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Loki Cuthbert
(lokbot)

Locale: Portland, OR
where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/19/2013 17:36:09 MST Print View

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

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/19/2013 17:38:31 MST Print View

litetrail.com

The owner is a BPL member.

Jared Baker
(simply_light) - MLife

Locale: Midwest, US
Alternative to Litetrail.com on 01/19/2013 17:44:44 MST Print View

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.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Alternative to Litetrail.com on 01/19/2013 23:10:28 MST Print View

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!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/19/2013 23:16:06 MST Print View

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

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/19/2013 23:22:07 MST Print View

Please tell us that no marsupials were harmed to harvest the hair. Otherwise, PETA will get involved.

--B.G.--

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/19/2013 23:32:37 MST Print View

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.

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Re: where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/20/2013 00:22:52 MST Print View

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.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re possumdown gloves? on 01/20/2013 08:24:27 MST Print View

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.

Loki Cuthbert
(lokbot)

Locale: Portland, OR
I'm from the US on 01/20/2013 10:20:32 MST Print View

Sorry I when I said "get a pair here from New Zealand" I meant getting them here to the USA from new zealand.


-Loki

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/20/2013 13:21:52 MST Print View

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.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/20/2013 15:38:15 MST Print View

http://www.chocolatefishmerino.co.uk/merino-possum/mpthermalgloves.html

Tougher possum mix gloves.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/20/2013 16:16:38 MST Print View

Hi Jason
Interesting mix.(warmth and possible abrasion resistance)
So do we have to buy from the UK something made in New Zealand ?

David McBride
(VintageGent) - F

Locale: Galveston TX
Not as fragile as others suggest on 01/20/2013 23:49:35 MST Print View

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.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Not as fragile as others suggest on 01/21/2013 22:23:44 MST Print View

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

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Where to buy possumdown gloves? on 01/22/2013 00:17:17 MST Print View

http://www.completeoutdoors.co.nz/thermadry-possum-merino-gloves-xidp265880.html

http://www.outdoorgurus.co.nz/index.php?page=listingDetails&prodid=93&sco=&categoryid=47

http://www.trademe.co.nz/clothing/unisex-accessories/beanies-scarves-gloves/gloves/auction-554286527.htm

Some NZ sources of mixed wool and polyprop.

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
Re: Not as fragile as others suggest on 01/22/2013 15:25:07 MST Print View

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.