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Hood adjustment on the inside, excess length can be pulled into the jacket.
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Storm flap behind the front zipper.
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Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
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Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST

Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket

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We've played around with many wool-based outdoor and military clothes over the years, the Woolshell is a completely re-thought design based on experiences and ideas gathered from numerous projects. Functionally this is much like a modern tactical softshell jacket with its minimalistic and sleek appearance. Combining this functionality with high-quality natural wool fabrics makes this a rather unique garment!

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Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Model's size Small-Medium Regular, with size Small Regular worn.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Upper arm zippered pockets with loop for patches on top.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Armpit ventilation zippers.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Hook-and-loop cuff adjustment.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Elbow reinforcements with pad pockets.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Hood adjustment on the inside, excess length can be pulled into the jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Storm flap behind the front zipper.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket. Model's size Small-Medium Regular, with size Small Regular worn.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.
Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket.

We've played around with many wool-based outdoor and military clothes over the years, the Woolshell is a completely re-thought design based on experiences and ideas gathered from numerous projects. Functionally this is much like a modern tactical softshell jacket with its minimalistic and sleek appearance. Combining this functionality with high-quality natural wool fabrics makes this a rather unique garment!

Wool? As in old timey clothes?

Yes! High-quality wool is not at all scratchy and nasty. Wool has some really useful properties:

  • Breathes, doesn't feel like plastic
  • Won't soil easily, but cleans up nicely
  • Doesn't easily catch fire
  • Forms on its wearer
  • Relatively warm even if it gets moist, but won't really soak in water.

Good wool frieze is expensive and has some heft to it, that's why it's not nowadays used so much. It's still more than a viable application for temperate and cold-weather clothing articles.

Modern, functional design

  • Snug fit
  • Adjustable hood, the drawcord can be pulled into the jacket
  • Front zipper w. interior storm flap
  • Underarm ventilation zippers
  • Elastic draw cord adjustable hem
  • Articulated elbows
  • Elbow reinforcements w. pad pockets
  • Hook-and-loop cuffs
  • Loop for sleeve patches
  • Four pockets:
    • Two zippered chest pockets
    • Two zippered upper arm pockets
  • Materials:
    • Wool frieze: 70/30% wool/polyamide, 400 g/m2(new model)
    • Wool frieze: 70/20/10% wool/polyamide/Cashmere, 340 g/m2(old model)
    • Reinforcements: 50/50% cotton/polyester
    • Pocket lining: 100% polyester

The original idea for the Woolshell design began as a simple fantasy - wouldn't it be great to have a wool suit that could comfortably be worn under gear and shell garments without causing too much excess bulk? Basically, this would be a garment that could alternate between shell and mid-layer functions, with the fantastic properties of wool being the main attraction. This idea matured over the years and eventually ended up as an update for our legacy wool jackets and pants, tying these together with the current Särmä TST clothing system designs.

Besides the wool and its naturally fantastic properties the other big thing about the Woolshell jacket is the design. The snug fit minimizes excess material which means a decrease in weight and less uncomfortable bunching up under gear and shell clothing. The fit and low-profile pocket design result in a sleek garment, especially considering the main material! And when the going gets tough, that's when the underarm ventilation zippers and breathable materials kick in.

Model Update 2022

We trimmed the cut to be smoother (size recommendations remain the same), switched to a thicker and stronger wool frieze, and the reinforcements of the Gray ones are blacker than ever. On the jackets, the elbow reinforcements are moved closer to the torso for better positioning when e.g. shooting prone. The Gray and Green Woolshells are all new, the Green-Browns and M05 variants are old.

The older Gray ones had ink-colored reinforcements, the new ones are black.

Sizing and fit

The cut is form-fitting to reduce weight and bulk. The fit tapers at the waist and is fairly snug for a jacket, yet it's not like a shirt.

The recommended size has room for sensible layers worn underneath. If you wear very thick mid-layers, you may want to consider a larger size than recommended.

