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“A weighted vest that doesn’t look like one. Kids love to wear “regular” clothes that don’t stand out, while still benefiting from the soothing effects of weight.” - Debbie Kissel, Special Needs Product Director at Fun and Function
- Six interior pockets to hold weights and two exterior pockets for hands or fidgets
- Weighs approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs. (without weights)
- 100% polyester vest and zippers
- 100% cotton weights filled with steel pellets in separate 80% polyester 20% cotton lining
- To wash vest, remove weights. Machine wash cold. Air dry.
- Surface wash weights. Air dry
- Color: Black
- Holds up to 6 lbs. of weight.
- 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.)
Too SMALL, not cuddly/warm, bad hood designI got this for a skinny 9-year-old and chose the size XL for 10-12 year olds. It came promptly and nearly in a bag labeled from China and had no odors nor oily residue from dye. The XL vest is past the point of barely fitting to being noticeably high-waisted. Putting on the hood brings the waist up above the belly-button and looks like he's wearing a little brother's clothes. And for a skinny kid, there wasn't any noticeable room in the width, either, even before the added weights. It loosely fit a chunky 3-yr-old we had try it on, with the hem above the lower end of the bottom and the weighted area falling around the 3-yr-old's bottom and upper thighs. It was functional but looked like a big brother's clothes so I'd say the XL should fit an average to chunky 5-7-year-old or petite 7-9-year-old. The hood does not have any compression effect at all, loosely fitting with a floppy flat seam (no elastic or tailored cut). For a proprioceptive hoodie, it's rather pointless. It could function as a visual separation from the outside world in kids with straight hair but it poofs way out on curly hair making it more of a back and side fashion statement kind of thing, causing hair frizzies but at least blocking wind from the ears. The fleece doesn't have a texturally warm and fuzzy nap; it's more compact, smooth, industrial, which doesn't hit the sensory box we were going for. I can't imagine it being very warm. I was expecting something like REI house brand vest and think it is more like Walmart brand material. There are two roomy pockets. It's well constructed. The weight pockets are sturdy and of quality materials. The seams are straight. The weight pockets are each closed with a sturdy velcro that is sown in place. The pairs of black stitching for the velcro are faintly visible on the outside of the vest on close inspection but not unless you're looking for it. It would raise zero bullying or otherwise noticeability concerns. It seems like they bought an inferior product and then added quality workmanship only in the accommodations. When I saw this, I thought my kid would stop walking around with a fleece blanket wrapped around his head and body and would start living in this instead so I paid the extra amount for what I thought would be years of daily warm and fuzzy proprioceptive input from a hood and weights but it's not going to check off any of those boxes for us, so it's a pretty huge disappointment.Read MoreGreat vestI love the way it looks and feels. My son had one of the weighted compression vests when he was 4/5, but he refused to wear it at school once he got a little older. He liked putting on the vest. It looks like regular clothes and doesn't feel like a "punishment"."Read MoreRuns a little smallI was anticipating a looser fit when I purchased the large (age 7-9) for my soon to be 8yo.Read MoreAwesome.. It's super coolAwesome.. It's super cool soft jacket. Doesn't look like a weighted jacket from the outside. HAPPY with the purchaseRead Morevery nicehe loves itRead MoreWeighted Fleece Hoodie XLI love that is of a durable fabric but still cuddly and warm.Read MoreMust have!This item exceeded my expectation! It feels wonderful and looks like a normal black hoodie! Does not stand out as weighted vests sometimes do! Perfect over the compression long sleeve shirt. It was heavier than expected too!! Great quality and an overall great purchase!!Read MoreWeighted Fleece HoodieThis hoodie is so soft, I don’t want to take it off! It keeps me warm and cozy.Read More