Gentex pads are always hard as rocks

Gentex pads are always hard as rocks

Kits: 16. Hometown: Spring Hill, TN. Heard about us: Another SSgt that you supported before. Duties: EOD work, TRAP reponse. 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 working many different aspects of the mission going on out here. My Marines and I just received the newest Marine Corps helmet out right before deploying and the Gentex pads in them are always hard as a rock, uncomfortable, and make it difficult to utilize a com headset with them. I tried to purchase a whole new kit for all the Marines and their helmets but got told we already have pads. The other issue with the pads being so hard … with the blast pressure from explosions which in our job is a lot. We would really appreciate and help you could give to my guys and myself. Thank you for your time and consideration. SSGT, USMC

Kits: 33. Hometown: Clatskanie, OR. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Combat Engineer/Breacher. Current Pads: Gray IIF Issue. Comments: The issued pads suck. I’ve gotten migraines and all I could think about was when can I take my helmet off. USMC has to get new pads for there helmets.. SGT, USMC