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Possum Fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat

Noble Wilde

Possum Fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat


Brand: Noble Wilde
Weight: 58 g         608 reviews
The humble Possum Fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat (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


  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

Possum Fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat is rated 5/5 based on 608 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 608

  Love these hats. Extremely warm and really comfortable. Had one myself for a while now but I keep having to buy more as presents for friends. I live in Switzerland and these hats are amazing for use in the mountains, snowboarding, ski touring and hiking. Also worn in the Scottish Highlands, they are so comfy I slept with it on in a cold bothie without being itchy and I had a nice warm noggin. Couldn't be sure from the photo on the website, but ebony is dark brown in this case. I'd hoped this would be the case, although I know sometimes people say ebony when they mean black. Fit is perfect for my head which is 58cm, snug but not tight. Very fair price.  

24th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 608

  I own two, and buy them for most of my friends. Lovely soft, warm hats in natural colours. If you don’t mind people stroking your head and saying, mmmmm, soft. then a more delightful hat is hard to find.  

  Paul Cobham
25th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 608

  These are wonderfully warm.  

  Erik Thomas
22nd May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 608

  Warm, light and breathable. Quite imperfect as a tent but wonderful as a hat.  

29th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 608

  I spent weeks at the beginning of the year looking for my Merino wool Possum fur hat in my favourite colour. I have 3. I looked everywhere only to find my wife had pinched it. She said it was the only hat that didn't ride up and not cover her ears. Being a nice sort of guy I've bought her one of her own and not in a colour I already have. I've got my favourite hat back and the wife has warm ears. Win Win.  

  Dave Lewis
29th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 608

  Probably the best woolly hat I’ve ever used. Soft, warm and very comfortable. The double layer keeps the wind at bay as well. Highly recommended if you want keep warm whatever the weather.  

  Ian Henshaw
12th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 608

  Prompt delivery of hat. Worn it extensively during recent cold spell, it pretty much does everything you would hope it would. Being bald, I found the hat to be both comfortable to wear and kept my follicly challenged head very toasty. Has quickly become my go to winter headwear. I strongly recommend this product.  

  Neil Squires
7th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 608

  Fantastic Hat, the natural materials and double lined design make for an exceptionally warm hat. Highly recommend this Hat. As always the Woodlore customer service is exceptional.  

4th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 608

  Bought for my wife to stop her stealing mine. Excellent hats that are incredibly warm yet lightweight & packable. Very quick delivery too.  

  Andy H
2nd March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 608

  Great product. Very minimal with no branding, super soft and very warm. It details wool that doesn't itch. The only thing I would say is that if you have a large head, you will probably need to roll the sides down to cover your ears.  

  George Bannister
27th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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