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Noble Wilde Beanie

Noble Wilde

Noble Wilde Beanie


Brand: Noble Wilde
Weight: 58 g         674 reviews
The Noble Wilde Beanie (often referred to as the 'Ray Mears Beanie') has fast become a firm favourite among Woodloreans the world over. Thanks to its incredible warmth, breathability and luxurious softness, this winter hat has proven to be one of our best sellers, year after year.

Created from a special blend of fine merino wool and insulating possum fur, this double-thickness beanie provides a superb amount of warmth while remaining extremely light in weight. The idea of blending these two natural fibres was first developed by a New Zealand knitter as a by-product of the possum control programme, making the merino/possum blend an environmentally sound choice.

Possum fur is one of the most extraordinary natural fibres in the world, thanks to its hollow core; this cavity traps a tunnel of air that provides extraordinary warmth (up to 30% more than standard woollen garments), while keeping the fibre's weight to a minimum. As a sign of how effective this feature is, the only other animal with a hollow core fibre is the polar bear.

Merino wool also has unique characteristics; each fibre is exceptionally fine, long and densely crimped, helping to retain heat close to the skin while keeping out cold air. The fibre also wicks moisture away from the skin, allowing the wool to stay warm and dry. The combination of merino wool with possum fur results in a fabric that is lightweight, twice as warm as wool, highly resistant to pilling and opulently soft to the touch.

  • Material: 53% merino wool, 40% possum fur, 7% silk
  • One size fits all
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Warm, durable and fast-drying
  • Made in New Zealand
  • Available in Oyster, Black, Charcoal, Avoka, Pumice, Jungle, Kauri
  • Hand-wash only

Out of Stock in 3 colours:

• Oyster
• Pumice
• Jungle

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  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Noble Wilde Beanie is rated 5/5 based on 674 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 674

  Superb quality and a very warm Beanie at a competitive price too.  

  John Turner
23rd March, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 674

  Superb quality and very warm too.  

  John Turner
28th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 674

  I have family in NZ and have been buying this product for many years when I get out there - the last time was 13 years ago. It is by some way the best hat for winter walking. Particularly warm, light, itch free, very resistant to getting dirty and supporting the control of the kiwi bush, introduced possums. Thanks for sourcing my favourite item of clothing.  

  Paul Forrest
28th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 674

  As described and better. Very cosy, light and such a pleasure to wear. I’ll be buying another in black when stocks return. Fully recommend.  

  George Murray
16th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 674

  Excellent product that is well made and comfortable to wear, highly recommended.  

  D I
8th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 674

  The most comfortable and warm beanies. Great colours and good value. Fits perfectly. Arrived quickly, very impressed. I have them in all colours and have bought them as presents.  

6th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 674

  Second purchase of this hat. Having been impressed with the service and quality, I didn’t hesitate to order one for my son.  

19th January, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 674

  This is the replacement for the one my wife nicked. Very soft and warm as you would expect but best of all and as far as I am concerned, you can cover what ever part needs to be covered. It can be pushed up or pulled down to suit. Excellent.  

  Gary Campbell
19th January, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 674

  Very warm and light.  

  Anthony P
16th January, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 674

  Great, super, brilliant, fantastic product. Great, quality. Recommended.  

  Sir Keir
12th January, 2023

Rated: 5/5

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