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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…

Current pads give headaches

Current pads give headachesKits: 9. Hometown: Hawkinsville Georgia. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: Current pads give headaches. Lance Corporal, US Marines Kits: 1. Hometown: Mesa Az. Heard about us: Buddy in my platoon. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Green. Comments: I’m deploying in 2 months and would like to…

The current pads leave us with compression headaches

The current pads leave us with compression headachesKits: 35. Hometown: Chicago, Il. Heard about us: friends. Duties: infantry. Current pads: CIF. Comments: Operation inherent Resolve… cureent pads are solid and stiff. Reallly uncomfortable and gives us headaches after long time use. ssgt, US Marines Kits: 3. Hometown: Mesa. Heard about us: Buddy from another platoon.…

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…

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…