The BackUp 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 BackUp 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 277 reviews
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!
Great product! Relieves pressure on lower back. Thank you!
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.
I’ve been in 15 years and I should have been wearing this support belt from the beginning. My back instantly started feeling better the moment I put it on. Great product, thank you for making it it!!
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.
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.
After 3 back surgeries this device has saved my back from further pain....keeps belt from pinching nerves and distributes weight perfectly!
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.
Awesome belt accessory. No more back pain! Love that you can't really tell it's on the belt. Also, very happy it comes in basketweave pattern, so it matches the rest of my gear.
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.
Helps keep my belt up on my waist. Helps weight distribution for long shifts. Very sturdy material that can survive the wear and tear on the street.
The BackUp 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 90 day money back guarantee, and will offer years of support.
BackUpBrace is a registered trademark of 3G International Supplies LLC.