About Tommie Copper

Tommie Copper is a clothing manufacturer that specializes in helping their customers relieve persistent aches and pains through copper infused compression-oriented shirts, shorts, gloves, and socks. According to the company, their unique clothing line helps support muscles, joints, and surrounding tissue, which ultimately decreases swelling and increases mobility.

Tommie Copper is based out of Kisco, NY, and has been in business since 2010. The company holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on 19 closed complaints over the past three years. Online reviews appear to be mixed, with the most common complaints citing long shipping times and failure to work.

Tommie Copper Features & Products

Similar to Copper Wear, Tommie Copper manufactures “Pro+ Ionic” copper-infused compression wear that is claimed to release ions that “may help reduce the oxidants in the body and is a natural, permanent anti-bacterial agent with skin benefits.” Additional benefits include increased oxygen transport, improved muscle tone, “free radical” neutralization, relief from muscle soreness and stiffness, and much more.

With numerous compression and non-compression products for men and women, in addition to several accessories, the Tommie Copper brand has a wide target audience. These include everyone from high-level athletes to grandmothers who enjoy gardening—essentially anyone who experiences fluid buildup in their joints, muscle stiffness, or sore, tired legs.

In addition to its health benefits, Tommie Copper claims their compression wear is designed using “3D compression” technology, and is the most comfortable on the market; because after all, if people aren’t wearing their clothing, they won’t be able to reap the benefits. However, the company admits that not all customers will immediately experience the benefits of their compression wear, as some will take longer due to their individual physiology.

Tommie Copper Pricing & Refund Policy

Due to the wide variety of Tommie Copper products available, prices can vary widely. However, based on our research, most products range between $24.50 and $169.50.

All Tommie Copper products come with an unrestricted 60-day return policy. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason within this time, you can send your clothing back to the company—used or otherwise—and will only be responsible for shipping and handling fees. Simply contact customer service at 855-692-8291 to begin the process.

Does Copper Even Work For Pain Relief?

There is no known scientific evidence available demonstrating that copper infused compression wear will provide constant and reliable relief. In fact, according to a study done on 70 patients at NCBI, the conclusion drawn was that magnetic copper bracelets (mixed with other placebos) do not provide much pain relief to the individuals who were suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, after looking through the Tommie Copper website, we were unable to find any clinical evidence supporting that copper works for everyone.

Pros

  • Claims to help relieve persistent aches and pains through compression-oriented clothing.
  • Reduces swelling and stiffness, while increasing mobility.
  • Can be worn by anyone—not just athletes.
  • Some individuals may experience immediate relief.
  • 60-day unrestricted return policy.

Cons

  • Instead of instant relief, some individuals may experience results over a longer period of time.
  • Most common complaints cite long shipping and failure to work.
  • No scientific evidence available that copper actually provides relief including on the company website.

Bottom Line: Should You Buy Tommie Copper?

Since our original review, more than 160 HighYa readers have chimed in and offered their reviews on Tommie Copper compression wear products. What do they have to say?

Overall, HighYa customer reviews appear to be evenly split, with most negative reviews referencing high price, failure to work, poor quality construction (insufficient compression, garments will not stay in place, that quickly fray at the seams, etc.), and negative reactions or stained skin/clothing from the copper content. On the positive side though, it appears that many people have found pain relief from less severe conditions such as arthritis, inflammation, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

However, one question we kept asking ourselves when reading several of the positive reviews from individuals with severe medical conditions requiring professional medical attention: Had they previously tried any medical-grade compression garments, such as those sold through RejuvaHealth? We bring this up because if they claimed to have tried everything, it would seem that their physician would have already made this recommendation based on their symptoms. With this said, several HighYa readers wrote very detailed reviews, and although they gave Tommie Copper high marks, they claimed that they were going to try other brands prior to ordering additional garments from the company.

Nearly all HighYa Tommie Copper reviewers appear to have been seeking pain relief, which is a positive sign. This is because, as we mentioned in our Science of Compression Wear article, compression wear has been shown to provide clear medical benefits, including increased circulation, improved blood flow, hastened wound recovery, reduced risk of forming a blood clot, and improved venous function. However, other than reducing the buildup of lactic acid and decreasing post-exercise recovery times, they have not been shown to provide any sports-related performance benefits, which is a claim that many consumer-grade compression wear manufacturers make.

Related: Common Sports Injuries: Your Guide to How They Happen & Best Ways to Prevent Them

The Final Take on Tommie Copper Compression Wear

With evenly split HighYa customer reviews, it would appear that you have a 50/50 chance of experiencing benefits from Tommie Copper compression wear, which may be increased slightly if you experience mild to moderate pain related to arthritis, inflammation, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It really depends on each individual's personal circumstance.

From our perspective, it appears that an individual who is suffering from severe arthritis or other major pain would have decreased chances of experiencing substantial relief using Tommie Copper or other branded copper compression wear alone without doctor prescribed medication.

However, if you’re looking for any kind of enhanced sports performance, Tommie Copper may be good fit for you assuming you don't have any other major medical conditions. You probably see a lot of athletes in the NBA constantly wearing compression wear.

See Also: Tommie Copper Lawsuit: Overstated Claims or Intentional Misrepresentation?

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227 Customer Reviews for Tommie Copper

Average Customer Rating: 3.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 90 4 stars: 20 3 stars: 8 2 stars: 16 1 stars: 93
Bottom Line: 49% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Love my Tommie Copper!

