I don't know anything about hula hoops, but thought it would be a fun family activity to try. The dollar store hoops are too light and always fall down, so was looking for something a little heavier that wasn't actually weighted. This one did the trick. It was a little pricey, but happy to support a family business and get a sturdy, good quality hoop that we can actual keep spinning for a few minutes!
Kids Hula Hoops - Snazzy
My granddaughter loves it but she is only three and her hip wiggle needs some practice. I would buy it again. It is heavy but not too heavy to handle. I can also use it and I get quite a workout!