Brushtail Possum Gloves
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 gloves provide plenty of warmth when you need it most.
Our Brushtail Possum gloves 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.
Made in New Zealand.
These gloves 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.
Love love these gloves! My extremities get cold, I was a week from a trip to Antartica, where the weather changes all the time, and planned on using my camera often. Although I had other gloves, I sensed that none were quite right, either too thin or too bulky for photograpy. I happened to read reviews about these gloves and decided to order them, hoping I'd receive them in time - which I did, thank you Zpacks - the day before departure ! Given the reviews, I went for a larger size than usual, leaving some extra room in the fingers, which I believe help prevent premature wear from overstretching. They performed so well that they became my go-to gloves, even when wet, and barely used the others (tho I sometimes wore a waterproof pair over them on Zodiac cruises). When discussing gear, other travellers also raved about this New Zealand possum fur-wool combination; I might get those socks too.
I bought these gloves on the recommendation of several PCT hikers on YOUTube without knowing much about them. They seem to be a very good pair of "wool" gloves, but the XL was still too tight on my hands, and I prefer thinner synthetics. Nothing really wrong with them, just not what I was expecting. (Should have done my research)
Lost my first pair. Can't live without them Best gloves I have ever owned.
Experience was great... no problems ...the gift is for a son... he requested so I am sure he will like his gift
Love these things
I hiked with these for a long time on the PCT & they held up really well. Very warm, although a cold wind can get in there, so have some mitts ready to cover them with. I bought them for peeps in my family for xmas presents when I got back.