Särmä TST Woolshell trousers

Särmä TST Woolshell trousers

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

Wool? As in old timey clothes?

Yes, but high-quality wool, not at all scratchy and nasty. Wool is really a top-quality material:

  • Breathes, doesn't feel like plastic
  • Won't soil easily, but cleans up nicely
  • Is naturally fire retardant
  • 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

  • Regular fit
  • Elastic adjustable waist
  • Zipper fly with button
  • 50 mm belt loops
  • Diamond gusset crotch
  • Articulated knees
  • Reinforced seat, knees, shins and ankles
  • Hook-and-loop cuffs
  • Four pockets:
    • Two slash side pockets
    • Two pleated cargo pockets
  • Materials:
    • Wool frieze: 70/20/10% wool/polyamide/Cashmere
    • 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 which could comfortably be worn under gear and shell garments without causing too much excess bulk? Basically this would be a garment which 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 it's naturally fantastic properties the other big thing about the Woolshell trousers is the design. The overall construction is aimed at minimizing the bulk of the wool fabric used, therefore certain areas such as the crotch gussed, ankles and waist are made with double layers of CO/PES instead of any wool. By limiting excess wool-on-wool details, the result is a little bit more lightweight and sleek. The low profile reinforcements and intricately pleated cargo pockets help keep the overall profile low without sacrificing any functionality.

Sizing and fit

Sized according to recommended user height and waist circumference. The waist is adjustable with a strong elastic webbing piece with hook-and-loop fasteners on the sides. This webbing piece can also be completely removed if not needed.

Materials

High quality European wool frieze

70% wool, 20% polyamide and 10% Cashmere wool (!), 600 g/m2. The polyamide content is added to the mix to reinforce the otherwise not-so-wear-resistant natural wool, thus extending the life of the finished garment. Wool is an incredible material for outdoors clothing, keeps you warm, dry and breathes better than anything. We're proud to say that this wool frieze is the best we could get our hands on. If you're going to make wool clothing, you better do it properly!

Reinforcements

50% polyester, 50% cotton, ripstop reinforced.

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, machine wash in 30-40 degrees Celsius with wool cycle. Hang dry. When drying, stretch the garment a bit to open up the fibres again. Use of wool care products recommended!

Särmä TST

Särmä TST is Varusteleka's own 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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I would recommend for a friend

Varusteleka employee 26.10.2018

I would recommend for a friend

01.11.2018

Voin suositella, housut on juuri niin kuin on luvattu tekstissä. Vahvat ja kuitenkin kevyesti taipuvat. Säätöjä ja taskuja tarpeeksi. Long Large mallissa pituuskin juuri riitti (olen 198 cm) ja luulen, että korjausompelija saisi vielä lahjetta rukattua niin, että 4 cm tulisi lisää pituutta. Mukava yllätys oli, että vyötärössä on takana vyön paksuinen joustonauha piilossa. Sen päissä on tarrakiristys, jolla voi säätää vyötärön sopivaksi. Minusta tuo ulkoilukäytössä riittää niin, että vyötä ei tarvita.
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I would recommend for a friend

08.11.2018 (Edited 08.11.2018)

These are obviously designed by people who know the outdoors and the need for trousers that work with you and are robust and comfortable.

Cut nice and high at the back good crotch to facilitate bending and squatting great touch the rear adjuster for perfect waist fit. pockets are spot on. Hell the whole construction is up there better than any other outdoor trousers and best of all made of wool.

Delivery to the UK was hassle free.

So good I ordered a second pair.

How can Varusteleka produce what no one else seems to be able to do Keep it up guys
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I would recommend for a friend

10.11.2018

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!

Makes this Canadian happy!
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