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By hunters, for hunters

The design of the Härkila collection is a work of craftsmanship. It is a journey that starts and ends in the wild and involves experts from numerous fields. The Härkila collection is based on input from four main sources

The hunters´ community. Active hunters worldwide give their feedback on Härkila products and comes up with ideas for new details and functionalities.

The Test Team. A group of experienced expert hunters contribute with new product ideas and systematic product tests in real life hunting situations. The Test Team represents all the major hunting traditions, and this enables them to help develop and test products for every type of hunting.

Research and Development. Our innovative R&D team design our prototypes in dialogue with The Test Team, the hunters community and our technology partner while constantly updating their knowledge tapping into the cutting edge of innovations in materials and trends.

Technology partners. Innovations from technology experts and partners like Gore, Primaloft, Polartec and Vibram is key to the design of Härkila.

Hunters versus Tailors

Several times a year the R&D team meets up with The Test Team for innovation workshops to brainstorm on the next Härkila collections. At these workshops challenges are identified, ideas are presented and new, exciting technologies and materials are discussed.

Hunting for Perfection

Hunters and tailors work for the same result - but from different perspectives. The Test Team strives to make the gear as functional as possible, while R&D strives to find workable solutions, constantly asking questions like "Can this be done?", "How do we make a rock solid boot that doesn’t weigh a ton?", "How do we create a glove that is extremely warm and still light and comfortable?"

The Reality Test

The ideas that survive the challenging journey to the promised land of prototypes are presented to The Test Team for a preliminary evaluation: “Where should pockets be placed for optimum quick load? Should the fit be different for better freedom of movement?”

Finally the test product is manufactured. The sample products are put through the Härkila Reality Test to be tested in actual hunts by the Pro Team. This is the decisive test to evaluate if the product meets our high demands.

Full circle

When The Test Team approves the product, we may rest assured that it will do the job in the wild, and we begin the next phase of manufacturing the products for final distribution: handing the new product over to the hunting community that came up with the idea in the first place.