Snug Vest

Your vest is wonderful!

May 2016 by Sebastian Morris, SNS Worker

Quote Your vest is wonderful for some of the students I work with when it comes to anxiety. Started using it for them whenever they have to present or speak in front of others. Almost different kids when it comes to staying calm. Great idea, keep it up!

Parents and Educators can feel confident in using!

February 2016 by Dawn Matheson, Executive Director, Mom's Choice Awards

Quote We are happy to award deserving products like Snug Vest. Our panel of judges really felt this high quality, innovative product merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.
Levi loves his Snug Vest

He's able to participate in more activities outside the home

January 2016 by Rose Kaech, Mother and founder of Stardust Generation

Quote My son Levi has autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD and severe anxiety. His Snug Vest has helped him regulate his emotions and given him the ability to participate in more activities outside the home. A little while ago Levi had his Snug Vest stolen and he was devastated. We did not hesitate to order a second vest as it has made such a positive impact in his life. I would strongly recommend this product to any person with anxiety or sensory seeking needs.

This gives him a little more independence which I wanted since he's getting older now

July 7, 2015 by Adrienne May, Mother (via facebook)

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My 12 year old son just recently got his Snug Vest and already it's been put to good use. He's learning that he doesn't have to wait for an adult for his deep pressure sensory anymore. Just recently we had some bad storms that knocked out the power neither of which he likes. He immediately grabbed his snug vest and put it on and while I was running around taking care of power outage things, his snug vest really helped him stay calm. This gives him a little more independence which is what I really wanted for him since he's getting older now. He'll STILL be getting big hugs but now it can be just for a show of love and not because he's loosing control and NEEDS compression. I'm very grateful for this product. 5 stars from me.

Chloe Rothschild getting use out of Snug Vest's Deep Pressure Therapy

It literally changed my life

April 28, 2015 by Chloe Rothschild, Autism Self-Advocate, USA

Quote My Snug Vest gets LOTS of usage. I will independently get the pump and pump it up. You do amazing things! I wear the vest all the time, get compliments on it. Your product has literally changed my life and I'm so beyond grateful!!!!!!!!!
Theo Fleury an Ex-NHL Hockey Player wearing the Snug Vest

I love my Snug Vest

April 1, 2015 by Theo Fleury, Ex-NHL Hockey Player, Canada

Quote I have a @snugvest and I love it!!! It really works #mentalhealth
Lucas receiving Deep Pressure Therapy from his Snug Vest

It has helped with transitions to and from school

April 22, 2015 by Marie Vhal, Mother, AB, Canada

Quote Well it took him a while to want to try it on and now he doesn't want to take it off! He gets a little upset with me when I tell him his time is up for now. We are so happy it has helped with transitions to and from school. Which was never fun and always a fight. Now going anywhere he puts the vest on and pumps it up and is good to go. It has helped so much and I'm so thankful the Innisfail Lions Club donated money for him to get one. Thanks again for helping me look for funding in Alberta. Lucas is one silly happy boy with it on!

He went from needing a teachers aid to being fourth in his class

March 12, 2015 by Guy Moisan, Father, Canada

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My son had been diagnosed as an autistic child, personally I did not accept that fact and began my search for ways to help my son focus, relax and have a quality life which he so much deserves without having a LABLE over his head. One day I came across an advertisement for Snug Vest, a very unconventional way of helping children with a variety of issues. I had made the decision to try all and every product (exception of medication) that would and could help my son. We started with using the vest when he was playing on the beach, told him it was for security. The results were and are amazing, it provides him with the feeling of having someone giving him a hug all the time.

The results were, little by little having more attention, less emotions eruptions, peace of mind, went from needing a teachers aid to being fourth in his class. Learned how to skate, swim and dance. Now is in martial arts. He is now 7 years of age and is a focused and playful as all kids his age. With humble gratitude I say thank you to all you at Snug Vest.

Justin receiving Deep Pressure in his Snug Vest for kids with autism

He doesn't want to take it off

February 9, 2015 by Sarah, Occupational Therapist, MI, USA

Quote Justin absolutely loves the vest and doesn't want to take it off. He wore it to general Ed today and it went really well. I'm thinking he may need the next size up!! Thanks again.

Meets the need for pressure without breaking taboos

November 20, 2014 by James Williams, Individual with Autism, USA

Quote Snug Vest allows you to meet the need for pressure without breaking societies taboos and talking about health problems.

