Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pressure points on different parts of your head

Kits: 4. Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Heard about us: A friend in the unit.. Duties: Base Defense/Force Protection. Current Pads: Factory ACH pads. Comments: The factory ACH pads are too thick and then when you modify them, they breakdown after a while. The material used to fill the pads also don’t hold the shape well.…

THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE!

Kits: 1. Hometown: ALHAMBRA, CA. Heard about us: PLATOON SGT. Duties: ARMOR. Current Pads: BASIC/GREY. Comments: THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE! THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND IRRITATING . I HATE THEM. SGT, US Army Kits: 15. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry operations, convoys, dismounted patrols. Current Pads: Issued hard gray pads. Comments: The pads…

Disintegrating, slippery pads cause problems

5/2917: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue, glued seems, sage green color. Comments: My company is deploying this summer and is in sore need of helmet pad upgrades. We have conducted 4 multi-week long training events in the LA heat in the last few months and most of my guys’ pads are disintegrating. The issued pads…

Hard, slimy helmet pads make for unnecessary problems

6/2/17: Duties: Platoon SGT.. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat, NSN/ Gray with glued seam/ fuzzy. Comments: I have somewhat of a large head (7 3/4 hat size) and that combined with the standard ” large” helmet size and thickness/ stiffness of the helmet pads, I often get pressure point headaches, raw spots and even…

Uncomfortable helmet pads add to danger in EOD

3/31/17: . Duties: EOD operations. Current Pads: Grey, hard, military issue. Comments: Wearing our Kevlar for an extended period of time during certain operations that require the utmost of concentration can be taxing, especially with uncomfortable kits. Also, being that we relate closely with explosives, having a higher quality of pad would increase our protection from…

Issued pads don’t breath worth a damn

Issued pads don’t breath worth a damnKits: 140. Hometown: Cheyenne, WY. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue, glued seams, sage green color. Comments: My company is deploying this summer and is in sore need of helmet pad upgrades. We have conducted 4 multi-week long training events in the LA heat in…