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Subtle Style for Older Kids, Teens and Adults
Our founder and occupational therapist Aviva couldn’t find a weighted compression vest for kids, so she designed her own. This vest was our first Fun and Function product and it’s still one of our top sellers. It’s like a reassuring hug, perfect for helping to calm down, focus or cope with sensory overload. The steady proprioceptive input and compression around the trunk are especially soothing for those with sensory challenges. With stretchy neoprene for a snug, comfy fit and the discreet black design, older kids even ask to wear it.
- Provides proprioceptive feedback to help focus and self-regulate
- Hug-like compression encourages calm and feeling of security
- Supports kids and adults with ADHD, sensory integration disorder or autism
- Made by Fun and Function
- Ages 10 - Adult
Includes 2 lbs. of weight: four 1/4 lb. weights and two 1/2 lb. weights. Additional weights sold separately (see accessories). Weights are safely positioned in pockets inside the vest and can be added or removed. Learn about the calming benefits of weights and compression.
Black vest is 1" longer than other Weighted Compression Vests to accommodate Teen/Adult sizing. Weighted compression vests also available in red, blue or with graphics: band, dolphin, motorcycle or peace.Download Guidelines for Safe Use
Use weighted products with guidance from a therapist. You may benefit from 20-30 minutes of wear each hour, or longer. Use with adult supervision.
- Hook-and-loop side closures to adjust to best fit
- 6 interior pockets for removable weights
- Neoprene and mesh
- Machine wash. Air dry. (Remove weights before washing.)
Please note: Weights should be carefully and gradually adjusted for each person's needs. (5% of total body weight is a common standard. The total should never exceed 10-15% of total body weight.)
- Medium & Large: Each hold up to 9 lbs. of weight
- X-Large: Holds up to 12 lbs. of weight
Medium Black Weighted Compression VestFantastic quality, comfortable, and cool!Read MoreMedium Black Weighted Compression VestFantastic quality, comfortable, and cool!Read MoreBeautifulI ordered this vest for my granddaughter. THe size was a bit big on her, but she really loved it. She is allowed to wear it at school so that really helps. Fast shipping too.Read MoreAMAZING VESTI love the fit and feel of this weighted compression vest. My friends didn't even notice it was for anxiety. Thank you!Read MoreAwesome!I bought this for myself- I have autism and other developmental disabilities. It really helps me stay focused! My only complaint is that the Velcro is pretty loud if you have auditory sensitivities, but other than that, it's pretty awesome! (;Read MoreCompression VestThe vest is easy to put on and secure to the kids and helps them to calm when neededRead Morequality and comfortI bought my son the black weighted compression vest to help with calming. It has a very comfortable fit for him and he doesn't mind wearing it at all. He seems to be a bit calmer with it on and I am hoping with continued use to see even more positive results.Read MoreLove the look for our tweens and teens!We love the look of this black weighted vest for our older kids, tweens and teens. And, it still has all the great benefits of weight and compression.Read More
Answered QuestionsWhat is the recommended weight range, considering the vest is for an average 4th grader?
When are the best times for a student to wear the vest, prior to a challenging task, during transitions or during
Instruction times, or 1:1 times working?
Maximum time to wear per school day?
ThanksJoan / Feb 1, 2017The best way to measure the sizing is to use this size chart: https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-compression-vests-black. Every child is different. It is best that you work with the OT. If there's no OT, then try using it during work times, transition times or a challenging task. Then 20-30 minutes later, take it off.Adina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Feb 2, 2017Do any weights come with the vest when you order, if so what weights? Or do you need to order them separately?My 3 year old can't sit still. He also have a hard time transitioning. Can I use this vest on him with and without weights?Margaret Dominguez / Jul 13, 2016Our vests don't slip over the head because they have velcro on the sides to adjust the compression and fit for the wearer. The Weighted Compression Vests and Pressure Mesh Vest have no zippers, snaps, etc. but the sides and shoulders allow you to adjust the vest if needed.Adina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Jul 17, 2016Priscilla Velasquez / Jun 22, 2016We have a blue size chart link in the middle of the product page for each of our vests. The size chart can help you measure to know what size would fit best. For the Denim Weighted Vest, see this chart https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-denim-vestAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Jun 23, 2016My son wears boys 14/16 and is 5 ft 106 lbs. What size vest should he use? The link did not show a size chart.Debby M / Jun 3, 2016The best is to measure his chest and length measurements and according to his age, as well. Here is the link to the size chart: https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-compression-vestsAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Jun 8, 2016Kaitlin / Jun 3, 2016What kind of fabric is used? I see it is machine washable, so it's safe to wash with Other clothes or needs to be washed alone?Michelle Gomez / May 9, 2016Yes, we do. Here is the link to the size chart: https://funandfunction.com/weighted-compression-vest.htmlAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / May 10, 2016Do you ship to Canada and my son is 4 would I get the Small or XS? I just don't want him to outgrow it too soon.Viviana Marinacci / Apr 6, 2016We ship most of our items,including the Weighted Compression Vest, to Canada with a shipping cost. (Items with a 'calculate shipping' icon next to them can't be shipped internationally.) For the sizing, The XS vest is for ages 2-5, but it is still recommended to use the size chart to get the correct fit for your child. It's important for the vest to last for a while, but you still want to make sure it fits well now so he can get the maximum benefit from the vest. See the size chart: https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-compression-vestsAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Apr 6, 2016