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Current Govt issue pads cause too much pressure

Current Govt issue pads cause too much pressureKits: 70. Hometown: Foxboro, MA. Heard about us: A friend on base showed me your pads. Duties: Daily route clearance patrols detecting explosive hazards on roads. Current Pads: Standard ACH/ECH Govt issue light green. Comments: Current Govt issue pads cause too much pressure when worn for 6-8 hours…

The pads that we use are rocks

The pads that we use are rocksKits: 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…

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…

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant useKits: 23. Heard about us: From a soldier in the out going unit we are ripping out with. Duties: Infantry/reconnaissance. Current Pads: The loan green standard issue pads. Comments: my plt recently got in theatre and the standard issue pads are causing repeated headaches and…

smell terrible after the first use

smell terrible after the first useKits: 5. Duties: Infantry mortar. Current Pads: US army standard issue pads.. Comments: The standard issue pads fall apart easily absorb sweat and smell terrible after the first use. Not only that they are stiff and with extended use give me headaches. Spc, US Army OpHelm note: if the pads…

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…

Worn out, flat and uncomfortable

Worn out, flat and uncomfortableKits: 24. Hometown: poulsbo wa. Heard about us: brigade leaders. Duties: 19k. Current Pads: from basic. Comments: Hoping to get enough to cover my whole platoon, most of our guys are using the basic issue pads that are worn out, flat and uncomfortable. The old pads fit poorly and cause many…

New ECH but no helmet pads

New ECH but no helmet padsKits: 34. Hometown: Merrimack, NH. Heard about us: Friend from previous deployment. Duties: Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Current Pads: Currently don’t have any for new ECH. My unit was issued the helmets but they did not have any pads to give out. Comments: A fellow EOD tech from my previous unit…