Monthly Archives: April 2016

so hard and uncomfortable that they cause headaches

So hard and uncomfortable that they cause headaches Kits: 5. Hometown: St. Peter Mn. Heard about us: google. Duties: Maintenance Control NCO. Current Pads: Standard Army Issued pads. Comments: The standard issue pads are so hard and uncomfortable that they cause headaches within 15 – 20 minutes of wearing. We’re getting ready for NTC and…

Army issued pads are just horrible

Army issued pads are just horrible Kits: 30. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard Issued. Comments: The current pads that the Army issues us are just horrible. After numerous cycles of training, Soldiers of my PLT are complaining of headaches because of them. We are prepping to go to NTC in a few days, followed by…

Gentex pads are always hard as rocks

Gentex pads are always hard as rocks Kits: 16. Hometown: Spring Hill, TN. Heard about us: Another SSgt that you supported before. Duties: EOD work, TRAP reponse. Current Pads: Gentex made pad, grey color, glued seam, 3/4 inch thick hard pad. Comments: My fellow EOD Techs and I are currently deployed in support of Operation…

The difference in comfort and functionality is night and day

The pads extremely easy to install and fit perfectly in the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). Immediately after you put the new pads in the helmet, you are able to realize the difference in comfort and functionality. So far, we’ve used the new pads on 6+ hour long outside the wire foot patrols, ruck marches and…

headache after only 30 minutes of wear

headache after only 30 minutes of wear Kits: 1. Hometown: Athens. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Engineering equipment repair in field. Current Pads: Olive Green standard issue. Comments: My pads are slightly too thick for my head and are quite stiff. They cause a headache after only 30 minutes of wear. If I move up…

Issued pads are hard

Issued pads are hard Kits: 25. Hometown: San Antonio, TX. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Convoy and Security Patrols. Current Pads: Standard issued USMC helmet pads; velcro on inside of helmet. Comments: The currently issued pads are hard, don’t mold to your head, when they are cold the helmet is impossible to put on, and…

Helmet pads play a critical role

Helmet pads play a critical role Kits: 9. Hometown: Jackson, TN. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry, patrols, air assault, convoy. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: As a squad leader I need my guys at 110% all the time. Having said that a lot of them always ask to remove their helmets due to headaches…

Thanks for all you do

Thanks for all you do Kits: 70. Hometown: Daleville, AL. Heard about us: Helmet forum online. Duties: [training] advisory group. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: We have 10 folks with the CVC helmets … but we have … 10 folks with the SOF high cut helmets. These are on top of the 70 ACH’s. Thank you for all…