Brushtail Possum Beanie

9 reviews
$24.95 Weight 2.4 oz / 67.0 g

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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 extra warmth pair these socks with our Brushtail Possum Socks and Brushtail Possum Gloves!

For a lighter weight 3 season option, check out our Fleece Hat.

Brushtail Possum Beanies 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 beanies may stay warm when wet, they take forever to dry. If you get these beanies wet, 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.

38% Brushtail Possum Fiber

48% Merino Wool

10% Nylon

4% Elastine

Made in New Zealand.


Beanies can be hand washed in a sink with warm water and soap or in a traditional washing machine.


The beanies can be air dried, or tumble dried. They may shrink a little in a dryer, but they stretch back out without issue.

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Lynn K.
United States United States

Warm Hat

So far so good. I've had a short time with the hat. I have the gloves and love them. I've worn the hat in cold and windy conditions and it performs well. It's very cozy as well.

Corinne T.
United States United States

Love it

This hat fits well, it’s warm, it’s soft. It is my go to beanie. One of my best purchases of the year.

david b.
United States United States

Excellent beanie

Light weight and warm!

Milton B.
United States United States

Like Wearing A Live Animal On Your Head

I had purchased the Brushtail possum SOCKS in the past and I thought if the Beanie was as comfy as those socks, It would be a great addition for my headgear. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the beanie was even more comfortable as it had so much comfort built into it and the head is so sensitive. It was beautiful, warm and even better that the socks. I liked it all so much, I ordered the same material gloves for sleeping in extreme cold in the sleeping bag. Love the ZPacks brushtal possum gear line.

Christine H.
United States United States

Hats off (or on rather) to Brushtail Possum

Thick, plush, warm, breathable, lightweight, no matter the weather or dampness. I was introduced to New Zealand brushtail possum about four or five years ago when a good friend brought me a pair of gloves back from her trip there. I used them exhaustively on many backpack trips. However my dog loved them too and one day took them and buried them in the back forty somewhere. I spent many hours looking and eventually gave up the hunt. At that time I could only find replacements that were a blend with merino wool but they just were not the same. I was so happy to find ZPacks had the gloves, socks, and now these beautiful beanies. The fit is true, non-snug feeling. I loved the colors and especially the striped pattern.