We had a little test run back in the end of 2016 during December, when we made landfall in Tampere with a shipping container. The test was so successful that we decided to buy our own container and go on tour for real. The concept is quite simple: drop the container down, open the doors, and the shop is open for business! No need to load up a lorry, take hours unloading and building a popup shop, no struggling and sweating. Just plop the container down! We've timed it - it takes max about 15 minutes.
Next up is Road Show 2018: Tampere
Hello Tampere! We will be opening the doors of our container shop on 1.11. thursday morning at 10:00.
- You know the drill - we bring our shop, open the doors, and things start rolling!
- Thu: 10-18, Fri: 10-19, Sat: 10-18
- Tampere's Tammelantori
Some of the products available
BW parka, Flecktarn, surplus
19.99 - 24.99 EUR
The standard field jacket used by the Bunderswehr when it's not exactly an indian summer. One of our top sellers, this parka is a tried and true modern classic and for a reason. We've also got matching trousers for these!
Shoe brush, dual action
A two-sided shoe brush - the smaller brush is for applying shoe polish, the larger one for polishing.
The traditional Shemagh scarf, which has, surprisingly enough, found its way to western military use. Many colours available.
Mil-Tec Modular System general purpose pouch, Small
An affordable small utility pouch from Mil-Tec. Attach to anything with PALS on it and carry anything that you can fit in it. Some water canteens fit (not the US 1q though) and it's able to carry three 7.62 mm AK magazines in a pinch.
Light My Fire Spork O
In Finland we have this thing called LuHa. In Sweden they made a Spork. We'd prefer the LuHa but you can have a Spork too, if you want.
Mil-Tec elastic trouser blousers, two pairs
Elastic trouser blousers, "twists". Blousing means tying your pant ends above your boots. With this pair it's easy and comfortable. Tucking your pants into your boots won't last long.
Czech watch cap, surplus
The fur hat isn't always the best choice for cold weather. For this reason the Czech military kit designers came up with a Very Ordinary Watch Cap.
British PLCE bergen liner bag, small, surplus
The younger brother of the PLCE rucksack liner bag, - helps you organize stuff, protects your gear from the elements and reduces wear on the rucksack itself. Doesn't weigh or cost much! Proper hard wearing army kit.
Särmä merino socks
If you still use cotton socks, dump them now and get these instead. These are superb for outdoor use, but work just as well as formal wear too! These aren't thick, so they can be used around the year. Made with our own specs in Finland.
Särmä trouser belt, black
A simple military style trouser belt, 3 cm wide and 130 cm long, easily shortened to any desired length. Made from polyester webbing with a nickel-free steel buckle.
Särmä TST M05 Finnish flag patch
1.99 - 2.99 EUR
Embroidered Finnish national insignia, full colour and subdued. Sized to fit the Finnish army M05 and M91 jackets sleeve velcro. Available as a simple sew-on patch or with velcro.
Särmä TST Finnish flag patch, 77 x 47 mm,
Finnish national insignia, sized to fit on the M91 and M05 jackets sleeve. Available both in full colour or subdued and as a simple sew-on patch or with velcro.
Mil-Tec backpack rain cover
100% waterproof PVC-coated ripstop polyester rain cover. Easy to equip, fits many kinds of rucksacks and takes up very little space when not in use. Don't let the name fool you, these will fit over quite a big rucksack, but are not intended for use with large bergens. Available in three different colours.
Särmä Merino Wool Hoodie
Finally a proper hoodie - in this case the price doesn't come from a big name, but rather from the material, which is thickish Merino wool, which is probably the best fabric ever. Oh, and we haven't forgotten to design the cut properly too. Whether you like to move on foot or two wheels, for the love of God buy this!
Särmä backpack rain cover, orange
In many situations more visibility means better survivability, like amongst urban traffic or when hunting (conversely, probably not during the Italian hunting season). Around here the weather is usually crappy too. Thus, a perfect accessory for anyone wearing a backpack is a rain cover for it.
