Hard headed Marines need pads somewhat less rocky!

/22/17: Duties: Infantry (patrols, post, cross training). Current Pads: GI grey sewed rocks. Comments: Deployed to CentCom this past year and had to make due through the winter with the standard GI pads freezing and becoming rock hard. They aren’t much better through the summer as they’re so uncomfortable and don’t offer much cushion to allow a snug comfortable fit. Spending long hours on patrol/post and training wearing kit cause severe pressure point headaches. Overall the pads they issue are trash and don’t offer comfortability as well as doubt of them actually preventing any head trauma. I love what you guys are doing and I completely stand behind you in this movement to change the shitty gear we are issued.. LCpl, USMC