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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         469 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% nylon
  • One size fits all
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Warm, durable and fast-drying
  • Made in New Zealand
  • Available in Ebony, Meadow, Oyster, Black, Charcoal, Avoka, Pumice, Tanner
  • 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 14 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 469 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 469

  This beanie is a a great quality product.  

19th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 469

  Feels soft and comfortable to wear. Just waiting on the cold weather to try it out properly.  

  David Sanders
9th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 469

  This is my 2nd Possum fur and Merino wool hat, it's my go to hat during winter.  

  Glenn Piper
6th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 469

  Well packaged, received promptly, lovely quality. Would like to see more possum/wool products from this manufacturer on the site! I have larger head and this fits well.  

2nd September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 469

  This is my second possum fur hat from Woodlore. Absolutely amazing. Light, warm and very comfortable. It doesn't itch like most other hats do. Excellent service from the Woodlore team.  

  Paul Isles
3rd August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 469

  Very pleased with this hat. Laid flat it's approx 26x26cm. It's double layered and you can pull the 'inside' out to create a big woolly sausage shaped tube! The charcoal colour is flecked with grey so it's more of a marl than solid colour which I prefer. On my head, it can comfortably fold up at the front to above the eyes, and fold down back over the ears and it will stay there unlike some beanies I've had. As it's over 25 Celsius now (July 2018), it's hard to tell how warm the hat will be in cold weather, but it feels really cosy. No itchiness, it's very very soft. Only one small issue is the washing label sewn in the inside but this will soon be removed by unpicking the sewing.  

17th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 469

  The hat is very soft, comfortable and warm.  

  Yicong Huang
7th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 469

  The hat is very soft, very warm and very comfortable. The colour is lovely too (I wear it for deer stalking & it blends right into the woods). It could do with being a little bigger, but that may be due to my rather large head.  

  Andrew Haden
19th May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 469

  Very comfortable and exactly the right hat for my locality on colder days. True colour and unique. The possum fur really adds to the overall feel and as far as pricing goes £20 is really a good price considering the item. Great stuff! Also enjoyed the Woodlore sticker I got on my delivery, nice touch.  

  Oliver Wright
26th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 469

  I was worried that a wool hat might irritate my skin and annoy me but this hat has proved me wrong and surpassed all of my expectations. It is so soft, really, it is like having a baby rabbit on your head (who knew possums were cuddly). The hat is big enough so it doesn't compress your head and it is so comfortable that after a while I forget I am wearing it. With synthetic and coarse-wool hats I've found that my hair gains a static charge and makes me look like a young Einstein, thankfully I have no such issue with this hat. The head band area is just folded up so when it is windy you can pull it down to protect your ears or just wear it unrolled like a slouch hat. The hat has 2 layers and you can pull them apart to make a shape like a rugby ball to dry the hat out. However I found it was doing this each time I took it off but this was easily fixed with 2 stitches in the top to hold both layers together. The design and weave is nice and plain which is what I was looking for and there are no external labels so I don't feel like a walking advert. I spent a long time shopping around on the internet and the high street, I am really glad I chose this. Buy quality, buy once. For the quality you get here, the price is really good and I have told all my friends to buy one. I wouldn't go walking without this now, the best hat I own.  

18th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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