Särmä Merino Watch Cap
Standard woolly cap engineered to its full potential. Superb fit, uncompromising workmanship and the best possible materials don't come cheap but this one should last for a lifetime, provided you don't lose it.
Kalakalle Ham Cock, 182 g, canned
A ham variation of a traditional Finnish delicacy in canned version, 5 years of shelf life and does not contain cock! This is a perfect snack or trekking food, always ready to eat and contains enough energy to keep you going and enough high quality protein to keep you in shape.
Särmä Assault Pack
Good and affordable urban rucksack of our own design - partially, at least. Just enough different compartments, compact dimensions but expands to about 20 litres (even more with extra pouches). If you have a lot of stuff that has to be accessed all the time, this is the thing for you.
Särmä Windproof Smock
Our take on the classic British Windproof Smock with improvements and civilian-friendly colours. If you're tired of sweating in 'tex clothing but want some protection from showers, you'd do well to give this a try.
Särmä merino fingerless gloves
A pair of fingerless gloves. Beside the timeless homeless impression, fingerless gloves leave your fingertips free for all kinds of fiddling and work pretty well as glove liners. These are better than most, being made of Merino wool in a place called Tampere just north of here.
Särmä viscose boxers, black
Proper good boxer shorts for an affordable price - these are more like the Common Man version of the Merino wool model we also sell. Being made of viscose, these have sort of poor man's versions of many of the good characteristics of wool. Hey, still beats cotton!
Jerkku beef jerky, 150 g
Probably the best beef jerky we've sunk our teeth in. Moreover, it comes in bigger 150 g portions and is made entirely in Finland, from Finnish beef and contains no suspicious additives - an honest meat product through and through. If you're looking for the ultimate snack or outdoor food, try this! 350 - 400 grams of fresh meat is used to make 150 grams of jerky!
Särmä TST L1 Merino wool beanie
Sometimes it´s the little things that make all the difference, this thin, lightweight merino cap is a fantastic piece of merino woolly coziness in a very handy little package. Fits right in your pocket and is lightweight enough for high activity wear. Fits perfectly under helmets and other head wear too!
Sharkmed Tactical Survival Blanket
A good quality aluminium foil "space blanket". Green on the outside, silver on the inside. A very important piece in any first aid kit, these very same blankets are also used by the Finnish military.
Gerber Dime multitool
A cute little keychain multitool with just the right amount of nice-to-have tools for most everyday stress situations a humanoid can find itself in. A cheap, quite well made little folder, there are certainly worst things to spend your bucks in.
Tired of shabby baseball caps? Here's a proper one! Say what you will, there's always demand for yer standard baseball cap. But this ain't no cheapo crap, it's a solid, well made cap - after all, it carries our name tag.
Särmä Cap with mesh
Here's a trucker cap with mesh, in two colour options. Say what you will, there's always demand for yer standard baseball cap. But this ain't no cheapo crap, it's a solid, well made cap - after all, it carries our name tag.
Särmä Rain Poncho
A standard waterproof poncho is probably one of the most versatile things you can own. This lightweight model is easy to carry with you anywhere and offers easy protection from wind and rain. A good range of colours serve a multitude of users, depending if you want to be seen or not draw too much attention.
Jämä butcher's apron
An extremely liquidproof, well covering and extremely M05 camouflaged apron for dirty tasks, be it butchering animals or washing the dishes. A front pocket would only collect shit, so it was omitted. Made of Finnish army surplus rain suit fabric. In cooking use the not-at-all flame resistant material might be a problem. These are NOT made here in Konala, but in Finland anyway.
Särmä Jarru pudding morale patch
A common army legend in the Finnish Defence Forces is called "Jarru", which is Finnish for brake. Rumour has it that any dessert served contains a dose of hormones to reduce your sex drive, to make things easier.
Särmä Pig Swill morale patch
Pig swill is pig food. Swill is also a derogatory term for cheap alcohol. So show your support for pigs. Or cheap booze!
Jämä M05 tote bag
Sometimes you need something that doesn't have padded shoulder straps, 3D mesh ventilated back and PALS webbing all over. A tote bag is just a bag, not a sack of features.
