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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247 Consumer Reviews for Tommie Copper

Average Consumer Rating: 3.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 100 4 star: 22 3 star: 8 2 star: 17 1 star:  100
Bottom Line: 50% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Bad customer service - poor quality product

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Dec 8, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been using Tommie Copper for 5 years and recommended it to a lot of people. BUT recently I had to order new knee support.

    1. The sizing guideline online is WRONG. I had ordered Large, but it was too small. They make it very difficult to return and are RUDE on the phone.

    2. I ordered a new XLarge and paid again, but it is still a bit tight. According to the chart, this was 2 inches bigger than what I needed?

    Then once I wore it, I had BLISTERS where the elastic is on the top, and after one day and medication, the blister is not healed.

    NEVER before has this problem came up in 5 years. They have changed their QUALITY; it is not the same as before.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Poorly made wool socks, and even worse customer service

    • Washington,
    • Dec 4, 2017
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    I ordered a pair of wool compression socks for $39.50 (Women's Pro-Grade Wool Compression Over The Calf Socks, SKU 840001171596). After four washes on delicate cycle and being air dried (like all of my wool clothes), these socks developed a large hole and became extremely pilly.

    I contacted customer service to exchange this pair and they never responded, so I wrote a review about my experience. The review was quickly deleted from Tommie Copper's website. No wonder their website reviews look stellar compared to their reviews on other websites; they are simply deleting any bad reviews.

    If you want to buy a pair of socks for $39.50 and only be able to wear them four times, this is the place for you.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    The best product ever

    I have purchased many products from Tommie Copper. Being very skeptical of this product I decided to try it out. To say that this product is a miracle pain reliever is not enough. It works instantly when you put it on your knees or other painful areas. I have sold so many people on this product that I could be a spokesperson! This is definitely money well spent!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Elbow sleeve review!

    • British Columbia, Canada,
    • Nov 18, 2017
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    I am a 54-year-old Canadian man who has had two full hip replacements and a spinal fusion. My last hip replacement was just over one year ago, October 31st, 2016. I have been training and doing physio with determination and focus trying to get back to my pre-injury self! I have been making good progress but have been hampered by a tennis elbow with which I have been wearing a tennis elbow strap for the last 4 months with minimal relief.

    I went to a showcase store in Kamloops where I lived and bought one of these elbow compression sleeves. I have had more relief in the last three days than I have had in 4 months. More than just physical relief, it has given me my psychological game back, enabling me to get back on the weights and rejuvenate my efforts regarding my health and wellness!

    Tommie Copper, thank you for your product and what you do! I will be recommending your products to anyone I care about who has nagging age or recovery type injuries. I hope I don’t need any more of your products, but they will be my first source for healing in the future! Once I reach my life health and wellness goals, if you need a ruggedly handsome old Ukrainian to model or endorse your products, I’m in! Thank you.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Better off ordering from Amazon

    • Virginia,
    • Nov 4, 2017
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    While the product itself is great, the customer service stinks, as does their cancellation policy, to which one does not exist.

    I ordered this product on a Friday night to have something shipped via FedEx overnight, paid an additional $24.50, not knowing they are not open on weekends. The family member I ordered the product for expressed serious pain and the compression products would help her knees tremendously. I wanted her to not suffer as badly for any significant amount of time.

    When I found out the product would not get to my house until Tuesday, I called customer service who told me they could not change the order to take the FedEx overnight option off, when the transaction had not even gone through yet!

    By the time I would receive the package, it would be a moot point to use FedEx overnight because it would not get here until a Tuesday. Not helpful at all. So, I called back asking to cancel the order altogether. I was told by a second customer service person who answered that they would take note of my request and put it on her supervisor's desk but could not make any promises. What the heck?

    I wasted $24.50 on shipping. Meanwhile, my family member was in pain waiting around for something to ship that didn't get there until they felt like processing the order. If I called to cancel the order while the order was still pending (as I was told the order hadn't even been processed yet when I called, and they still refused to help me cancel the order), they should have been willing to accommodate one way or another.

    Boo, thumbs down, I will never directly order Tommie Copper products from Tommie Copper ever again, I will use Amazon. Tommie Copper customer service is a joke, and they should be ashamed of themselves. Kudos to the inventors and the manufacturer, but the customer service is AWFUL.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    It worked for me.

    Just before work, I twisted my knee. The aching was unbearable. At work, I was very uncomfortable and didn't know if I was going to work the shift. Then I recalled that a friend wears head to toe Tommie Copper and she loves it. She doesn't go anywhere without it. So I went straight to the showcase. From being in pain for 2 hours and wearing Tommie Copper for 20 minutes, the pain eased up and disappeared.

    Thank you Tommy Cooper. I will promote the product. My mother has already tried it on.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Design flaw causes poor sizing

    I am a woman and weigh 125 pounds. I wear a size 7 and a 1/2 Medium shoe.

    I purchased an ankle sleeve in size Medium. It was too big. I sent it back. I reordered a size Small. It was too small.

    I would like to suggest that these items are poorly designed. The sizing simply does not work. I don't mean that the Medium was too big (ok, that can happen) but the opening to accommodate the heel on the Small was ridiculously small. It was probably fine around the ankle (I don't now for sure as I took it off within seconds before my foot lost circulation). I assure you that I have a normal sized foot, not swollen but the sleeve cut into the sole of my foot really deeply.

    I recommend buying Acme or Champion ankle braces. I have been using them for years and just reordered another one since this purchase did not work out.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Knee sleeve

    I shattered the inner plateau on my left tibia back in March and had surgery. Therapy followed and is continuing. There was considerable swelling in the knee. After two days of wearing the sleeve, the swelling has all but disappeared. The support that it provides is invaluable to me. Thank you Tommie Copper.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    It works

    I have arthritis in my left elbow and I put on the Tommie Copper sleeve and had instant relief. It's only the first day, but it's good so far.

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    I bought the knee sleeve. It won't stay up. It keeps sliding down until I have this uncomfortable mass of material just below my knee. I don't believe it's supposed to work this way. It's a piece of junk and certainly not worth the $30 it cost.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Symptoms of RSD and Tommie Copper compression glove

    I purchased a pair of the Tommie Copper compressions gloves for the swelling in my hand from the Symptoms of RSD. The swelling also caused tingling in my hand and fingers from the compression of the nerves. As soon as I put the glove on, my the tingling almost completely went away. The swelling was more under control.

    I would quickly recommend this product for what it has done to help me.

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

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