Brushtail Possum Beanie

27 reviews
$24.95 Weight 2.4 oz / 67.0 g

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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 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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Heather D.
United States United States

Love it

The order arrived quickly. It’s comfy and not too itchy. I’ve been to NZ and was going to order from a company in NZ but this Zpacks products was so much easier to order and reasonably priced. I ordered 2 in addition to some gloves and socks.

Ryan G.
United States United States

Perfect Beanie

Super warm, cozy and coftable. Great price for what you get. I purchased another very quickly

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alexandre m.
France France

Best Beanie ever

Without a doubt the best beanie I've had in my life! Soft, very warm even when wet, superb quality, does not soak up water. I plan to get all the colors in my next order!

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James J.
United States United States

Warm and soft

This is the warmest most comfortable winter hat I have ever worn.

United States United States

Good for big noggins

Although there are lighter weight fleece options, none of those ever seemed to cover my ears and stay put without having to constantly pull them down. My long hair usually makes beanies slide up as well. Not this one! This one is long/deep enough that I can still fold it up on my forehead. I brought this on my early June JMT trip and I don’t regret it one bit. It weighed a few grams over spec, but it’s a keeper. I sleep cold and debated buying a balaclava to go with my quilt, but this brushtail possum beanie was perfect and it’s more versatile for use in chilly mornings, wet weather under a hooded rain jacket, and in camp doing evening chores and I don’t have to worry about it getting wet. Love the striped pattern. Well done!