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Jämä Luhka
Jämä Luhka. Wolf Gray
Wolf Gray
Jämä Luhka. Autumn Night Blue
Autumn Night Blue
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. These toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
These toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Jämä Luhka. Toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Jämä Luhka. A small backpack fits neatly under the Luhka.
A small backpack fits neatly under the Luhka.
Jämä Luhka. And you can don and doff your backpack without removing the Luhka.
And you can don and doff your backpack without removing the Luhka.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the "Red of Christmas Past" color.
Pictured the "Red of Christmas Past" color.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the "Noble Crimson" color.
Pictured the "Noble Crimson" color.
Jämä Luhka. "Field Gray of Normandy" color pictured.
"Field Gray of Normandy" color pictured.
Jämä Luhka. Left: the Luxury Gray Luhka. Right: Jämä Wool Bomber Jacket.
Left: the Luxury Gray Luhka. Right: Jämä Wool Bomber Jacket.
Jämä Luhka. Luhkas front, Blanket shirts back
Luhkas front, Blanket shirts back
Jämä

Jämä Luhka

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The good old "Laplander Cloak". The Luhka, or Luhkka, is an age-old poncho-style design that originates from the northernmost parts of Nordic countries.

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Jämä Luhka. Wolf Gray
Jämä Luhka. Autumn Night Blue
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. These toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Jämä Luhka. Toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Jämä Luhka. A small backpack fits neatly under the Luhka.
Jämä Luhka. And you can don and doff your backpack without removing the Luhka.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the "Red of Christmas Past" color.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the older model we used to make from gray Finnish army wool.
Jämä Luhka. Pictured the "Noble Crimson" color.
Jämä Luhka. "Field Gray of Normandy" color pictured.
Jämä Luhka. Left: the Luxury Gray Luhka. Right: Jämä Wool Bomber Jacket.
Jämä Luhka. Luhkas front, Blanket shirts back

The good old "Laplander Cloak". The Luhka, or Luhkka, is an age-old poncho-style design that originates from the northernmost parts of Nordic countries.

A simple and versatile piece of clothing developed by the indigenous peoples of the far north for outdoor work in a harsh climate.

A clever little detail we added is the simple toggle button "cuffs". By closing these toggles a sort of sleeve is formed at the outer edge of the cloak. These help keep the Luhka in place and prevent it from flapping around wildly, quite handy when doing any kind of work with your hands.

The hood and collar area are sized to fit regular head sizes. The head hole and collar are quite tightly sized so that they cover up your neck properly for wind protection. If you have a larger head, 60+ cm / 7 1/2", the neck hole might be quite tight at first. But, luckily the wool fabric can be stretched out.

Materials

Our original Luhka was made from surplus wool frieze from Finnish Defence Forces. Like all things good, we have long since run out of that material stock. Newer batches come in varying material choices and you can see the current stock below. Below the latest material info, you can expand the text to browse info on older batches you might see in additional product images. Some of these might still be available from time to time.

Mink Black

Comfortable fabric that shines like a mink and attracts petting. 70% Wool, 30% Polyamide, weight 345 g/m2. Surplus batch from an Italian fabric maker.

Blueish Gray

This fabric is slightly coarse on the surface, yet drapes softly. 80 % Wool, 20% Polyamide, weight 346 g/m2. Surplus batch from an Italian fabric maker.

Materials of previous Luhka batches

Luxury Gray: A fabric that would be more durable, soft, and functional is hard to imagine. Weight 335 g/m2, 75% Wool, 20% Polyamide, and 5% Cashmere.

Autumn Night Blue: Somewhat lighter and easier-draping 100 % wool from one of our surplus suppliers. If earlier variations have felt a bit stiff, give this one a go. Weight 415 g/m2. The material shows wrinkles rather easily. If desired, you can hang the garment in the bathroom after taking a shower: the weight of the cloak together with humidity takes care of wrinkles.

