Brushtail Possum Beanie

19 reviews
$24.95 Weight 2.4 oz / 67.0 g

Lead Time In Stock

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.

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 19 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
  • beanie
  • head
  • ZPacks
  • water
  • New Zealand
  • doubt
  • sweat
  • pair
  • price
  • inside
Ross P.
Australia Australia

Wear a Beanie, Save a Tree

Beanies should be a multi-purpose item. Sure, they're designed to keep your head warm, but they also can function as a fashion statement, an oven mitt, a seat pad, or padding for a pillow. The Brushtail Possum Beanie can do all this, but it also does one more thing most beanies can't do - it helps solve a pest problem in New Zealand. So, save a tree in New Zealand and get a possum beanie or a pair of possum socks, or better still, get both.

Laurent S.
United States United States

I love it

When sleeping in Lofoten where the sun never go down during summer I have put the low part of the beanie on my eyes

Kanghee S.
United States United States


I love this beanie I’m thinking ordering gloves also so soft and warm perfect for cold day’s hiking

William C.
United States United States

Warm comfort

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 Zpack to several friends.

Rory M.
United States United States

Brushtail possum beanie

I usually don’t do these reviews, I don’t know why I guess you always catch me at awkward times but you’ve caught me on a long roadwalk And I’m excited about this piece of gear. It’s amazing actually! Two questions I wanted answered but I couldn’t find the answers to Before I bought this so I’ll lay it out here. And it repels water better than any beanie I’ve ever owned, it seems to actually just pull the sweat off my hat and bring it to the outside of the hat, now this could be condensation I’m sure but it sure does seem like that’s what it’s doing because my head seems to stay somewhat dry and so does the inside of the hat. If it’s misting or raining even the wetness stays on the outside of the hat it never ********* to the inside. Also you can wash this and dry this with your regular clothes it will shrink a little but it will stretch back out to the way you want it . Unless you have a long banana head you’re gonna want it to shrink a little bit anyways. It’s an epic piece of gear especially for the winter/spring type hiking I’m doing right now.