Grateful Dead Inspired Hula Hoop // Beginner Hoop // Dancing Bears Hoop



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: tape, tubing

We’ve got dancing bears! We’ve got tye dye rainbow sparkles! We’ve got the perfect handmade designer hoop for our “Grateful Hoopers.”

In addition to dancing bears in all different colors, the design also includes red hearts, yellow vinyl tape and a combination of hot pink gaffers tape. The gaffers provides added grip, which is ideal for beginners looking to master on-body foundational moves.

Handmade hula hoops provide a great mechanism for getting fit while having fun! Just take a peek at the video here to see what I mean. And yep - that's me, Abby - the hula hoop enthusiast & hoop maker behind this ETSY shop. I also have some free tutorials and online classes available at to help you get started.

Choose your size and tubing!

✪ SIZE: Generally speaking, hoop sizing is based on height and body type. To pick the diameter that's best for you, simply measure from the floor to your belly button or rib cage. Slender individuals will want a smaller diameter hoop (closest to the belly button), while fuller figured individuals should choose a larger diameter (closest to the rib cage). Those with an athletic build will fall in the middle. You'll have the option to pick your hoop diameter, in the drop down menu when making your purchase. You can also include information in the 'Notes' section when ordering or feel free to send a message with any questions about sizing before you order.

✪ STYLE: This listing is for (1) STANDARD/ HEAVYWEIGHT (160 PSI) or MID WEIGHT (100 PSI) hula hoop. A great option for beginners. Lightweight (125 PSI) hula hoops (best for advanced level hooping and kids hoops) are also available. I can also make this style in polypro if you prefer. Just send a DM, and I can set up a custom listing for either of these options - but please be aware that lightweight and polypro hoops are best for small diameter hoops (under 36") whereas Standard and Mid are best for hoops 36" or larger.

✪ TRAVEL HOOP: All of our beginner hoops are 'twist and fold' style travel hoops. Your new hoop will come with detailed 'care for' instructions, including how to fold and unfold it. There are no removable pieces.

Want even more information about sizing?
Here’s our “How to Determine Your Hoop Size” video:

You can check out this hoop sizing guide, also, to learn more about the diameter and tubing option that's best for you!

And, we’re always happy to help! Our hoop maker is a full time hoop dance instructor who loves setting people up for success! Include your height and body type in the notes section when ordering, and we'll size the hoop according to your specifications. If you feel comfortable sharing your weight, that's helpful too. The more information we have, the better equipped we are to make a beginner hoop recommendation for you.

Your new hoop will be shipped via USPS, in recycled brown bag packaging, with tracking provided. Please allow up to 2 weeks for this custom handmade creation to come to life. All of our hoops are handcrafted with love and intention.


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Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Oct 15-24!

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495 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

LOVE my hoop!!! I am almost 50 years old and have not hooped in almost 4 decades....If I can do it, anyone can! Especially when you have an incredible hoop like the one that I purchased here!! I am an artist who loves those over the top colors and patterns and Abby definitely delivered with this amazing Grateful Dead inspired hoop!! IT IS AMAZING!!! I started hooping just a few weeks ago and was afraid that I wouldn't be able to do it but let me just reassure you that if you have the right size hoop you CAN hula hoop! If you are having trouble deciding on size, just shoot Abby a message and she is quick to respond and incredible at helping! I am sooo grateful for all that she did to help me get the right hoop so I could get back to enjoying hooping!

wmait Feb 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

36 years old and just now getting into hooping with my 5yo lil girl, and had very little hope for success. This hoop is magic, though! It's the perfect weight, size, and shape I didn't know I needed, and its super easy to play/dance with! My daughter loves her unicorn one, and the tie dye and dancing bears hoop is very well-made and makes my eyes so happy! Thank you, Abby!! You did a amazing job!!

Aneta Aug 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I love my hoop so much! It’s exactly what I was expecting and I couldn’t be more happy! My friends all say the hoop looks like it was made for me (:

Kass Dec 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new hoop so much! It’s beautiful and the perfect size 😊 I highly recommend this shop. Speedy shipping and Abby is super nice!

Kyla Nardini Jul 14, 2020

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