Best Posture Trainers Reviewed & Rated for Quality
- Prevent Slumping Shoulders
- Upright Go
- Travel Case
Well, have no fear, we have a great solution for most of us out there! A posture trainer can help us sit right and let us know when we are giving into years of habit. The only thing we realized when sifting through the answer to this problem was just how many there were to choose from. As we usually do, though, we set up our radars to look only for the best, so we could help you find exactly what you want and need. We want you to look over our list and know that when we say we are bringing you the top ten best, you can be assured that your purchase won’t be without the knowledge you are getting a product worth your dollar. So sit back and relax, scroll through our list of the best and see if you can find the perfect way to help you sit right and relieve that near-constant back pain!
10 Best Posture Trainers
Penewell had a nice little lifetime guarantee on this product. If you are not satisfied with the product for any reason they will either send you a replacement or a full refund. This, of course, is something you would speak with them about but hey, not bad.
Prevent Slumping Shoulders
Anyone who works at a computer knows how easy it is to get all hunched over your keyboard, especially as the day progresses. The posture corrector helps to prevent that comfortably keeps you sitting upright without putting pressure on your neck or spine. We quite enjoyed not feeling like Quasimodo at the end of the day.
Cost and Value
This seems to be quite worth the cost. Not expensive in the least, easy to put on and comfortable to wear. There is the fact that people will think you’re wearing a shoulder holster but we kind of like the cool factor of that. It gets the job done though and doesn’t rub, a nice bonus.
Easy to adjust
Some back supports have a kind of one size fits most, like a lot of support pr, however, This one, however, is adjustable and lightweight enough to wear under your clothes should you prefer it that way. It was better over for us but not everyone has our tender arms.
Money back Guarantee
This is another company that offers a money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with it whether it is due to manufacturer error or it just isn’t what you wanted Tiharny will replace it for you or offer your money back. We just love it when a product is backed up by the company.
Cost and Value
While this brace is far from expensive that isn’t the only good thing about it. No matter the cost if something like this isn’t the right fit for you it can cause more pain than not so be sure you are happy with it. If not take advantage of that money back guarantee and put your hard-earned cash somewhere else it’s needed.
Guarantee of Satisfaction
Easy to use
Not good on bare skin
3. Upright Go
The little beauty comes with its very own travel case so if you want to take it off you won’t have to worry about what to do with it. Just slide it in, zip it up and tuck it away. It’s never been easier to take care of a gadget as it is to take care of this one.
While some of this style of gizmo require you to be connected by leads or wires this one is completely wireless. It runs off a rechargeable battery and comes with the proper charging cable that will hook into a USB port. There is also no straps to deal with so you can wear it with any outfit.
Cost and Value
This one is a little more price wise than some of the others on our list but it’s also one of the more advanced. Providing you with a reminder so you make the correction yourself as opposed to having a small pressure on your back can be much more forgiving. Keeping in mind not every product fits every consumer we feel like if the old school back brace support wasn’t your cup of tea this may be what you’re looking for.
Carrying case included
Connects to iOS or Android
Will need replacement adhesives
4. Branfit Best
This one was very popular due to how easily it moves with you. It doesn’t so much brace the back as help to remind you when you need to sit up straight. It was much more comfortable for those with sensitive skin or ongoing pain and could be easily adjusted without help once you got used to it.
With all the issues we face in today’s society trying to clean up the environment we can always appreciate a company that takes that into consideration. The packaging this device comes in can easily be recycled or even reused. It doesn’t seem like something that would be important, but we know for the environmentally conscious individual this could make a difference.
Cost and Value
We like being able to say that you get good bang for your buck and happily this product fits the bill. One of the least expensive on our list it still manages to have a satisfaction guarantee. The company states that if your perception is their reality so they will refund your money if you’re not satisfied. Overall one of the best customer service companies we have dealt with.
Gentle on Skin
Not good on small builds
5. Body Rite
A lot of the items we looked into were made to help you with upper back posture. Although we do carry a lot of issues in our neck and shoulders this one really helped those of us with mid and lower back pain. It had a counterweight that is up to 3 pounds that sit lower on your body. This helps keep your shoulders straight without putting pressure on your shoulder blades or spine. Handy little invention huh?