The deep pressure offers both security and control of a body that is often disregulated

October 12, 2014 by Angela, Grandmother and Foster Mother, BC, Canada

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The Snug Vest is truly the perfect product for many of the very special infants and children I have cared for-including one of my quite amazing grandsons. The deep pressure right in the core of the body offers the little one both security and control of a body that is often disregulated and simply out of sync. I have seen the calmness that comes as the vest is pumped up to just the right tightness to provide just the right sense of peace. I have seen more success both at school and at play as this seems to allow a greater ability to focus on classroom activity rather than all focus just going to sitting still.

Perhaps equally important for the school aged child is that this vest is stylish and attractive- it does not look at all like a therapeutic device. My Grandson's friends all wear vests to school, his does not appear to be any different so there is no teasing or embarrassing questions.

I have recommended the "Snug Vest" to both parents and therapists as I have seen the benefits first hand.

It gives him absolute independence and a perfect "sensory fit" to his needs

October 13, 2014 by Gabriele, Mother in Denver, Colorado, USA

Quote Tristan is using his Snug Vest at school 2-3 times a day for about 20 minutes each time when he starts to feel stressed and/or overwhelmed. He pumps air to the pressure he chooses and releases air if he has pumped too much for his comfort which is fantastic as it gives him absolute independence and a perfect "sensory fit" to his needs. I have noticed that the amount of air pressure he pumps changes day to day and his 1:1 Aide has noticed that as well. He is much calmer, more able to attend to his work and less fidgety as well. School has mentioned that his focus has increased and his handwriting is becoming way more legible. What a wonderful product for my 14 year old!

It's Awesome!

October 2, 2014 by Sam, age 9, Canada

Quote It feels good and it's very awesome too!

I felt like my head would explode, I put on the vest and it helped reduce this feeling

September 21, 2014 by Pauline Robinson, Occupational Therapist, Canada

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The Snug Vest has helped one of my clients, Jill*, who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Jill found that when she wore the Snug Vest, the compression though her torso helped reduce the intensity of her headache, helped her to organize her thoughts, increased mental clarity and decreased dizziness. Jill describes a situation which illustrates how the Sung Vest helps her '...I felt like my head would explode, I put on the vest and it helped reduce this feeling, I melted into the vest and instantly felt relief'.

I found the Snug Vest team incredibly helpful and efficient and will use this product again in the future should an opportunity arise.

Note: It is important to consult your Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist regarding use of compression to treat your symptoms; this is a treatment option which does not benefit all individuals.

*Client's name has been changed to protect identity

I could walk around 300 meters without any support!!!

September 4, 2014 by Peter Gugino, USA

Quote I am 33 year old and I am a mild ataxia sufferer. I got my Snug Vest a few hours ago via mail. I have to say something. As soon as the Snug Vest came, I tried it on. My family immediately noticed a big difference. Before I could only walk by holding on to walls and objects. With the Snug Vest I could walk around 300 meters without any support!!!!! And what is more is that with the Snug Vest I could stand perfectly straight whereas before I wobbled quite a bit . You guys have a GREAT product! Wow.

Versatile and can be adjusted and individualized for the child's needs

July 25, 2014 by Jennifer Lane, Occupational Therapist, Surrey, BC, Canada

Quote We used the Snug Vest with a multitude of children and teens at our clinic. It is very versatile and can be adjusted and individualized for the child’s needs. Many of our clients enjoyed the Snug Vest and found it very calming for their bodies. One of my favorite moments was putting it on one of our children, pumping it up and watching a gigantic smile come across his face.

Essential tool for all age groups living with FASD

June 26, 2014 by Liz Lawyk, Chief Clinical Examiner of the Organic Brain Dysfunction (OBD) Triage Institute, Alberta, Canada

Quote I feel strongly that [Snug Vest] is an essential tool for all age groups living with FASD and other forms of organic brain dysfunction that encompasses sensory processing disorder.

It's not too difficult to get on when she is escalated

June 25, 2014 by Jessica O., Residential Coordinator, Ontario, Canada

Quote The staff have been using [the client's Snug Vest] quite a bit and have found it very effective, they also report that it is great that it is not too difficult to get it on her since if she is escalated you do now want to get too much into her space.

