The pads that we use are rocks

The pads that we use are rocks

Kits: 5. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Convoy. Current Pads: Shitty issued rocks. Comments: The pads that we use are rocks. Most of us get headaches due to the pads hitting pressure points. These things are trash and I hope that you will send us some of your upgraded pads! 1LT, US Army

Kits: 1. Hometown: Austin, TX. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Mounted and dismounted patrol, QRF. Current Pads: MSA, foliage green cloth cover, glued seam. Comments: Issued helmet pads tend to bit stiff and headache-inducing. Looking for something more comfortable. Thanks so much for what y’all do!. SPC, US Army

Kits: 50. Hometown: Portland, OR. Heard about us: Old friend, internet search from a desperate need.. Duties: Infantry, Recon. Current Pads: Funky lunar grey in color, hard as hell, hastily glued seams, nasty after a bit of sweat, unable to clean conventionally, with the texture of week old solidified over boiled then cooled suddenly grits.. Comments: Our issue is primarily the unforgiving nature of the so called padding system, I’ve had better impact absorbance wearing Cheap take out styrofoam lined inside of a bicycle helmet when I was a kid! Imagine you know it’ll be a 2+ hour drive to wherever, your backseat reserve drivers want to take a quick nap, but cannot even rest their 5+ pound helmet on the side of the damn door because they can feel every vibration or rock you run over through there skull! Or you have your NVGs stored up top, and the constant bobbing from the vehicle causes the hard “pads” to rub bald spots into the soldier’s scalps. No joke, those once luscious locks of regulation hair being slowly grinded down with every step, you don’t feel it until you remove the helmet, then cowlick, then breakage. I’ve personally assisted with several soldiers having to stop in a patrol simply from the “hot spots” the issued pads created, in other words- they can have the correct sized helmet, but you add these current issued funky lunar grey hard as hell “pads” it cuts circulation off to parts of their heads and to some the “pads” even create headaches for the soldiers unfortunate enough to be issued them. SGT, US Army