The BackUpBrace back support product is a premium quality product designed by law enforcement officers, for law enforcement officers. It is a well known fact that police officers suffer from lower back pain as a result of:
- The extra and unbalanced weight of equipment they have to carry
- The type of physical activity required
The BackUpBrace has your back. Here's how it works:
JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH STUDY
"Eighty six percent of the (police) officers in the present study report having had trouble with their lower back and associated lower back pain."
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 1991 CALIFORNIA WORK INJURIES
"Back and spine were the most frequently injured body parts with 26 percent of total workers compensation cases."
"Over exertion was the leading type of accident."
The easiest way to combat lower back pain is to increase the support offered by the Sam Browne.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
"Analysis of industrial injury data issued by companies utilizing lumbar/abdominal support belts have shown reductions up to 40% in the incidence of disabling back injury."
"...The belts reduce spinal compression during the lifting of heavy objects."
Let customers speak for usfrom 284 reviews
I have only tested this out for about two days and must say my back feels like it has more lumbar support. Very cushiony. I didn't think about the fact that it will have you feeling like your sitting closer than normal to the steering wheel. I have not had the chance to test it out in the summer to see if cools well but overall worth money. I would recommend this to anyone.
The original belt keepers were more flimsy they definitely made these ones more durable then before. I had the last pair for about two years so hopefully these will last the same amount of time.
I’ve only worn this product for 5 days. I could tell on the first day there was a difference in the support I felt from my belt. Having recently slipped my L2 disc, I have had a lot of pain in my hips and lower back. This product has reduced the amount of pain by reducing the pressure on different points in my lower back. After 5 days of using this product and padded shorts I am very happy with the difference in daily pain during and after work. Hopefully with this product and better personal habits I can continue a pain free career.
So I spent 11 years as a grunt in the Army before getting out and becoming a police officer. As an infantry man younger used to carrying heavy weight, but on your shoulders. As a cop you wear the heavy weight of a duty belt around your waist and that weight pulls down on your hips and applies a lot of pressure to the small of your back, especially after standing many hours.
I was told about the backup brace by another officer I saw wearing it and so I did some research. After reading the reviews I thought I’d try it for myself. Having 3 herniated disks and arthritis in my lower back I figured it wouldn’t make it worse.
I ordered it, and the worst part of the process for me was fitting it on my gun belt in just the right spot. Taking everyone off. Sliding it into place. Putting everything back on just to realize I needed to adjust everything an inch or two one way or another. When I finally got it settled right I put it ok and immediately that first night on duty I felt relief. The weight that had been pressing in on a small area was now spread out over my entire lower back and I felt no pain or discomfort. I couldn’t believe how good it felt.
The pressure was gone. The pulling down on my hips was gone. And I could walk and stand without pain. 4 years later and I still have the same brace on. It’s so good I just got one for my LEO fiancé and although her waist is significantly smaller she loves and swears by it as well. If you’re one of those cops that wants his or her gear customized then I’ll say this is the single list important piece of equipment you’ll add to your duty belt. It’s literally a back saver.
getting in and out of my patrol car hurts my back by the end of the work week, but with this i’m able to handle it a lot easier without being in so much pain. i would recommend it to anyone with a duty belt to save their back. it’s a lot of the same concept as a lifting belt and i really think it’s making a night and day difference.
I have worn this product for over year. It has been great benefit since I served in airborne units before going into law enforcement. I would recommend this to anyone seeking relief from back issues.
If you care about your back health don’t hesitate and pick up the back up brace ASAP. It works as advertised and is extremely easy to set up. I felt a difference instantly and could not imagine going back I just wish I started using it sooner. Customer service is top shelf this is a great company to support thanks for keeping us healthy guys!!
Lower back pain has been a issue. 100% better since I have put brace on my belt. I strongly recommend this brace.
I have 3 compressed discs in my lower back and multiple sports and military injuries and this brace has eased a lot of my pain from my duty belt. I work as armed security at a Level 1 trauma hospital and sometimes have to stand for 8 hours straight which works my back. Now when I get home i have little to no pain from work and i've also had a lot of other coworkers stop me and ask about it as they interested in getting one too. This is definetly worth it.
It’s great. I love it alot
Excellent product that actually works. Not just another “tactical” gadget that does no good. I was referred by a coworker and now I will spread the word about yalls product as I’m now a beleber. Thank you!
Bought this belt after recently starting my career in law enforcement. I have a 32" waist and the size small brace fits perfect as described above! Using this brace took all the pressure of my duty belt off my lower back and has made a huge difference for me at work.
