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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         584 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 Ebony, Meadow, Oyster, Black, Charcoal, Avoka, Pumice
  • Hand-wash only

Out of Stock in 2 colours:

• Oyster
• Pumice

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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 584 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 584

  This hat is the best beanie I've tried. It's excellent even after covered in snow because it dries so fast. The softest, warmest, and breathable beanie on the market. Unfortunately, Navy blue is always rough. I've bought 2or 3 over the years and every time that color has the roughest feel. There is a clear difference in softness between Oyster and other colors, it's the softest and I've bought 3 over the years. I've also purchased Forest or dark green, which was softer than Navy blue. Other than the difference in softness from one color to the next, these beanies are second to none.  

  John Smith
20th January, 2021

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 584

  Perfect Hat, light warm possum and has a merino wool blend. Perfect winter Beanie.  

  Isak Shlomo
18th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 584

  This is incredibly warm, soft and light, a delight to wear.  

18th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 584

  Warm, lightweight, fantastic hat with a cracking price,  

  Ed Sanderson
16th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 584

  A very high quality piece of headwear which is truly warm and comfortable.  

  Robert Preston
14th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 584

  Excellent hat at a very reasonable price. Thanks.  

  Adam C
6th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 584

  Lovely product. Bought as a gift for my partner to suit a new coat. He already has this hat in another colour and it’s been brilliant. It is warm, light, and hand washes perfectly, so I knew it’d be best to stick with this product and brand when looking for a new colour way. Would recommend.  

4th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 584

  Have used this hat several times now in cold windy weather, it definitely feels warmer than than other hats I have used.  

  Peter Lowe
4th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 584

  I'm always a bit put out that most retailers don't wait a couple of months for a review. So far, the hat's performing well. Warm and very cosy, it feels and looks like a good quality, well made item. I've only worn it cycling in Zurich so far, at about -3c, and it kept my head warm and comfortable. Reasonably priced as well.  

  Jonathan Mcgee
4th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 584

  These hats although they are basic looking and simple, they really are exceptionally warm even when they are wet through. This purchase was for my parents and now my wife wants one too. Very soft and light, at times you forget you have it on your head. Such a fair price if you like the cold but your head and ears get bitten with wind chill then get one of these you will be out and about for hours longer.  

  James Barrett
3rd January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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