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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         498 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 one colour:

•  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 498 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 498

  It's great beanie, warm, soft and very cosy. Would buy again for sure.  

  J Knock
18th February, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 498

  An amazing beanie, it has kept my head warm in minus 4 temperatures. This is a lightweight and robust hat, it should give years of service if looked after. Would recommend to all and I will buy one again, should the need arise. Thank you Woodlore for fast delivery of a great item.  

  Daniel Gray
29th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 498

  Very high quality hat. Haven't had chance to wear it in proper winter conditions yet but I've had it on a couple of times. When the wind was making it a bit nippy it kept my head very warm, it's also very comfortable and fits well. Highly recommended.  

  M Rawcliffe
28th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 498

  Worn in the Lake District in January whilst out walking with the dogs and in Powys where I live, which is now having fierce winds and snow. An absolutely perfect item for the weather. So light and Windproof, keeping out the cold and snow. Luckily it is so quick to dry as informed in the sales information. I would highly recommend this to anybody (male or female) looking for a practical cap to keep out the meanest of winds and bitter cold. Excellent for outdoor activities or for sleeping in when camping. The low price for the quality is outstanding and shouldn't be ignored.  

27th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 498

  Never had possum fur before. It is extremely soft and very comfortable, even on my rather large head. It feels very warm indeed.  

  William Faulding
25th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 498

  Super-soft and very comfy, arguably I didn't want the green colour but after a touchpad error I am happy with it. The hat I have discovered has only one fault and that is that you have to keep taking it off because it is so warm. Thanks.  

  Paul Renn
11th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 498

  These possum fur and merino wool beanie hats are fantastic. The beanie hat is warm, comfortable, lightweight and unlike some woollen hats, it doesn’t make your head itch. The hat fits comfortably and looks smart enough to wear in the field or about town. The price point represents very good value for money, and next day delivery of my order was impressive. Great product, at a reasonable price, with great service from the retailer.  

9th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 498

  Very warm, and soft like cashmere, but at a fraction of the price. The Mrs says it “looks good” not something she says about all my hats ;-). The hat is essentially a snood which is stitched together to make two long back-to-back Ds. This is good as it gives you loads of flexibility in how to wear it over ear defenders or slouched back under headphones. This is bad as, if you take the hat off as you would a standard beanie (pull at the top), you get a ‘snood’ in your hands and have to ‘reset’ the hat which is a little bit annoying if you’re out for a run. Overall I am happy and it's a great hat to wear if it’s cold and you won’t need to take it off and on frequently. However, I’m going stitch mine to keep it in the shape I most use it in.  

7th January, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  9 of 498

  This was purchased as a Christmas present for my son, who was delighted with it. As a survival instructor, he spends a lot of his time outdoors and finds these hats perfect. The colour 'Pumice' was a good neutral choice as it looks good with anything.  

  Wendy Hudson
1st January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 498

  The delivery was quite fast. I had expected that an item named “Ebony” would be black, but instead it was very bark brown. However it didn’t matter to me, but it could be an issue to others. The quality is, as always the best and I’m looking forward to some low temperatures here in Denmark, so I can bring my beanie to the test.  

  Tine Pedersen
29th December, 2018

Rated: 4/5

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