Bought the smooth leather.
Works great helps all day.
I had to have a shoemaker sew M/F velcro on both sides since my smooth leather duty belt has a inner velcro.
*Would suggest more options for velcro per unit and actual deminsion on sizes and belt mounting options and belt keeper holes should be bigger.
Thanks for the suggestions, we always love getting product feedback, and we try to make improvements wherever possible. Glad we still got a top rating from you, thank you!
BackUpBrace - Tough Nylon
Thanks for the rating Manuel!
Wow, thanks Kevin! You made our day :)
I bought the backup brace for my fiancé a few weeks ago, after weeks of him coming home from work complaining of back pain from his duty belt. From the first night he wore it complaints of his pain have stopped! Incredible product that he highly recommends.
Thanks for sharing Alexus, we're so glad it helped, and fast! And thanks for sharing the photo too.
I've been using the Backup Brace for a little over a year now. Although it isn't the end all be all for back pain, I ave had 3 back surgeries in my life, so I know a thing or 2 about back pain. I will say that the brace definetly helps with posture, and in my case, I have an exterior vest carrier, so I can also keep all equipment off of my lower back and really get the full effects of the Backup Brace. It molds well to your body and belty and isn't painful or bulky. The belt keepers are a bit of a trick at first, but once you get it, you get it and won't be an issue in the future.
Thank you Matthew! Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that BackUpBrace can offer relief even after the unfortunate need for multiple back surgeries. Wishing you the best, and stay safe out there!
I have had the BackUpBrace for many year's and love this product. Having two herniated disc in my lower back this product has been such a life saver for distribution of weight on my duty belt.
Hi Olix, thanks for taking the time to write your review. Herniated discs can be a career-ending condition, and we are very pleased to hear that the BackUpBrace has made a difference to your comfort and pain levels. Stay safe!
I bought this for my husband and this is what he had to say: The BackUpBrace has been instrumental in relieving lower back pain especially while in the patrol car. This brace disperses the full weight of the duty belt and takes the pressure of the lower vertebrae. Since having it several co-workers have asked how I like it and I have nothing but praise for the brace, I have recommended the BackUpBrace to anyine who asks. The only con will depend on what you carry on your duty belt as it can make space very tight, I was able to get everything configured after spending some time adjusting items on the belt.
Thank you (and thank your husband for us, please) for the comments and your service. Stay safe!
Got this to help take some extra tension off my back. Works great. Barely notice it on but I certainly have much less back pain on duty and after my shift. You need this!
Hi J Ray, thanks for the feedback! Glad it's working great for you.
Spreads the load of your duty belt across your back. Super comfortable. Not the best picture, but im not flexible enough to turn my body around and snap a photo with me wearing it.
Thanks for sharing the photo and your thoughts Dave - glad you did not injure yourself trying to take a photo of the brace in place! :)
One of the things that some of the reviews do not mention that I like about the brace is that it prevents things from sliding into your back as well as keeping things nice and snug on the sides. Should have started using this sooner.
Thanks for the feedback Jared, great looking setup!
I work as LEO and with every sam brown, I have a back brace. This people is very fasta in their shipping. I would recommend this seller any time.
I wear a heavily front and side loaded belt that was causing back pain. Since receiving your product, I can honestly say that the back pain has gone away
Thank you Richard, for sharing your experience with the BackUpBrace. Stories like yours keep us motivated and happy! Stay safe.
Wasn't to sure about this product but thought I would give it a try, several of my coworkers have it and recommended it. This brace is probabily the best investment towards duty gear I have made. The product arrived in a timely fashion and fits perfectly. It weight on my lower back is almost nonexistent and the constricting feeling of the regular duty belt is more evenly distributed arou d the waist. The only problem is the belt keepers that come with the set are extremely tough to snap around the belt, I have Bianchi brand. I highly recommend.
Michael, we are honored that you took the time to write this review, and we are very happy to hear about your positive experience with the BackUpBrace. Thanks for sharing!
Just purchased this item and it helped relieve lower back pain right away. I highly recommend it!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing Sean. We find that most of our customers experience relief after wearing it for some period, usually a week or two, while others find the relief to be instant. Glad you were one of the lucky ones that had instant relief! Stay safe.
I had a back injury in November, I purchased the back up brace to wear on shift. It helps with pain thoughout the shift and minimizes how stiff my back is after work. I recommend if you have back problems or want to prevent back problems.
Sorry to hear about your injury Patrick, but we are very happy the BackUpBrace could help relieve your back pain after the fact.
This is a huge help with my lower back pain. I used to feel intense pain in the middle of my lower back but this helped spread out the pressure of my belt. I felt a difference immediately.
Thanks for sharing Ashley! If we can relieve your back pain then we have done our job!
I purchased this as a gift for a fellow officer who is on the bit of the smaller side and she told me she doesn’t feel any back pain anymore. I’m going to buy one for myself!
That's great to hear, thanks for share Mike!
This back up brace is a god send. I’ve been working in LEO for over 5 years and been having issues with my lower back. This product helps tremendously. I highly recommend this product.
That's great to hear, thanks Jerome. Wishing you a happy 2022!
I have only worn the BackUp Brace for a short amount of time but that’s irrelevant compared to the difference this product has made for my back! I was skeptical of purchasing and actually put it off for many, many months but I am so glad I finally bought it!
Glad you finally decided to give it a try, and happy you got the result you were looking for. Happy 2022!
This Brace has made all the difference for me! I needed a new set of keepers due to my own scattered brain, bit was able to get some new ones on the quick!
Thanks Steven, we appreciate the review. Glad the brace is helping you out!
The back brace is easy to put on a gun belt and stays in place. It helps spread the load out without any hot spots.
Thanks for the review John, and we're glad you love it!
This brace has worked wonders for me and I’ve only had it for about 2 weeks. I was at a point where I could only stand about 1-2 hours with my belt on. Now a 10 hour shift is doable . Between the added support and the pressure distribution on my lower back it’s a real life saver. I won’t work without it in the future.
That's excellent news, thanks for the review Ryan. We've heard from so many that the brace actually allows longer shifts, and a longer career! Thank you for sharing.
I was experiencing almost crippling sciatica. I purchased the backup brace because my duty belt was putting stress on the muscles in my hips. I love the backup brace! It released that pressure and has helped me on the road to recovery.
Yes, great news! So glad the product has helped. Thanks for the review Kyle!
Tried the leather brace for two weeks, duty belt felt so much easier to wear. Relief was so noticeable I bought another brace for my nylon rig.
That's awesome, thanks for sharing Eric!
This back brace has relieved so much pressure off my lower back. I am able to stand, while on major scenes for much longer than before without having to stretch. I am able to get in and out of my patrol vehicle without discomfort. This is a great product and I highly recommend it to anyone having lower back pain.
Glad it worked so well for you Eddie, and thank you for the review!