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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         648 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 648 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 648

  My friend lost her first one of these, but she loved it so much I’ve bought her another for Christmas. Super warm and soft. No seams or badging so you can wear it as a slouch beanie too. It’s my favorite winter hat. Delivery was fast. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy from Woodlore again, but hopefully not to replace a lost item!  

  Kate Valentine
1st December, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 648

  This is a great item.  

23rd November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 648

  This is my second hat purchased this year. Love these and have been waiting for them to back into stock. Really happy with the product and service, especially with the quick response to my restocking enquiries.  

  Lindsay Steele
12th November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 648

  A really cosy hat; generous in size it covers my ears when necessary. Being a man of little hair I really appreciate this protection from the cold & look forward to it providing long service. The beanie hat was out of stock for a prolonged period but after being advised of its availability by email it was despatched promptly after ordering and when the hat arrived it was obviously of high quality.  

  Keith Sewell
8th November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 648

  Excellent quality product, this is my second purchase of this item as the first one was so good. Highly recommended for warmth and weight.  

  Ade Bird
8th November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 648

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

  Adele Keating
27th June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 648

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

27th April, 2022

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 648

  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

  9 of 648

  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

  10 of 648

  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

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