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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         552 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

Out of Stock in 2 colours:

• Pumice
• Tanner

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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 552 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 552

  This Possum fur and Merino Wool Beanie Hat is very well made and is comfortable to wear for extended periods unlike many hats, beautifully soft and warm but breathable, a highly recommended purchase.  

  Anthony Dodd
25th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 552

  Great hat, warm, light and comfy. Can't think of a negative thing to say about this hat, well worth the money. You can spend equivalent or more on branded hats which are less quality.  

  Aaron Culley
25th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 552

  First class beanie hat, light, super soft and very warm, good value in my opinion. I am delighted.  

  Charles Twyman
22nd October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 552

  These hats are the best beanies I've found anywhere, so soft, light and warm. They fit closely to the head but are very comfortable. They are made in a double layer which is unusual but I guess makes them warmer. Thanks to Ray for suggesting them. I only wish they came in some brighter colours. Tanner is a slightly lighter shade of brown.  

  A Phillips
7th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 552

  This is the third one of these I have purchased over the years and it is the warmest hat of its type you can buy. It is an amazing product.  

  John Wilson
3rd October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 552

  This is my second one. Best hat hands down for hunting or everyday wear. Stays warm when it gets wet from rain or snow. I actually purchased this one for a friend. Very well made. I have had mine for 5 years now. I have tried dozens of different brands from big name companies and none of them compare.  

  Josh Rollins
20th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 552

  I Bought it for the winter and a trip to Finland. It feels comfortable and is very warm.  

  Stephen Marr
10th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 552

  I have been buying many hats over the years at roughly the same price as this and they have either been cotton or plastic and have always been very itchy and not very warm. I was surprised to see this hat for such a low price and with many positive reviews I thought I might as well buy it. WOW. Where has this been all my life? Tried it on, yes it's not exactly cold right now but within a few minutes my head was amazingly warm to the point that it almost felt like the hat had some heating element in it. I finally have a real hat. I have a large head at about 61cm but it is quite stretchy and fits perfectly snug over my ears. Very soft and will be great to wear in my sleeping bag. Might have to buy one or two more for presents.  

  Sidney Turner
2nd September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 552

  Warm and soft when worn in any adverse weather. Comfy enough to sleep in during the night too. I don’t find it itchy, unlike some beanies. Be very careful when washing it though. From personal experience it doesn’t take much to shrink one. Woodlore customer service is faultless, as usual.  

  S Tomlinson
3rd August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 552

  Expensive item for what it is, however this is the warmest hat I’ve ever owned. After a minute you will feel your head really start to warm up, the material is beautiful and soft, goes without saying the importance of keeping your head warm whilst in your bivvy or sitting around on a cold night significantly outweighs the price. If anything should happen to this item rest assured I’d buy it again at the drop of a hat.  

  Nicholas Ridgway
11th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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