BackUp Nylon Back Support with Belt Keepers

  • $ 69.95

By placing the "BackUp" on your utility belt, you turn your duty belt into a 4" weight lifting belt which will support the lower back. The same amount of pressure on your back is now spread over an area of 60 square inches, as opposed to 30 square inches. This will help prevent back strain caused by heavy lifting, wrestling suspects, or the day to day strain of bending, twisting and getting in and out of patrol vehicles. 

It is also designed to distribute the weight of the utility belt that is caused by the required equipment worn by law enforcement officers. The brace does not change the duty belt - equipment can be placed on your duty belt without any limitations. 

The BackUp works equally well with or without an inner belt.

  NOTE: This product does not prevent nor protect the user from injury

The BackUp is the back support item of choice for thousands of law enforcement officers throughout North America. 

Our 90 Day Recommend or Return policy means you can shop with complete peace of mind. If you feel that our product is not good enough to recommend to a friend or colleague, simply return it for a full refund of your purchase price. Full details of our return policy available here

See what just a few of the thousands of law enforcement officers around the country that currently use the BackUpBrace to achieve back pain relief, have to say about the BackUpBrace:


When you order your BackUp it will ship with instructions to assemble it, but in case you miss it, here it is (click to enlarge):

BackUp Leather Police Back Support Assembly Instructions for Leather and Weave


Made from premium material that is fade resistant, water resistant, and hand washable. Includes 2 matching 7.5" belt keepers - specifically designed to fit a 2.5" standard duty belt. 

 The BackUp is now available in two different sizes:

Regular  For waist sizes above 33 inches. Order the regular if you are a size 34 inch waist or higher. The regular size will NOT be effective for waist sizes below 33 inches. 
Small For waist sizes below 33 inches. Order the small if you are a size 32 inch waist or smaller. The small size will NOT be effective for a waist size larger than 33 inches.


NOTE: This product does not prevent nor protect the user from injury

Customer Reviews

Based on 105 reviews
Review of Back brace

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.

Paul, we're sorry to hear about your back issues - but very happy the BackUpBrace could help! Thanks for your review.
Back Saver

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.

Hi Mark, we're very glad to hear you had success with the BackUpBrace - like so many others, it seems to be changing lives. We're proud to play a small role in assisting those that sacrifice so much for our safety and security. Now go tell all your friends! Stay safe.
It depends on what your lower back issue is.

I was a Police Officer for 27 years, the last 10 or so in investigative or administrative positions where I didn’t have to wear a gun belt. I have a couple of degenerative discs and arthritis in my lumbar spine. After 2 1/2 years of retirement, I went back to work for a PD assigned to a local high school as an SRO/school security. Full uniform, vest, full duty rig. My lower back was killing me immediately and was almost unbearable after one week. I decided to give the Back-Up Brace a try.

At first, I had instant relief, but after walking around and being in my feet all day my back was killing me again (maybe a little less painful). I think if your issue is muscular in nature, the Back Up Brace May be a solution. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t provide the relief I was hoping for. I’m going to try the 5.11 hip inserts next, and maybe suspenders if that doesn’t work.

Hi Rich, thank you for your honesty. Sorry it did not work. Did you make use of our 90 day return policy? We believe no product works every single time for every single person. We're all so unique! That's why we hope our generous 90 day policy is enough time for you to evaluate and - if you are not satisfied - return it for a refund. We wish you all the best!
Near instant relief

I have only been a officer for two years and prior to wearing the gun belt, I never had any back pain. About one year into working I started experiencing back pain after my shifts were done. The pain then increased where I was experiencing it on my days off. Being a new officer I was worried how this was going to feel 15-20 years down the road, so I googled braces for gun belts and found the Backup Brace. The first shift that I tried the Backup Brace, I noticed a immediate difference in that the pain was much less predominant at the end of the shift. As I use the brace more often, I have noticed that the pain is less pronounced at the end of my 5 day stretch of shifts. I have allready recommended this to several co workers who experience the same pain/discomfort and will continue to do so.
Thanks and stay safe from northern Ontario, Canada.

Chris - it's always great to hear from our brethren to the north! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with the BackUpBrace. We do know what a royal pain in the a$$ it is to get the brace up there with all the hassles with customs etc. We have tried several times to find a Canadian dealer interested in carrying our product, but no luck so far. We are very glad it was worth your while. Thanks again, and stay safe.
Save my back!

I recently had a major back issue that caused me to miss several days of work. Some of my co-workers have the back brace so it was the 1st thing that came to my mind when I was looking for a preventative measure. They all have good things to say so hopefully it will help me too!

Brendan, thanks for sharing with us! Please keep us posted, we hope this will help you as it has helped so many thousands of others. Best of luck to you!