Finland has this mandatory military service for men and voluntary for women. Some start it in summer, some in 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, especially if you end up there in the colder months. This group has some useful equipment that will make your army days a bit less gloomy in the winter blizzards and sleet storms.

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 winter

As we know, the Finnish winter is usually a tad chilly so if your gear is crappy, you might feel a bit cold. It is also dark as hell, so the conditions are a notch more exciting than in the summertime. 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. No need to trip on rocks or bump into trees anymore.
  • Reliable fire-starting equipment is vital to have when camping in the forest in winter.
  • High-quality Merino wool underwear and socks are worth bringing along. If you are heading northbound, these can be a bit thicker. 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.
  • Boresnake is just the thing you want for cleaning your gun and drying it. Forget the old crap that is traditionally used. This is a lot handier.
Product groups
Särmä Merino Socks
Särmä Merino Socks
12.99 USD
Now available. Sold 251 in the last two weeks.
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Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Brown Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Left, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Green Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon Steel, w.o. Sheath
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon Steel
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon Steel
47.99 - 87.99 USD
Now available. Sold 92 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST Boot Socks, Merino Wool
Särmä TST Boot Socks, Merino Wool
19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 72 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 83 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 111 in the last two weeks.
Light My Fire FireSteel Bio Army
Light My Fire FireSteel Bio Army
17.99 USD
Now available. Sold 51 in the last two weeks.
Mil-Tec Elastic Pant Blousers, 2-Pack
Mil-Tec Elastic Pant Blousers, 2-Pack
2.99 USD
Now available. Sold 252 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
9.99 USD
Now available. Sold 103 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 22 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
36.99 USD
Now available. Sold 36 in the last two weeks.
Terävä Boltaron Sheath for Jääkäripuukko, 110, Black Terävä Boltaron Sheath for Jääkäripuukko, 110, Green Terävä Boltaron Sheath for Jääkäripuukko, 140, Black Terävä Boltaron Sheath for Jääkäripuukko, 140, Green
Terävä Boltaron Sheath for Jääkäripuukko
Terävä Boltaron Sheath for Jääkäripuukko
39.99 USD
Now available. Sold 23 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 527 in the last two weeks.
Fenix HM65R Särmä TST Headlamp
Fenix HM65R Särmä TST Headlamp
109.99 USD
Now available. Sold 17 in the last two weeks.
Hoppes Boresnake
Hoppe's Boresnake
17.99 - 19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 108 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 neck tube, merino wool, green Särmä TST L1 neck tube, merino wool, black Särmä TST L1 Neck Tube, Merino Wool, Khaki
Särmä TST L1 Neck Tube, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Neck Tube, Merino Wool
15.99 USD
Now available. Sold 25 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
24.99 - 44.99 USD 44.99 USD
Now available. Sold 9 in the last two weeks.
Light My Fire Spork Titanium
Light My Fire Spork Titanium
18.99 USD
Now available. Sold 31 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool
59.99 USD
Now available. Sold 6 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool, Black Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool, Khaki
Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool
26.99 USD
Now available. Sold 11 in the last two weeks.
Svala Merino Extreme O-Neck, Black Svala Merino Extreme O-Neck, Green
Svala Merino Extreme O-Neck
Svala Merino Extreme O-Neck
89.99 USD
Now available.
Svala Merino Extreme Zip-Neck, Black Svala Merino Extreme Zip-Neck, Green
Svala Merino Extreme Zip-Neck
Svala Merino Extreme Zip-Neck
99.99 USD
Now available.
Svala Merino Extreme Long Underpants, Black Svala Merino Extreme Long Underpants, Green
Svala Merino Extreme Long Underpants
Svala Merino Extreme Long Underpants
75.99 USD
Now available.
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