Issue pads are terrible; very hard and uncomfortable

Kits: 9. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue – skydex grey. Comments: About to deploy and the standard issue (SI) pads make the helmets pretty uncomfortable to work with in the field along with the SI chin straps. The team leaders and squad leader were issued peltors but peltors are near impossible to fit with standard ACHs and SI pads. Want to make sure my team and squad are as comfortable as possible so we can focus on the mission and perform our duties unhindered by crappy SI gear.. SPC, US Army

Kits: 4. Hometown: Orlando, florida. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Route clearance patrols. Current pads: Basic issue ach pads. Comments: The issue pads are terrible they are very hard and uncomfortable, specially in the cold. SPC, US Army