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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Who We Are


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.

Digital Resources Just For You


Digital Resources Just For You


When you purchase any product at Harkla, we'll send you digital access to our 4 books about raising children with special needs.

They give actionable advice on:

  • Creating a routine to improve your child's sleep
  • How to help deal with sensory issues
  • Using diet, exercise, and more to improve classroom behavior
  • And more...

Our support for you and your loved ones doesn't end with just our products. Our mission is to be the most helpful special needs company, and we do so by offering more than just products.

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 132 reviews
Little better made than I thought it would be

Nicely made. Soft texture all over. Easy to inflate and came with a pump that worked great for this. I wish they made these in my size. I wanted to get in it once I was done blowing it up. Daughter loves this.

Lisa W.
He loves this!

This is a comforting device for my grandson. Thank you!

Jennifer D.
Just got the hug

We will be trying the hug out today. It came in over the holidays and so picked up was on Monday.

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!