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The L4 Field Jacket was designed for pure functionality. Smart materials and a purpose built design guarantee the best possible comfort regardless of what type of fighting and/or sustainment load you´re carrying. This is a great alternative for the Finnish military issue M05 jacket, which suffer from a load of compromises due to the fact that it was designed to double up as parade wear.
Does the zipper feel difficult to close at first? This is due to the locks not being in their absolute bottom position. Make sure you´re not pressing the lower lock upwards with a finger, the easiest trick is to put a little downwards pressure on the top lock and it will push the bottom one into correct place too.
We have not sacrificed simple reliability for functionality, the L4 Field Jacket is wear resistant, easily cared for and when need be also easily repaired. The materials are simple but functional. all buttons are Canadian style slotted buttons and wear prone details such as hook-and-loop fasteners are designed to be easily replaced if needed. The L4 Field Uniform stands for simple functionality, the stuff that you learn to value when you´re "out there" for extended periods.
When it comes to comfort the most important detail apart from the quick drying fabric is the minimalistic torso: no buttons, no zippers, no press studs and no cord locks that could cause discomfort when pressed against by armour and load bearing gear. The armpit vents ease thermal load resulting in less sweating and less sweating means less freezing in cold weather. The protective collar and longer back hem offer added protection from the elements. These details extend the L4 Field Jacket´s use far beyond the warm summer months.
The L4 Field Jacket has no pockets which could under any circumstances be more useless than useful. There are no hem pockets: in a hem of this length they would just be squeezed beneath body armour or rucksack hip belts. The chest pockets are flat and open up from the outer sides, this means they are somewhat accessible when wearing body armour and the zippers won't cause discomfort under hard armour plates. Both sleeves feature zippered upper arm pockets, these are always accessible no matter what kind of fighting/sustainment load you´re using.
Other neat details include the reinforced elbows with pad pockets. The upper arm pockets have small "idiot cord" tie down points inside for securing valuable trinkets. The hook-and-loop cuffs offer enough adjustment range to sit tight around any wrist. There are seams or stitches on top of the shoulders, a small but nice details that further adds to the overall wearer comfort.
The fourth layer of our clothing system could be regarded as "standard camouflage dress". L4 clothing offers protection against the outside world through camouflage and abrasion resistance. These garments are designed for minimal thermal load for effective layering. Camouflage prints and visible accessories are 100% NIR compliant.
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The measurements in brackets are the recommended user chest circumference and height. These are very slightly oversized to accommodate warm mid layer clothing.
50% cotton, 50% polyamide ripstop, weight 210 g/m2. Lightweight, strong, quick drying and breathable. Compared to Cooltex 3 (the fabric commonly used by the Finnish military) this fabric is roughly 30% lighter, which roughly means it retains 30% less moisture thus making it dry up much faster. The only downside is the higher cost, but the functionality is worth it.
The elbows are reinforced with 500D Foxdura (100% polyamide), relatively lightweight but very wear resistant.
70% polyester, 30% cotton, weight 210 g/m2. This is the same fabric that is used in Finnish military M05 cold weather parkas and trousers.
The M05 winter camo variant has reinforcements made from the same fabric as the rest of the garment. Unfortunately no M05 winter camo pattern Foxdura/Cordura is yet available.
If you wish to ensure that the NIR compliant properties of the camouflage print are not diminished we recommend being very careful when using common detergents. All-natural stuff without any optic brighteners should be safe.
These are sewn in Estonia, by an experienced factory that has a long history of producing clothing for military, law enforcement and emergency services.
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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