Finland has this mandatory military service for men and voluntary for women. Some start it in the summer, some in the winter. The army of course gives you everything the army thinks you need to survive. However, if you want to thrive there, you might want to bring along some extra gear, even if you end up there in the warm summer months. This group has some useful items that will enhance your army summer camp experience.

If you are looking for something to give to someone who is about to enter the Finnish military service but don’t know what would be the best thing to have, how about a Varusteleka gift card. That way they will surely get exactly what they need.

Thrive in the Finnish army in the summer

As we know, the Finnish summer can get hot but is also quite short: the nights get longer and colder soon and that's when you spend more time in the field. This group has just a few suggestions, so you should look into our product groups in more detailed manner. There might be some good stuff there, too.

  • Puukko is the basic tool of every Finnish soldier.
  • Flashlights and headlamps with adjustable illumination and preferably the red light. A camouflaged tent in the shade is rather dark even during the day.
  • Reliable fire-starting equipment is vital to have during any season.
  • High-quality Merino wool underwear and socks are worth bringing along. In the summer, the thin L1 variants are a swell choice. Merino wool is pleasant to wear and it won’t start stinking that easily. Airing them out is usually enough.
  • Some yummy food that gives you a lot of energy is also good to have with you. For example beef jerky and chocolate with caffeine are worth their weight in gold on long camps and drills.
  • Cobra Bore Cleaning System is just the thing you want for cleaning your gun and drying it.
Product groups
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Original Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Milk Chocolate
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box
3.99 USD
Now available. Sold 1416 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool
39.99 USD
Now available. Sold 298 in the last two weeks.
Särmä Hiking Socks, Merino Wool
Särmä Hiking Socks, Merino Wool
13.99 - 17.99 USD 17.99 USD
Now available. Sold 185 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Brown Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Left, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Green Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon Steel,  w.o. Sheath
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon Steel
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon Steel
46.99 - 86.99 USD
Now available. Sold 111 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Black Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Khaki Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Off-white Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Orange
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool
24.99 USD
Now available. Sold 195 in the last two weeks.
Jalas FX2 insoles
Jalas FX2 insoles
22.99 USD
Now available. Sold 105 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool
19.99 - 29.99 USD 29.99 USD
Now available. Sold 96 in the last two weeks.
Kalakalle Smoked Salmon groats in tomato sauce, 235 g, canned
Kalakalle Smoked Salmon groats in tomato sauce, 235 g, canned
5.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock. Sold 45 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST Name Tag w. Custom Text, Green-Black, 3-Pack (SEPARATE DELIVERY 4-6 WEEKS) Särmä TST Name Tag w. Custom Text, Khaki-Black, 3-Pack (SEPARATE DELIVERY 4-6 WEEKS) Särmä TST Name Tag w. Custom Text, White-Black, 3-Pack (SEPARATE DELIVERY 4-6 WEEKS) Särmä TST Name Tag w. Custom Text, Black-Gold, 3-Pack (SEPARATE DELIVERY 4-6 WEEKS) Särmä TST Name Tag w. Custom Text, Reflector-Black, 3-Pack (SEPARATE DELIVERY 4-6 WEEKS)
Särmä TST M05 Name Tag w. Custom Text, 3-Pack
Särmä TST M05 Name Tag w. Custom Text, 3-Pack
12.99 - 19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 335 in the last two weeks.
Kalakalle Grain-fed Pork, 235 g, canned
Kalakalle Grain-fed Pork, 235 g, canned
5.99 USD
Now available. Sold 33 in the last two weeks.
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Original, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Five Peppers, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Mild Habanero, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Hot Naga, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Smoked, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Garlic, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Teriyaki, 150 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 150 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 150 g
14.99 USD
Now available. Sold 67 in the last two weeks.
Dutch Dry Sack, Large, Black, Unissued
Dutch Dry Sack, Large, Black, Unissued
24.99 USD
Now available. Sold 23 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L2 Boot Socks, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L2 Boot Socks, Merino Wool
19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 74 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool
69.99 USD
Now available. Sold 24 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool
44.99 USD
Now available. Sold 22 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia, Full Color Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia, Subdued Green Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia, Subdued Desert
Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia
Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia
4.99 USD
Now available. Sold 366 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S, M05 Woodland Camo Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S, M05 Snow Camo
Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S
Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S
39.99 USD
Now available. Sold 11 in the last two weeks.
Hoppes Boresnake
Hoppe's Boresnake
17.99 - 19.99 USD
Now available. Discontinued product. Sold 13 in the last two weeks.
Clenzoil Cobra Bore Cleaning System
Clenzoil Cobra Bore Cleaning System
15.99 USD
Now available. Sold 7 in the last two weeks.
Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves, Black Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves, Coyote
Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves
Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves
32.99 USD
Now available. Sold 13 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Victorinox SwissTool Military FIN
Victorinox SwissTool Military FIN
229.99 USD
Now available. Sold 3 in the last two weeks.
Casio W-800H-1AVES
Casio W-800H-1AVES
41.99 USD
Now available. Sold 4 in the last two weeks.
Casio AE-1500WH-1AVEF
Casio AE-1500WH-1AVEF
49.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock. Sold 1 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Särmä TST Dry Bag, M05 Woodland Camo
Särmä TST Dry Bag
Särmä TST Dry Bag
24.99 - 44.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock. Sold 1 in the last two weeks.
Princeton Tec Point MPLS, green, white
Princeton Tec Point MPLS
Princeton Tec Point MPLS
49.99 USD
Now available.
UCO Waterproof Matches, 4-pack
UCO Waterproof Matches, 4-pack
3.99 USD
Now available. Sold 16 in the last two weeks.
Dark Energy, Poseidon Pro, Camo Dark Energy, Poseidon Pro, Black
Dark Energy, Poseidon Pro Power Bank
Dark Energy, Poseidon Pro Power Bank
129.99 USD
Now available. Sold 2 in the last two weeks.
Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS headlamp, Black (Red / Green / IR, and White) Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS headlamp, Green (Red and White) Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS headlamp, Tan (Red and White) Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS headlamp, Black (Red and White)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS headlamp
Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS headlamp
79.99 USD
Now available.
Kierto product
Särmä TST Organizer pocket, green Särmä TST Organizer pocket, black
Särmä TST Organizer pocket
Särmä TST Organizer pocket
39.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Robens Fjell Trekking Towel, Medium Robens Fjell Trekking Towel, Large
Robens Fjell Trekking Towel
Robens Fjell Trekking Towel
14.99 - 17.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Leatherman Bond Multi-Tool
Leatherman Bond Multi-Tool
73.99 USD
Now available. Sold 1 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, 4-Pack
Latest release
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, 4-Pack
107.99 USD 119.99 USD
Now available. Latest release Apr 12th.
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