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  • Possum V2
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  • Possum V2
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Possum V2

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$399.99
Sale from $279.99

Take your little explorer along for the adventure with the Possum. This market-leading child carrier is a Macpac classic, and has been taking small children along for the journey for years. It’s been updated for 2016 with a simplified frame, reduced weight, improved stability and a fun and colourful ‘Kiwi’ cockpit print. The Possum is all about comfort – for both parent and child, with a sturdy hip belt for excellent weight distribution and an adjustable seat with a three stage hook-n-clip system that ‘grows’  with your child. Strong and durable, the Possum can handle loads of up to 20kg and has a storage capacity of 13L. It’s compatible with optional accessories – the Sombrero sunshade, Rainbow rain cover and neck pillow.  

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Sale from $279.99

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Colours

  • Black/Forged Iron
  • Black Iris

Locations

  • Auckland
  • North Island
  • South Island
Stores S2
Silverdale
Many
Albany
Many
Britomart
Many
Sylvia Park
Many
Botany Town Centre
Many
Newmarket Broadway
Many
St Lukes
Many
Stores S2
Tauranga
Many
Rotorua
Many
Palmerston North
Many
Willis Street (Wellington CBD)
Many
Hamilton - Te Rapa
Many
Napier
Many
New Plymouth
Many
Chartwell
Many
Petone Outlet
Many
Stores S2
Tower Junction
Many
Timaru
Many
Dunedin
Many
Invercargill
Many
Nelson
Many
Northlands
Many
Riccarton
Many
Queenstown
Many
Hornby
Many
Stores S2
Silverdale
Many
Albany
Many
Britomart
Many
Sylvia Park
Many
Botany Town Centre
Many
Newmarket Broadway
Many
St Lukes
Many
Stores S2
Tauranga
Many
Rotorua
Many
Palmerston North
Many
Willis Street (Wellington CBD)
Many
Hamilton - Te Rapa
Many
Napier
Many
New Plymouth
Many
Chartwell
Many
Petone Outlet
Many
Stores S2
Tower Junction
Many
Timaru
None
Dunedin
Many
Invercargill
Many
Nelson
Many
Northlands
Many
Riccarton
Many
Queenstown
Many
Hornby
Many
Many
In stock
None
Out of stock

Design Features

Features

Take your little explorer along for the adventure with the Possum. This market-leading child carrier is a Macpac classic, and has been taking small children along for the journey for years. It’s been updated for 2016 with a simplified frame, reduced weight, improved stability and a fun and colourful ‘Kiwi’ cockpit print. The Possum is all about comfort – for both parent and child, with a sturdy hip belt for excellent weight distribution and an adjustable seat with a three stage hook-n-clip system that ‘grows’  with your child. Strong and durable, the Possum can handle loads of up to 20kg and has a storage capacity of 13L. It’s compatible with optional accessories – the Sombrero sunshade, Rainbow rain cover and neck pillow.  

  • 420d Ripstop Nylon to withstand the relentless rigors of carrying a child on your back
  • Hinged alloy frame - folds flat for easy transport/storage
  • Safety-first child seat is adjustable with an easy to manage 3 stage hook-n-clip system and 'grows' with your child so he/she will sit like a king/queen
  • Child's shoulder straps and head pad are removable for washing
  • Zippered front pocket
  • Soft padded grab handle
  • Stretch pocket for quick (dirty nappy) storage
  • Zipper pocket at the base
  • Compatible with optional accessories - Sombrero, Rain cover and Neck Pillow
Product Specs

Product Specs

Base Fabric 1260 Ballistic Nylon
Main Fabric 420d Nylon
Secondary Fabric 420d Ripstop Nylon
Total Weight (kg) 3.05
Harness Explorer
Care

Cleaning Your Pack

You are best to clean your pack with a natural, non-detergent soap and a soft-bristled brush. Suitable soap types are: pure soap, vegetable soap, Nikwax Tech Wash or Lux Soap Flakes. Rinse the pack well and dry it in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

After washing we recommend reproofing our AzTec® packs with Nikwax Cotton Proof.

Zips

The manufacturer of our zips, YKK, intentionally makes the zip slider from a soft alloy. This is so the slider (which is relatively easy to replace) wears out before the zip teeth (which are very difficult to replace). So, when zips are used extensively and in dusty or dirty environments the inner parts of the slider are worn away to a point where they cannot bring the teeth of the zip together effectively.

To get the worn sliders working until they can be replaced you can use a pair of pliers to gently squeeze the sides of the slider together. This should allow the slider to bring the zip teeth together. Don't use too much force because you can jam the slider.

Always try to keep the zip teeth as clean as possible. Wash them with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics. This stops the dirt and dust from wearing away the insides of the sliders.

Sizes

Find your Macpac Back Length

  1. Locate your C7 cervical vertebra. Working down your neck, it's the highest vertebra that you can feel protruding near the base of your neck. No need to press hard, you should feel it easily through your skin. This point is usually a bit higher than your shoulders.
  2. Its easier if someone helps you with this step. Measure vertically from your C7 to the floor in cm. Alternatively, mark the height off accurately against a wall or door frame with a piece of removable tape.
  3. Find your Iliac crest. That's the highest point of the top of you hip bone at the side. Make sure you are not taking the front of your hip bone.
  4. Measure vertically from your Iliac crest to the floor in cm. Alternatively, mark the height off accurately against a wall or door frame with a piece of removable tape.
  5. Work out the difference between the two heights in cm. This is your Macpac back length. It is typically between 32 and 44cm for women, and between 37 and 54cm for men.

Pack Sizing Guide

 

 

Womens Packs

Men and women are different in body form and how they distribute and carry a load. Macpac have a number of women's models in our Liberator™, Liberator™ Freeload™, AirFlo™, Quantum™, Dynamic™, Wraptor™ and Active™ harnesses that offer optimal fit, comfort and performance.Design features

  • Shoulder straps are closer together so they sit on a woman's narrow shoulders and don't slip off.
  • Hipbelt is longer and more flared to fit over a woman's broad and curved hipbones.
  • Soft dual-density foam on the shoulder pads provides comfort across the sensitive chest area.
  • Lower-profile shoulder pads with tapered thickness under the arms provides more clearance and reduces chafing.
  • Sternum strap is narrower and sits higher.

Small and less bulky buckles are used to get a neater fit on a woman's smaller frame. This also makes them easy to adjust and open with small hands. Note: Features vary depending on the load-carrying system

Reviews
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Absolutely brilliant!

Muz, 08/09/16

We bought this pack as an upgrade to the previous model of Possum and haven't looked back. Consider that Macpac had to solve at least two issues (1) the load wriggles and (2) the load complains if its uncomfortable - neither of which occur in trekking packs. They have solved both issues and in the process created an outstanding example of a comfortable, stable and safe child carrier. The mere fact that our little girl falls asleep while on bush walks as her old man drones on about beech forests and Tui shows she must feel comfortable and secure, as well as bored.
Before purchasing we tested several other carriers and were unsatisfied with all of them.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this carrier to parents, get the Rainbow and Sombrero as well and you can't go wrong - and its not even the top of the line model. There's nothing like sharing your favourite walks and tracks with your kids. Well done Macpac, so glad we purchased this pack from you.

Very comfortable

Cory, 08/09/16

The Possum carrier has a load of adjustments that can be made to suit your body. There's also plenty of space to carry a days worth of water, food and the all important nappies.

Our baby was very comfortable and I couldn't find any point on his body that was being pressed or rubbed by the pack.

Happy trekking.

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