Made in the USA
The company that makes this is a small one in Texas. It makes all its products there and is proud to be a USA product. While this may not be the only reason to check into something we feel this makes a big difference for some in today’s society, so we figured a little shout out was in order.
Cost and Value
Overall this is a good product. It isn’t made to wear under clothing like some, but it really isn’t something meant to wear at work. It is mean for those hobbyists who are always having to stop doing the things they love when they get home because they just hurt or can’t get comfortable. It’s an average cost for this style device and while it isn’t the prettiest it does what it does well.
Fits most with adjustment
Made in USA
Straps can be uncomfortable
6. Vibo Care
Sometimes when you purchase something like this it ends up feeling kind of harsh or cheap on your skin, but that wasn’t the case here. It is covered in a neoprene padding that makes wearing not the typical harsh on your body. It also means you can wear this under or over clothes for the times you need it.
60 Day Guarantee
You know how we love our guarantees. Vibo Care offers a 60-day guarantee with this product. The nice thing is that if you don’t like it for whatever reason in the first 60 days you can get a refund. We highly recommend you give it at least a week or two of following the instructions before you make a decision, but you will have the freedom to return it either way.
Cost and Value
This one is right in the middle of the price line. It is made of neoprene which could end up as an irritant if you have issues with latex but just put it on over your clothes and your covered. No pun intended. It seems to have good durability and no one seemed to have an issue wearing it as directed even if they had deeper back issues. All in all a good purchase.
60 Day Return Guarantee
Easy to put on and remove
Not good if allergic to Latex
7. Patented and Trademarked
Many of the products we looked into had cushioning, but it was a version meant to lessen skin impact not to actually cushion your body. That is where this one differs. It is made to attach to a chair or be behind you while you drive or even to give you some support while watching the television. It inflates or deflates to the level you find the most comfortable and at ease. Ahhh….we can feel the pressure floating away.
Supports Entire Spine
Most back supports focus either on the lumbar (lower back) or the shoulders. This little gem focuses on the entire back, by extending from the lower back completely up to the thoracic vertebrae which are the long section running up to your shoulders. It is great at helping with those pesky back pains and helps keep your posture where you need it.
Cost and Value
While this had lots of nifty endorsements and even won an award from Inpex (Invention & New Product Education X-Perience) in 2017 it is still one of the more expensive on our list. Its benefits certainly seem to outweigh the price considering it can go just about anywhere easily and can fit to accommodate almost anyone. However, with all the other options presented here if you feel is a tad too rich for your blood you have plenty of other options. This one rated high with everyone that used it though, so we wanted to include it.
Works for you without being on you
Easy to clean
Gold Jury award 2017 INPEX
Supports entire spine
8. Flexguard Support
Not only does this invention help you with your posture but it comes with a book full of stretches and exercises to help strengthen your back as well. Potentially what the company has done is give you something that if used properly will make their product obsolete to their customer, but hey if you don’t read the book and follow it, you still have the corrector so. Win-Win right?
No Hassle Returns and Exchanges
Flexguard offers a lifetime assurance on their product which is nice, but we found their customer service even better. If you do happen to have an issue or even just a question you can call them, and someone will cheerfully help you through your situation. No hassle or attitude, just warm pleasant demeanor, and your problem is solved.
Cost and Value
Since we are back to the low end of the price scale we feel safe in saying this is one of the nicer choices. It doesn’t have some of the warranties we like to see but it makes up for it. The posture and stretching guide is so nice we almost wish you could buy it on its own. But the bottom line is this will get the job done and not empty our pockets in the process.
Posture guide included
Easy to adjust
Straps can run depend on tightness
While most of these style items could technically be worn under your clothing it isn’t recommended. This one however is, it fits you snugly and because it comes around the waist you can just put it on around your pants and under your top for a discreet look. We kind of like looking like we have on a gun holster, but we won’t judge.
