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Sneak Peek – Finnish M04 Desert Camo Clothing from Varusteleka Oy

Our friends in Finland, Varusteleka Oy, are expanding their Särmä TST clothing system by adding the M04 desert / arid pattern option starting 14 August.

According to Jari Lane, the pattern was developed based on Finnish M05 geometry but color matched to the desert / arid environment. The pattern was initially fielded to Finnish troops serving in UN and other international missions in 2003 as a test run and has evolved to its current form and is part of Finnish field gear.

The Products launched on August 14th:

Särmä TST L4 Field Jacket

Särmä TST L4 Field Trousers

Särmä TST L4 Combat Shirt

Särmä TST Boonie

Särmä TST Field Cap

4 Responses to “Sneak Peek – Finnish M04 Desert Camo Clothing from Varusteleka Oy”

  1. Tounushi says:

    “the pattern was developed based on Finnish M05 geometry but color matched to the desert / arid environment.”
    That is clear. The shapes are definitely m/05.

    “The pattern was initially fielded to Finnish troops serving in UN and other international missions in 2003 as a test run and has evolved to its current form[…]”

    Indeed, we had the k/04 test pattern that evolved into the m/05.
    The difference between the two is that k/04 has more solid shapes and half of the pattern is “shifted” vertically by a half pattern tile height. Many of the wormy branched shapes were “closed off” to form blobs.

    Fun trivia: k/04 was used as a base test design for Luxembourg’s camo uniforms with MARPAT colors.

  2. Strike-Hold says:

    I’d be very interested in seeing an intermediate version of the Finnish camo (in-between the Woodland and Desert versions). Since Varusteleka can now make whatever coloration they want, it shouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility…

    • Zach says:

      I dig that idea so hard I have a shovel in each hand.
      Problem is they use Finnish issue materials for most of what they make with camo and other stuff. Given what I have read about their owner and the amazing nature of the company it would not surprise me though. Funny thing is the pack I posted a few days ago on addicts was made to be a more versatile woodland M05. Not sure I succeeded but I sort of attempted what you are talking about with a pack.

      • Derplord says:

        “Funny thing is the pack I posted a few days ago on addicts was made to be a more versatile woodland M05.”

        Sounds interesting, could you provide a link?