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  Possum Wool Cap Natural


Made in: New Zealand

product code: APW-008

Natural colored possum cap with brim.


About a decade before the Civil War, somebody from Australia brought a brushtail possum (we have the scary tooth rat-tailed kind) over to New Zealand, and since there are no predators in New Zealand, there are now, in 2009, more than 70 million of them.

They eat more than 20 tons of vegetation every night of the year, and it’s the good, friendly, native kind of vegetation that provides homes and food for New Zealand’s native wildlife, including the Kiwi. The loss of habitat alone is bad enough, but of course it has the expected consequences on native animals, many of whom are facing extinction now. Even vegan nature lovers would like to see these possums wiped out, but they propagate too fast for that, and so the government has subsidized their “capture” and businesses that make stuff from their supersoft, non-smelly, quite mink-like and warmer than merino wool fluff.

We’ve sold possum wool garments before, and several of the old-timers here still wear them every winter. It stays soft, washes well (don’t dry it), and holds up. It’s 40 percent possum, 50 percent Merino 10 percent nylon.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1   Write a review.

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Light, warm, excellent December 26, 2012
Reviewer: Patrick from Pikes Peak, CO  
I received this hat a bit before Christmas. Wow.  It is light, fits wonderfully, is amazingly warm walking around at -5ËšF, but somehow also breathes well and doesn't overheat trail running at 30ËšF. That's impressive.

Everyone in my family tried it on, from our 3 year old on up and they all want one, and it nearly fits them all. Truly one size does fit most (not our 2 month old, and a bit big on our 3-year old). I usually wear a large size hat.

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