About Copper Wear

Copper Wear is a line of “As Seen on TV” compression wear that claims to conform to every contour of your body, to support your joints, and to increase circulation. The company claims you’ll realize these benefits as soon as you slip their compression garments on, and that they are manufactured using eco-friendly processes.

CopperWear is manufactured by TriStar products, which holds an A+ Better Business Bureau, despite having more than 1,000 complaints over the past three years. Regarding CopperWear specifically, the product has been trademarked since early 2013, though we were only able to locate a few legitimate customers reviews during our research. This could be due to the fact that CopperWear appears to have been placed on the market and then removed from TriStar’s product lineup shortly thereafter, only to recently reappear once again. With this said, the most common complaint we encountered cited poor customer service from the company, but nothing specifically regarding the product.

How Copper Wear Works

Similar to Copper Wear and Tommie Copper, Copper Wear is a line of compression clothing that claims to offer comfort and great performance. Unlike these brands though, CopperWear claims to include 30% more copper embedded directly into the fabric, which is a trace mineral that helps keep you cool and dry, while also reducing exposure to microbial growth.

All Copper Wear products are manufactured using 36-gauge performance fabric that features incredibly fast wicking power to help quickly absorb and release moisture. This way, we’re told it won't interfere with your body's ability to regulate temperature.

See Also: 7 Things You Should Know About As Seen on TV Products Before Buying

Despite this, Copper Wear claims their lightweight fabric is soft to the touch, moves with you, and conforms to every contour of your body.

Copper Wear garments promise to “give you compression when you need it,” can be worn 24 hours a day—even while sleeping—and are particularly useful after an injury in order to “soothe muscle stiffness and improve blood circulation.” Garments are also claimed to support to the muscles and joints in the neck, shoulders, torso and back, to improve circulation, reduce the buildup of lactic acid, and deliver more oxygen to your heart.

CopperWear offers a fairly extensive catalog of compression wear, including shorts, t-shirts, sleeves, full and open-finger gloves, socks, and more. All CopperWear products are machine washable, and are available in sizes from small to 2X.

CopperWear Pricing & Refund Policy

Copper Wear garments currently range in price from $12.99 to $24.99, plus $3.99 S&H. You can also purchase any five items for $40.

Copper Wear compression garments come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less shipping and handling charges. You’ll need to call customer service at (973) 287-5190 to begin the process.

Bottom Line: Is Copper Wear a Scam?

At this point you’ve learned a lot about CopperWear, but what’s the bottom line: Are they a scam? Overall, we have no reason to believe that CopperWear is a scam, but there are some factors you should consider prior to purchasing.

First, even though compression wear has been used medically for quite some time, they’ve recently become a big fad in the consumer sports market. But do they actually work? According to this article, there are very few studies available (outside of manufacturer’s own “clinical testing”) for compression wear. However, according to one study conducted in 2007, “no performance enhancement” was shown, but most participants experienced a “reduction in delayed onset muscle soreness.” Another that same year showed that “no statistical difference was observed during exercise with compression socks,” while “there was a statistical difference in recovery of blood lactate concentrations after the test was completed while wearing the compression socks.” Finally, a third independent study in 2009 concluded “there was no statistical effect on performance.”

So what does this mean? Ultimately, based on the existing data, it appears compression wear does help with post-workout recovery and increased circulation. With this said, it does not appear to provide any immediate performance advantage.

Second, CopperWear is an “As Seen on TV” product, which typically carry lower customer satisfaction ratings than their mainstream counterparts. Also, keep in mind that the product is manufactured by TriStar, which has a reputation for relatively poor customer service.

Finally, like nearly any other medical device, CopperWear garments will not provide the same benefits to everyone who uses them. If you have any questions, we strongly recommend discussing it with your physician prior to use.

See Also: The Science of Compression Wear: Is it Hype or Hope?

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104 Customer Reviews for Copper Wear

Average Customer Rating: 2.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 32 4 stars: 9 3 stars: 5 2 stars: 4 1 stars: 54
Bottom Line: 44% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Worked for me

    I had severe tendonitis in my right elbow, to the point that I was considering a cortisone shot (not a pleasant experience) to be able to keep playing golf. I happened to see someone wearing a Copper Wear on the golf course who recommended that I try it.

    After wearing it for less than a week, my pain disappeared, and when my tendonitis flairs up, I just wear the elbow sleeve for a couple of days, and the pain disappears. I don't care if it is the copper or the compression or the combination, it works for me. I'm on my feet ten hours a day at work and use my knees quite a bit for lifting. I wear the knee sleeves every day to protect my 63-year-old knees. I just wish they'd last longer than 6-8 months.

