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Varusteleka – Särmä TST L5 Thermal Patrol Coverall

Monday, January 29th, 2024

During a meeting over coffee with Varusteleka, they showed me the Särmä TST L5 Thermal Patrol Coverall.

It is an update to a popular Finnish Army issue item which was designed in the mid-80s and used when in static positions like guard duty and lying up in an OP.

It features dual front zippers and two side leg zips for easy donning and doffing. The front zippers also allow venting and integration with plate carriers and chest rigs.

It is made from 100% polyamide ripstop (70g/m2) with a non-fluorinated water-repellent treatment in the Finnish M05 winter camo print. The coverall is also insulated with 67g/m2 Climashield Apex which allows you to remain comfortable in temperatures as low as -35°C / -31°F.


• Helmet-compatible hood with a short visor

? Adjustable face opening and head circumference

? Hanging loop

? Removable neck flap

? The entire coverall can be packed into the hood

• Two front zippers

? Wind flaps with hook-and-loop closure

? The wind flap can be closed out of the way with its own hook-and-loop

? Wind flaps have loops for various attachment methods (see usage methods)

• 2-way ventilation zippers in the armpits

• Adjustable waist with elastic band

• Internal suspender loops

• Separate zippered fly for field relief

• NIR-compliant, M05 Snow Pattern color

This coverall is made in Slovakia by Koutny and comes in three sizes.

Sneak Peek – Sniper Dynamics StalkLand VOID Snow Pattern

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Sniper Dynamics had Beyond Clothing crate a parka in their StalkLand VOID Snow Pattern.

What do you think?

Finland Fields Nordic Combat Uniform as Combat Uniform System M23

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Finland has begun fielding Combat Uniform System M23 for the Jaeger Brigade, Lapland Air Command and Lapland Border Guard as a replacement for the M05 ensemble.

Developed in conjunction with Norway, Denmark, and Sweden under the Nordic Combat Uniform program, it is supplied by Norwegian system integrator Oskar Pedersen AS. The system does not include headgear, gloves, footwear, or PPE.

The system components are common across the program’s participants with outer layers printed in national camouflage patterns as seen here with the M05 pattern.

According to a release by the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command, initial fielding is with the Jaeger Brigade in Sodankylä and Rovaniemi, the Lapland Air Command in Rovaniemi and the Lapland Border Guard’s Border Jaeger Company in Ivalo with underwear, and insulation layers. In addition, the camouflage suit, rainsuit and combat shirt included in the m system will be issued later. As holiday and deployment equipment, conscripts still wear the current M05 camouflage uniform.

Carcajou Tactical – “Bravo Six” Boonie Hat (Pre-Order)

Friday, December 29th, 2023

Now available for pre-order, the Bravo Six Boonie from Canada’s Carcajou Tactical combines the beloved Boonie hat with a night vision device skull crusher.

The Boonie is often used by snipers as a base for their ghillie head covering due to its wide-brimmed coverage.


– Multiple pass through for the head harness.
– Eyelet holes to secure the NVG Shroud
– Oversized fit to accommodate Head Harness by Tracer Tactical
– Durable 2 layer crown construction (3/4” netting, Nyco)
– Pre worn brim to eliminate straight lines
– Neck adjustment paracord

Offered in ATACS-iX, Ranger Green, and MultiCam.

Made in Canade from US materials.

The pre-order is for the Boonie itself, the harness and shroud are available through Tracer Tactical.

MTHD x TDQ Sherpa Fleece Jacket

Friday, December 22nd, 2023

Tactical Distributors have teamed up with Q to introduce a thick pile Sherpa jacket in Bandit or Madala camouflage patterns.

Offered as part of TD’s MTHD line of premium outdoor clothing, the Sherpa Jacket uses a high-pile fleece fabric combined with abrasion-resistant reinforcement panels in the shoulders, elbows, and pockets feature a super lightweight and durable stretch woven nylon ripstop fabric + DWR (Durable Water Repellent). The underarm gusset material is a Merino wool/ polyester blend grid-knit fleece for enhanced odor-control and mobility.

BANDIT – Black Jaguar Print/ Black

MADALA – Canteen/ Hundreds Camo Print

Offered in sizes XSmall – 3XLarge.

ePIG Group Presents: The Ultimate Camo Comparison – NATO vs Commercial Patterns Night Vision IRR Test

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

This week our friends at ePIG Group expand their examination of NATO and commercial camouflage patterns by looking at Infra Red Reflectance using night vision devices.

Tracer Tactical – Origami Sunshade

Monday, December 11th, 2023

The Tracer Tactical Origami Sunshade is a foldable sunshade for the Persistent Systems RDC (Rugged Display & Controller), enhancing the display in bright daylight conditions and also shielding the screens light in lowlight environments.

It is made from Squadron / B-52 Laminate and enforced with thermoplastic Tegris/Curv. Includes two small adhesive Velcro hook squares for anchoring the shade in place while in use. Requires the RDC Juggernaut Case to mount properly.

The concept came from Rampart International.

ePIG Presents: The Ultimate Camo Comparison – NATO vs Commercial Patterns

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

My friends in Germany at ePIG Group have produced a new video called “The ultimate camouflage comparison – NATO (KSK, Bundeswehr, US Army, USMC…) vs commercial patterns.” It’s quite extensive at an hour and a half, and there’s a lot you can glean from the video including some info on Phantomleaf.