    I asked a basketball referee before purchasing my first knee Tommie Copper product and he told me they were wonderful. He said he was hurt to the point where he could not referee any longer until he purchased his Tommie copper supports. Only then he was able to continue to run up and down the court.

    I purchased one and it wasn't long that I purchased another for my other knee. Since then, I have purchased the ankle one and also the ones for my hands. I don't know what it is but for me they absolutely do work. In fact, my knees have been starting to bother me again so I have them both on today at work.

    Sometimes, if I have been on my feet all day, I will even wear them to bed. I don't wear them all the time, but they certainly help when I have pain flare-ups. I highly recommend them!

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Knee compression

    • British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 16, 2016

    I am almost 50, I have had knee problems my entire life. I have tried every brace imaginable, and aside from the $500 to $1000 braces nothing else works. I bought the Tommie Copper brace for kicks n giggles, I had no hope in it working. To my shock, this thing works. I thought it was my imagination, so I stopped wearing it for a couple of days, and the pain was back, intense and almost crippling. I work at a marina, and I am on my feet most of the day and without the Tommie Copper Knee sock, my work sucks.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Can't work without them

    • Rockville, MD,
    • Jun 16, 2016

    I am a older dental hygienist. Wrist would hurt so much at the end of the day. Desperate I tried Tommie Copper Wrist bands. Surprised and relieved they work. I am no longer in pain. I wear gloves at night for thumb pain.

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

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  • 9 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Elbow

    I have a Tennis elbow. When trying to get some sleep lying down flat on my back, my elbow will hurts so much that I have to turn on my side for relief. However, when putting on the Tommie Copper band on, it makes it comfortable to sleep. I'm amazed on the relief it gives me. I would recommend this product for sure.

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

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  • 12 out 15 people found this review helpful

    It's awesome! I wasn't a believer at first.!

    • Houston, TX ,
    • Feb 13, 2016

    I have dealt with pain involving lower back, neck, hands, knees, and ankles all due from auto accidents or injuries growing up and have tried many different products in order to receive relief. Tommie Copper has been the only product to help reduce my pain all day and all night! I have been enjoying my everyday life a lot more than before. I have bought the knee, shirts (long/short sleeve) and the gloves and am happy to say I will be a proud Tommie Copper customer for life.

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

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  • 14 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Back wrap

    I have been using the back wrap for about a year now. I have had significant back pain for multiple reasons, for at least 25 years. I have bulging discs, pinched nerves, bone spurs, DDD, and arthritis. I also have severe muscle spasms in my back and neck. Being in the health care field for 32 years, my back has taken a beating. I now work a desk job because of the pain, which can also be tough in the back. My pain gets worse as the day goes on. I started out using the copper wrap just when the pain was starting to worsen through the day. It helped tremendously and I was shocked. It has taken me a year to figure out that I should wear it all day to try to avoid the pain. I apply it when I get to work and will move it up and down my back as the day progresses.

    It has been a God send and for whatever reason it works, I am thankful. I have worked in my nurse friends to try it out, so they can have the same relief. I actually have two of them now so I can wear them on more of my painful areas at once. I would recommend them to anyone with ongoing pain or even occasional aces and pains.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Now happy

    • New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Jan 18, 2016

    In the past I had purchased the Tommie Copper compression gloves and was quite unhappy with the quality as the stitching would let go. The cloth was made in the US but the they were stitched in China with inferior thread. I had to call Tommie Copper to complain to get replacements sent on three occasions, but they did make my hands better.

    This time I got new gloves and the quality was much superior to the previous ones and they are actually helping my hands. I don't know if it is actually the copper or if it is the compression that is actually helping me, but I am happy with the product.

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

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  • 23 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Amazing

    From what I read about people who say they get no relief, I can only assume that maybe it works on a certain type of pain or for certain individuals. As for me, I have several areas of the body that I have bought items for. When my ankles start hurting, either from stepping on my foot long, or from arthritis that was inherited, I can put it on the ankle, and my pain is gone almost instantly.

    The same goes for my elbow, after going to the doctor and finding out I had tennis elbow. He sent me downstairs to buy the expensive huge sleeves. I left and ordered Tommie Copper sleeve and the pain was gone instantly and has never returned. I don't know why it works wonderfully for some and not for others.

    You have to take very special care when washing them to preserve the copper. Cold wash and air dry.

    My back is a little harder to make happy, but definitely an improvement. It's not in my head, that's for sure.

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

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  • 11 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • New York,
    • Dec 23, 2015

    This product does not work, it was a huge waste of money. I am so sorry I fell for their commercial. Lesson learned the hard way.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Shipping time

    • Texas,
    • Dec 23, 2015

    I am still waiting for the item to come after 11 days. Bad service, but good product. I will try some other brand on my next order.

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

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    100% return gaurantee?

    • NC,
    • Dec 21, 2015

    I 110% explained to the sales gal why I was buying the core band and my sizes 34" waste, 44" chest (ordered 2). I received 2 pieces of crap that I could not even put on, cheap junk with very little elastic stretch. Stay away from this Dog and Pony show and Bret Farve should be ashamed of himself. Compression works as I am wearing my 2 back braces now - fused Thoracic, Lumbar and 3 levels cervical. 100% refund - paid $87 dollars and received $73.66 back. 100% money back means 100% less my $13.34 original shipping charge. But the main thing is -it's junk quality.

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

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    • Jan 31, 2016

      Sarah McKinnley

      Brett Favre doesn't endorse Tommie Copper. He endorses another Copper product.

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