These gloves are made from a combination of New Zealand brushtail possum
fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool. 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.
More details can be found at PossumDown.co.nz
What's so special about possum fur? Each hair is hollow, just like Polar Bear
hair. It is incredibly warm and water resistant. Typical wool gloves may stay
warm when wet, but they take forever to dry. If you put these gloves in water, the water shakes right out
and they dry quickly. We chose Black so they are as quick drying as
These gloves are stretchy, but they run a bit small. Size Large will fit an average man's hands. Size Medium will fit typical women's hands.
They are great by themselves, or as a liner under our Vertice Rain Mitts
Don't forget to grab a matching pair of PossumDown Socks
1.4 ounces (40 grams) per pair (size Large).
Made in New Zealand by PossumDown.
These gloves are stretchy, but they run a bit small. They may shrink a bit if they are dryed in a dryer. It is better to size up if on the line.
Bend your wrist and keep your palm flat. Measure your hand from the crease in
your wrist to the tip of your middle finger.
Medium: Fits up to 7.3 inches (18.5 cm)
Large: Fits up to 7.9 inches (20 cm)
X-Large: Fits up to 8.3 inches (21 cm)
Possum Gloves are non-returnable if they have been removed from the packaging.
PossumDown Gloves - $22
Reviews and Customer Testimonials:
Please email us with feedback (good or bad) if you have any!
"I have been doing A LOT of research in finding a lightweight set up for the John Muir Trail I plan on hiking this summer. I havenít backpacked in over 20 years until this summer. I have to get everything, Iím thrilled there are so many lightweight options available. I wanted to let you know in all my research that Zpacks has a GREAT reputation, not only in customer service but in the quality of their products! Iíve gotten a few items from you and plan on getting more.
I got the possum down gloves and could not believe how warm they are!" -Karen G.