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?

Want to Learn Expert Tips for Online Safety?

Join over 2 million HighYa readers who receive weekly how-to guides, tips & reviews and get a FREE COPY of our Complete Online Safety e-book. Enter your email below to get started!

234 Customer Reviews for Tommie Copper

Average Customer Rating: 3.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 94 4 stars: 21 3 stars: 8 2 stars: 16 1 stars: 95
Bottom Line: 50% would recommend it to a friend
Showing 1-11 of 234
Sort reviews by:

  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Finger gloves

    I purchased the Tommie Copper gloves for my rheumatoid arthritis, and I love them. They really do help with the pain, so I ordered two more pairs (the full finger gloves and the half gloves). Then I ordered the T-shirt, and again I love this product. I even sent a pair of gloves to my daughter in British Columbia.

    Thank you, Tommie Copper. Now I'm going to order the knee ones for my husband (he suffers from pain in his knees). I love your products; they do help me with the pain I suffer from.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Yes, they work!

    • Alabaster, Alabama,
    • Jan 30, 2017

    Getting older ain't for wimps, and Tommie Copper has given me back the use of my hands.

    I just got in from the doctor, having had sonar on my hands to see what was causing me so much pain and such limited use of my hands. I had a pair of Tommie Copper gloves in the drawer, so I pulled them out and put them on. Well, I am speechless at how fast the pain left, and the strength and dexterity came back. Nothing (and I mean nothing!), has given me the astonishing relief I am experiencing with these Tommie Copper gloves. No pill, no rub, nothing!

    I know it sounds like I am being paid or exaggerating how dramatic my results are, but, I'm not! I am (right this very minute) going to order two more pairs so as to always have a clean pair around.

    I can't thank Tommie Copper enough for coming up with something so simple to help with something so debilitating to so many!

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Tommie Copper knee sleeves

    • New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jan 25, 2017

    I love my knee sleeves. I bought one at a showcase store at my local mall, not knowing what to expect. What you need to realize is, compression wear will not stop the pain, but it will reduce the swelling that causes the inflammation and pain. It also increases blood flow, so more oxygen is circulated decreasing downtime and increasing healing time. Wearing the right size and placing it correctly is vital.

    I have osteoarthritis and sciatica (I'm in my early 40's) and the pain may not have disappeared, but it lets me function and participate in more life activities. Before Tommie Copper, I was in so much pain and dreaded even going for simple walks with my family, and often needed a cane for assistance. It collects dust now. I love that this product helps me enjoy life with A LOT less pain!

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Severe arthritis, sometimes can't stand or walk

    I got the knee compression sleeves a week ago. I was having a bad time with my knees and was in a wheelchair at the time. I could only use one of the sleeves at first because the swelling was too bad in the other knee, but after two days of wearing it, the one knee was feeling a lot better, so I got the other one on, and the next day the swelling was gone and I'm almost able to walk again.

    These knee sleeves might not work for everyone, but I've been in pain for many years now, and this is the first time I can say that something actually worked. I'm going to get more for my elbows, wrist, and ankles.

    I would like to say thank you to the folks that came up with these. P.S. they worked great for me.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 8 out 12 people found this review helpful

    The Worst

    • Ohio,
    • Dec 11, 2016

    Tommie copper has the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. Even though they have made a mistake with your order, they refuse to correct it. I will never again order their product.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 3 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Helps Knees

    • Georgia,
    • Nov 29, 2016

    Have worn the pair for over a year. Cannot make it without my knee socks. Sent a pair to my eighty nine year old dad. He will not leave the house without his. However, the product has worn out, seems to have lost its power and also will not stay in place anymore. Otherwise it is a good product. Also, cost too much.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Worst customer service ever.

    This is said to be a good product. So that aside, in my own experience it is the very worst company for returns and they are nasty and unpleasant, as they send return labels from a third party, 'Stamps,' and you think it is spam mail and you ignore it and the label is wiped off in less than 24 hours. My credit card company is putting this in dispute. I do not have to pay for the items that do not fit. One was sent back and another larger size sent. So far I have not heard that they got the first one. The replacement order had included in it women socks size 11+ and the socks are a size 7. This company seems to hire the nastiest customer service people and with all the business we do this is a first for us. Thank God for the good companies in America. I will order this product from Amazon from now on.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 12 out 16 people found this review helpful

    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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 14 out 17 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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 13 out 15 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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 16 out 21 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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


Showing 1-11 of 234

Write a review for Tommie Copper!

Share your experience to help others avoid scams & discover great products!

Write a Review