Tag Archive for ech

Pain and discomfort

Kits: 9. Hometown: Statesboro, GA. Heard about us: Peer, coworker. Duties: Infantry, patrols, QRF, BDOC. Current Pads: Standard issue ACH pads. Comments: The biggest problems my squad faces with our current ACH pads are pain and discomfort. Which forces us to want to take our ACHs off at every opportunity. Also with our current pads…

Protect my Soldiers

Protect my SoldiersKits: 35. Hometown: Fort Polk. Heard about us: NCO. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: Pad, helmet, advanced combat, NSN 8470-01-546-9407, Ceradyne 52969, Grey, glued seam. Comments: My brigade is deploying to Iraq in the next couple of weeks. I am the [opsec] platoon that will be conducting route clearance in north/west region [opsec]…

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearingKits: 9. Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue pads, grey, glued seam. Comments: Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing of the ECH. Uncomfortable on the SM head. Looking to try these pads out, another guy in our battalion was…

Major headaches and sore heads

USMC Infantry

Major headaches and sore headsKits: 10. Hometown: Montgomery. Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Cif issued. Comments: The pads we currently have cause major headaches and sore heads. My marines were standing post last deployment and most will be going back to that. They all have complained of having to take their…

Amazing Pads

Amazing PadsKits: 30. Hometown: SEMINOLE, OK. Heard about us: YOU SENT ME SOME WHILE OVERSEAS WITH THE [opsec] RANGERS. Duties: TEAM LEADER. Current Pads: ARMY ISSUED. Comments: I AM REQUESTING PADS FOR MY PLATOON BECAUSE YOU GUYS SENT ME SOME AMAZING PADS LIKE 6 YEARS AGO WHILE I WAS ON A DEPLOYMENT. CPL, US Army…

THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE!

Kits: 1. Hometown: ALHAMBRA, CA. Heard about us: PLATOON SGT. Duties: ARMOR. Current Pads: BASIC/GREY. Comments: THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE! THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND IRRITATING . I HATE THEM. SGT, US Army Kits: 15. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry operations, convoys, dismounted patrols. Current Pads: Issued hard gray pads. Comments: The pads…

Issued pads don’t breath worth a damn

Issued pads don’t breath worth a damnKits: 140. Hometown: Cheyenne, WY. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue, glued seams, sage green color. Comments: My company is deploying this summer and is in sore need of helmet pad upgrades. We have conducted 4 multi-week long training events in the LA heat in…

Current Pads Do Not Allow For Adjustment

USMC Infantry

Kits: 20. Hometown: Huntingdon, PA. Heard about us: Google. Duties: infantry operations both mounted on vehicles and dismounted. Current Pads: Issued grey pads, held in with hook and loop. Comments: The current pads we have do not allow for any adjustment to each Marine, some are too tight, some too loose. Many have purchased epic…