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Noble Wilde Beanie

Noble Wilde

Noble Wilde Beanie


Brand: Noble Wilde
Weight: 58 g         678 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 6 colours:

• Oyster
• Black
• Pumice
• Jungle
• Kauri
• Moraine

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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 678 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 678

  These beanies are incredible and I'm so glad I bought it and had it shipped all the way here to the USA. Even with shipping it is great value. The hat is incredibly warm for the weight, and is so soft and comfortable. I got the kauri colour and appreciate its subtlety. It may sound weird, but it feels sophisticated and can match well with other colorus. I haven't tried it for even an entire midwestern US winter yet so can't speak to its longevity, but even if it isn't the most durable beanie, that wouldn't matter so much because the price is very modest.  

19th September, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 678

  This hat is one of those bits of kit I dread losing as it's become a faithful and dependable friend when the weather turns chilly. It's light, comfortable, versitile and great at keeping the chill at bay even when it gets damp. I got my original Nobile Wilde beanie (charcoal colour) about 8 years ago from this site and it's been with me on every cold day out ever since, until a little while ago. Horror of horrors it fell out of my hastily packed backpack side pocket and wasn't missed until near the walks end when a bitter wind blew up. It was then that I realised how much I'd relied on it for instant comfort. I'd lost my faithful hat and had little hope of getting it back. At home I went right to the website and was very relived to find I could still get another one. This time in Avoka, which turned out to be a very nice darkish shade of moss green and just as good as my original one. Even better than getting a replacement hat was, by a fluke, finding my lost hat a few days later. Unfortunately it was covered in mud, soaking wet, had been runover by cars and looked like very old roadkill. However a careful wash and drying later it was as good as new. They are great hats! And I now have two. Get one, or more!  

  Oliver M
3rd April, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 678

  Very disappointed! Lent this hat to a friend during a rather blustery coastal walk and ended up having to buy them one as they would not give it back. Please stop making such good hats!  

  Neil Squires
31st March, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 678

  Well made and incredibly cosy, especially considering the low weight.  

  Cosy Customer
28th March, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 678

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

  John Turner
23rd March, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 678

  Superb quality and very warm too.  

  John Turner
28th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 678

  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

  8 of 678

  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

  9 of 678

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

  D I
8th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 678

  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

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