From the wilds of New Zealand to you these gloves are a uniquely New Zealand item made from a brushtail possum/merino blend.
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Width is 3.5 inches for all sizes of gloves.
Small: 6.5 inches Medium: 7 inches
Large: 8 inches X-Large: 8.5 inches
What is Possumdown?
Possumdown is a unique blend of yarn including New Zealand brushtail possum fur and super fine New Zealand merino lamb’s wool.
The fiber and its qualities
Mother nature gave the brushtail possum a secret weapon against the cold. A secret only shared with their cousins the polar bear. And that weapon is something best seen under a microscope. Despite each fur fibre only being 16-18 microns thick, each and every one of those minute fibres is hollow! This means every single fiber has a pocket of air which is like a self insulating armour. So when you wear Possumdown you end up with a unique and amazing force field against the cold.
But not only is Possumdown about the warmest knitwear fibre of its kind on the planet, it is also a great deal lighter and less bulky than merino making it the preference for travelers and adventure seekers who need to travel light.
And although merino is known for it’s amazing waterproofing and wicking properties, (wicking draws moisture away from the skin) the possum fur in Possumdown makes our garments even more waterproof than merino. The performance of this super fur in extreme conditions is why so many skiers, hikers and adventurers wear Possumdown.
And as garments for the elderly or the unwell, Possumdown is perfect. Superior warmth, dryness and softness make our socks and gloves ideal for diabetes sufferers and those with poor circulation. Can’t get warm? Aching lower back where the cold seeps in? Try Possumdown!
Possumdown is incredibly soft. Brushtail possum fur is similar in softness to angora and cashmere and is combined with the softness of only pure NZ merino lambs wool. If you can’t wear merino on its own, try wearing Possumdown, it may surprise you. People who can’t wear merino report being able to wear Possumdown even against bare skin.