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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         533 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


  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 533 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 533

  A top bonnet. Weirdly warm and breatheable! Would recommend!  

  Ed Creswell
13th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 533

  This is my second possum hat and I love them, good for keeping the wind and rain out, they dry very quickly. Cosy in the winter months and for round the campfire too! I would recommend this to anyone, in fact, I already have and now need to get another one!  

13th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 533

  As good as they always were. Had one years ago and shrank it in a hot wash. The new one is great. Was discounted which makes it even sweeter. Most satisfactory.  

  Rhodri Jones
12th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 533

  There are two things a wool hat should be, (a) warm and (b) comfortable this hat is both of those in spades; A great hat.  

  Richard Brown
12th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 533

  Lightweight, warm and super comfy. This is my second one. The first is still going strong after a few years. I just fancied a different colour. It really is the perfect hat. Whether I'm out for a walk, gardening, camping, watching the kids play rugby, working outdoors, or snowboarding, this hat is on my head 3-5 months of the year. Incredible value for money.  

  John Seaman
9th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 533

  Unbelievably warm! A must buy.  

  James L Martin
5th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 533

  A brilliant hat that doesn’t boil your head like others I have had. The quality and simple construction make it an absolute joy to use. I have two of these in different colours. Thank you for an excellent product and service!  

  Jonathan Fenton
2nd February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 533

  Great item, actually its so good I bought this as a backup in a different colour so its my second one. Very warm, comfortable, non itchy & keeps your head dry when its wet, what more could you want. Super fast delivery as usual from Woodlore.  

  Stephen Hart
30th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 533

  This is such a cosy hat, feels like silk too. Highly recommended.  

  John Tildesley
29th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 533

  Very soft, warm, comfortable beanie. I like the fact that it is not sewn together at the top, allowing it to be worn in differing and styles.  

  Stuart Freedson
25th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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