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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…

Biggest complaint on the current pads is headaches

Kits: 28. Hometown: Minneapolis, MN. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Light Combat Engineer. Current Pads: Army issued pads, PAD, Helmet , Advanced combat, Gray 3/4″. Comments: The biggest complaint on the current pads is headaches even after adjusting pad locations. Removing pads for bare minimum amount still discomfort, with this then chin strap issues not…

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…

The ones that are issued today are the lowest quality

USMC Infantry

The ones that are issued today are the lowest qualityKits: 40. Hometown: Hamilton, Ohio. Heard about us: Have purchased your helmet pads previously to use in Iraq & Afghanistan. Duties: INFANTRY, SSP, CONVOY OPERATIONS. Current Pads: Oregon Aero MICH/ACH Helmet Padding. Comments: For over a decade through 3 combat deployments, I have used your helmet…

Ten days worth of requests from the Army

Army helmet upgrade requestsKits: 141. Hometown: Fort Knox, KY. Duties: Route Clearance(look for IEDs). Current Pads: standard issue grey combat helmet pads. Comments: No huge issues as of now. Just attempting to get Soldiers better products to minimize the possibility of TBI if an IED goes off on their vehicle. SFC, US Army Kits: 40.…

The pads are rock hard

USMC Infantry

The pads are rock hardKits: 55. Hometown: Twentynine Palms. Heard about us: Cpl F. Duties: SCOUT PLT, TOW PLT, HEAVY REFUEL SECTION, SECURITY TEAM. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9415/GRAY/GLUED/SOFT EXTERIOR, HARD. Comments: The helmet issued to us is heavy and the chin strap causes chafing but its something we deal with. The biggest issue are the…