BackUp Nylon Back Support with Belt Keepers

  • $ 69.95

By placing the "BackUp" on your utility belt, you turn your duty belt into a 4" weight lifting belt which will support the lower back. The same amount of pressure on your back is now spread over an area of 60 square inches, as opposed to 30 square inches. This will help prevent back strain caused by heavy lifting, wrestling suspects, or the day to day strain of bending, twisting and getting in and out of patrol vehicles. 

It is also designed to distribute the weight of the utility belt that is caused by the required equipment worn by law enforcement officers. The brace does not change the duty belt - equipment can be placed on your duty belt without any limitations. 

The BackUp works equally well with or without an inner belt.

  NOTE: This product does not prevent nor protect the user from injury

The BackUp is the back support item of choice for thousands of law enforcement officers throughout North America. 

Our 90 Day Recommend or Return policy means you can shop with complete peace of mind. If you feel that our product is not good enough to recommend to a friend or colleague, simply return it for a full refund of your purchase price. Full details of our return policy available here

See what just a few of the thousands of law enforcement officers around the country that currently use the BackUpBrace to achieve back pain relief, have to say about the BackUpBrace:


When you order your BackUp it will ship with instructions to assemble it, but in case you miss it, here it is (click to enlarge):

BackUp Leather Police Back Support Assembly Instructions for Leather and Weave


Made from premium material that is fade resistant, water resistant, and hand washable. Includes 2 matching 7.5" belt keepers - specifically designed to fit a 2.5" standard duty belt. 

 The BackUp is now available in two different sizes:

Regular  For waist sizes above 33 inches. Order the regular if you are a size 34 inch waist or higher. The regular size will NOT be effective for waist sizes below 33 inches. 
Small For waist sizes below 33 inches. Order the small if you are a size 32 inch waist or smaller. The small size will NOT be effective for a waist size larger than 33 inches.


NOTE: This product does not prevent nor protect the user from injury

Customer Reviews

Based on 108 reviews
Solid product

I’ve been waiting to give Backup Bace a try, and finally had to due to an injury. I should have done it sooner. The guarantee is a no brained.
After placing the Backup Brace on my belt the relief was immediate. I think the material took a bit to wear in, but after a few days the curve set nice. It feels like the duty belt and weight of it is off your lower back and more floating. I was able to adjust the gear enough to keep the same set up. Depending on the clothing, layering, and activity, the corner might feel a slight pinch, but really nothing like before using the Backup Barce. With movement it sets up perfect. Looks professional, and works nice advertised. Even better, there is no need to slide the gear into place, because the product keeps it in place. The Velcro is a perfect touch, and I haven’t had to use the supplied belt keepers.

Rab - thanks for the great review. Good looking setup you have there, and glad the BackUpBrace works as advertised. You are right - to get the comfort and relief with the 90 day guarantee, it IS a no brainer!
Absolute MUST have gear!

I never review things for starters. 10 year street beat in Chicagoland. Squad sitting, to foot pursuits, to fighting, back to sitting. Personal history of S1-L5 and L5-L4 disc ruptures. Belt has been a massive struggle point. It sounds so cliche but I’ve used the backupbrace now for a few weeks and I actually cannot believe I’ve been wearing a belt without it for a decade. I’m not a dramatic person, but this belt gave me instant relief to severe sciatic and cauda equina nerve pain with disc issues. It’s soft, absolutely cushy and comfortable. Great stability but I move just as fast and agile. It’s worth any amount for this longevity of health. Buy it. Injured before or not it’ll add years to your back on the cop job

Mike, thanks for sharing. Posts like this make us all here at 3GIS who make and sell the product, feel very satisfied that we are providing a small but valuable service to people like you who sacrifice so much!

This month marks my 21st year of being in Law Enforcement. Needless to say wearing a Gun Belt for this long starts to take a toll on your body. From the moment I attached my BackUpBrace i felt the difference! Not only do i feel the pressure off my back but my legs aren't as tired at the end of my shift. Thank you guys for designing such a great product.

Steve, thank you so much for your 21 years of service and sacrifice!
Review of Back brace

I have L1 through L5 bad disks in my back. I've worn the brace around a week now on just my trouser belt. I also carry hand gun, cuffs, extra magazine and two cell phones. This brace has lowered my back pain considerable. I'll highly recommend it whether you are wearing it with a duty belt or trouser belt.

Paul, we're sorry to hear about your back issues - but very happy the BackUpBrace could help! Thanks for your review.
Back Saver

Right off the bat I noticed "Comfort," it was like a instant relief that my gun belt wasn't just bearing down on my lower back, hips and spine. it felt like my belt was hugging my lower back and not cutting into it when sitting as well.

Hi Mark, we're very glad to hear you had success with the BackUpBrace - like so many others, it seems to be changing lives. We're proud to play a small role in assisting those that sacrifice so much for our safety and security. Now go tell all your friends! Stay safe.

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