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, merino wool
A functional multi purpose piece of headgear, can be worn as a balaclava or folded up to form a cap or folded down to form a tube scarf. Lightweight merino wool construction, highly breathable comfortable and moisture wicking.
Särmä Windproof Parka
Finally a Windproof Parka for women! To fully appreciate this you should know what a Windproof Smock is, but in a nutshell it's a really versatile, lightweight and comfortable outdoor jacket that breathes well and still protects you from the occasional rain shower.
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
7.99 - 9.99 EUR
The ability to take notes is something you should never be without, this waterproof and strong notebook has been designed especially for military use. A notebook is a notebook, but with high quality materials and some clever functional details we´ve turned this into something a bit more!
Särmä Large Assault Pack
Tired of stuffing big stuff in a small bag? Here's a pack for daily use with a bit more capacity than normal backpacks.
Särmä women's Merino wool hoodie
Särmä merino hoodie is our single biggest money maker, which is no wonder, as it really is superb. It's good for women too - pretty much all our female employees have at least one - but here's something specifically tailored for female body and style.
Ruusteri chicken jerky, 100 g
Chicken jerky, it's like beef jerky but made of Finnish chicken! A whole lot less fat and more protein than in beef jerky, with a comparably nice taste. If you're looking for the ultimate snack or outdoor food, try this! 280 grams of chicken breast fillets is used to make 100 grams of jerky!
Real Snacks crisps, 100g
We've been selling chips in our bar for some time now to go with beer. A buck a bag! Made in Finland!
Kupilka 21, Original
A traditional kuksa cup made of a Finnish eco composite material - way better than a regular plastic cup, still virtually impervious to elements. You can do anything with this expect burn it or put it in the microwave. Tea spoon included.
Bollé Solis II ballistic sunglasses
19.99 - 89.99 EUR
A pair of high quality sunglasses with ballistic protection. Stylish enough for everyday wear, but also an excellent choice for shooting sports, motorcycling etc.
Good fit with some extra grip on the nose area - these won't fall off!
2,2 mm thick polycarbonate lenses with anti scratch & fog coating, these lenses basically won't break
Fulfills CE EN 166, which means these go for certified protective eyewear.
Can be used as shooting glasses
Comes with a microfiber storage bag
The EN166 standard means these will handle a 6 mm 0,86 g ball pellet coming at 45 m/s. In other words, 0,87 J. This is the highest rating Bollé gives for templed sunglasses, the "shotgun proof" stuff is for mask-like protective gear that have a strap instead of temples. As it is, altough home testing proves no airsoft gun penetrates these, they aren't certified for airsoft.
Särmä Wool Flannel Shirt
In the rugged old days, thick wool flannel collared shirts were a pretty basic thing, because everything was made of wool anyway - what luxury! Now in the plastic future these are rather hard to come by. We did our part and patched up some of this gaping hole with the Särmä wool flannel shirt.
Jämä Softshell Luhka
Essentially a short cape, in this case a bit water resistant! A compact, traditional alternative for protection from wind and light rain. Not a thin shower curtain, but made of soft and thick softshell material, almost like velvet! Rolls up to its hood and large enough to accommodate a small backpack underneath.
Jämä green Luhka
Essentially a short cape, in this case made of waterproof fabric! A compact, traditional alternative for protection from rain and wind. Not a thin shower curtain, but made of soft and fluffy PU-coated material. Rolls up to its hood and large enough to accommodate a small backpack underneath.
Finnish marking equipment bag, surplus
A canvas case used to hold marking equipment, or that's what it says on the lid. A nice multi-purpose manpurse, real deal Finnish army fashion design. One-off lot!
Särmä TST Utility strap, pair
6.99 - 14.99 EUR
Proper no-bullshit general purpose tie-down strap, available with numerous buckle options to suit various needs and circumstances. A no-brainer accessory for any backpack for lashing sleeping bags, sleeping pads or even tents. Also doubles up as a belt, if the need arises.
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!