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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         523 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 3 colours:

• Ebony
• 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 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 523 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 523

  Very warm, very comfortable, and a good price!  

  Ruth C Klaveness
17th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 523

  This is my second purchase of this hat, need I say anymore. Very warm and comfortable to wear while in the snowy north of Japan, this hat was perfect. In fact, sometimes my head felt so warm, at times had to take it off,that's not a complaint. I personally feel this bit of kit works brilliantly when there is less exertion. I feel this hat is much superior to others on the market. Highly recommended and reasonably priced.  

  Mark Adam Armley
6th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 523

  Really love this hat, I have had it over a year now and it is my second winter wearing it. It keeps my head really warm and feels very soft and is not itchy at all. The price here is also the cheapest I have found for similarly described products.  

2nd January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 523

  Very cosy hat, not too tight or sweaty. Super quick delivery!  

  James Turner
1st January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 523

  This is the best beanie I have ever had. Firstly, it is warm and pleasantly wind proof, keeping my head and ears warm on a very cold and windy Pen-y-fan walk. The double layer also does really well in keeping the rain off the head. I can’t say it’s waterproof but it definitely kept my head dry in prolonged light rain.  

  Mark Sharwood
31st December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 523

  This is a fantastic hat which ins now my second one. The hat is great, not only for its warmth and softness, both of which are very true but you do not over heat either. Service as always is second to none, I can not rate the beanie or Ray Mears shop more highly.  

  Ed Brann
19th December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 523

  Soft and warm. May be too insulating for me when active as it made my head too hot and had to take it off to cool down but I guess what hat wouldn't. Nice and warm when stood still.  

  Jonathan Mcfarland
18th December, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 523

  Super comfy warm and versatile, can be worn as simple beanie or folded to make double layer. I bought another 3 of these for the children, they all wore them immediately. Used for skiing, will use them again this winter. Water beads up nicely on them, so they don't get sodden too easily.  

  Peter Ryan
16th December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 523

  the Pumice colour is a nice cool fleck grey colour. Soft, non-itchy super warm beanie. Great value.  

  Karen Woolhouse
12th December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 523

  We have several colours of this wool beanie. Our daughters, myself and my husband love them - they are the lightest and warmest hats we know. They fit to every outfit style!  

  Sabine M.
22nd November, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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