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 75 reviews
Back up brace

I just purchased my back brace and I love it!!!! It is an amazing brace which releaves the pressure felt on your lower back from the gun belt!!! I highly recommend it and just wish I would have purchased it earlier.

Glad you love it Sandra, and thanks for sharing a photo of your setup. Stay safe!

I have only had this product for about a month, but from day one I could feel the difference. I am a deputy sheriff and I stand on my feet all day. By the end of the day my back would be very sore. Now that I have been using the back brace my lower back does not hurt as bad. I wish when I worked on the police department for 27 years I had this product. You can really tell the difference from the first time you put it on. I will recommend to everyone in law enforcement, It is not hard to put on your duty belt. If I had to complain about anything it would be the difficulty of getting the belt stays in place. After a few times you will figure out how to get it done quickly.

Hi Gary - thanks for the great review, and we also wish we had gotten the product to you sooner!
Best back/utilty belt support

After I purchase one, 4 other fellow Officers also bought one. Words can not describe the comfort and relief of back/hip stress. This should be a Dept/Agency equipment issue...good job!

Thanks for the review and pic Richard!
Why Did I Wait So Long?

For years I have worn duty belts as a reservist in the military. I knew that there was one thing I could always count on after hours of running Search and Rescue cases: Lower back pain!

I accepted this as a necessary evil and tolerated it due to experiencing it only two days out of the month. However, when I was sworn as an officer at a local PD, I sought a remedy for my lower back pain as it would now be a much more frequent affair. I eventually found this product and was hesitant to buy it due to the seemingly cumbersome design and somewhat high price point. I will tell you now that it was worth every penny.

I attached the Backup Brace and no longer experience back pain despite carrying more equipment on my belt and wearing it for much longer hours. The Backup Brace does a great job of distributing the weight of the duty belt along a wider area, and not just pressing inwards on my lower back.

I have since recommended this product to my fellow officers and all have had positive experiences-- most notably, the veteran officers who have dealt with back pain for years.

All in all, I highly recommend the Backup Brace to anyone who wears a duty belt and is looking for a solution to lower-back pain and discomfort.

Nick - thank you for your service first of all. Secondly, thank you for the review, and the great pic of your setup. Much appreciated!

I purchase the BackUp Brace for officers of the Fort Myers Police Department. Any officer whom complains of a back issue finds relief with the brace. The different size for men and women makes a difference.

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