The deep pressure provided by our weighted jackets, hoodies and waistcoats have a "calming and organising" effect on the body's proprioceptive system.

Our stylish hoodies, waistcoats and fleece jackets not only provide sensory feedback but they do not stand out as a therapeutic aid, allowing them to be worn without drawing unwanted attention! A great help to those with autism, ADHD, and Aspergers.

Weighted jackets are often recommended by Occupational Therapists to increase attention span and reduce hyperactivity often seen in children with autism, ADHD, sensory and learning difficulties. Sensory Direct weighted vests are made in the UK and are CE approved and meet the requirements as a Class 1 Medical Device as defined by the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Authority. The weighted jackets contain seven pockets for the insertion of weights. Two are in the shoulders and five around the waist.- the hoody has an additional weight pocket on the hood. All weights are removable allowing you to tailor the jacket to your own preference.    

Our weighted clothing are often used in the classroom to reduce excessive fidgeting and help sensory seekers to stay focused for longer. They can also be used where there is a lot of sensory input to help prevent meltdowns. We recommend that a weighted jacket is worn for 30-40 minutes at a time - there should be some "carry over" effect as the benefit of the weight will still be felt after the jacket is removed.


Compression Vests apply deep pressure and proprioceptive feedback to the body and shoulders. Compression vests do not use weight. Instead, deep pressure is applied to the body by the tight wrapping of the vest around the body. Our Sensory Hug T-Shirts are made to calm and provide steady proprioceptive input. 

 Some autistic children enjoy tight clothing or wrapping themselves up in sheets or a gym mat to give them the pressure they crave. The compression vest works on the same principle and may benefit children with tactile and proprioceptive sensory problems. Challenging behaviours and sensory-seeking behaviours are often reduced with the application of deep pressure.

Compression vests are manufactured from neoprene which wraps tightly around the body while fully adjustable, detachable, shoulder-straps provide deep pressure to the shoulders.

We also offer clothing that combine both the compression and weight that togther function as a reassuring deep hug.

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    Weighted Hoody & Pressure Vest set

    from £132.00 £110.00
  2. Weighted Hug Vest

    Weighted Hug Vest

    from £59.95 £49.96
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    Junior Weighted Hoody

    from £89.94 £74.95
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    Adult Weighted Hoody

    from £97.00 £80.83
  5. Kids Weighted Jacket

    Kids Weighted Jacket

    from £76.00 £63.33
  6. Adult Weighted Jacket

    Adult Weighted Jacket

    from £98.00 £81.67
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    Kids Weighted Fleece Waistcoat

    from £76.00 £63.33
  8. Adult Weighted Jacket for Autism

    Adult Weighted Fleece Waistcoat

    from £98.00 £81.67
  9. Sensory Hug Shirt - short sleeve

    Sensory Hug Shirt - Short Sleeve

    from £20.50 £20.50 from £15.95
  10. SmartKnit Kids Seamless Socks

    SmartKnit Kids Seamless Socks

    from £8.00 £8.00
  11. Sensory weighted cap in black

    Weighted Cap

    £29.40 £24.50
  12. Sensory Hug Shirt - long sleeve

    Sensory Hug Shirt - Long Sleeve

    from £20.50 £20.50 from £17.95
  13. Body Popper Vest

    Body Popper Vest

    from £7.99 £7.99
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