A comprehensible and functional four season clothing system designed foremost for the Finnish military end user. Our system offers significant improvements in weight saving, comfort and functionality when compared to their Finnish Defence Forces standard issue counterparts. The less of a bottleneck your clothing and gear is the better you can focus on the actual task at hand. ...

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Särmä TST Clothing System
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Särmä TST Clothing System

A comprehensible and functional four season clothing system designed foremost for the Finnish military end user. Our system offers significant improvements in weight saving, comfort and functionality when compared to their Finnish Defence Forces standard issue counterparts. The less of a bottleneck your clothing and gear is the better you can focus on the actual task at hand.

This system comprises everything from lightweight underwear to extreme weather shell garments, including regular field uniforms.

Dress properly - perform better

Our clothing system contains all components needed to assemble functional outfits for varying seasons, weather conditions and missions. The simple unavoidable truth is that you will sweat when straining, you will freeze when it´s freezing and you will get wet when it rains - properly layered clothing is not going to change these laws of nature, but they will minimize their effect on your performance.

All individual garments in our system are assigned to a specific level, each of which plays a specific part in the the grander picture. All levels are divided into two main categories: underwear - anything worn between your skin and your camouflage/shell garments, and outerwear - everything worn on top of your lower layers to protect them and you from the elements, abrasion and surveillance.

Choose what to wear based on the season, weather and your assumed most common activity level of the day. Don´t dress too warm, removing lower layers during the day can be a hassle. Carry with you the appropriate extra layers of specific clothing you might need, waterproof rainwear and/or thermal shells for wear during breaks and other drops from the usual activity level. Our shell layers are designed for quick and easy donning and doffing over regular clothing and even load bearing equipment.

Example outfit setups

Warm summer, temperature +15 - +30 ºC.

Chilly autumn, temperature 0 - +15 ºC.

Cold winter, temperature -15 - 0 ºC.

Very cold winter, temperature -30 - 15 ºC.

Lower layers

The primary functions of these layers are moisture management and thermal insulation. Proper lower layers help regulate your thermal load in varying conditions, thus contributing towards overall comfort and performance.

The lightweight and breathable materials used provide good moisture management but are also vulnerable to abrasion. In the field appropriate outerwear should always be worn both for camouflage and protection.

Level 1 - Base Layer

Lightweight blended merino wool garments for four-season use.

A good next-to-skin base layer keeps you relatively comfortable in even the most extreme weather conditions, to do this it needs to be lightweight and effectively moisture wicking. A lightweight merino wool blend is a natural and very functional material for this purpose.

Level 2 - Mid Layer

Midweight blended merino wool garments for cold weather use.

This layer offers moderate thermal insulation whilst wicking moisture outwards from the body and base layer. These garments can also be worn next-to-skin offering further flexibility to the system.

Level 3 - Insulation Layer

Lightweight windproof and low loft insulated garments, designed for wear under the field uniform for added insulation.

The unlined windproof garments are designed to offer a wind resistant and air trapping barrier between your underwear and outer garments. The low loft insulated garments offer insulation and warmth required in extreme cold weather. Lightweight, quick drying and highly breathable fabrics guarantee effective moisture management and packability.

Outerwear

These garments offer protection from surrounding terrain, surveillance and the varying weather conditions of the four seasons. Breathable materials and ventilation zippers minimize thermal load, adding to the systems moisture management properties.

Finnish Defence Forces NIR spec compliant camouflage prints provide near-infrared signature reduction.

Level 4 - Field Wear

Protective outer layer fieldwear designed for four season use with any type of load bearing equipment.

These garments can be regarded as "standard camouflage dress", they provide protection against the outside world through camouflage and abrasion resistance. Breathable materials and ventilation options provide moisture management and thermal regulation.

Level 5 - Thermal Shell

High loft insulated shell garments for cold weather use. Worn over or as a substitute for regular fieldwear.

Moisture and wind resistant yet breathable materials and ventilation zippers minimize thermal load. Quick layering on and off is a key feature of these garments, saving precious time when activity levels drop for occasional or prolonged static duty.

Level 6 - Waterproof Shell

Waterproof shell garments for wet weather use. Worn over or as a substitute for regular fieldwear.

Waterproof and breathable laminate fabrics and construction provide full protection from rain and wind whilst ventilation zippers minimize thermal load. Quick layering on and off is a key feature of these garments, saving precious time when the weather suddenly changes.

Level 7 - Camouflage

These garments are used to provide additional advanced camouflage in varying environments. Designed to layer over all your other clothing and fighting load to ensure the best VIS/NIR effect possible and to help manage your thermal signature.


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