Great customer service, prompt delivery, rugged and professional looking item, durable, easy to set up, fits comfortably, reduced acute back pain and chronic aches that we all experience and increases my ability to perform my job consistently day in day out. Thank you!!
I bought the brace several weeks back and waited to give it a review. Well, I know it works because I bought a nylon one, which is the belt I use the most. However, over the past few weeks, I have been wearing my leather (which does not have a brace). My back has been aching. I went back to wearing my nylon and it got much better. So in my non-scientific test, it works for me.
The only cons I have is that I have to put the brace on my inner belt with my trousers off. I would like to see it for around $40, but hey it works and worth the cost.
Great, it a lot of pressure my lower back and spread the weight around.
I used to have terrible back and hip pain from my duty belt because all my equipment is situated to the front to keep my spine safe if uget knocked to the ground. The backup brace has distributed that weight from pulling on my spine so well that udon't even feel my belt anymore. My coworkers are even asking what it is and how they can get one. Every time I'll recommend the backup brace. Thanks!!!
I was skeptical of the reviews honestly and was hesistant to spend 70 dollars. Best money ever spent. My back pain is nearly 100% gone. Noticed an improvement on the third day wearing it. Literally can’t believe it helped my back this much. Only complaints is the keepers are a pain to put on and take off if you use the bathroom. Been wearing it three weeks now and my back feels 95% better. Thank you, you saved my career.
Been on the job for 26 years. Tried suspenders and weight bearing vests and both did not work for me. Saw this product and decided to give it a try. I've been wearing it for several weeks now and I've found that the weight around my belt seems to be evenly distributed. I carry all my equipment in the front and sides and I could really feel the weight in those areas. Now the weight seems to be spread evenly around the belt. Minor back pain that I have experienced in the past has diminished since I starting wearing the Back Up Brace. Based on my experience I recommend that you at least give it a try. It may not work for everyone, bit it's worked for me!
I bought this for my boyfriend & he said it has done his back wonders! He suffered from sciatic pain & he no longer has the pain after using the brace. He highly recommends this belt!
I bought this as a Christmass gift for my self. In my seven years as an Officer I found my back starting to ache from the weight. I put this brace on my duty belt and in less than a week my back felt better.
I definitely recommend this the sooner the better before it's too late for your back!
Between the duty and belt and the vest, my back is overworked. Bought this brace in hopes that it would help and it absolutely has. Takes a couple weeks to be set on your duty belt, but the support was there immediately. Def recommend this for any LE personnel that needs the extra support, especially for long shifts. You just need to re-adjust your gear to weave the back brace in.
I use it in conjunction with a pair of tactical suspenders and it works good.
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.
I was experiencing lower back pain due to wearing the Sam Brown belt with all that gear. I bought the back up brace about a month ago. I have experienced a total change in the amount of pressure placed on my back and the pain has been less and less every day. Now I'm enjoying work days without any back pain. This product actually does what it says it does. Thank you.
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
I was suffering from lower back pain during and after my shifts on my days off. Once I purchased the backup brace, the pain immediately stopped! I didn’t feel any pain on my days or during my shifts. To me, the backup brace makes the duty belt more secure and comfortable. The only downside I can think of is the keepers can be difficult to get on at times but I’m getting better at it.
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.
I've had the back up brace for about a month now and it works great! I work as a foot patrol security officer and use to get shoulder pain that would shoot up towards the back of my neck, after two weeks it was completely gone. I would highly recommended it.
Glad I have bought this early in my career!! Talked to many officers they all advised they bought this 10 years ago.
I purchased this back brace for my son who is in law enforcement, it was suggested by his FTO. He is exceptionally pleased with this brace and the positive difference it is making by supporting his back!
As soon as I put on my Backupbrace, I noticed a difference right away! My duty belt felt much lighter and more comfortable.
The first day I wore it I was doing a foot patrol assignment where I was walking around for almost 8 hours straight. At the end of my shift that day my back had no back pain like it normally does.
On an everyday use the Backupbrace does the trick. It's comfortable sitting in the scout car for extended periods and I no longer am begging to take off my belt a few hours into my shift.
I was so happy with my belt I raved about it to my partner at work and he ended up getting one as well! He seems to be even happier than me with his. He has a slightly larger waste and taller frame and the bigger belt seems to work even better for him.
I would highly recommend this product for any law enforcement officers who wear a duty belt.
The BackUpBrace was designed to seamlessly convert the standard police duty belt into a supportive weight lifting belt, without:
- inhibiting the functionality of the belt itself
- adding any noticeable weight
- affecting the image of the uniform (as is the case with suspenders and weight bearing vests)
These quality products come with a 30 day money back guarantee, and will offer years of support.
BackUpBrace is a registered trademark of 3G International Supplies LLC.