Brushtail Possum Socks

31 reviews
$24.95 Weight 3.0 oz / 85.0 g

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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.

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

28.43% Brushtail Possum Fiber

52.12% Merino Wool

15.71% Nylon

2.12% Acrylic

1.25% Eastic

0.37% Steel

Made in New Zealand.


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


The socks 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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Joshua P.
United States United States

Nice quality

I ordered these around the end of August. I have learned from experience over the years to get winter gear early - it's usually sold out when you need it most. These socks are really warm and I can't wait to try them out on my winter backpacking adventures! They are the thickest, yet lightest socks I have ever had. It was a good deal considering other outlets for these style of socks (with weird brands nobody knows), and this pair was a fair price point in my opinion with shipping prices. It scored well on my price/quality/brand reputation index. Improvements: maybe a taller ski sock style for cross country skiing?

Maul R.
Germany Germany

Brushtail Possum rules

The Socks are very warm and comfortable

Michael O.
United States United States

Brushtail socks

The Brushtail socks are the best and the warmest and most comfortable socks I have ever owned. I bought the medium size sock and wear a size 10 medium shoe. The socks don’t hug my feet like smart wool. There is enough room to create warm and cozy environment. I liked the socks so much that I bought two pairs for my son. Great boot socks! Great for wearing around the house as well.

Dave H.
United States United States

Comfy, Warm & Thick

Overall I like these socks, they are very thick which I love and keep my feet toasty warm when walking and also keep them warm when sitting outside in zero temperatures. I have terrible circulation and have tried many types of socks without finding a suitable pair. These exceed my expectations. The only reason I give it 4 stars and not 5 is because when you walk around in them inside fluff drops off everywhere.

Diana H.
United States United States

Love the socks!

Very fast service!!! Quit buying from Amazon when there are great small companies like this!