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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         432 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


UK 1-2 Day Delivery possible

  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 432 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 432

  Really love all four beanies I ordered. The hat is really warm and it looks good on both men and women. The colours are exquisite - Ebony, Charcoal, Avoka, Pumice. The quality is very well made and I would highly recommend this beanie hat.  

  Marielena Hange
12th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 432

  This is the second of such items I bought from Woodlore. The first hat I bought for myself and have been amazed by its warmth and feel. It's not one of those usual beanie hats that itches moments after putting it on. I have worn it for several hours without even realising I'm wearing it. It's heat retention is fantastic, even after a thorough soaking in a downpour. I was so impressed I bought another hat for my son, who is a scout leader, and spends a lot of time outdoors in all weathers. As the hat is double layered, it can be a bit fiddly to fold it back together but that is a very minor point. I would highly recommend this hat to anyone. Very well made and worth every penny.  

  Simon Mcgill
11th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 432

  I bought this for my son who has stated that the quality of fur and wool is awesome. It is light but extremely warm. This is something that would be bought again!  

10th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 432

  This is an excellent quality product, extremely soft and very comfortable to wear. Keeps the head warm on the coldest of days such as we've had lately in the UK. For those serious about walking and getting out there I would thoroughly recommend this product.  

  Anyes Doody
6th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 432

  This is the warmest hat I’ve ever had, it’s soft and fits perfect. I will be buying another one for work.  

  Andrew S
6th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 432

  These are such wonderful Beanies. Super soft, light and a great shape. I've had one for a few years, they don't bobble and stay looking beautiful. I bought them for Christmas pressies last year and a few people looked positively jealous, so gave them to them this year. They were thrilled. Arrived promptly.  

6th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 432

  Very comfortable hat and very warm in normal conditions, but not windproof unfortunately. Very good hat if the wind isn't blowing.  

  David Tyrer
3rd January, 2018

Rated: 3/5

  8 of 432

  This hat is very warm, comfortable and soft to wear. Well worth the money.  

  David Brown
3rd January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 432

  Just what it said on the tin. However, Possum fur is just one of the furs other than Polar bear that has hollow fibres. Alpaca for example. Don't let that put you off buying one anyway.  

  Peter Crosland
1st January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 432

  Comfy and warm, although the hat pictured has a logo on it, mine didn't.  

  Pauline Maxwell
31st December, 2017

Rated: 4/5

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