Brushtail Possum Mittens
Winter weather can be harsh, but when the digits drop yours don’t have to feel the chill. Made from a combination of New Zealand's brushtail possum fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool, these Brushtail Possum mittens provide plenty of warmth when you need it most.
The mittens help keep your hands warm and cozy on those cold fall and winter nights.
Our Brushtail Possum Mittens are produced by combining the fur of New Zealand's brushtail possum and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool.
The hair of brushtail possum is hollow, just like Polar Bear hair, which provides incredible warmth and water resistant. While typical wool gloves may stay warm when wet, they take forever to dry. If you put these gloves in water, the water shakes right out and they dry quickly.
New Zealand's possums are unrelated to the opossums found in the United States. They are super cute, but they are also an invasive species that destroy the native plant and bird life.
29% Brushtail Possum Fiber
51% Merino Wool
Made in New Zealand.
These mittens are stretchy, but they run a bit small. They may shrink a bit if they are dried in a dryer. It is better to size up if on the line.
This item can be hand washed with warm water and soap or in a traditional washing machine.
The gloves should be line dried. Putting the gloves in a dryer may cause them to shrink a bit, but they do stretch back out.
Dial in your set up with add-ons commonly purchased with our brustail possum items.
Zpacks Trail Cool Merino Wool T-Shirt
5.2 oz / 148 g
Brushtail Possum Beanie
This is without doubt the warmest beanie l have ever had on my head in still air. Kept me toasty in sub zero. I’ve recommended it and Zpacks to several friends.
– William C., ★★★★★
When winter arrives, cold nights at camp are no match for our ultralight Brushtail Possum Beanie. Made from a combination of New Zealand's brushtail possum fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool, these beanies will keep your head warm around the campfire and those frigid days on trail.
For a lighter weight 3 season option, check out our Fleece Hat.
2.4 oz / 67 g
Brushtail Possum Socks
These are absolutely the warmest socks. I take them backpacking to put on when I get into camp and they keep my feet toasty.
– Amy W., ★★★★★
When the campfire just isn’t enough to keep you warm and your feet need a little extra help heating up, Brushtail Possum Socks are an ultralight must have. Made from a combination of New Zealand's brushtail possum fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool, these socks are sure to keep your toes nice and toasty.
These socks are very thick and warm! They are rugged enough to hike in on cold days, and they also make excellent sleep socks. They are great for winter sports as well.
For extra warmth pair these socks with our Brushtail Possum Gloves!
*Socks are non-returnable if they have been removed from the packaging.
3.0 oz / 85 g
A few weeks earlier, I would have just lived with a cold head. But not now! For almost no weight and a tiny amount of space in my pack, I put up a strong defense against hypothermia. Another great product!
– Jon B., ★★★★★
Stay warm and cozy when the temperature begins to drop, whether you’re on the trail or on your way to work. Ultralight and crafted with a double layer of micro-fleece around the ears, this hat was created to keep you warm but not weigh you down.
For a heavier weight 4 season option, check out our Brushtail Possum Beanie.
Still not warm enough? Check out our insulated clothing line here.
1.0 oz / 28 g
Goose Down Hood
Couldn’t be happier with this down hood. Perfect for quilt users, doesn’t slide around or off your head at night like a beanie can on straight, slick hair. Much better than the hood on a sleeping bag, which can slide into your face when you turn, and of course can’t be detached for use as a separate warm hood. The ultra light weight is remarkable. It’s very warm and has a cozy fit and feel.
– Rachel M., ★★★★★
Get ready for sweet dreams on cold nights when bundled up with the Goose Hood. A perfect companion to your ultralight down quilt, stay cozy and snug tucked away from the cold. The Goose Hood can also be worn by itself when you need extra protection from the chill.
1.3 oz / 37 g
Zpacks Trucker Hat
Rep Zpacks on and off the trail with the Zpacks Trucker Hat. Great for blocking the sun, propping up rain hoods, or just looking stylish. Make all your friends jealous with this great addition to your pack or wardrobe.
This version of our Trucker Hat has an open cell foam front which is lighter weight, and buoyant. Good for water activities.
2.1 oz / 60 g
Zpacks Ventum Wind Shell - Men's
Amazingly light but cuts the wind and holds the heat in with a layer underneath!
– Joe B., ★★★★★
Choosing the right layer for crisp spring mornings and chilly fall nights can be a challenge. Our Men's Ventum Shell is crafted to cut the breeze and trap warmth in your base layer or against your skin.
Ventum fabric strikes the right balance between cutting cold wind while still allowing enough breathability for sweat to escape when hiking on chilly mornings and evenings. Ventum fabric tests at 39.5 CFM under ASTM D-737.
It’s perfect for when a base layer alone is not enough, but insulation would make you overheat. Weighing under 2 ounces this is a must-have item for when you plan to hike in cool weather.
If you don't see your size, we also have some sizes available at a discount in our Bargain Bin while supplies last.
1.7 oz / 47 g
Zpacks Crest T-Shirt
This is the lightest and most comfortable day to day t shirt.
– Jason H., ★★★★★
Designed for comfort and fashion, rep Zpacks on and off the trail with our high quality soft tri-blend T-Shirt.
Material: Tri-Blend 50% Polyester, 25% Cotton and 25% Rayon
Printed in the USA.
4.2 oz / 120 g
Zpacks Classic Trucker Hat
I absolutely love my new hat! The quality of material you use is great!! It doesn’t take long at all to get the fit and shape you want! I love the camo pattern too! Thanks again!
– Billy M., ★★★★★
These hats feature a sewn on embroidered patch to achieve that clean and classic look. Great for blocking the sun or propping up rain hoods, these hats look right at home whether you're on the trail, in town or spending a lazy day fishing on the lake. A standard snap back adjustment will fit just about any head size.
2.9 oz / 83 g
I’m a cold sleeper and was looking for options to help keep my feet warm through out the night. In the past I’ve used wool socks which helped but didn’t quite keep the chill out. The first night I used the goose socks it was like heaven! They are so lightweight and add noticeable warmth! These will extend my hiking season well into the late fall, worth every penny!
– Kimberly N., ★★★★★
Nothing beats the feeling of climbing into a warm sleeping bag after a long day of hiking. Get ready to share that feeling with your feet! Win the battle against cold feet at camp with these extra warm goose socks. Crafted to keep your toes tucked away from the chill they are great for sleeping, and sitting around camp. Do not hike in these socks. Treat them as you would your sleeping bag.
Color requests are not available, the Medium sizes socks come in Black and the Large in Blue. Both sizes include a matching Ventum stuff sack!
1.8 oz / 50 g
Foldable Trail Hat
The perfect Hiker Trash essential, the Foldable Trail Hat features an embroidered Zpacks crest sewn onto a relaxed unstructured crown with a soft flexible visor. The visor floats and is great for blocking the sun or propping up rain hoods and can be folded/flattened and stuffed in your pack when not in use.
Constructed from ultralight quick drying nylon and featuring a breathable wide-set nylon mesh and an adjustable nylon woven strap in the back, the Foldable Trail hat is a great choice for warm days on trail or kayaking trips on the river.
1.9 oz / 54 g
Nitecore NU25 400L Headlamp w/ UL Headband
The Nitecore NU25's ultralight weight, features, and form factor have made it a staple in the outdoor community for years. Now updated with USB-C charging, a longer run time, more lumens, and a lighter headband the Nitecore NU25 continues to push boundaries.
It features multiple brightness levels, simple controls with separate buttons for red versus white light, and a built in rechargeable lithium ion battery. The NU25 is one of the most versatile and compact headlamps available.
1.6 oz / 45 g