I hoop it self is very good. I had ordered a pink and purple hoop but, received a yellow and pink. I was disappointed with receiving the wrong colors. I know that sounds silly but the colors was a big deal because it was her favorite colors. It was a birthday gift and had no time to exchange so had to keep.
I was happy to find a good quality hoop that was not pink. It was for my 6 yo grandson's birthday. The reason for only 4 stars is because of the cost for shipping. The hula hoop and shipping cost me about $50. Kinda crazy. My grandson and his brothers were hooping as soon as they received it. Happy despite the cost.
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 :)