Pouch9.99 EUR When they come up with tactical snuff pouches, you know the diversity of available modular pouches has reached some kind of a peak. Not only for that cat crap looking stuff, this is actually a pretty handy pouch for all kinds of little tidbits or boresnakes!
Tasmanian Tiger Tac Holster MKII28.99 EUR An adjustable tactical pistol holster that fits most handguns. PALS attachment, can be carried both on the belt or secured to tactical kit.
Tasmanian Tiger Tac Pouch 9 SP32.99 EUR Top-loading 2XL MOLLE utility pouch with Paracord compression for the back of your plate carrier or assault vest. Can also be attached to other MOLLE / PALS platforms, as found on a large rucksack for example. Hydration bladder compatible!
Tasmanian Tiger Pistol Bag 237.99 EUR A handy case designed to carry two pistols and a load of accessories. Doubles up as a clever bag for an assortment of tools or a laptop computer!
Tasmanian Tiger Tac Pouch 525.99 EUR A medium size general purpose utility pouch, perfect for small trinkets or a medical kit. Big enough to also work as an admin pouch, lots of different compartments etc. inside to keep your stuff organized. PALS attachment.
Tasmanian Tiger Flash Lite Case Police9.99 EUR A simple, robust pouch for your torch. Velcro belt loops for attachment onto duty belts.
Tasmanian Tiger Map Pouch19.99 EUR A cargo pocket sized foldable map and memo pouch. Clear window for map reading and compartments for pencils and notebooks.
Tasmanian Tiger Tac Pouch 1 TREMA19.99 EUR Small utility pouch with a lot of internal organizers. Perfect for a small medical kit!
These surplus items are looking for you! Seasonal recommendations
British jersey, men's, surplus19.99 - 22.99 EUR A heavy round neck jumper, as used by the British Army. The same model sees service in the Finnish army too. This is just the stuff you want for cold winter months. Snug fit!
Bulgarian wool blanket, 200 x 160 cm, surplus29.99 EUR If you want to boycott Poland, buy this Bulgarian wool blanket instead! These don't have a strong smell and are wonderfully plain in colour as well.
Swiss pullover, thick with zipper, surplus29.99 EUR Thick high quality sweaters cost a fortune these days, unless you decide to invest to a Swiss army surplus pullover, like this one here.
Czech parka with liner, olive green, surplus29.99 EUR The Czech response to those bitter East-European winters; this is a modular winter jacket with a shell layer, hood, thick liner and the essential fur collar, all separable. Thanks to the design, it works well in warmer weather too. It's even a pretty good looking parka considering its origin.
Swiss wool mittens with leather palm, surplus6.99 EUR Once again the Swiss managed to make something extraordinary out of something ordinary. These are just like your everyday military issue woollen mittens, but made of thick wool with leather palms to give a better grip and more durability. A handy feature for any environment.
British MVP rain jacket, Desert DPM, surplus49.99 EUR Genuine issue British MVP rain jacket with a Desert DPM pattern - unissued, most in factory wrappings MVP is the British equivalent to Gore-Tex and other waterproof membranes. These jackets are waterproof but breathe a bit, unlike old rubber "crisp packet" suits.
British CS95 trousers, DPM, used, surplus24.99 EUR British Army S95 combat trousers in DPM. The best field trousers ever, no doubt about it.
Belgian large rucksack, Jigsaw-camo, surplus89.99 EUR Not the prettiest, but damn it's good. In the 90's the Belgian army made a huge, tough rucksack and now they're getting rid of them. Don't mind the camo, get one while these still are available!
Today is the 101st Independence Day of Finland.
For this important day we have a one-off speciality: 100 pcs of Kalevala Jewelry's Female Lion Pendants!
Of course Finland has a proud, roaring, swashbuckling and beer drinking (OK that was extra) male lion as its official state symbol and boy have they made a lot of stuff with it.
Kalevala Jewelry has taken a step to the future by making a lioness pendant to bring some balance to the mix. Meant as an universal symbol - not just for women - this is meant to stand for more modern values where justice of the strongest isn't the answer to everything.
Happy Independence Day!
Our owner does keynote speeches a lot. Here's a slide he made for an upcoming one. It shows the three biggest countries we sell to, and the five most important products for each country.
It tells a lot about how different shop we are for different countries. In Finland we're a clothing shop everybody buys from, and our fift best profitable product is an yellow women's jacket! Freedom people want knives and chocolate, and Sweden stands somewhere between - we sell a lot of clothing to there, but we're not even nearing mainstream there.
Finland is still biggest, by far. Revenue from last 12 months:
Finland 10 180 461 €
US 1 062 938 €
Sweden 423 346 €
Hey gang! We're stable!
After our Great Relocation, we have struggled with several nasty hindrances. Our warehouse logistics have seen mounds of unsorted items, way too long order queues, and shipments stuck in delivery! We've seen things you wouldn't believe! Unforgivable delays (by our standards) in order shipping, customer service, and you name it! We've seen it, and we have felt filthy!
But no more! With the combined efforts and bravery of our valiant staff, we have achieved a state of balance. Our operations are working smoothly, as in we're stable. And yes, a stable too, it seems.
Warehouse Logistics: Check, a stable!
Customer Service Operations: Check, a stable!
Store Delivery Systems: Check, a stable!
Sotima Bar: Yes, very much a stable!
Oh, and while we were pushing manure, we managed to lower some of our shipping costs for you foreigners! So quit horsing around and hit us with an order!
USMC field cap, MARPAT, surplus9.95 EUR
USMC field cap, Desert MARPAT, surplus9.95 EUR
Särmä TST M05 cold weather trousers99.95 - 139.99 EUR
Jerven Fjellduken Hunter249.95 - 299.99 EUR
US MOLLE II double 40 mm grenade pouch, surplus5.95 EUR
Alpina Trapper159.95 - 199.99 EUR
Mechanix FastFit Gloves14.95 - 19.99 EUR
Sleeping bag size selection guideThe woes of fitting a sleeping bag online We're often asked about sleeping bag sizing. Especially large persons struggle to find a big enough sleeping bag, but an oversized bag means unnecessary weight and reduced warmth for a slender person.
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!