EquiFit ShouldersBack Original and Lite Review

Founded in 2000, EquiFit has established itself as your go-to brand for products related to horses and their riders. The idea of the company came to a young girl whose passion for animals and making something of herself led to the manufacture of braces and supports for horse riders.

As the point of impact for any horse rider is their back, the need for shoulder and back support was big. Sadly, there weren’t many manufacturers catering to this need. Once EquiFit came into the market with its reasonably priced and premium products, it captured the market share within no time.

Now, you will find a wide variety of support products. Some of the most well-known products are the EquiFit ShouldersBack original and Lite.

ShouldersBack vs. ShouldersBack Lite

The primary purpose of this product is to make sure your muscles retain their position and the horse riding does not have any negative impact on your body. These two products are different in many ways. First and foremost, both have a completely different shape and are made from various materials. As the name suggests, the Lite is built to be lighter with narrower straps. However, the quality of both products is superb. They are highly durable and will last you for a longer time.

Usability

The shoulder supports are very easy to use. Just make sure that you have them up right before putting them on. You will need to put the shoulder straps on your arm after which you will buckle up the straps. You can also adjust the shoulder straps according to your needs. Make sure that the fitting is tight enough so that you are comfortable.

Cost

Both products have the same price and are readily available online. You will be charged for shipping according to the seller you purchase from. The actual price of the product is about $49.95. The cost of shipping will also vary according to your location. It all depends on whether you are willing to spend those extra dollars for the convenience of getting the product at your doorstep.

Pros

  • Both the original and Lite are ergonomically designed. They are comfortable to use and make sure that your shoulder gets the best support.
  • The product is lightweight.
  • The design has been made keeping the orthopedic use in mind, thus making sure it is good for the bones.
  • You can quickly cover the support by wearing a piece of the shirt over it, and no one would be wiser.
  • The support does not restrict movement in any way.
  • You will find the product to be highly effective.

Colors and Sizes

There are not many colors available in the two products; you will only have a choice between black and white.

The size chart of the product is accessible on the website. Before choosing the size, make sure you measure your chest and compare it to the chart and pick the product that fits you. There are three sizes available for both products, and these are:

  • Small – 24 inches
  • Medium – 38 inches
  • Large – 50 inches

Our Experience

The shoulder support has been tried and tested by us, and we would like to stand by all claims put forward by the manufacturer. Starting from the order placement until the time the order came to our doorstep, we have had a very smooth buying experience.

The product inside the packaging was in one piece and brand new. Putting it on wasn’t that difficult either. Upon using it for a few days, we found the support to be of great use. It was durable and comfortable, and our posture was better than before. The original product was indeed a bit bigger than the Lite, but both proved to be high quality.

Cons

  • You cannot machine-wash the product.
  • You cannot wear the product directly on your skin; you need to wear an undershirt, which can make you feel warm.

Usability

The shoulder supports are very easy to use. Just make sure that you have them up right before putting them on. You will need to put the shoulder straps on your arm after which you will buckle up the straps. You can also adjust the shoulder straps according to your needs. Make sure that the fitting is tight enough so that you are comfortable.

Colors and Sizes

There are not many colors available in the two products; you will only have a choice between black and white.

The size chart of the product is accessible on the website. Before choosing the size, make sure you measure your chest and compare it to the chart and pick the product that fits you. There are three sizes available for both products, and these are:

  • Small – 24 inches
  • Medium – 38 inches
  • Large – 50 inches

Cost

Both products have the same price and are readily available online. You will be charged for shipping according to the seller you purchase from. The actual price of the product is about $49.95. The cost of shipping will also vary according to your location. It all depends on whether you are willing to spend those extra dollars for the convenience of getting the product at your doorstep.

Our Experience

The shoulder support has been tried and tested by us, and we would like to stand by all claims put forward by the manufacturer. Starting from the order placement until the time the order came to our doorstep, we have had a very smooth buying experience.

The product inside the packaging was in one piece and brand new. Putting it on wasn’t that difficult either. Upon using it for a few days, we found the support to be of great use. It was durable and comfortable, and our posture was better than before. The original product was indeed a bit bigger than the Lite, but both proved to be high quality.

Pros

  • Both the original and Lite are ergonomically designed. They are comfortable to use and make sure that your shoulder gets the best support.
  • The product is lightweight.
  • The design has been made keeping the orthopedic use in mind, thus making sure it is good for the bones.
  • You can quickly cover the support by wearing a piece of the shirt over it, and no one would be wiser.
  • The support does not restrict movement in any way.
  • You will find the product to be highly effective.

Cons

  • You cannot machine-wash the product.
  • You cannot wear the product directly on your skin; you need to wear an undershirt, which can make you feel warm.

Conclusion

The product is recommended for horse riders and even people who are looking to correct their posture. The best part about it is that it does not cause any hindrance in your movements and there is no trouble putting it on. If you plan on wearing it underneath your shirt, it won’t be that obvious either as it barely shows.

If someone wanted this product because they have an actual need for shoulder support, that is, if this part of their body hurts, we would recommend the original. However, if you are looking to improve your posture and straighten out some ligaments, then the Lite will be a perfect fit.

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