Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
I've used a bunch of different "back braces," both for construction and yard work, and for riding. The Back Align is better than most for riding, but not as good as most for working because it does not flex as much when you have to bend over. There are posts on the Web about clinical trials for these kind of elastic supports - generally they are not very effective. However, you will find people who swear by one type or another, one brand or another. YMMV. Do you know what the cause of the back soreness is? Previous injury that flares up? Muscle stiffness from sitting too long in one position? You may find that isolating the primary cause will lead to ideas about how to compensate.
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike