Tommie Copper is a line of compression gear that you might have seen being peddled by Montel Williams on an infomercial. It’s an interview style ad where he asks different people about their experiences wearing the different sleeves, and of course everyone on the show sings its praises. But how about real reviews from actual users, what are people really saying?
Montel built up his credibility for years with his talk show, clocking thousands of episodes and covering a broad range of topics. These days though it seems like he’ll endorse just about anything, even going so far as to slap his seal of approval to a payday lender. But regardless of whether or not he’s a credible spokesperson for a product, the real question remains did he pick the right thing to stick his name on. With many people getting more and more aches and pains, these sort of solutions will get more attention.
The makers of Tommie Copper claim that they’ve really put the focus on comfort, and that their products contain copper, which they say helps the body to heal. They make the statement that if you’re not wearing your compression gear, it doesn’t have the ability to work and that by making their sleeves, shorts, and shirts extra comfy it increases the likelihood that you’ll wear it, thereby being a better choice than other, less comfortable compression products. They don’t really go overboard on their direct claims, relying more on testimonials to do the talking for them.
These are pretty heavily advertised on TV, and they’ve got Montel Williams on board. When it comes to celebrity endorsements, a lot of the times it doesn’t really matter who that celebrity is, but in this case we’re talking about a former Navy Seal and someone that is known for endorsing health products, so he can speak knowledgeably about this. The celebrity factor can’t be overlooked, nor can the fact that it is repeated so much on so many different channels. This one-two punch can get a lot of people interested in it and ready to try it out.
The prices vary depending on which item you get. They have compression shirts that are in the $40 range, or just calf sleeves that are in the $20 range. Overall though they’re pretty much on par with other compression garments that are made for athletes and non-athletes alike. If you comparison shop you’ll quickly see that these are right around the price you’d expect for this industry. They’ve got a 30 day guarantee on all their items, and they say that there aren’t any restrictions, so you’re free to try it out and actually wear it and not worry about them saying it’s too used to be returned.
All that you really need to do as the user is put the sleeves, shirts, or shorts on. Then it’s just a matter of deciding when you want to take it off. They say that you can leave them on 24 hours a day, even while you’re asleep, so as long as they’re feeling good you can leave them on and let them do their thing. When you size this up to other treatment options, like using a cream or other topical treatment on joints and muscles, it seems to be easier. Of course you could always just let your body rest, and that wouldn’t require any action on your part at all. Sometimes inaction can be effective.
It’s interesting to note that many of the reviews you find out there are from those that were given free gear from the Tommie Copper corporation. Whether or not a reviewer is able to give their honest opinion on a product when they received it for free is up to you to decide. What’s a better litmus test, as far as we’re concerned, is what real buyers say since they’ve parted with their hard earned cash to try it out.
The overall reviews from users are pretty unanimous: that these work well if you know that you respond to compression therapy. If you have tried other compression pieces in the past with moderate success, you should get to that level and a bit better since these are able to be warn for longer periods of time without becoming uncomfortable. Be sure to spend some extra time following the instructions on how to get the sizing right. Most users that get the size right end up liking the experience, and it can make all the difference.
Final Tommie Copper Review
If you’ve never tried compression sleeves before, Tommie Copper might be a good place to start. It’s basically a shot in the dark as to whether you’ll respond well to it or not. But if you know that this is an effective way to treat your different ailments, then you can buy with confidence knowing that you’ll get a quality product here. When you’re looking at the competition, there’s really not a lot out there that’s making such claims on comfort, at this price point.
Not all injuries and conditions benefit from putting on a compression sleeve, so be sure to ask your doctor whether you think something like this is right for you. It’s much better to ask first and get their opinion than use these and aggravate your condition further. They also say to stop using their products if you have a reaction to the copper, which they say is pretty rare, but can happen.
What do you think? Does Tommie Copper work or not?
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