Which hoop should I buy?

We're frequently asked which hoop is right for me? There is many hoop sizes, types and weights....

So here is your guide! 



Heavy vs. Light

The heavier the hula hoop the easier it is to hula hoop because the weight slows it down for you to perfect the movement.

We suggest beginners start with our Dance Hoops for general use or if you want to hoop just for fitness start with our heavier Fitness Hoops.


  • Adult Dance Hula Hoops (This includes Zebra/Rainbow Spiral Dance Hoops)

    • These are perfect beginner hoops for hoop dance and fitness.​ They are a medium weight hoop.

  • Adult Pearl Light Dance Hoops 

    • These hoops are lighter than our dance hoops but still great as an on-body or off-body dance hoop.​ These are slightly lighter than our 'Adult Dance Hula Hoops'.

  • Adult Fitness Hula Hoops

    • These hoops are great if you are only interested in hoop fitness. They are our heaviest and thickest hoops.

  • Polypro Lightweight Hula Hoops

    • These hoops are our lightest hula hoops and we recommend these for intermediate/advanced hula hoopers who hoop dance.​ These hoops come in shiny designs for performance.

  • Kids Hula Hoops​

    • These hoops are available in two sizes that are most commonly used for kids. 75cm for under 6 years and 85cm for 6-11years. They are medium weight​ and come in fun designs.


All our sizes are in centimeters and measure the outer diameter of the hula hoop.

The correct size for you depends on your height and weight. If you are taller or bigger around the middle you need a bigger hula hoop.

Usually, for a beginner, the hula hoop should reach your belly button from the ground. 

Size breakdown:

  • 75cm - Mini hoops or kids under 6 years

  • 85cm - Kids 7-11 years or intermediate hoopers

  • 90cm - Petite sized beginner adult

  • 95cm - Medium-sized beginner adult

  • 100cm - Large-sized beginner adult

  • 105cm - Extra large beginner adult

We can make any size hula hoop so if you don't see the size you want email us at hulahoopbrisbane@gmail.com

**Keep in mind as you get better you may want to get a smaller hula hoop.

Width size:

  • Our dance hula hoops are 3/4 inch in diameter which is a great size for waist or hand hooping.

  • Our fitness hula hoops are slightly wider at 7/8 inch in diameter.

  • Our polypro range comes in 3/4 inch and 5/8 inch width.

    • 3/4 inch is the most common however intermediate hoopers sometimes prefer the smaller size of the 5/8 inch, especially when using 2 or more hula hoops.

If you are unsure which size to get we advise getting the 3/4 inch polypro hoop as your first polypro lightweight hoop.


The big question!

Well, taped hoops will weigh more than un-taped. Un-taped hoops are less likely to show scratches while taped hoops will and the tape will fade in the sun and be ruined with water. 

What do we recommend?

It's personal preference! Perhaps one of both?!

Our owner, Kiera Blaney, has un-taped hula hoops for practicing/workshops and she saves her 'Gatsby Gold' Polypro taped hula hoops for shows. 

Still confused..? Contact our team for help here.

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