It looked as though she was experiencing her body for the first time

May 23, 2014 by Jennifer S., Occupational Therapist, BC, Canada

Quote I had the opportunity to work with a young girl of nine years old. She was diagnosed with a Global Developmental Delay. She presented with many significant sensory processing and motor challenges. She typically was extremely low muscle tone, highly distractable and tended to be more comfortable in interacting with the outside world as opposed to focusing on what her body or her hands were doing.It was extremely challenging to keep her engaged in any task, as she could not rely on her body to provide her with stability or with the necessary feedback to use her body efficiently. It was so much easier for her to engage everyone by talking and avoid doing. I had noticed that she was more engaged in a ball pond and demonstrated a little more focus. The real magic happened, for this child, when she trialed a Snug Vest. As she pumped up the vest, it looked as though she was experiencing her body for the first time. She was able to maintain an upright posture, which was usually extremely challenging. She was immediately more present in her body and did not use her usual avoidant behaviour of engaging others in her environment but was able to stay focused on the task at hand. She was immediately aware of the difference and was very proud of her sustained efforts. She would ask her teacher if she could use her vest at different times during the day. This was very neat to see.

It helps him calm down for bed time and for school

May 21, 2014 by Kristi T., Alberta, Canada, Mother

Quote My son Loves deep pressure, we started to notice this when he would try and squeeze himself between his bed and the wall, or we would find him taking the couch coushins off and piling them ontop of himself, he would laugh and giggle when ever his older brother would lay on him or give him a BIG hug, I started to realize he needed his DEEP Pressure more when he would always ask for Hugs, and Squeeze us, so we would squeeze back he would sit in our arms for LONG periods of time as long as we were squeezing him, out in public he would constantly ask for these hugs and sometimes from strangers. Now that we have the Snug Vest our son will pump it up to where he likes and he will wear it for the full 20 mins recommended after that he is good calm and relaxed he doesn't ask for his Famous Big Hugs as much ( We miss that) but it helps him calm down for bed time and for school and any outing we have planned, 20 mins of the vest and hes good to go. THANK you for your Product!!

The vest helped him deal with stress

May 15, 2014 from Libby, BC, Canada

Quote Tanner is a boy of few words, but he wanted to say that the vest helped him to deal with stress.

It makes me feel calm and happy

Rishi & Rickilla, BC, Canada

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It acts like a security blanket for me

April 26, 2014 by Matt, USA

Quote I love my vest so much! I like to wear it even when it is not inflated! It acts like a security blanket for me.

My student looked comfortable in his own skin for the first time

April 29, 2014 by Brenda C., BC, Tutor

Quote My student looked comfortable in his own skin for the first time - the contented, almost blissful look on his face was wonderful to see. He asked me the following day to try it on - I did not have to prompt.

Better concentration and more calm

April 17, 2014 by Shirley J., BC, Mother

Quote We are using the vest at school and it is working out great…better concentration and more calm…[my son's] aide really liked it and said it is so much better than the weighted vests…

Snug Vest was an aid to relaxation during my final months of employment

January 2, 2014 by Jeff B., USA, Retiree

Quote My targeted use of the Snug Vest was as an aid to relaxation from working in a fast paced high pressure setting during my final months of employment. The burnout damage had been done and it was time to get out; not to try changing my outlook on working longer. Taking a session in the vest before work would send me off prepared to deal with the day. The deep pressure therapy sensation could retain its presence for up to two hours into the working day. Knowing I could come home after work and enjoy a session in the vest made those last days go by relatively easy. Yes, it is an enjoyable sensation; an adjustable comfortable hug which triggers a full body relaxation in about ten minutes. It is like nothing else I have ever experienced and it is very effective.

Children love to wear it because it not only makes them feel safe...it also looks good

November 27, 2013 by Megan E., Canada, Occupational Therapist

Quote In my experience with the Snug vest, I appreciate that it allows the wearer to control how much deep pressure input they want at various times. Children love to wear it because it not only makes them feel safe, secure and relaxed, but it also looks good. For many of my younger clients when they are wearing it they pretend they are sailors, pirates, space explorers or super heroes with their special vest.
Antony

We've been able to successfully stop 5 out of 7 meltdowns

September, 2013 by Jessica L., Ontario, Mother

 

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Thank you Snug Vest! What an amazing product! Antony is able to put the vest on unassisted, and pump-up and deflate it himself. He loves to pump it up! For the first time ever we had no problems when shopping in Walmart and it was all because he was wearing the Snug Vest! We have been able to successfully stop 5 out of 7 meltdowns due to the Snug Vest and calm him safely just by putting the vest on and inflating it! We’ve also prevented plenty more meltdowns just having him wear the vest throughout the day, especially during stressful moments. I highly recommend this vest to anyone! I wish we had it sooner. Thank you so much.

