Monthly Archives: May 2016

cause headaches and discomfort

USMC Infantry

cause headaches and discomfortKits: 1. Hometown: Prior Lake, MN. Heard about us: My Staff Sergeant. Duties: MEU. Current Pads: Standard issue Grey pads. Comments: Uncomfortable and go flat after a while. Pfc, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: Los Angeles. Heard about us: My Ssgt. Duties: Radio operation. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: They’re really stiff and…

Uncomfortable, constant irritant.

Uncomfortable, constant irritant.Kits: 8. Hometown: Indianapolis, IN. Heard about us: Team Chief. Duties: EOD. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat. Grey. Comments: Uncomfortable, constant irritant. Not ideal for helmet weight. PO3, USN

Current pads keep head too hot and hurt

USMC Infantry

Current pads keep head too hot and hurtKits: 1. Hometown: Virginia Beach,Va. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Gray ,velcro , not sewn. Comments: Give me head aches, pull out hair, wont stay secured to helmet, does not give a comfortable fit. LCpl, USMC Kits: 1. Heard about us: Service member. Duties: Radio…

Making helmets fit better

Remember that fine-tuning helmet fit is by varying the size of the helmet shell, not by the thickness of helmet pads. All such pads should be a minimum of 3/4″ thick to protect from impact forces as well as to decrease the impact of bullet strikes. 

New Enhanced Combat Helmet, same old foolish helmet pads

4/18/2016:  Heard about us: Another SSgt that you supported before. Duties: EOD work, TRAP response (Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel). Current Pads: Gentex made pad, grey color, glued seam, 3/4 inch thick hard pad. Comments: My fellow EOD Techs and I are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Where we are involved and…

The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard

The issued pads are uncomfortable and hardKits: 2. Hometown: Hamburg, PA. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Grey Marine Corps Issued pads.. Comments: For my job, we must wear Kevlar all night long in order to mount NVGs. The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard. When wearing Kevlar for several hours while patrolling,…