Tag Archive for front line

The issue MSA pads are atrocious

The issue MSA pads are atrociousKits: 1. Hometown: . Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: MSA, Grey, Glued seams. Comments: So the issue MSA pads are atrocious. They are hard, and instead of providing support across the surface of the head, they focus the pressure onto small points. This causes headaches and…

Uncomfortable after wearing helmet for a long time

Uncomfortable after wearing helmet for a long timeKits: 1. Hometown: jersey city, new jersey. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: cushion pads. Comments: Break in period for pads take a long time. Uncomfortable after wearing helmet for a long time. Lcpl, USMC

GI pads give us headaches

GI pads give us headachesKits: 10. Hometown: Marinette, WI. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Combat Medic. Current Pads: standard issue, no writing, green in color, glued, fake fleece texture. Comments: Heard that you guys sent out improved helmet pads. I would love to get some for my soldiers and I as wearing the ACH all…

Pads are hard and extremely uncomfortable

Pads are hard and extremely uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Houston, Texas. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Will be convoying into hostile area and conducting [opsec] operations upon arrival. Current Pads: current standard issued gray glued pads. Comments: Pads are hard and extremely uncomfortable takes a while to break the issued pads in and once they do they…

Current Pads: Standard Issue bricks

Kits: 1. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Combat Medic. Current Pads: Standard Issue bricks. Comments: After long wear during patrols, the headache and pressure points were horrible. Once the standard issue pads get soaked with sweat, they’re done. SGT, US Army Kits: 3. Hometown: Las Vegas. Heard about us: PA [Physician’s Assistant] . Duties: Evac…

New helmet pads please – Old ones fall apart

Kits: 2. Heard about us: Thru a deployed Battle Buddy. Duties: Maintenance. Current Pads: Old original issue. Comments: The pads get wet from sweat then fall apart when you wash them. SPC, US Army. Kits: 76. Hometown: Philadelphia, PA. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Battery Commander, Field Artillery. Current Pads: Issue, black, stick in pads..…

Latest news from the front line:

These are some of the latest emails from troops in Afghanistan. Combat effectiveness, performance and safety are all being degraded by the poorly engineered/produced helmet pads now being issued by the military. The cost would be minimal to issue every single warrior in Afghanistan with the more wearable, comfortable, protective helmet pads that we now…