Update, October 25, 2013:

Antony is doing amazing. He wears his vest every day at school. His school will be placing an order for him to have one in class so I don’t need to send his every day. We never go shopping without it, it truly is a life saver and helps him so much, he loves his vest he even asks to wear it when he feels he really needs it :) I should also add that his behavior and grades have drastically improved since wearing the vest as it really helps improve his concentration and focus it’s really benefited. I truly believe without the vest the school would be requesting us to medicate him, thankfully his only medication needed is his Snug Vest :) Thank you again. Thank you.

 

It's made a big different in his ability to concentrate

August 16, 2014 by Tim Perry, Canada, Father

Quote We’ve had our Snug Vest now for several months, and our autistic son uses it regularly, mostly at school. His Educational Assistant says it’s made a big difference in his ability to concentrate, and focus on a task or on schoolwork, and she noticed the difference almost immediately. We think the Snug Vest has been a great investment that has helped our son both at school and at home.

He is able to learn and focus on his own!

May 30, 2013 by Rosie McCormick, Canada, Mother

Quote The Snug Vest has allowed my son to be more independent. He is able to learn and focus on his own and I can focus on other important tasks. His teacher has said that it usually takes my son a good hour to get him to settle down. After using the Snug Vest, he seems more settled in school and is able to focus in his school work much faster. He seems to be at the same speed with other children now. I TRULY believe that the Snug Vest is an effective solution and I wish that all children [individuals] with autism [and other related disorders] could get treated with this tool.

Simply the best thing I've gotten for my son

May 17, 2013 by Roderick F., United States, Father

Quote My son has autism, and after much frustration with weighted vests on my son, I thought to myself, "there has to be a better alternative". After searching on Google for something, Snug Vest came up. I was actually very excited to find this product as I just knew this vest would work for my son. The vest came in yesterday and the vest was an instant hit on my son. He felt so comfy in it and we were able to stop almost all of his tantrums. Thank you Snug Vest.

Thank you Snug Vest Team!

April 29, 2013 by Josephine C., BC, Mother

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Yes, we just received the Snug Vest yesterday afternoon!

My 11 year old son was so excited to receive it. He tried it on and said, with a huge smile on his face,“It feels good!”

Thank you for the work you do!

We are looking forward to the benefits of our son wearing the vest!

The Snug Vest is very well made

April 15, 2013 by Aida, O.T., United States

Quote We just received the snug vest today and it looks very well made and the boy that we put it on really likes wearing it.

The Snug Vest is a great tool

April 15, 2013 by B.C., Teacher, United States

Quote Trey has been very receptive to wearing the vest, and 3/4 times we see a significant increase in regulation and attention through out the rest of his day after he's worn it. When Trey is escalating (grabbing, hitting himself, occasional tears, verbal and/or physical protest, and flushed cheeks), his tantrum may last anywhere from one to five minutes on average. We usually see these behaviors occur when Trey has been denied access to something preferred, or during transition time to a non-preferred activity. He requires maximum visual prompting during this time, and modeling of expected behavior (deep breathing, still body, calm voice) in order to de-escalate. With the Snug Vest, Trey's escalations when denied access or during transitions have decreased to 1/5 occasions, and he's able to self-regulate with minimal visual prompting. Since Trey has always responded well to deep pressure and heavy work, I truly believe the Snug Vest is a great tool for Trey to use throughout his day to remain engaged and regulated.

My daughter feels like she's a turtle in a shell!

April 8, 2013 by Linda, United States

Quote The Snug Vest arrived today, and Etelka is so pleased with it. Within a few seconds of inflating it, she felt so calm! She said that the pressure makes her feel like she is being hugged, and the hood helps keep out light, which causes her to feel overstimulated. She said she feels like a turtle in a shell, especially when she is laying on her belly and curled up in a ball. As to product improvement, Etelka recommends a string to tighten the hood and something to put more compression on the shoulders. Even absent these features, however, she finds the Snug Vest to be a great product, and we are happy to recommend it to others. It was definitely worth waiting for!

