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
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.
Literally a back saver 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.