Wolf Gray: High-quality 100 % wool from one of our surplus suppliers. Weight 520 g/m2, soft but stout material with a comfortable feel.

Alpen Gray: This batch is made of 100% wool (430g/m2). It comes from the warehouse of one of our surplus providers and the fabric is scavenged from here and there. Some are surplus from government auctions, some surplus from fabric manufacturers, and some surplus from the supplier’s own productions. It is a bit of everything.

Field gray of Stalingrad: This fabric is 100% wool. It comes from the warehouse of one of our surplus providers. They said that some of it came from government auctions, some from manufacturers of fabric, and some from their own productions. So, it is a bit of everything. Weight 435g/m2.

Italian wool fabric: This fabric is from an Italian fabric maker. This leftover batch of fabric had been left unused and without a home so we decided to turn them into blanket shirts! The fabric is on the heavier side (650g/m2), nicely soft and airy. It has 20% of polyamide to strengthen the structure and the rest, 80%, is wool. The following colors are made out of this fabric:

  • Charcoal
  • Noble Crimson (Notice: with Noble Crimson the smoothness of the fabric may vary between parts of the shirt. For example, sleeves might be more fuzzier while the back parts are smoother.)
  • Field Gray of Normandy
  • Troll Brown
  • Almost Black

German Surplus Wool: We stumbled upon some new surplus materials from a German fabric manufacturer. These wool fabrics were meant to be of a slightly different color and thus they had been rejected by their original orderer. Thanks to Jämä, these perfectly fine materials got a new purpose:

  • Sooty Black, 100% wool, weight 390g/m
  • Forest Green, 100% wool, weight 345g/m2
  • The Red of Christmas Past, 100% wool, weight 345g/m2

Finnish Defence Forces surplus wool frieze: This is the stuff used in the Finnish army M/65 series of field clothing. Its strong qualities are a large wool content and the fact that it really is meant for clothes, so it's more durable compared to cut-up blankets.

Care

Airing out will do the garment good and this is basically the regular "cleaning" you'll do. What comes to more thorough cleaning, as the first option it's best to try just brushing off any stains or spot clean with water and mild soap. If you manage to get this dirty as hell and absolutely need to use a washing machine, try a gentle wool cycle at 30 degrees Celsius (86 F). Use wool care products while you're at it, it'll make the garment restore its natural woolly goody features. Hang dry, stretch the garment out a bit while it's drying.

One-size-fits-most

Since this is a poncho-type cloak the only detail that is somewhat important when it comes to sizing is the hood. The hood is designed to fit "regular" size heads with a wool cap or even fur hat on. Bigger melons might be a tight squeeze with thicker headwear on.

Kierto Circular Economy

Return this product used but clean and unbroken, and you'll receive half of the product's original price as Varusteleka credits. Service is available only in Finland. Only Registered users can make Kierto returns. See more information about Kierto.

Jämä is upcycled surplus

Jämä is a Finnish word meaning leftovers or scraps. It’s also one of our house brands for equipment made from recycled or surplus materials. From time to time we accumulate stuff that doesn't sell well but is made out of outstanding materials. We've also got several capable seamstresses here, and the equation is pretty clear: cut that useless stuff apart and sew it back together to create something useful.

Because Finnish labor is one of the most expensive in the world, these are very simple, practical and rugged in design. Our development and prototype production remains in-house while most of the production is outsourced to Turku and other cities - still within Finland. Simplicity means strength: the fewer parts there are, the smaller the chance of breaking anything. Read more about Jämä.

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02.01.2021 (Edited 15.06.2021)
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10.01.2021 (Edited 15.06.2021)
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26.02.2021 (Edited 24.06.2021)
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11.05.2021 (Edited 27.07.2021)
I just received this AND the M91 Lukha both. I bought them to wear when the weather turns inclement (which is highly common where I live in Colorado during the spring, we can literally have all four seasons in a day). I used both Lukhas today, as we had rain, snow, and temperatures that dipped into the 30’s (Fahrenheit). This one was great for staying warm. It was not cold enough for me to want to bust out the leather bomber jacket or the Soviet Navy greatcoat, so I wore this for a bit. It absolutely did what I needed it to do - keep me just warm enough. The toggles were a bit awkward the first time trying to button them, but I believe I could easily become faster with them the more I wear this.

