Särmä TST Recon Smock
Because even us Finns need our own smock. Multiple pockets offer carry capacity and organization. Ventilation zippers and breathable materials guarantee comfort during hot summer days whilst the waxable fabric can be made water repellent and the generous cut accommodates very warm mid layers for cold weather wear.
- Generous fit for wear over warm mid layers
- Two-way front zipper w/ exterior storm flap
- Helmet compatible adjustable hood
- Armpit ventilation zippers
- Articulated elbows
- Reinforced elbows with pad pockets
- Hook-and-loop cuffs
- Loop for name, rank and sleeve patches
- Elastic waist adjustment webbing
- Elastic drawcord adjustable hem
- Twelve pockets:
- Two sleeve pockets with buttons and hook-and-loop
- Two buttoned chest pockets
- Two zippered chest pockets
- Two buttoned front hem pockets
- Two zippered front hem pockets
- Large buttoned horizontal back hem pocket w/ internal dividers
- One zippered horizontal rear hem pocket
- Main fabric: 50/50 cotton/polyester
- Mesh lining: 100% polyester
- Reinforcements: 500D Cordura
Wax your smock! The main fabric is pretty "normal" stuff, not especially wind nor waterproof or anything but very breathable (this is not a "Windproof Smock"!). For extra elemental protection we recommend treating your smock with fabric wax, a very easy and effective trick!
The generous size offers room to wear insulating layers underneath the smock, such as the Särmä TST L3 loft jacket, or even low profile body armour. This makes the Recon Smock functional in a variety of climates and circumstances.
Pockets are that other big "Smock Thing", and we've got loads of those, large and small, enough to carry gear and food to keep you going 24h:
The upper arm pockets close with a hook-and-loop flap and button: the button is quiet but slow, the hook-and-loop quick and noisy. If you want to use just the button - simply cover either side of the hook-and-loop for a quiet closure! Four large pockets with button flaps on the chest and hem offer lots of storage space. Four internal zippered pockets built into the mesh lining offer ventilation and organizing of smaller items, the two pockets on the hem double up as hand warmers.
The rear hem has a large button flap pocket which can be divided into three compartments using hook-and-loop dividers, this pocket is big enough for thermal clothing or a tarp. On the inside of the rear hem is a pocket built into the mesh lining, this pocket is accessed via two vertical zippers located on either side of the external pocket. This zippered pocket is suitable for large, flat items such as big maps.
The measurements in brackets are the recommended user height and chest circumference. The fit is roomy to accommodate insulating layers underneath. This means you don´t have to switch jackets at the first sign of winter, just add some extra insulation.
The main fabric is ripstop reinforced 50% cotton and 50% polyester. This is the same fabric that our combat shirts are made of. The elbow reinforcements are 500D Cordura. The mesh lining is 100% polyester. All visible fabrics are NIR-compliant.
The tags on the jackets falsely state the material composition as 50/50 cotton/polyamide, it's actually 50/50 cotton/polyester as stated above.
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.
Sewn in Estonia
These are sewn in Estonia, by an experienced factory that has a long history of producing clothing for military, law enforcement and emergency services.
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Timo V. 02.12.2018 (Edited 10.03.2019)
Nyt sain tähden lisättyä. Vetoketjut ovat muuten todella laadukkaat. Kyllä tämä on paikkansa nyt lunastanut, useampia päiväretkiä olen tehnyt, ja takki on osoittautunut korvaamattoman hyväksi.
10.3.2019 päivitys. Takki paranee käyttö käytöltä. Hiihtoretkillä olen käyttänyt, ja on kyllä helppo homma lastata tarpeet mukaan ilman reppua. Tämä takki on Lekalta kyllä kulttuuriteko kunnon retkitakkien sarjassa. Iso kiitos tästä!
Adam G. 20.10.2019