Issued pads are extremely uncomfortable; often result in severe headaches

Issued pads are extremely uncomfortable; often result in severe headaches

Kits: 28. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gray issued. Comments: The pads we are currently issued are extremely uncomfortable, and often result in severe headaches.. SGT, US Army

Kits: 33. Hometown: Soddy Daisy. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Guard Duty, ECP. Current pads: Green velcro CIF issued. Comments: All Soldiers are experiencing headaches, improper helmet fitting and can’t continually wear their helmets with an immense amount of mental and physical strain.. Specialist, US Army

Kits: 5. Hometown: Tacoma. Heard about us: Conversation. Duties: DART/QRF. Current pads: Basic issue grayish-green. Comments: hard, stiff, cause hotspot. 1SG, US Army

Kits: 38. Heard about us: Fellow Platoon Sergeant. Duties: 11B, Infantryman. Current Pads: CIF grey issued pads. Comments: MY PLATOON WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT, THANK YOU. SFC, US Army

Kits: 24. Duties: infantry, mounted patrols. Current pads: MSA Pads, grey/greenish cloth. Comments: The pads we currently get issued are very stiff and often fall apart after a month or two from wear and tear. Some soldiers have complained of headaches from tightness, as the pads are hard to break in. Once broken in, the pads stiffen more and become flat, and the cloth rips off. SGT, US Army

Kits: 10. Duties: infantry. Current pads: standard issue. Comments: they cause pressure to your head causing discomfort. SGT, US Army