Now usually this would not be a positive thing. However, we found the rods help hold you upright and take a lot of the pressure off the lower and mid back muscles. Especially if you are in a job where you are on your feel a lot either walking or standing. The will help with the tired back we have all suffered.
Cost and Value
This is not an expensive item. It works well, comes in multiple sizes, and the company has great customer service. They even go so far as to read reviews and contact the customers to help with issues or than them for good reviews. We were amazed by this and think it really shows you what kind of company this is.
Awesome Customer service
Can wear under clothing
May not work on long torsos
10. BEDEW Adjustable
This was the first one we found comfortable enough to try and wear lying down. It required a bit of adjusting but once we had it set just right we were able to settle down with minimal issues. The straps are thick but not as cutting as some so that was a definite plus.
Good for blood circulation
What we found out was that when you slouch in your chair you actually cut off some of the blood flow to your lower body. This can cause leg cramps and swelling in the feet. A gadget like this helps you stay upright thus keeping everything flowing at the correct levels and preventing some of those pesky side effects.
Cost and Value
This adjustable corrector was one of the best priced for the overall quality we found. It didn’t have the chaffing issues of some of the others and was easy to put on and take off without help. It didn’t take long before we really started to notice a difference in the way we were holding ourselves. The also offer a money back guarantee and excellent customer service so you can’t go wrong.
Money back Guarantee
Easy to adjust
We hope you have found the one you like in our list. With everything from actual belts that hold you to sit right, all the way to technology that simply reads your posture and ‘yells’ at you if you start to slip up, we are sure you can and will find something to fit your needs. Whether at home or the office, it is always a good idea to be sitting right- and boy should we know all about it! We here at The Gear Hunt look forward to knowing we have helped you in many ways, now to adjust that posture and look to our other sections! Feel free to peruse out Criteria to see if what we looked at satisfies what you feel is most important, or our additional information to find some good information on what’s what. If you have a question that neither section answers, check out our FAQ, and if you still need more, that’s what our sources are for! Have a great day, and may it be back pain-free!
Criteria Used in Choosing the Best Posture Trainers
Always first on our list of things we look out for is durability. How long will it last and how much can it handle of its intended use before it wears out? With any product, this is a high priority, because if it can’t handle the job it was designed for and not last, then it loses value and becomes an item not worth spending your time and money on. With any piece of equipment like this it can become extremely important as well if the posture device is not made to last, it can cause serious harm to the user. Some of these products actually use technology, and a worn one can be harmful to more than just someone’s posture. Because of this, we wanted to know that what we brought you on our list meets our standards. We feel the ones on our list do exactly that.
Durability, however, does not mean that the devices will last under circumstances that they are not intended to be used for. So, if it is meant to only be worn while seated or standing, and you wear it to the gym, it may not work for as long. What we look for is its intended use, not strained or improper use of the product. We know accidents can happen, but always check any warranty your product has to see if accidental circumstances are covered- but don’t expect it to cover purposely made mistakes or misuse. Many companies who assure a good product are cracking down on misuse being a cause to get money back for a product. If the product you chose isn’t best, many companies offer money back guarantees within a certain amount of time. Always check your product before using it and test it for a few days to see if you are comfortable with it.
Cost and Value
This is another big one for us. What may seem like it is costing you a lot of money up front may be a better product overall and actually save you money over a longer span of time. Some products go through a lot of testing and extra work to provide you with a longer or better use than other products, and some of them are made of sturdier or longer-lasting materials. This can raise the value of the product. A design that is well tested and proven to work is going to be better than one designed to mimic it and not tested to see if it works. We check every product to see if it holds up on what it claims to do.
In the case of these devices, we wanted to know that they will help to improve posture and survive consistent use. When you are trying to retrain yourself to sit right or stand right, you want to know that whatever you are using is going to be able to do its job. No habit is easy to break, and it requires constant vigilance to set things right, and we feel all the products on our list can help you to do that. All of them are worth every penny spent and meet the value needed to be seen. Of course, as always, check the instructions for how to use it, how long to use it and when is best to use the device to get the best results.
