James Heal SnagPod snagging resistance tester


Snagging resistance tester

James Heal led the development of the SnagPod to solve the problem of testing for undesirable loops on the surface of garments, for which a suitable method did not exist.

With the support of prominent retails and test houses, we created a chamber which is octagonal in shape and incorporates four pinned snagging bars, which are inclined forwards in the direction of rotation. It tests for the appearance of indesirable loops on the surface of garments, and is ideal for testing woven spoerts fabrics such as football shirts.

James Heal SnagPod snag tester

Designed With You In Mind

James Heal SnagPod - consistent results

The SnagPod design creates a gentler snagging test which provides consistent results more accurate to real life.

James Heal Snagpod - engraved pins

The snagging bars are laser marked with rotational direction, saving time by making the SnagPod easier to set up.

James Heal SnagPod suitable for sportswear

This method of snagging testing is useful for sportswear retailers, and has been adopted by Nike and their suppliers.


Support Services

We understand that you are looking for a full package so we offer complete support for the full life of your SnagPod snag tester:

  • Installation
  • Training
  • Applications Support
  • Spare Parts
  • Service & Calibration

Find out more about our full support services.

Accessories and Spares

To get the very best results when undertaking snag testing, we recommend using genuine James Heal accessories and spares. We offer a comprehensive range including:

  • Snagging Assessment Equipment
  • SnagPod Reference Photographs
  • Assessment Mask
  • Specimen Preparation Template
  • Felt-Covered Tubes
  • Locking Rings
  • Spare Snagging Bars

Find out more about our Test Materials.


Product Brochure

The product brochure contains in-depth details about our SnagPod snagging resistance tester (mace).


SnagPod leaflet

Corporate Brochure

Our corporate brochure contains details of our key instruments and other services.


James Heal Brochure.pdf