    Finally, Copper Wear products are much better than the Copper Fit garbage that I tried. A pair of gloves lasted less than a week and were returned. The Copper Fit knee sleeves were also inferior and did not provide anywhere near the compression of my Copper Wear knee sleeves.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Pleasantly surprised

    • Reading, PA,
    • Sep 25, 2016

    I've been amazed how well these work for me. I suffer from severe knee pain which was not helped at all by a knee replacement. Being diabetic also, I have other leg pain, too. I initially bought only one and have been amazed the relief I get wearing this. Not sure if it's just my knee pain, or if it truly is helping my circulation, also. I'm leaning towards it helping the circulation, thereby helping my neuropathy. Either way, I'd like to get another for my other leg, as well.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy it

    I went online to check out the Copper Fit Elbow over Christmas. My wife was having issues with her arm and I thought maybe this sleeve would help her. Well, I saw that the deal on the website was two sleeves for $19.99. I put one in the cart. When you go to checkout, they make you put your card number in before you see the total. Well, after putting my card number in, the total showed up as $63.94. So on the final "confirm your order" page, I exited out. About a week later, the charge from Copper Wear showed up on my credit card. I tried to call, but all the phone numbers on their site are just automated, and I was not able to get in touch with a human.

    They ended up shipping me the product. Upon receiving it, I noticed that they doubled what I had originally put in my cart, and charged me for an order I never completed. Completely ridiculous. The BBB should shut this company down because they are literally stealing money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Very POOR Customer Service.

    • Livermord CA,
    • Jan 19, 2016

    Ordered ankle sleeve, wrong size on conformation, tried to change size via live chat messages and voice mail at time of order. Thought size was changed, received order, wrong size, NO one did anything to change to correct size. Talked to a real person today and was told it could not be exchanged because it was on special, would need to re-order at regular price. Threw out the ankle sleeve and will not order from Copper Wear again.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Total scam

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Dec 27, 2015

    These guys are a total scam. I tried to call before ordering and was transferred to a call center overseas. The representative had no idea about their products, but was trying to push me to sign up for another scam where you sign up for some unrelated service and they promise to send you $50.

    I tried to cancel my order after 6 hours, but was told it had already shipped. A week goes by and I get an email stating my order just shipped. They blatantly lied when I called. I will simply dispute this order with my credit card company. Very unprofessional company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 12 people found this review helpful

    A sold sceptic

    • Ohio,
    • Dec 24, 2015

    When it comes to this sort of thing I am extremely skeptical. However, my left knee began to hurt after officiating a basketball game so I tried one. It works great for me. My wife found them at Walmart for 10 bucks a piece but I would order them if the other ones wore out if I could not find them elsewhere.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Dec 28, 2015

      Henry Vokes

      I purchased a Copper Fit sleeve for my elbow. I was suffering a tendonitis for well over 18 months. The Copper Fit sleeve provided instant relief, and within 6 weeks, my tendonitis had ceased altogether. My knees have also been bothering me for a long time, I felt comfortable buying two sleeves for my knees, and I am glad I did. These are unlike the heavy neoprene with Velcro straps. They fit comfortably and there is no pinching. I have also recommended Copper Fit to my wife and my brother-in-law. They have also felt near immediate relief with these products.

      I am 57, had an active youth, served 6 years USMC, and have been a Philadelphia fire fighter for nearly 31 years. My body sometimes hurts. 

      Copper Fit helps!

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  • 4 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Knee sleeve

    • Bellevue, NE,
    • Dec 5, 2015

    I can purchase these at Walgreens for $10 each. They seem to work OK.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Makes My Pain Go Away

    • Toronto, ON,
    • Oct 27, 2015

    I love the material. Keeps my skin dry and my bones pain free. Very reasonable price.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Love them

    • Baltimore MD ,
    • Oct 15, 2015

    I placed my order on 10/2/15 and on 10/6/15 they said it was shipped with a UPS tracking number and it wasn't working. I called UPS and then I called the company and they said it shipped on the 6th and it was postal service that was bringing it and that I would have a tracking number in one to two days. When the mail came they arrived. I put them on and they took a lot of pain off my knees and that's even with having a bad back that needs to have surgery on it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    I regret ordering from Copper Wear

    • Miami, Florida,
    • Oct 2, 2015

    I placed the order on 9-14-15. According to the customer service it shipped on 9-18 and then they said 9-21-15. The company shows a UPS number that is not valid. Bottom line is the order is over two weeks old. My account was charged promptly but the product is nowhere to be seen. Is this a scam?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Oct 9, 2015

      Joe

      I bought one at a store for my elbow so I could bowl better, but it did not work for me. Not worth the money.

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Product delivery (or lack of it).

    • New York, NY,
    • Aug 12, 2015

    I placed my order on April 21st, it is now Aug 21st. It was supposed to have arrived in 2-3 weeks, then 4-6 weeks. I spoke to three different customer service reps and all of them said it should arrive in 7-10 days and there's been a delay. At one point, I heard that it will definitely be there by Aug 4th. Nothing yet. This is a rip-off.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Aug 23, 2014

      J

      I got mine from bed bath and beyond.

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