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.

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185 Customer Reviews for Tommie Copper

Average Customer Rating: 3.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 73 4 stars: 20 3 stars: 8 2 stars: 12 1 stars: 72
Bottom Line: 52% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    This copper is rusted.

    • by Anton,
    • Ithaca, NY,
    • May 18, 2015

    I have used copper bracelets and rings in the past to treat a number of martial arts related joint pains. These have usually afforded moderate to good relief; not so with Tommie Copper. The amount of copper metal in these poorly constructed paper thin products is negligible. And so is the intended effect. I have no idea if Copper Fit is any better, but it couldn't be worse than the overpriced, easily torn Tommie Copper in my opinion.

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

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  • 2 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Tommie Copper

    My husband will not go to work without Tommie Copper. He has the knees and tee shirt and swears by them. He doesn't take them off until bed time. They really do work. I'm getting ready to order the shoulder Tommie Copper as well.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    My Tommie Copper Wear

    • by Dixie Olson,
    • Delhi CA,
    • May 11, 2015

    I am a 68 year old disabled female, saw an ad on T.V. about Tommie Copper wear, so I began to order his products. I have the gloves, which helps with the numbness in my hands, the pants, and long sleeved shirt. I find this to be a wonderful product as it helps with all my aches and pains. I have never found anything like it, so if you have pain in your body try it! I just torn a tendon in my left arm so I am going to order a sleeve for that, as it is not torn enough for surgery but sure hurts when I move my arm. This is the best product I have ever tried that really works. It's very comfortable, light weight and works great. I hope every one with pain will try it. Thank you Tommie you have given me a lot pain relief with your products. This is not a scam.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Gloves

    • by Bud,
    • Kentland Indiana,
    • May 9, 2015

    Seems to help pain but not made well enough to work. It comes apart at seams. Idea is good but workmanship sucks.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Pleased with the product

    • by Rosemarie Constantin,
    • Stoughton, MA.,
    • May 7, 2015

    I was suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome. After many doctor appointments I was advised to have the surgery. A friend suggested I try out Tommie Copper gloves and she bought them for me. After a very short time I was pain free. I swear by them and tell anyone who will listen about this product.

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

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  • 1 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Poor Product

    • by Stanley Engstrom,
    • Vancouver, WA,
    • May 3, 2015

    I had knee surgery and saw the ad for Tommy Copper and ordered the knee support. The ends of the support sock dug into my skin and left my leg indented, red and sore. The material that went over the knee itself was loose and offered no support what so ever. After wearing it for a week I could no longer stand how bad it hurt at the openings to the support sock. I have to admit though they did take it back with no fuss or speeches.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I love them but...

    • by Arlyne,
    • Sebastian, FL,
    • Apr 28, 2015

    I love my Tommie Copper. They feel great and support and help me. I sell many too because so many people see me wearing them and I know after talking to them they become customers too.

    However, I am 63 years of age and a semi retired woman with arthritis. I work and wear only these gloves three days a week in the non profit retail business for exactly 25 hours a week. After three months. my first pair had to be mended because the seams gave and the material at the base of my thumb on the palms of my gloves have worn out and I fear in a month or two they will wear through the fabric. I have just received my second pair and if the same thing happens I will feel that the $30.00 price tag does not justify their lifetime at 5-6 months.

    I hope Tommie Copper will continue to improve on the quality of this glove so that it can keep its integrity for a longer period of time. Again, I would hate to be without them, that is how much I love the way they help my hands.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Scoliosis/Leg Pain

    • by Kai,
    • Thorold, Ontario, Canada,
    • Apr 27, 2015

    I have a crooked spine caused by malformed psoas and high arches in the feet. I get pain all down my legs, particularly in my knees and ankles, as well as spasms in my toes. I've been wearing the Tommie Copper knee braces on both legs and have noticed significant difference. I am now able to walk up and down stairs with no issue, take long walks, and sleep without being woken up by harsh muscle spasms. My doctors could not provide advice for my pain other than "don't gain too much weight and stay active", because a plastic spine brace would not be effective in the long term and the metal rod surgery would be useless because it is a muscle issue. Since I started wearing Tommie Copper, I haven't needed chiropractic adjustments.

    At first I was skeptical, but now I can't go a day without it.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Knee Sleeve

    • by Bruce Henneman,
    • Landisburg, PA,
    • Apr 25, 2015

    I have had my Tommie Copper knee sleeves for almost six months. I have found that the top rubberized band of the sleeves cause me to break out with a red rash that becomes very sore in a short time. I folded the band down so I could continue to wear the sleeve which do provide comfort. Unfortunately, the sleeves slide down when the band is folded over and I experience a saggy pair of knee sleeves. I am disappointed with my sleeves and that they do not meet my expectations.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not worth it

    • by Larry Kennely,
    • Chicago, IL,
    • Apr 23, 2015

    Unfortunately, Tommie Copper does not live up to its advertisement. It contains poor construction. and not worth the investment in my opinion.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Tommie Copper socks Worked!

    • by Ginger ,
    • miami ok,
    • Apr 21, 2015

    I bought a pair of Tommie Copper socks this morning. For over a year my feet hurt daily. I've tried different shoes. Half way threw the day, my feet would hurt and the balls of my feet would burn but not today, they felt great! I will wear these everyday.

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

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