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.

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?

201 Customer Reviews for Tommie Copper

Average Customer Rating: 3.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 77 4 stars: 20 3 stars: 8 2 stars: 15 1 stars: 81
Bottom Line: 47% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Saw No Relief

    Saw little no relief on knees. Save your money and but some Icy Hot.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Unreliable and dishonest company

    • New York,
    • Aug 8, 2015

    I had very bad experience when I purchased several products from Tommie Copper.

    1. The sales person made a mistake in the invoice and overcharged. Had I not picked it up, they would have profited.
    2. I returned most things except one item but they claimed that I had not returned five items. I lost because they won't refund me the full amount. I kept one item but paid for five instead.
    3. Once you send items, there is no proof what they claim was received back in the warehouse.'
    4. The discount they offer on their sleeves was not prorated as I returned one of them.

    All in all, I lost out because of their dishonesty. They can not be trusted. This sort of a thing would not happen, if it was a major store like Macy's.

    How do I prove what I had returned? Watch out!

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    It worked for me.

    I had to shine my review here in pro of these products because they do wonders for me, and I couldn't believe they can be labeled as scam. The first product I ordered was the knee sleeve. When I would go to the gym and to do my usual runs, after 5 minutes I would start to experience pain in the knee that didn't allow me to run any longer. After trying different "solutions" I decided to give a shot to the Tommie products. Got to tell you, wearing that sleeve made all the difference, it was like a miracle, I could actually finish my run and whole routine. I decided to order more sleeves and also recommended them to my friends.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Ankle Brace

    • Merritt, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Aug 6, 2015

    I ordered and paid for the ankle brace over two months ago. I haven't received any product and the company won't respond back.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Yes, it is a very good product and I'm loving it still after 2 years.

    • Palmdale, CA,
    • Aug 6, 2015

    I was 48 at the time I stared wearing Tommie Copper wear weighing 250lbs. Even though I wanted to be healthy, I also was pushing for a beach body with no energy, a poor immune system and a sore back. Tommie Copper wear not only made it more comfortable for me to pull through exercises for beginners, it also got me throw the Shawn T programs and weight training. So what works for some won't work for everyone. And on top of it all, people wear clothes through the day. So I believe that could cause problems when you don't use products in a safe manner. Be sure to take this stuff off when you're done using it.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Shipping times

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Jul 31, 2015

    Tommie Copper promises certain ship times that they can't make happen. If it ever shows up, I will let you know how it works.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    It worked for my knee arthritis

    • College Station, TX,
    • Jul 29, 2015

    My husband bought me a knee sleeve since my knee hurt enough that I couldn't ride my road bike (because of osteoarthritis). Usually my knee pain would subside after 4 weeks or so and then back to normal, but this time it was several weeks longer & I was starting to get mad & depressed. My 800mg of Advil was just not giving me any relief this time. He bought my knee sleeve for $10 at a local sporting goods store. I immediately put it on & after about a half hour I was walking without pain. I have NO idea how this works, & I am not impressed easily or easily persuaded but dang, this thing works. I'm going riding tomorrow. It worked for me. I am 64 and not exactly svelte.

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Compression knee sleeve

    The product was expensive and had slow shipping. I wore it one work day and by the end of the day my leg hurt. My leg was severely burned from the chemical in the latex band. This was three weeks ago and the scar is still there.

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Customer Service with Tommie Copper

    • Mattawan, MI,
    • Jul 19, 2015

    I ordered ankle brace on the phone and told them specifically what I wanted the performance brace. Instead, they sent me the recovery brace. When I called to tell them I received the wrong brace, customer service (Brian) told me I got what I ordered and then hung up on me. When I called back and asked to speak with a supervisor, I was told they were in a meeting and I would receive a call back (which I never got). I've been ordering from Tommie Copper for two years and this type of service is unacceptable for the price of the product. Perhaps I need to find an alternative.

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  • 16 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Order not received

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 4, 2015

    I placed an order from Tommy Copper on May 29th. It is now July 4th, and my order is no where to be found. Even the tracking number provided is not valid. I just want the items I paid for.

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  • 10 out 28 people found this review helpful

    Compression Camisole

    • Jun 12, 2015

    Way to expensive and didn't help much. I'm sure it all causes cancer.

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