Great product. Before the backupbrace I'd come home after a shift limping from hip and lower back pain. Now, after using this product for about a month, the pain is not gone but greatly reduced. Took some getting used to and had to completely reconfigure my duty belt, but it was worth it. Recommending this product to all my partners.
Since I’ve had this brace my back pain has been mitigated. I can go to work and be more confident knowing my back isn't a ticking time bomb.
I bought this at the recommendation of a fellow officer who couldn’t stop talking about it. I had my doubts but after wearing it a few shifts in patrol, I immediately noticed a difference. It takes a lot of the pressure of the back. Takes some time to get used to it on your duty but it is well worth it and your back will thank you.
I’m a 32 year veteran police officer who spends a lot of time on his feet. We carry about 30 pounds of gear for daily operations. This has been a great relief for the back. I’d like to see one that goes all the way around.
After years of working patrol and wearing a duty belt I developed chronic lower back pain. I reached the point that my right leg would go numb while walking around on duty. I spent my days off laying on the couch because any movement was too painful. I then moved to a special division and was freed from the dreaded duty belt. After numorous visits to the chiropractor and massage therapist the pain was reduced to a manageable level. Years past and then came the promotion that forced me to put the duty belt back on once again. I purchased the backup support brace for my duty belt and have wore it for over a month now. I have not had any back pain since wearing the back up support brace. I highly recommend it to anyone wearing a duty belt.
I have definitely noticed a difference when using this belt. It distributes the weight and supports your back. I can wear my belt longer. Thank God for this belt.
I like it. It messes with my body armor sometimes but it takes the pressure off of my lower back. I had a specific area in my lower back that would kill me after a 6 day stretch. Now I can feel that my back is worked but the muscles are just fatigued not painful.
I found this after suffering a minor back injury and overall back aches for years. This has been the savior to my job, it spreads the weight out across a much larger area and does not press down straight on my spine anymore I love what it does for me and I will tell everyone who asks me about it that they need to get one. I also found when you pair it with the Blauer suspenders and outer vest carrier it makes the perfect pair because it helps blend the defender in with the uniform and spreads the weight out even better. So if you can't tell I would give this a 10 out of 10 hands down. I also have not had to go back to the chiropractor since starting to use this back defender.
So far so good! Helps distribute weight well. I can also still place my cuff pouches over the brave area. I still have some back pain but have noticed improvement with the back up brace.
Told a few coworkers and they are going to get one. It has helped my lower back 100% and keeps my belt secure. Love it
Great addition to my duty belt. Really helps with the weight distribution. My chronic back pain is going away more each day. Would highly recommend to other LEOs
The BackUp Support Brace has been a great addition to my duty belt. Being in Law Enforcement for 32+ years the old lower back has seen it's better days. The BackUp Brace, now in my second full week of wearing it daily, has given me great added support and allows the width of the the brace to spread the weight of all the equipment more evenly. The fatigue on my lower back at the end of each shift is now very minimal and at the end of week has left me with little discomfort or pain. (Much less than before) I only wish I would have added this 'back saver' years ago. I highly recommend it! Stay safe my fellow brothers and sisters! ~
For about the first week I was a little sore, most likely because of the change in weight distribution, but I’m about a month in now and it feels normal. Great tool for lower back issues can’t reccomend enough.
It works! It has helped my husband out tremendously. It really does make a difference. Other people have asked where he has gotten it. I recommend this to all police officers.
The brace hung too low from my duty belt and put pressure on the top of my rear. I also had a hard time fitting my equipment to where it was comfortable. The two belt keepers in the back were not easy to take on and off and dug into my back as well. I had the small size and believe if I were bigger I wouldn't have those problems. One of my co-workers has the brace and loves it.
I recently purchased this approximately a month ago after having tried several other options including internal suspenders, which were extremely uncomfortable and cumbersome. After having purchased this back brace, I can attest to the fact that it does disburse my duty belt weight much better, causing less strain on my lower back and hips. I don't carry any items or accessories on the back of my belt, so I have no issue with placement. While the brace is a bit large, I don't feel that it is obtrusive like the other person had said. It does have a tendency to butt up against my vest, however, that is the only flaw, if you will, that I have found. As far as taking it in and off, it takes me a maybe a couple more seconds to apply the belt keepers, again, not a big deal. For the price, it is well worth it and I have find that my hips are not as sore after a 12 hour shift. I would recommend this to any officer who is experiencing back/hip issues, especially given the fact that the company offers a return policy if you do not like it. Overall, very happy with the product!
As I have gone through my career 19 years now, my back and gotten increasingly worse. Then I bent over and threw out my back. This is when I said enough is enough. I went to the internet and looked for something to help. This is when I stumbled upon the company BackUp. I looked at the brace and thought it can't hurt and if it does I'll send it back. This was the best purchase I have made as a law enforcement officer. The support takes the weight off the hips and gives a thicker area for the back to rest on. GREAT PURCHASE...don't hesitate to buy.
Had L5 S1 Back surgery , my surgeon, knowing my line of work, recommended this belt. I’m still out of work, but have set up my belt, it feels really secure on my back, looking forward to working with it.
Personally not a fan of the look. It appears large and obtrusive in a class A uniform. As far as helping your Back I would say it may provide some support but nothing extrodinary in my opinion. I know there are people that worship it according to reviews, I am not on the bandwagon. I bought it, so I will use it however I doubt I would buy it again. Seems they could come up with a better design that flowed more with the duty belt and was not such an eye sore. Just my 2 cents.
I purchased a backup brace for myself 6 months ago and absolutely loved it. I recently bought one for a coworker as a gift and he has said nothing but great things about the amazing fit and even distribution of support across his lower back! Thank you for making such an awesome product!