Current pads cause excessive sweat and heat rashes.
10 Apr 2015: Kits: 40. Hometown: Wyandotte, Ok. Heard about us: I saw your page on a website. Duties: QRF [Quick Reaction Force]. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: It gets extremely hot in Africa and the current pads that we use daily cause excessive sweat and then heat rashes.
The current pads are terrible, they are hard and are extremely uncomfortable to wear for short periods of time let alone a full duty day or convoy. They cause headaches and unwarranted fatigue, and a safety concern as well being that soldiers will loosen or remove chin straps as well as removing the helmet altogether to get relief. There is nothing good about the new pads. Thanks again for hooking up my squad. SGT, US Army. Current pads cause excessive sweat and heat rashes.