Common questions

Is Possum warmer than Merino?

Is Possum warmer than Merino?

Possum fibre is 55% warmer than merino fibre, the combination produces a garment with a high warmth to weight ratio. The Wool Company put as little as 20% possum in their garments, making them light weight and suitable for wear both inside and out.

Is Possum warmer than wool?

When compared to other common wool or fur types, possum tends to be 8% warmer and 12% lighter. When combined with merino wool and mulberry silk, possum fur creates a luxurious and elegant blend that is perfect for any occasion.

What is a neck warmer called?

A neck gaiter, or neck warmer, is an article of clothing worn about the neck for warmth. It is a closed tube of fabric, often thick fleece, merino wool, synthetic wicking, or knit material, which is slipped on and off over the head.

How do you wear a fur neck warmer?

To wear your neck gaiter as a hood, pull the fabric over your head and situate the bottom snugly around the bottom of the chin. Pull the upper portion up around your scalp, leaving the majority of your face (nose, mouth, eyes) uncovered for total ease of breathing, rear skin protection and hair management.

What is the warmest sweater in the world?

New Zealand Possum Merino, the warmest knitwear in the world

  • New Zealand possum merino is the answer.
  • For many years, this luxury fibre was only available in small quantities in New Zealand, knitted by hand for hardy locals who knew and respected the secret qualities of possum merino.

Why is possum fur so warm?

Like polar bears, possums have very fine, hollow fur fibres which trap warmth, giving exceptional insulation. When possum fur is blended with fine Merino wool, air is also trapped within the fabric, giving further insulation. The more possum fibre content in a garment, the lesser the likelihood of unsightly bobbles.

How do you clean a possum wool?

Possum Merino/Merino Lambswool For hand washing rinse using warm water and an approved wool detergent. There is no need to over lather, just a small amount of detergent is needed. Gently rinse well. You can roll in a towel to absorb water first before laying flat to dry.

How do you wear a neck warmer as a balaclava?

Keep the front of the neck scarf under your chin, and pull the back up to cover your head. Balaclava – start off with the hood, then take the material from just under your chin and double it up and pull up to cover your nose for added warmth or sun protection.

How do you stretch a gaiter neck?

The most common way, especially when used as a neckerchief and neck warmer, is to stretch the opening, place the tube over your head, and stretch it down to your neck.

Why is Dale of Norway so expensive?

Why are Dale of Norway sweaters more expensive than other sweaters? Simply put: You get what you paid for. Dale of Norway’s patented technology makes the garments significantly more durable than any other sweater out there.