BackUp Patent Leather 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 11 reviews
Backup Brace

Glad I have bought this early in my career!! Talked to many officers they all advised they bought this 10 years ago.

Faizan that is indeed a very wise investment, your back will thank you in 10 years' time!
Instant relief

I have been having back issues off and on for the last several years. Currently I am assigned to the Traffic Division and work 4 10 hour shifts on my police motorcycle. Add in my commute time, and I am on the bike sometimes in excess of 12 hours a day. Same thing on my off days when I am doing escorts as a side job.
From day 1, I felt instant relief. The Backup Brace works as advertised. The weight of all the gear on my duty belt has been more evenly distributed. It too a little bit to get used to it and I had to adjust some of my gear on my belt, but I did not have to eliminate any that I have been accustomed to carrying.
I no longer have the back pain when I get home after a long shift. As stupid as this sounds, I have even contemplated putting my duty belt on around the house if my back starts hurting again. I would definately recommend it to any officer suffering from back pain that had to carry a lot of gear on their duty belt.

Hi John Thank you for your review. Cannot imagine spending 12 hours on the bike daily! Very glad the BackUpBrace is alleviating that back pain so effectively. Stay safe.
Relief in a small investment

I have suffered from lower back pain from the result of disc issues for nearly 8 years in law enforcement. Anyone in the career knows that regardless of ones physical fitness level, the sheer weight of the equipment we carry can apmlify fatigue and injury on the job. Most patrol vehicles seats are not designed to accommodate the ergonomics of a duty belt and can take a toll on the body in addition to reaching over for the MDC to type. I ordered the Backupbrace in hope I would see some relief from 'on duty' pain in my lower back while in a duty belt. So far, so good and am pleased with the support it provides. It has definitely been a small price to pay for comfort and relief while on the job. I would absolutely recommend this addition to any officer's belt. I was even able to use my standard high gloss brass keepers which is a plus.

You are so right Trooper ... physical fitness, stretching and a healthy regime certainly help, but they are not a guarantee against the effects of lugging that much weight around your hips! Very glad our product has brought you some well-deserved support and relief. And thanks for sharing your setup - the gloss still looks pretty classic and awesome in our opinion!
Another Happy Trooper!!

Started experiencing major middle and lower back pain from constantly getting in and out of the squad. To the point where it was effecting my workout routine. Another trooper recommended this to me and it's hands down the best equipment purchase I've made. After a few weeks, the pain disappeared! I have a size 34 waist and the smaller size one fits perfectly.

Thanks for the review - we're so happy the product is making your quality of life better. Thank you for your service!
Huge improvement

After years of working patrol and wearing a duty belt I developed chronic lower back pain. I reached the point that my right leg would go numb while walking around on duty. I spent my days off laying on the couch because any movement was too painful. I then moved to a special division and was freed from the dreaded duty belt. After numorous visits to the chiropractor and massage therapist the pain was reduced to a manageable level. Years past and then came the promotion that forced me to put the duty belt back on once again. I purchased the backup support brace for my duty belt and have wore it for over a month now. I have not had any back pain since wearing the back up support brace. I highly recommend it to anyone wearing a duty belt.

Adam, thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're humbled and proud that our product can make such a difference in the lives of those who serve their community. Thank you for sharing your setup too - it is much appreciated!

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