Below, you'll find measurements of the garment itself. The widths are measured laid flat, the chest is from armpit to armpit. The center back length is measured from the bottom of the hood and the sleeve length from the shoulder seam.

Woolshell Jacket (Metric)

SizeChest WidthWaist WidthHem Width Back LengthSleeve Length
Small Short 54 cm48 cm53 cm72 cm60 cm
Medium Short 58 cm53 cm57 cm73 cm61 cm
Large Short 62 cm57 cm61 cm75 cm62 cm
Small Regular 54 cm48 cm53 cm76 cm65 cm
Medium Regular 58 cm53 cm57 cm77 cm66 cm
Large Regular 62 cm57 cm61 cm79 cm67 cm
X-Large Regular 66 cm62 cm65 cm81 cm68 cm
2X-Large Regular 70 cm67 cm69 cm83 cm70 cm
3X-Large Regular 74 cm72 cm74 cm85 cm72 cm
Medium Long 58 cm53 cm57 cm81 cm70 cm
Large Long 62 cm57 cm61 cm83 cm71 cm
X-Large Long 66 cm62 cm65 cm85 cm72 cm

Woolshell Jacket (Imperial)

SizeChest WidthWaist WidthHem Width Back LengthSleeve Length
Small Short 21.3"18.9"20.9"28.4"23.6"
Medium Short 22.8"20.9"22.4"28.7"24.0"
Large Short 24.4"22.4"24.0"29.5"24.4"
Small Regular 21.3"18.9"20.9"29.9"25.6"
Medium Regular 22.8"20.9"22.4"30.3"26.0"
Large Regular 24.4"22.4"24.0"31.1"26.4"
X-Large Regular 26.0"24.4"25.6"31.9"26.8"
2X-Large Regular 27.6"26.4"27.2"32.7"27.6"
3X-Large Regular 29.1"28.4"29.1"33.5"28.4"
Medium Long 22.8"20.9"22.4"31.9"27.6"
Large Long 24.4"22.4"24.0"32.7"28.0"
X-Large Long 26.0"24.4"25.6"33.5"28.4"

Manufactured to metric measurements, the inches are rounded to the nearest 0.1".

Materials

High-quality European wool frieze

The latest ones are heavier and stronger consisting of 70% wool and 30% polyamide, 400 g/m2. The polyamide increases durability.

Reinforcements

50% polyester, 50% cotton, ripstop reinforced. Receptive to fabric wax, by the way!

Wash and care

As these are made of wool, they don't need to be washed very often - the best way to keep wool clothing clean is to simply brush off any dirt and if necessary wipe it with a wet cloth. If you must, we recommend dry cleaning. Machine washing at 30-40° degrees Celsius (86-104° F) with a wool cycle is also OK but don’t use a tumble dryer. Hang to dry. When drying, stretch the garment a bit to open up the fibers again. Use of wool care products recommended!

Varusteleka 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 Varusteleka's Särmä TST page.

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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Varusteleka employee 20.10.2018 (Edited 01.06.2021)
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01.11.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Tämä oli pakko ostaa heti. Tarpeeksi pitkät hihat ja helma, Long mallissa (olen 198 cm). Jämäkkä materiaali ja mukava pitää. Tosin alla on oltava paita, joka ei jätä ihoa paljaaksi, sillä muuten voi kutittaa, ainakin uudenkarheana. Armeija-ajoilta olen vähän kaivannut sarkatakkia kylmiä varten. Huppu on toimiva ja toimii myös pelkkänä kaulan ja niskan lämmittimenä. Maastokuvion ja ruskean yhdistelmä vähän ensi näkemältä oudoksutti mutta nyt se tuntuu ihan hyvältä, mukavan erilaiselta. Kainaloissa vetoketjut joista koko kainalo aukeaa tuuletettavaksi, luultavasti ihan kätevä hikoilun vähentäjä, jos menee käymään sisällä tai istuu lämpimään autoon.
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02.11.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
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10.11.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Love it . Have the jacket and pants with Green, not M05. I have medium regular and it is just large enough to fit above other gear. Hunting, hiking, etc... perfect for fall. Thanks guys for make these!
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15.11.2018 (Edited 04.01.2019)
Awesome jacket !
I have the M05 camo pattern and it’s slicker than shit ! Great quality throughout the entire piece , materials ,zippers , seams etc everything is top quality and very well made. The sizing guide is spot on as well.
I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone !
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15.11.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
istuvuu tosi hyvin laihallekin kaverille, hihamerkkien tarrapaikat saa irrotettua ilman että jää reikä sarkaan, sopivasti taskuja.

