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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         485 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 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 485 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 485

  Well made and very warm indeed. Very fast delivery too. Very pleased with my purchase.  

  S M Downend
13th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 485

  Very comfortable to wear, very soft and very warm.  

  Arnaud Reusser
12th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 485

  The hat arrived speedily and was immediately seized by my son because it fits well, looks great, is soft and comfortable and warm. A really good buy.  

  John Young
4th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 485

  Best hat ever, I now have 3 of them. Regulary used in the mountains or when outside in winter. I had my first one for about 8 years. Highly recommended.  

30th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 485

  Excellent hat, noticeably warming than wool alone. Lovely feel from the material, great value and seems to resist rain pretty well. Tested in the Peak District last weekend.  

  David H
29th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 485

  Well what can I say other than I bought 5 of these hats. Perfect moisture wicking and looks really good.  

  Reza Etemad
27th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 485

  Fantastic hat, lovely and warm.  

  Joe Law
24th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 485

  I use this hat for winter sleeping to reduce the heat loss, it is perfect.  

  Cj Perrio-stone
20th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 485

  Warmest and softest hat I've ever owned. Highly recommended. Also brilliant fast delivery from this website. I'm a little concerned with the ethics of the fur (the jury is still slightly out with me on this one) but as far as the material and service is concerned - very happy.  

19th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 485

  Truly excellent Hat. Extremely well made .Great for really cold weather, Spring and Autumn and so comfortable. Soft and double layered. Washes well in wool detergent. Highly recommended. Avoka is a really nice dark green and good camouflage for wildlife watching.  

18th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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