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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         632 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

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 632 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 632

  These possum Merino wool beanies are exceptionally comfortable and soft. I use them in different types of cold weather while hunting and they always exceed my expectations. They are lightweight yet very warm.  

  Jerry Aguiar
17th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 632

  Very pleased with the hat. It keeps your head and ears very warm. Good quality workmanship. Will buy again.  

  P T
16th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 632

  Love these hats, I bought one for my Dad for Christmas, now he loves them too.  

  Raymond Manning
11th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 632

  Light and soft, this hat has been keeping my head toastie warm the past couple of weeks in some very cold weather. Really impressed with it and would recommend.  

10th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 632

  Have 3 of these, they are simply the best quality and best price via Ray Mears, long may they continue.  

  Karen Grindey
10th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 632

  Had to replace a lost one for my sister, great product, great price and service, thank you.  

  Scott Thompson
7th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 632

  Such a lovely beanie. I bought six as Christmas gifts in various colours. Have had lots of positive comments like warmth without being overly hot. I may have to buy myself one.  

  Joanne Hastings
30th December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 632

  Excellent, warm hat. Great service.  

  David Quayle
29th December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 632

  This is the second we have purchased. Incredibly durable, soft and warm. I’m looking forward to the gloves and neck warmer coming back in stock.  

  Emma Danaher
22nd December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 632

  Absolutely sensational. So warm - the best beanie I’ve ever bought.  

  Tim Roberts
22nd December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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