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“Hug-like compression encourages calm and feeling of security. Designed especially for older kids and adults with sensory processing challenges.” - Debbie Kissel, Special Needs Product Director at Fun and Function
- Side and shoulder closures to adjust to best fit
- 6 interior pockets for removable weights
- 100% polyester neoprene vest with 100% polyester lining and hook-and-loop closures
- 100% cotton weights filled with steel pellets
- To wash vest, remove weights. Attach all closures to prevent damage to vest. Machine wash cold/gentle. Dry flat.
- Surface wash weights. Air dry.
- Color: black
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
I love my vest!I'm an adult on the autistic spectrum, and I have always had sensory processing issues throughout my life, and for many years, I've had great difficulty coping. Deep pressure is one of the few things that genuinely helps. The problem is that many of the things that give me pressure just aren't comfortable... But this vest is the most comfortable thing I have ever owned! The designer of it really had all their bases covered, and knew EXACTLY what people with sensory processing difficulties want. There are no seams, the material is soft, and it's very durable. Straight out of the box, it might take just a little getting used to. The velcro on the sides is rigid and might feel weird at first (it's also worth noting for those of us with sensitive hearing that the velcro is loud), but it forms to your body and gets much more comfortable after using it a few times. It actually ends up making the vest feel more "protective". Once you add weights to it, it feels even more protective. I like to put the weights as far to the sides as they'll go. This makes rocking feel much more soothing than it already is, so it makes for a wonderful coping mechanism when I'm really tense. When I put the vest on, it feels like I'm getting the best hug ever, and I can stay wrapped in this hug as long as I need! Speaking of which, it's easy to put on and take off the vest; you don't have to wiggle into it like a wetsuit. I am VERY happy with this vest!! It will be an invaluable coping skill for many years to come!Read MoreDefinitely recommend"Thank you for offering such a range of products! Your weighted compression vests are the best! :-)"Read MoreGreat Product and Easy to use"The adjustments that are available on it work well, as does the velcro holding the weights since that is easier on a person's hands."Read MoreWorked well!This is a great product & worked well for the client we ordered it for!!Read MoreHomework HelperI feel very calm while wearing this vest and I don't experience anxiety quite as often when I wear this vest. It is also very discrete. I feel inclined to do my homework and I feel more focused while doing it.Read Moregreat productgreat productRead 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