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Jämä Softshell Luhka
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka. The model is holding his arms in a slight angle, he's not short-handed. FYI!
The model is holding his arms in a slight angle, he's not short-handed. FYI!
Jämä Softshell Luhka. The model is holding his arms in a slight angle, he's not short-handed. FYI!
The model is holding his arms in a slight angle, he's not short-handed. FYI!
Jämä Softshell Luhka. Toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Jämä Softshell Luhka. The inside face of the fabric is soft, cuddly and relatively airy.
The inside face of the fabric is soft, cuddly and relatively airy.
Jämä Softshell Luhka. Packs inside its own hood.
Packs inside its own hood.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä

Jämä Softshell Luhka

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Essentially a short cape - and 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.

  • Sold 4 pcs in the last two weeks.
  • This product is unlikely to be restocked and will be hidden from our website once it's out of stock.
  • Discontinued product.
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Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka. The model is holding his arms in a slight angle, he's not short-handed. FYI!
Jämä Softshell Luhka. The model is holding his arms in a slight angle, he's not short-handed. FYI!
Jämä Softshell Luhka. Toggles can be used to form a pair of cuffs.
Jämä Softshell Luhka. The inside face of the fabric is soft, cuddly and relatively airy.
Jämä Softshell Luhka. Packs inside its own hood.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.
Jämä Softshell Luhka.

Essentially a short cape - and 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.

The good old "Laplander Cloak". The Luhka, or Luhkka, is an age-old poncho style design that originates from the northernmost parts of Scandinavia. A simple and versatile piece of clothing developed by the indigenous peoples of the far north for outdoor work in a harsh climate. We got a batch of surplus softshell fabric from a clothing manufacturer and decided to put it in use.

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 edges of the cloak. These help keep the Luhka in place and prevents 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. We made the hole just a tad larger than on the woolen version.

Material

Softshell is tightly woven polyester in many layers, making it thick and wateproof in light rain. Specs:

  • 100% 3-layer polyester
  • Anti-static treatment
  • Laminated (hidden inside the outer and lining fabric)
  • Water resistance: 8000 mm
  • Breathability: 5000 g m2/24h

Let's say it straight: this will not hold up in continuous moderate or otherwise heavy rain but is more like a compromise between breathability and protection from the elements. The cape form helps with air circulation. We didn't opt for taped seams, those would have cost quite a bit more. However, the way the seams are made is quite tight.

Care

Machine wash at 40° C / 104° F when necessary. Hang dry.

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.

Soft shell or woolen Luhka?

The main thing with the woolen Luhka is the combination of tradition, insulation, and natural breathability. The softshell model is better suited against wind and rain - a bicyclist's rain cape!

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 dead, long live Jämä

January 27, 2023: we have decided to end the Jämä brand. The nature of surplus materials always made it difficult to maintain the selection of products, and consistency was a struggle. At some point, we realized that the hit products Luhka and Blanket Shirt themselves were far stronger than the parent brand, and our efforts to make Särmä more sustainable have brought it to a point where these Jämä products actually fit nicely under that umbrella.

As military history shows, don't get into a war on two fronts if you can help it. To focus our efforts better, we're pulling the plug on Jämä but the two most popular garments, the Luhka and Blanket Shirt, become Särmä items. Small-batch projects from surplus materials are possible in the future and will be Särmä as well.

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