Tag Archive for Army

Issued helmet pads cause headaches

Issued helmet pads cause headachesKits: 27. Hometown: Idaho Falls. Heard about us: Reddit.com/r/army. Duties: Currently deployed Infantry platoon conducting base defense QRF in addition to air mobility quick reaction force specialized in downed aircraft recovery outside the wire. Current Pads: Pad NSN 8470-01-546-9356. Grey pads glued together, very firm and rigid. “Pad, helmet, advanced combat”.…

Situational Awareness Reduced by Discomfort

happy troops

Kits: 30. Hometown: Fort Bragg. Heard about us: Google/previous experience. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Team Wendy pads. Comments: Hello, We are currently using the team wendy/Ceradyne pads right now. Despite the Army’s push for better helmets (ECH) we all have the Team Wendy/Ceradyne pads that cause massive headaches and discomfort. Our current situation has us…

Foam is hard and causes me headaches

Foam is hard; causes headachesKits: 30. Hometown: Roaring Spring. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: standard Army Issue pads, Grey in color, seam is sewn. Comments: I wear my helmet for 8 to 10 hours a day sometimes more. The current Pads I have are the standard issue pad issued to me.…

something better on our heads would help

Kits: 34. Hometown: Vista. Heard about us: friend. Duties: going out the wire as a route clearance and dismount patroll. Current Pads: basic army issue. Comments: deployed to Afghanistan which sucks and most of the guys are getting headaches and tired of the basic issue pads we have we r a route clearance company and…

causing my head more pain than comfort

causing my head more pain than comfortKits: 2. Heard about us: other website. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: MSA 3/4″ they are grey and they appear to be glued together. Very stiff, and very uncomfortable.. Comments: I have been looking for intuitive ways to boost the comfort of wearing my kevlar for years now. It wasn’t…

I had no idea there were upgrades

I had no idea there were upgradesKits: 6. Hometown: Houston, TX. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Convoy, Artillery. Current Pads: Normal Army issue, grey. Comments: I had no idea there were upgrades that could make wearing your helmet more comfortable. We are currenty deployed to northern Iraq enabling ISF forces to fight for their country…

massive headaches

massive headachesKits: 3. Hometown: el paso. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: advanced combat trapezoidal. green. glued. suede. Comments: they pinch my head and give massive headaches. theyre really hard and dig into your skull.. lcpl, USMC Kits: 70. Hometown: Chicago IL. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: Infantry Vertical Assault Company,…

Pads are not comfortable

Kits: 2. Hometown: Sonora, Ca. Heard about us: An NCO. Duties: Train RTU, constant field exercises/ Maintenance. Current Pads: Issued, foliage green, NSN on large round pad: 8470-01-546-9415. Comments: The problem with the issued pads: – pressure can be felt from a single pad throughout the day eventually causing headaches – constantly having to adjust…