Ease of use
Not all products are made easy to use and understand. With something like these, however, ease of use and being able to understand how they work is vital. If you use one of these without the proper understanding of how you can cause yourself more harm than good. If you want good posture, you don’t want your device to be placed wrong so that it ends up causing a worse posture. The simpler it is to use, the quicker you can start correcting years of bad habit. So how do we judge how easy it is?
Well, the quickest way is to look and see if they offer an instruction booklet or video online that shows you how to put on and use the device. Once we know they offer such, we want to know if those instructions are simple to follow or are excessively difficult to grasp. All of the products on our list offer easy to use and understanding on how it works.
Security in Value
Almost all of our products on this list offer a money back or satisfaction guarantee, a warranty or at the very least an exchange if the product is not what you are looking for. These are the products that we felt needed a lot more attention because often we run into items either being top notch or offering this because they fall short of the intended goal. We wanted to know that the offer was being made because they have a great product and want you to be as satisfied with it as many of their other customers have been. We feel that this is a great security for the buyer and is a great offer for any company to make. Of course, everything we list already offers a great value for the purchase and we doubt many of you will need to worry about returning the item because of just how happy you will be with the item.
For anything that fits onto your body, you want to know that the device is going to sit right and be able to fit on you correctly. Being adjustable means that you will be able to set it up correctly so that you get the support no matter what. Since back problems come in all sizes, this is great news, and something we definitely wanted to make sure of. All of the merchandise on this list is either fully adjustable to fit most or doesn’t’ even require you to wear it in order to be used properly!
Maintaining a good posture has become a hot topic over the years with people sliding both ways on whether or not it can truly help to eliminate all the pain in your back, shoulders, and neck. The overall consensus, however, is that combined with proper exercise it can actually help to minimize muscle and joint pain and prevent the need for more severe medical attention later in life. That being said we wanted to explain why posture has an effect at all and what correcting your posture can actually do.
Posture when sitting effects more muscle groups than most realize, and in any position, you take at work, whether sitting or standing, can cause problems over time. The fact is, that no matter what position you are stuck in for your job, you are effectively held there for hours and it can put a strain on your back, neck, shoulders and even your hips and legs. Standing or sitting incorrectly for extended periods of time can cause even more strain.
Posture trainers are intended to help you realize when you are in a bad position and putting extra strain than you need to on your body. Good posture helps to prevent extra wear on your joints that may give the need for medical aid or surgery, reduces the risk to injury to ligaments, higher energy levels, and help to relieve back pain. With so many bonuses to having good posture, it’s worth a look to try and find ways to help improve it.
One thing overlooked is that good posture while awake is a great plan, but you can also have bad posture when you are sleeping as well. We have articles to provide the top ten best products for mattresses and pillows as well as other items to look into to help with sleeping posture so that you can add this to your list of things to consider as well.
As with any device that promises to help with a medical issue, however, we suggest you speak with your doctor first. Products like these should be fitted properly for your body and health level. While posture can be part of the problem, the underlying health problems can add to it, and certain health problems can make a posture aide cause more damage. By making sure you have no underlying issues that might be affected by the use of such a product, and getting advice on what type to use, you can assure the best result from your purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If bad posture is such a big issue, what exactly defines ‘good posture’?
A: Good posture does several things, including but not limited to: keeping bones and ligaments properly aligned, decreasing stress on your spine, least amount of energy used in a position, and giving off a better, stronger appearance. For more information, you can check our sources and talk to any medical physician for proper advice on how to sit or stand so that you can put the best information to use.
Q: How does a posture trainer really work?
A: It depends on the type. Some are made to physically hold you in the proper position, while others alert you to when you are slouching or standing improperly through using tones or other sounds. Look over each type carefully and decide through research which would be best for you.
Q: Can a waist trainer really help with posture?
A: Yes, it can. A waistband trainer helps to keep your lower back from allowing slouching, which in turn makes your body want to sit up more fully. It is also good for aiding in standing and proper lifting. For more on this, check our sources and ask your doctor if this is the best choice for you.