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where to buy possumdown gloves?
Is there a vendor in the USA who sells these? It's $20 for the shipping to get a pair here from New Zealand. -Loki
litetrail.comThe owner is a BPL member.
Noticed Litetrail was only showing the X-Large in stock.Another alternative is below.The Cameleer$5.95 on shipping
Edited by simply_light on 01/19/2013 17:46:01 MST.
So they're made in New Zealand, but you have to buy them from the U.S. to get them back to NZ.Isn't globalization wonderful!
Most comments here at BPL are assuming that you are in the US, so this thread is about were to buy them in the US without paying the usual postage cost from NZ .If you are in NZ, well you just buy them there...http://www.possumdown.co.nz/ProductDetails/Knitwear_Accessories/Possum_Plain_Gloves
Please tell us that no marsupials were harmed to harvest the hair. Otherwise, PETA will get involved.--B.G.--
NZ possums hate living in NZ so much that they have been known to dive towards stray bullets just to put an end to their lives.I think that they can't stand the accent and all that hakaing Anyway, we don't want them back now, we have enough here already.
Here's another NZ shop. Mitts too.http://www.ecowool.com/possum-fur-products/possum-fur-clothing/possum-fur-hats-socks-gloves-and-scarves.html
Edited by rmjapan on 01/20/2013 00:23:29 MST.
Has their quality improved or will I blow out a fingertip in a week? Everyone I know who wear these love them, but the gloves are always ratty, full of holes.
Sorry I when I said "get a pair here from New Zealand" I meant getting them here to the USA from new zealand.-Loki
Yes they are very warm but fragile.treat them as you would a MontBell UL jacket, not as a working layer but as a warm at rest layer or under layer.
http://www.chocolatefishmerino.co.uk/merino-possum/mpthermalgloves.htmlTougher possum mix gloves.
Hi JasonInteresting mix.(warmth and possible abrasion resistance)So do we have to buy from the UK something made in New Zealand ?
I should say that my experience differs from those who have found possum down gloves fragile. I have a pair from the old BPL store which I've had for a couple of years. They've seen hundreds of trail miles and have even been worn during minor trail maintenance (removal of small to medium branches) without the slightest hint of a hole. I realize mine is a dissenting view, so take it for what it's worth.
Same here, I use them only when hiking in the winter. I have noticed that if they get snow on them, it seems to infiltrate the material, slow to dry, but otherwise nice and warm when moving. I'd get another pair when these go south.Duane
http://www.completeoutdoors.co.nz/thermadry-possum-merino-gloves-xidp265880.htmlhttp://www.outdoorgurus.co.nz/index.php?page=listingDetails&prodid=93&sco=&categoryid=47http://www.trademe.co.nz/clothing/unisex-accessories/beanies-scarves-gloves/gloves/auction-554286527.htmSome NZ sources of mixed wool and polyprop.
I also bought mine from the BPL store and they are in great shape. Although I sometimes wear them without outer protection, most of the time I will wear them under Manzella silkweight windstopper gloves. They make a great combination.
Edited by taedawood on 01/22/2013 15:26:17 MST.
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