I definitely would recommend to a friend!

TL;DR: Great for random inclement weather. Would recommend.
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01.06.2021 (Edited 30.06.2021)
Erinomainen ja tosi mukava luhka ainakin italialaisesta ylijäämäkankaasta (hiilenharmaa) tehtynä. Sen verran tyylikäs että toimii sekä kaupungissa että retkeillessä. Koko sopiva myös pienelle ihmiselle (162 cm). Viitta ei itse asiassa ole mitenkään erityisen lämmin, kun vuoria ei ole. Ei siksi pidä tuulta kovin hyvin, mutta toisaalta hiki haihtuu helposti. Ainoa hankaluus on ollut kaulaliinan asettelu kun ilmankaan ei osaa olla, sillä kaulus ja huppu ovat melko tiukkoja. Muuten leikkaus toimii hyvin ja luhka pysyy paikoillaan liikkeessäkin.
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20.07.2021 (Edited 27.07.2021)
It is so good my girlfriend stole it from me and I had to buy a second one.
Really comfy and fancy. If you like to wear a wool blanket, you are at the right place.
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31.10.2021
Amazingly multi-functional piece of kit, the only downside to it being the infrequent availability of them. If you get the chance grab one of these and ignore the other non-wool ones available for sale.
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03.01.2022
Ihan mahtava härpäke! Ostin yönsinisen marraskuussa 2021. Muotoilu on just kun olisin ollut itse mallina. Korkea kaulus suojaa hyvin kaulaa, muttei tule suuhun. Huppu pysyy hyvin päässä, antaa tilaa (kireälle) nutturalle eikä kuitenkaan estä näkyvyyttä. Pituus on sopiva ja kädetkin löytyy tarvittaessa. Tuuli ei mene läpi, on lämmin, mutta sisätiloissa ei kuitenkaan tule hiki. Tykkään!
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28.04.2022 (Edited 28.04.2022)
I'm a big guy (6'8" 300 lbs / 203 cm 136 kg) and was concerned that this might not fit me - especially in light of the description about it maybe being tight on big melons (I gotta big melon). it fits me perfectly! I love it! The neck hole is just a teenssy bit snug, but nothing too concerning. The hood is plenty big for my punkin. My arms are quite a bit longer than average, so I don't think I'll be using the toggles much, but it's nice to have the option. I'm VERY pleased with my purchase. This will be perfect for keeping my upper half warm and dry during fall and winter hammock camping excursions.
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Jeff B. 28.04.2022
It's back in stock! I just got mine!
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Bernd E. 29.06.2019 (Edited 05.06.2021)
Hi,

what about a Luhka in black?

Greetings from Germany

Bernd
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Samu S. Varusteleka employee 01.07.2019
We have Jämä Softshell Luhka in black, but unfortunately it is currently out of stock. You can subscribe for restock notification on the product page if you'd like to receive e-mail when the product is available https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/jama-softshell-luhka/59721
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Michal U. 24.11.2019 (Edited 05.06.2021)
Hi, guys! Probably not the greatest of questions but - what season is this wool poncho for? It's wool and Finnish so I'd say winter. But then some review mentioned it for summer. So ... help, please? :-)
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Björn A. 13.01.2020
I would say that the material is warming but the design is cooling..
So I have used instead of a rain jacket (also summer).
So don't see it primarily as a thermal cloak.

Hope that helps. :)
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Rupert L. 15.06.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Which pack is that in the pictures?
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Saga P. 30.10.2021
It looks like the prototype of Särmä TST CP15 Combat pack which ended up getting a larger velcro patch, stronger top handle and some other improvements.
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