Harkla Hug


"My ASD son loves the hug! He has sensory processing issues and tends to deep the deep pressure without actual touch. The hug has been perfect for him."

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Exterior: 100% Soft Flocked Vinyl

Small: 48 x 29 x 20 inches
Medium: 60 x 29 x 20 inches

Small: Ages 2-6 | Maximum Weight 50lbs
Medium: Ages 6-12 | Maximum Weight 100lbs

The Harkla Hug
Electric Pump
Patch Kit

The Harkla Hug combines a sensory input tool with the fun of a toy!

Inflate the sensory pea pod and watch your child explore a new comfort spot in your home or kid's sensory room. Now made with flocked vinyl, this durable peapod sensory chair is a perfect addition.

The Harkla Hug is a family favorite for those with autism, sensory challenges, and ADHD!

The inflatable peapod for autism applies much-needed pressure to sensitive areas of the body helping your child feel grounded and in control. This cozy canoe is perfect for autism. It stirs a sense of adventure while the compression provides a calming comfort where your child can feel secure. Use this sensory processing disorder tool to add comfort and joy in your child’s life.

The Harkla Hug provides deep touch pressure (DTP) in the form of firm tactile sensory input or proprioceptive input to the whole body. When administered to the whole body, deep touch pressure therapy (DTP) has a calming, organizing effect on children and adults alike. 

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Our Snuggly Design
Price includes air pump for an easy setup
Made with flocked vinyl for comfort and durability
3 inflatable compartments including bottom for a rocking input
Reinforced stitching to hold air longer
Our Lifetime Guarantee


We don't mess around with our commitment. Unless you are 100% satisfied, we aren't satisfied either. We're a company that truly cares about you and will answer any question or concerns you have.

This means that if you are not absolutely happy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.

Free Digital Mini Course & Bonus Activities Included

Fun, Therapeutic Activities to Help Your Child Enjoy Every Moment using Harkla’s Sensory Tools!

Free Digital Mini Course & Bonus Activities Included

Fun, Therapeutic Activities to Help Your Child Enjoy Every Moment using Harkla’s Sensory Tools!

When you purchase any product at Harkla, we’ll send you digital access to your free product mini course!

Rachel Harrington (COTA/L, AC) & Jessica Hill (COTA/L), Harkla’s in-house experts, give you actionable advice on:

  • How your Harkla product works
  • How to introduce our sensory tools/toys into daily life
  • The best practices on how to use it
  • And our top 10 favorite fun, therapeutic activities
How Come A Hug?


The science behind the Harkla Hug is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.

DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about deep touch pressure, we wrote an article on it here.

Giving Back On Our Sales

1% of all Sales go to the University of Washington Autism CenteR

At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can’t afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center’s APEX Summer Camp.

“As a business committed to supporting families, Harkla has generously provided multiple scholarships so that children with autism and ADHD can attend our summer camp at the UW Autism Center. We’re grateful for Harkla’s support!”

Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center

Customer Reviews

Based on 129 reviews
Best Gift for kids with autism

I gifted to my friend’s son who has autism and he liked it a lot. he ditched his other toys for this. He spent the entire day here. sleeps well on it. Her mom said that its his most favorite gift

Nicole E.
Amazing Product and Amazing Company

I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t personally sure if this would be a good gift for my son as I just thought it wouldn’t get much use. My husband insisted so I wen ahead and purchased it. Boy was I wrong. I have nothing but positive things to say; they shipped so quickly, it arrived days before it was supposed to, the device you use to blow it up is chorded so you don’t have to look for any batteries (or worse, go buy some), and best of all, both of my children are in love with it. I am so happy with this purchase and the product is so well made. Thank you so much Harkla!

Julia K.
I want to give 5 stars so bad

I want to give 5 stars so bad. It works great for my ASD 3 y/o and he can spend a whole hour in it. But it keeps deflating. Everyday I have to reinflate it (only 2 of the 3 sections need reinflating). But they do include an electric pump and the pump is also a great source of sensory fun so we get to play with that when I reinflate it.

Jenay M.

My son adores this. It is his new favorite thing for relaxing. It's easy to use and hugs him and gives him the stimulation he needs to help his sensory processing disorder. Love this item

Dr. E.B.

Very pleased with the product, on outer price was difficult to keep inflated, but eventually we got it!! Our boy loves it!!! Worth the money, just as we expected!