KOREpro Adjustable Unisex Back Support Belt

 

After my last experience with back braces, one would think I’d be fairly put off from them. Thankfully, my experience with a bad product didn’t sour me on these types of supports because if it had I might have missed out on this well-made KOREpro back brace!

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More on par with the other therapeutic back braces I’ve bought for Hubby in the past, this one is well made, didn’t have a horrible smell (just a little neoprene funk that disappeared after the first wash), and most importantly, can be worn against the skin without getting a chemical burn! I will also say it held up well to a delicate wash with Woolite, and looks exactly as it did before washing. But that’s all bonuses, what matters is the does the back brace provide support? And the answer is a resounding “Yes!” because it delivers ample support, fits and wears well and doesn’t ride up, bind, or pinch. You can easily adjust the level of support by tightening the adjustable elastic side straps. Some days you need a little, some days you need a little more, and no matter the level of support you need, KOREpro has you covered. The metal supports (called “unique steel spring splines” by S-Dub) in the back are rigid enough to give decent support without feeling like they dig into your back, and the neoprene does “insulate” and keep the body’s warmth in and around your affected areas.

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There are a lot of back braces out there, and more than a few will cost you a pretty penny. Some will make ridiculous claims and promise the moon, and KOREpro does none of those things, and the cost at $18.94, will not put a major dent in your pocketbook. And with a 90-day money back guarantee, you’re covered if for some reason this back brace doesn’t live up to expectations. I recommend this product for those that have issues with their backs, like Hubby does, because sometimes a little support goes a long way to making the day bearable.

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from sDUB Concepts. I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion. My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

Ziraki Adjustable Lumbar Lower Back Support Brace

 

Hubby has had back issues for some time now, and has made pretty good use of back braces when things get bad to maintain mobility and give him some extra support on bad days. So I’m always on the lookout for a newer, better brace that might give him some relief. I’m here to tell you that if you’re considering the Ziraki Lumbar Support brace, keep on looking.

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Right from jump street, this brace stunk. And I don’t mean that figuratively, I mean it literally smelled so bad we had to let it air out for a couple of days before I even let hubby try it on. Once the horrible stink dissipated a little (because it just would not go away), We got around to actually examining it. And to say this could possibly give anything resembling real support is laughable. Hubby is a bigger guy (6ft, 200lbs), but he has a 34 waist and he’s never had a back brace so comically narrow. It’s essentially a wider belt. It has no firmness in the back, and has these weird rounded kind of dots, which I’d assume is the “tourmaline stones and magnets” that Ziraki claims promotes healing. Yeah….no. As soon as there’s some kind of quantifiable clinical evidence to support this, I wouldn’t put a whole lot of stock into it. And then there’s the burn.

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Hubby doesn’t have delicate skin. Far from it, he has what I call “rhino skin”: Damn near impenetrable by all but the sharpest of objects, and resistant to most chemicals. And this back “brace” cause some sort of chemical burn that took a couple of days to go away. He had it on for maybe 10 minutes, not the “2-4 hours” they warned mught “burn” you. I would have him wear it over a shirt as Ziraki says might be necessary (I guess that was a warning sign), but I don’t want the shirt he would wear it over to stink like the brace. In the end I feel this product failed on every front and left much to be desired. Ziraki made a lot of claims about “healing properties” (And seriously, you want me to believe the FDA has approved this product? C’mon, guys.) and how this brace would help, but it actually made things worse and I can’t in good conscience recommend it at all.

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