I bought this 34" youth hoop as a present for my God-daughter and it came with two significant creases in the ring. This is likely due to poor flimsy plastic packaging. Can't be used now.
I was looking for an inexpensive option for my daughter to hula hoop without her little brothers being able to bend and destroy it. This has held up great for a year and now we have ordered one for little brother too.
I purchased the 34" hoop for my 5 year-old niece. She loves it and can already keep it going for a little while, so it's definitely a good option for a wee one :)
My children had found hula hooping a lot of fun while we were away on vacation so I thought I would get them hoops for home and hope they continued the fun (and exercise). I researched hoops and found that most reviews found the hoops too light to use and knowing that that was a common problem with toys, I was pleased to find this site and after reviewing the reviews ordered two hoops. They were easy to put together (although I would note that putting my foot on the hoop to pull it up and directed caused me to bend the hoop, I would avoid that step, the hoop has a small dent but it does not effect its use). The kids love them and my 13 year old has been hooping since we got them.,
I got a youth hoop for my niece and it was a huge hit.