Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”

Current combat helmet pads: "They suck"

Kits: 1. Hometown: Massachusetts. Heard about us: Known about it for a while. Duties: NTC. Current pads: Issued foliage green rock garbage. Comments: They suck. They’re hard as rocks and are painful to the point they give you a headache even if heated up to try and make them softer.. SPC, US Army

Kits: 10. Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued pads, sewn seam, hard, green/grey.. Comments: They’re uncomfortable when worn for prolonged periods of time. Get very hard when cold. Does not wick away moisture.. Sgt, US Marines

Kits: 10. Hometown: Yuma. Heard about us: Another squad leader. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued iff pads. Comments: Pass we have no cause headaches, level are does not sit properly. The pads get really stiff. E-5, US Marines

Kits: 13. Hometown: Oregon. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Old grey hard kevlar pads. Comments: Our current pads: When it’s cold out the pads will freeze causing obvious issues. They do not form to your head very well. Sergeant, US Army

Kits: 20. Hometown: Salem. Heard about us: battle buddy. Duties: convoys/ maintenance. Current pads: green- army issued. Comments: Good morning, we are functioning here as a maintenance support team for [opsec] as we are in Operation [opsec]. As we came as a smaller unit, our supply is back in the states and can no longer supply us with anything due to them being on title 32 and us title 10. We travel along with the BTRY to each location and are required to wear the proper PPE when fixing equipment in the field which includes wearing the ACH crawling, up, in, and around a M270A1 launcher and wheeled vehicles. They’ve complained how sometimes when they hit their helmet on equipment when they’re moving in tight spaces, it rings their bell a little bit because there is really no cushion for any impact, and along with wearing these helmets during convoy and recovery operations, the guys get headaches if they wear them too long. If we get some new pads, it could make field maintenance work a little more comfortable to perform and a better job without having headaches and pads pushing on pressure points. Thanks for your time, 1LT, US Army

Kits: 1 – there will be more but they want to see what they feel like first. Hometown: Clearwater FL. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Revision Military Ltd 3/4. Comments: The pads we have now go flat, especially on my forehead and then it feels like there’s no pad – constantly have to lift the Kevlar up to get relief. SSG, US Army