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 290 reviews
Brace I've worn for like 5 shifts already now but fell in love with it first day. Wish I had gotten one long time ago. Referral program? Not sure how that works as I know of 2 colleagues that have already used my link to order one for themselves. Referred others but know these guys already did...
Nice product though.
This was hands down the best money I have ever spent. I tweaked my back after an on duty injury a few years "back" it has never been the same. This go round I needed to try something different. Even though I am a detective, I started wearing my full belt to have access to all tools because of all the nonsense going on right now. Since I got this brace, I prefer to wear my full belt over even a regular belt with no tools. It places all the weight on my hips and relieves all the tension off my back. Don't hesitate, just buy it. You will not regret it.
I always wondered why co-workers had so many positive things to say about the product. I ordered one wondering if I too would have the same good experience they did. I received my product about a week and a half ago, and it’s my new favourite thing. It provides a lot of support to my lower back/S.I. Joints and makes my duty belt feel a lot lighter. Sitting in chairs or in a cruiser for long periods of time with it isn’t such a task anymore. I would purchase another one but would love for a smaller size than currently available, as it takes up quite a bit of space on my belt, I can’t add any more equipment. Overall, I’m happy with the purchase.
My wife bought the backup brace for me due to ongoing back pain.
To my surprise, the brace seemed to stabilize my hips more than anything. The weight of my duty gear has been wearing on my back. The brace seems to balance out the weight on my hips, which in turn, helps to alleviate the stress on my back.
I should have listened to the wife and got the brace 4 years ago.
This brace is awesome . It helps relieve my back pain while being on my feet all night, going up and down steps. I highly recommend it.
We have purchased these for testing. We haven't received feedback yet, but I can say that one trooper who was testing the backup brace previously told us how wonderful it was and how it really took the pressure off of his hips. I will submit another review once the other 10 troopers test the product.
Purchased this brace after 20 years in Law Enforcement and started to have back pain. Immediate relief!! Helps with posture while standing or sitting a patrol car. It also reliefs pressure from equipment (i.e. handcuffs, flashlights & such) near you back. After a few years of using it, I changed belts & didn’t have a matching brace & started noticing problems again. Immediate went back to my belt with the brace, which quickly relieved issues. When I did, I contacted the company & spoke with the owner & he bent over backwards to help. He was very polite & wanted to make sure I was taken care of. The product & customer service earns 5 stars in my book & I would recommend this to anyone starting out (to prevent issues) or those who are having issues.
This was for an elderly lady (93) in a nursing home. She complained that her back really hurt and needed a pillow or something! Anyway decided to try this when I saw it. She says it has helped her so much and her back feels much better. Thank you for this product!
Best investment next to a cool cop and maxx dri. I instantly felt the difference at the end of my first shift that my back didn't hurt. I save way more in chiropractor visits since buying this bad boy!
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.
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.