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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         643 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

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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

Possum Fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat is rated 5/5 based on 643 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 643

  Great quality, lovely gift. Staff very helpful and super quick service .  

  Adele Keating
27th June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 643

  This is a very warm, light hat. Delivered promptly.  

27th April, 2022

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 643

  Very high quality hat; dry, with great heat retention and comfortable to wear. Practical in snow and cold weather, and at a more than reasonable price.  

  Matthew Cowen
8th April, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 643

  This is one of the softest and warmest hats I’ve ever had. Great quality and would definitely buy again. In fact, I’m going to have to because someone else in my family already stole it from me. Thank you!  

4th April, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 643

  The hat is beautifully soft, lightweight and warm. It also cuts down a surprising amount of wind too. I thoroughly recommend this item. This was the fist time I have purchased from Woodlore and it came very quickly. I did search around and Woodlore was also the cheapest site for this product. A great experience.  

27th March, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 643

  I didnt like this hat at all. It is very thin and small, and the wind cuts straight through it. No idea how people have been kept warm in some of the climates that some reviewers have claimed. It may be ok in mild weather but I think its vastly over rated and there are other much cheaper and warmed beanies out there. Perhaps quality has fallen on newer (2022) models. My head was cold wearing it in weather that was not that cold.  

24th March, 2022

Rated: 2/5

  7 of 643

  Very warm, not itchy and long enough to cover my ears. I'm almost sad to see the warmer weather arrive. Delivery also very efficient. Thank you.  

  Phil N.
15th March, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 643

  Looks smart and keeps your head warm without being overly warm.  

  Craig Tilston
23rd February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 643

  I love these Possum merino silk blend hats. Very warm and comfortable. I live in Switzerland and spend a lot of weekends in the mountains and these are perfect to keep my noggin warm. They’ve made great presents for my friends here as well. Best price I’ve seen outside NZ.  

16th February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 643

  Excellent value. Top quality materials. Can adapt the style a few ways. Wash only when really needed and always use a specific gentle wool detergent and air dry.  

  Nicola Ciesco
1st February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

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