Särmä Wool Fleece Jacket, black
If you thought fleece couldn't be improved, think again: with the help of natural fibres we did just that. The Särmä Wool Fleece Jacket has a reduced amount of polyester to avoid microplastic pollution, but also introduce some flame-resistance to a garment which generally shouldn't be near a fire at all. Hood sold separately for those who'd prefer to have it.
- Top layer for mild weather, mid-layer for cold weather
- No corners cut with features or pockets
- Reinforced wear-prone areas
- 28,3/35/36,7 % wool/cotton/polyester blend, 540 g/m2
The established benefits of fleece jackets are retained, so this jacket works as a warm mid-layer underneath a shell jacket or by itself in mild conditions. When it's cold as hell, you could just cocoon yourself in a combination of this fleece and a windproof smock. In theory, these items could be everything a human would need for covering the upper body.
A weight comparison with a regular all-polyester fleece jacket shows a minor increase in weight, part of which is due to additional shoulder reinforcements. Both jackets were size Large Regular and the Wool Fleece Jacket had a separate hood attached for a fair comparison.
- Old Särmä Hooded Fleece Jacket: 1100 g
- Särmä Wool Fleece Jacket: 1280 g
As we phase out our obsolete fleece jackets, the hooded and hoodless variants gave their best features to this newcomer. The most obvious difference is the hood, which you can buy separately if required: one size for X-Small to Medium jackets and another size for Large jackets and up.
- Fits like a mid-layer or light jacket
- Oxford reinforcements under forearms and on shoulders
- Backpack-friendly: no shoulder seam even hidden under the reinforcement
- Two zippered low front pockets
- Zippered pockets on the chest and sleeve.
- Cord grommet in the chest pocket
- Hook base for patches on the sleeve
- Adjustable hem and cuffs for ventilation
Material and care
Bonded 540 g/m2 wool-cotton-polyester interlock knit. Fairly dense stuff, brushed to resemble frieze and insulate better. There are two sides to one layer: the outside has more wool for better performance, and the inside is weighed more towards cotton for comfort.
- Wool: 28,3 %
- Cotton: 35 %
- PES (polyester): 36,7 %
- Reinforcements: 100 % PES oxford
Wash in 40 degrees Celsius, hang dry. We recommend using a washing bag (such as Guppyfriend) to protect the garment and minimize the release of microfibres into the sewer.
The menu shows regular sizing and suggested user size in centimetres: length / chest circumference.
In the table below you can see the actual measurements of the jacket in centimetres - these are NOT the user's recommended measurements. The sleeve length is measured from the shoulder seam to cuff, and back length from the base of the collar to the hem.
|Size||Chest circumference||Sleeve length||Back length|
|X-Small Regular||96 cm||66,5 cm||68 cm|
|Small Regular||104 cm||67 cm||72 cm|
|Medium Regular||112 cm||67,5 cm||75 cm|
|Large Regular||120 cm||68 cm||77 cm|
|X-Large Regular||128 cm||68,5 cm||79 cm|
|2X-Large Regular||138 cm||69 cm||81 cm|
|Medium Long||112 cm||71,5 cm||78 cm|
|Large Long||120 cm||72 cm||81 cm|
|X-Large Long||128 cm||72,5 cm||83 cm|
|2X-Large Long||138 cm||73 cm||85 cm|
Särmä is our own brand of clothing and equipment. When you buy Särmä you get purpose-built stuff at a decent price, something that will fill it's intended role well and not cost you an arm and a leg!
Särmä products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.
Made in China
There's good quality to be found in the PRC, as long as you don't choose the lowest bidder. All of the fabrics used on Särmä brand products are tested and deemed safe for use by SGS, which is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
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John S. 21.10.2018
SOTIRIS T. 28.11.2018
Haven't tested yet in the range but I'm expecting that it will work just fine.
Looking forward now for some colors, e.g. olive green, grey wolf/anthracite etc, made in Europe preferably
Richy C. 01.12.2018 (Edited 01.12.2018)
A few trivial design changes I would make is that I would use less Velcro around the cuffs or use polyester for the strap because that area tends to fold too much and becomes bulky. The zippers are rather too easy to zip/unzip and there should be a little pocket at the top of the zipper opening to prevent the zipper itself from accidentally coming undone. The sleeves should have a strip of polyester reinforcement that runs the entire length of the sleeve so that the sleeve doesn’t sag as much. I would also use Canadian type buttons instead of zippers for the main front zipper for serviceability but the zippers used on the jacket is like a tank.
Still overall a great functional wool blend jacket and hasn’t cause any problems that would prevent me from buying another one. I would like to see this jacket in more colors than black in the future.
Veijo T. 02.03.2019 (Edited 02.03.2019)
Koko on reilu, eli tilasin alunperin 2XL noitten ohjemittojen mukaisesti, mutta positiivisesti (kerrankin) joutu vaihtamaan pienempään kokoon. Näissä näyttää olevan reilu tuo hihansuu, mutta hyvät kiristysmahollisuuet eliminoi sen. Huppu tuli nyt tähän kantasikana kaupan päälle, mutta olisin ehottomasti tilannut sen muutenkin. Ja tämän päiväsessä kelissä oli hyvä, kun samalla suojaa tuulelta niskaa/kaulaa, vaikka ei pään yli vedäkään. Ja olen siis 180cm/110kg melekein pelekkää lihasta (NOT)
Uskon, että tästä tullee itelle niin partiohommiin, valokuvauskeikoille, töihin (ulkona-sisällä-ulkona-sisällä...), ja muuhunkin liikkumiseen se ykköstakki/välipusero.
Pitemmän käytön ja kokemuksen jälkhen tulen tämän kumoamaan, jos virheostokselta sen jälkhen tuntuu. Epäilen kyllä, että tykkään tästä jatkossakin. Suosittelen, jos tämän tyyppistä asua haet.
Ossi K. 04.03.2019
Christopher H. 08.04.2019
The day this jacket arrived, we were in the midst of a Nor'easter here in Western Massachusetts (we have hills and topography here, unlike Boston) with rain, sleet and 50 kt wind gusts. With a button down wool shirt and a silk weight base layer (with an appropriate rain shell as weather dictated along with Varustelekas Merino Watch Cap) I was plenty warm!! Even without the rain shell, this jacket blocked wind quite effectively and insulated me well. Kudos to whomever came up with the Velcro wrist tabs, as they are welcome, especially with gauntlet gloves (can tuck them in and Velcro your wrists against wind, weather etc). All the pockets are logically arranged with plenty of storage. I'm 6'0" 180 lbs and The Large fits perfect - The drawcord hem just makes this great jacket even better fitting! Oh, and just buy the optional removable hood- you'll be glad you did!!
Petri H. 02.08.2019
Trent M. 14.09.2019 (Edited 14.09.2019)