Monthly Archives: August 2016

Troops wonder why the military doesn’t provide the best!

From a Marine Lt: Dr. Meaders, Sorry for the delay. Just got the pads and they feel great. Can’t wait to distribute them to the guys. The discomfort of our current pads has definitely been brought up. Not sure why they are still issued when it appears to be just as cheap to issue more comfortable ones.…

not comfortable

not comfortableKits: 12. Hometown: Fayetteville, NC. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Field Artillery. Current Pads: Basic standard issue, no writing (faded), black, velcro. Comments: The current pads that we are using are not comfortable enough during long trips and fall off easily during rushing movements while out and about. SGT, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown:…

The pads that are issued are awful

USMC Infantry

The pads that are issued are awfulKits: 40. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: MEU. Current Pads: Grey Standard Issue. Comments: Trying to get my Platoon new pads and heard this was the place to go. The pads that are issued are awful. Thanks for the help!. 1stLT, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: Reading. Heard about us:…

The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortable

The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Springfield VA. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: Ceradyne, grey, hard. Comments: The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortable to wear, and causes our helmets to not fit properly. Wearing a helmet with the issued pads for longs periods of time causes…

My helmet causes head and neck pain

My helmet causes head and neck painKits: 1. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Helicopter mechanic. Current Pads: The writing is worn off so the standard issue. Comments: My helmet causes head and neck pain. To alleviate the issue I loosen the chin strap, but then my ach is to loose to be worn properly.. SPC,…

Need something more comfortable

USMC Infantry

Kits: 1. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Gentex Corporation, Color: gray, Advanced Combat, Size: 3/4″. Comments: We work in the rain a lot here and the moisture is starting to deteriorate the pads I have. Looking to replace them with something more comfortable for the upcoming deployment since we can spend a…

Cause headaches and discomfort

Kits: 1. Hometown: Nogales, Arizona. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Maintenance and Recovery. Current Pads: Basic. Comments: The pads take forever to form to your head and by the time they do, they’re already too old. I know I’ll be receiving new ones for this upcoming deployment and part of the reason I dislike them…

A good officer helps his Marines

USMC Infantry

A good officer helps his MarinesKits: 18. Heard about us: Sniper in the platoon. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: grey, hard, uncomfortable. Comments: I am the platoon commander for [opsec]. My platoon recently received an issue of improved ECH kevlars. It is a big improvement mainly due to the smaller cut but the pads are not…