Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use

Kits: 23. Heard about us: From a soldier in the out going unit we are ripping out with. Duties: Infantry/reconnaissance. Current Pads: The loan green standard issue pads. Comments: my plt recently got in theatre and the standard issue pads are causing repeated headaches and some soldiers have to remove almost all the pads in order to [alleviate] the pressure. This is while they have the proper helmet size and all. SSG, US Army

Kits: 110. Hometown: Corvallis, OR. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9407. Comments: Current pads are too stiff and cause headaches. Pads do not perform well in cold weather and become way to stiff for comfort. In summer months pads retain body heat and lack breathibility. SPC (P), US Army

Kits: 26. Hometown: Boston, MA. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry patrols and guard towers. Current Pads: Basic issued. Comments: Our current pads just aren’t comfortable. With improved pads we can have better comfort which results in better concentration. When pulling tower guard for 12+ hours or those long hot patrols, soldier comfort/concentration means a lot. The less you have cluttering your brain, the more you can focus on the potential threats. The stand issued helmet pads just don’t suffice when it comes to comfort. SPC, US Army

Kits: 6. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Army issued. Grey. Glued. Comments: Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use. Many soldiers opt to remove crown pads from helmets because they are hard and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Side pads which cover the chinstrap bolts have extreme wear from constant use causing discomfort and a hazard during airborne operations. SPC, US Army

Kits: 30. Heard about us: one of my soldiers. Duties: convoy, security. Current Pads: standard issue, (pad, helmet, advanced combat) grey, glued seam. Comments: one of my soldiers told me about your organization from his last deployment to Afghanistan and would benefit us with our upcoming mission to Afghanistan. SGT, US Army