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Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat.

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat.Kits: 40. Hometown: Most from Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. We’re all Americans ready to get our jobs done right the first time. Heard about us: Website, and recommendations through Oregon Aero. Duties: Reconnaissance. Current pads:…

Feels so tight … squeezing into my temples

Feels so tight … squeezing into my templesKits: 33. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: OPSEC. Current pads: Standard CIF Issue. Comments: Currently deployed to Okinawa and the weather here is very humid. Current GI pads are stiff and worn out. I get headaches after wearing them for a couple of hours and…

A burning sensation all around my head

A burning sensation all around my headKits: 1. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Basic issue. Comments: Current pads are stiff. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Indianapolis/Noblesville, Indiana. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry/patrolling. Current pads: Grey sewn seam. Comments: The current pads I have tend to bring…

Issued pads suck

Issued pads suckKits: 6. Hometown: Hinesville, Ga. Heard about us: Cpl Michael [opsec]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Ceradyne Advanced Combat Pads. Comments: I am a Team Leader on an Advisor Team. We are tasked with going outside the wire to patrol the battle space. The six requested kits would outfit everyone in my truck. The…

Compression headaches

Kits: 10. Hometown: Redding California. Heard about us: Buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: Many of my marines have complained to me about the issued pads and if I knew of any better ones. Until I used my buddies helmet I didn’t. Then he told me about this and I wanted to surprise…

The current pads end up feeling like bricks

The current pads end up feeling like bricksKits: 56. Hometown: Nevada. Heard about us: My Battalion Commander. Duties: Infantry/ Route clearance/ QRF. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: The current pads we have get very hard after awhile of wearing them in the field and end up feeling like bricks. When we were doing cold…

Standard issue pads are garbage

Standard issue pads are garbage – uncomfortableKits: 40. Hometown: Quincy, MA. Heard about us: A friend that was in my last unit that got us the helmet pads. Duties: Light infantry. Current pads: Standard GI issued. Worn out, ripped, uncomfortable. Comments: Tons of our soldiers in my platoon have the standard issue helmet pads CIF…