I'm so happy to have gotten this vest

April 5, 2013 by William R., Brampton, ON

Quote I am so happy to have the vest. When I am wearing it, I feel more relaxed and it feels like a soft cushion between me and the chair. I like how you get to pump it up and then release the air at the end. Thank you for making something that helps me and other people.

Design is amazing!

April 2, 2013 by G.F. Canada, Mother

Quote I have to tell you that your design is amazing - you've thought of everything....the Velcro adjustments, the air holes in the back, the sporty look... It is a beautiful piece of work and your attention to detail in all areas - right down to the packaging - is so impressive and is really touching. Erik and I liked the way the vest was wrapped with a ribbon around it with the little tag and the heartfelt message. Everything is exquisite....and now for a word directly from Erik who is sitting in his room doing his homework with the vest on!!

The Snug Vest is Wonderful!

Mar 27, 2013 by John B., United States, Father

Quote Well, your wonderful vest has arrived, and I wanted to let you know how impressed we are. My son absolutely loves it!

Thank You!

Mar 26, 2013 by Samantha D., Canada, Mother

Quote We received our Snug Vest earlier this week. Thank you! What a feat of engineering! My nine year old (high-functioning autistic) son was so excited! He tried it out right away and he said it made him feel safe and hug-able. Since then, he has worn the Snug Vest (for 20 minute periods) about three times a day. In fact it looked so cool that my 5 year-old neuro-typical child now wishes he could have autism so he would get his own Snug Vest!

Fantastic product

Mar 20, 2013 by Mary-Ann, Canada, mother

Quote A fantastic product! The idea behind this is truly amazing. I was so concerned with weighted vests and putting that extra weight on my two kids that have autism, and didn't know what effects it would have on their growing bodies in the future. We didn't like the weighted vest because it restricted their movement. Both of my kids enjoyed the inflatable Snug Vest, and I see it as a tool to help them with their school work to feel comfort, and to calm them down from being upset.

Your wonderful vest

Mar 20, 2013 by Nina, CA, mother

Quote My son with ASD and Down Syndrome used your vest during speech therapy, and his speech therapist said it helped him a lot. During and after he wore it, he was a lot calmer as he sat in his seat and didn't rock back and forth anymore.

A truly great product

Mar 05, 2013 by Cher Sherwood, CA, mother

Quote I saw a significant decrease in my sons anxiety and self-destructive behaviours during as well as after wearing the Snug vest. I thought the design was stylish and think it is a truly great product.

My son loves it!

Feb 28, 2013 by Lisa B., CA, mother

Quote Our son really enjoyed wearing the Snug Vest because not only did he think it felt warm and comfortable, the pressure was adjustable to his needs and it did not make him look different or feel awkward wearing it. I love it too because it helps him help himself!

This vest would help a lot

Jan 29, 2013 by Sarah, UK, mother

Quote Our son is struggling in mainstream education and I really know this would help him. He asks for hugs non-stop whenever he is struggling to concentrate.

Snug Vest is unlike any weighted vest

Jan 29, 2013 by David, AU, OT

Quote I work with many students who have autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome and/or sensory processing disorders. We frequently use weighted products like vests, but much of what is commercially available are just not cool enough looking. Your pressure vest is great because it is not unlike something a typical adolescent might wear.

We discovered your product!

Jan 29, 2013 by Ann, USA, mother

Quote My daughter had a doctor's appointment. When the nurse inflated the blood pressure cuff and she said it felt really good, I started wondering why anyone hadn't developed an inflatable vest until I found yours.

Dr. Temple Grandin

Jan 29, 2013 by Dr. Temple Grandin, USA, ASD

Quote I really like your pressure vest. I would have loved that as a child. The instant deflate tube and the pressure relief valve are important safety devices that you have added to the vest. These devices will prevent it from getting too tight like a blood pressure cuff. I hope you commercialize this vest. It is really good that the child controls it.

I haven't found the right one, until I found yours...

Jan 29, 2013 by Michelle, UK, ASD

Quote I have been researching on deep pressure products, mainly vests but also weighted blankets, for a long time but have not found the 'right one' until I saw your vest. I have severe asthma and need a vest that is easy to take off or 'get rid of the pressure' when having an attack and one where I can control the quantity of pressure with as I crave very deep pressure. I was looking at Velcro ones, however they all seem to be a two person job to get on and off and set up, so when I found your vest I was immediately 'caught'!

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