Vuosi on nyt 2021 ja tässä päivitys ja parisen vuotta vierähtänyt ostosta.
Takki on ehjä, ainakin nyt kun vetoketjun vetimen pihdeillä kiristin.

Oli niin hyvä takki että sorruin ostamaan toisen, tällä kertaa harmaan.
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25.11.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Loistava takki, istuvuus, käyttömukavuus ja lämmitys oikein mainio.

Ainoa negatiivinen juttu, että +5 kelillä päällystäkkina käytettynä repun kanssa 15km marssin jälkeen takin selkämys nukkaantui hieman alaselän kohdalta. Ei siis se kestävin kangas päälimmäisenä kerroksena. Näinhän taki kuvauksessakin lukee. Hyvä kuitenkin tiedostaa.
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25.11.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
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08.12.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Woolshell-combo on kyllä erinomainen valinta eräilyyn ja muutenkin ulkoiluun. Sarka on lämmin ja samalla mukavan hengittävää. Takin istuvuus on mahtava ja housujen korkea vyötärö on todella upea ominaisuus. Näistä kokotaulukoista vain en ymmärrä mitään. Aina, kun tilaan niiden mukaan sopivan mallin, saan laavun. Onneksi sain taas helposti pienemmät koot vaihdossa.
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Bryon S. 08.09.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Will these be restocked or are they discontinued? I’ve been saving up for it
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Jett H. 18.09.2020
It looks like the greys have been restocked as of writing this
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John L. 10.06.2021 (Edited 30.06.2021)
I understand that you have the M05 version being discontinued, but I hope to purchase it. Is there any chance that it will come back, or will I have to buy a regular brown one and sew my own?
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Liam B. 17.09.2021
Will you be getting more of these? Any chance of other colours...black, charcoal, navy? More wool fleece would be great too. Cheers and tnx for the awesome efforts to which you go to deliver unique, high grade, valued products wrapped in Finnish enigma, and thoroughly rooted in connundrum.....cause I've no idea how the fuck you deliver what you do at such amazing prices. Kudos....and congrats again on kicking Ivans ass in the Winter War.
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Adam M. 09.11.2021
Hoping you get more of these in stock. Looking forward to purchasing one.
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Andrew S. 11.01.2022
hoping the greys will come back in stock soon, saved up just for one of those.
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Andrew S. 21.01.2022
Reading some of the reviews, it seems like some users are unaware that there is a second pair of toggles closer to the collarbone area that can be used to pull excess hood material back and down, to make the hood fit a non-helmeted head better. I'll admit that I had to look at the pictures very closely and even watch Bloke on the Range's video talking about the jacket to confirm this for myself (as I do not own the garment). I do not know how some of the reviewers have missed a feature on an article of clothing that they own...

I would recommend that Varusteleka advertise this feature more explicitly with photos and in the description, but it's nice to know the feature is there!
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Andrew S. 27.01.2022
Just kidding! Would have helped to actually own the thing before I tried to speak with any authority. I now own one and can see that I was mistaken.

Turns out those lower toggles are actually just the ends of the main hood toggles that are exposed higher up, but terminated down low so that its very easy to stow them.

Forgive me for spreading misinformation in these uncertain times!

It would seem the original critique of the hood is still correct- it could use a second set of toggles to take up excess material in the back so that the front of the hood could rest higher on the forehead. I too would support such a change.
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