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Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool

Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool

Price 19.99 USD excluding VAT

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.

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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.

  • Functions as a headover, cap and neck gaiter.
  • Snug fit, the fabric is quite stretchy making these fit like a second skin.
  • Flatlock seams, no thick folds that could cause discomfort.
  • Weight 45 g / 16 oz. (S/M).
  • 80/20 merino wool / polyester, 180 g/m2.
  • 19.5 micron.

The multifunctionality and light material makes this a very versatile piece of kit. When you have a beanie, neck tube, balaclava (and everything in between) in a single package the L1 Balaclava is a no-brainer to pack along no matter when or where you´re heading. Naturally, this is at it´s strongest in the chilly and cold seasons, but even cool summer nights sometimes require some chill protection, especially when sleeping under the stars.

L1 - Base Layer

The first layer of the Särmä TST clothing system, tasked with moisture management. A good next-to-skin base layer keeps you feeling comfortable in any conditions to do this it needs to be lightweight and effectively moisture wicking. We use a lightweight merino wool blend for our base layers, natural and very functional material for this purpose.

Take a look at our Särmä TST Clothing System!

High quality Merino wool

Made from 80% merino wool and 20% polyester, weight 180 g/m2. The polyester content adds abrasion resistance to the otherwise quite weak wool. Merino wool is a fantastic choice for next-to-skin wear, most notably it feels good against the skin and retains it´s insulating properties even when soaking wet.

Mulesing free! All our merino wool products are made using mulesing-free certified merino wool.

Made in Lithuania.

Wash and care

This merino wool blend is machine-washable in 40 degrees Celcius (104 F), but washing is seldom necessary - wool cleans itself. Don't leave them in a wet lump after washing. Reshape them gently while still damp. When not in use, air them out and give them a good shake after that.

Särmä TST

Särmä TST is Varusteleka's in-house brand of clothing and gear designed for military and law enforcement end-users. Our clothing and equipment are made in co-operation with a number of experienced manufacturers with a strong background in producing clothing and gear for military and law enforcement officials, most notably for the Finnish Defence Forces. For further reading check out the Särmä TST corner of our website.

Särmä TST products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.


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I would recommend for a friend

15.10.2017 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Tämä on ihan sika hyvä, samoin kuin pelkkä pipokin olisi jos vaan olisi korkeampi. Tämä on High Value Product, täydellinen materiaali, leikkaus, malli, jopa siedettävä hinta! *ooh*
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Kyseinen päähine on juurikin riittävän ohut siihen että siitä tuulee läpi, kuitenkin riittävän hengittämätön siihen että silmälaseja käyttävävien henkilöiden lasit eivät huurtuisi. Suosittelen ennemminkin mäyräkoiran ostamista ja sen kuorein käyttämistä päähineenä.
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I would recommend for a friend

Toimii! Alkusyksyllä käytin yksistään, nyt on päällä kommandopipo toisena kerroksena. Ei tarvitse pyöräillessä murehtia lähteekö kypärähuppu takin kauluksesta.
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Vaikka onkin aika ohut, niin estää tuulen hyvin. Toisaalta sisälläkään tällä ei kuuma tule.
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06.12.2017 (Edited 07.02.2020)
Tämä alle ja merinovillapipo päälle - tuuli ei tunge korvaan ja pää pysyy lämpimänä.
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I've been using this at work (outdoor construction) for a week now in -12c to -29c and it works exceptionally well as a head/neck base layer. As a person with a fairly long beard and the balaclava over my face, it easily prevents ice build up on my beard which normally annoying and slightly uncomfortable. The snug but not too tight fit also keeps my long hair in place and is very comfortable to wear all day while not absorbing odours easily.
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Yksinkertaisesti maailman paras päähine. Olen pitänyt tätä lumitöitä tehdessä, hiihtäessä, juostessa, kävellessä, nukkuessa, hampaita pestessä, kokatessa, alupäähineenä, yläpäähineenä, putkihuivina vain kaulalla, rannekoruna, patalappuna, ja pankkiryöstöä tehdessä (leikisti). Kaikissa hommissa kypärähupun herrarotuisuus korostuu, tuoden ilmi yhden termin: monikäyttöisyys. Tästä saa sekä hevosen että heinävankkurit. Pakko ostaa toinenkin, ihan vaan koska. Mut ihan tosi, kokeile, niin uskot.
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Miten olenkaan pärjännyt ilman tätä. Hyvästi palelevat posket ja korvanlehdet. Lämmittää sopivasti olematta hiostava. Tämän päälle kun laittaa vielä merinovillapipon niin on mukavan lämmin pää kovemmallakin pakkasella ja viimalla.
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13.02.2018 (Edited 13.02.2018)
A multifunctional balaclava. No soldier in Nordic climate should be without this.


Well made with quality materials (fine merino wool), but do not expect a heavy weight woolen neck tube the danish (not sold here). Made of thin merino wool and well suited for low to medium activity but not passivity at very low temperatures. Will fit nicely under helmets. Multifunctional - will serve as balaclava, neck tube, scarf and hat.


No ones really - unless you expect a heavy weight woolen neck tube.


I normally use hats in size 60. I have this balaclava in size L/XL which is a nice fit.
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Ian H. 18.08.2019
the orange large/x-large seems to be an unreasonable weight when it's put in the shopping cart. 110 lb, wow! not sure if that was intentional or not.
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