… pads are miserable to the wearer…

Kits: 40. Hometown: Merritt island fl. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Demolition, vertical construction, combat operations. Current pads: Gray, hard Velcro. Comments: The current pads are very hard especially in cold weather environments. They wear out quickly and squeeze your head after long hours of use, even after adjusting pads to your head. Sergeant, US Marines

Kits: 50. Hometown: Asheboro, NC. Heard about us: My bestest buddy Allan!!!. Duties: Infantry Operations i.e. dismounted patrols, convoy ops, MOUT, RECON etc. Current pads: standard issue. Comments: Most soldiers are currently using standard issue helmet pads that have 5 plus years of use in austere environments and the seams are coming undone and the pads are breaking down. These pads are miserable to the wearer in cold environments due to the lack pliability. Our supply chain seems inapt to obtain adequate replacements. I am a NCO concerned for the welfare, morale, and betterment of my subordinates and fellow soldiers. Any help would be graciously appreciated! SSG, US Army

Kits: 30. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Glued seam, gray, pad, helmet, advanced combat. Comments: Don’t conform to head, cause headaches, hard spots on trapezoid pads. SGT, US Army

Kits: 30. Hometown: Olympia WA. Heard about us: buddy. Duties: JTF Field interrogations. Current pads: the crap green issue pads and rolled up washcloths. Comments: One of my guys has a rolled up washcloth as a pad because his head is a weird shape and the issue pads don’t soften up at all. People chose to not wear their helmets when they really should. SGT, US Army

Kits: 15. Hometown: Fort Hood, TX. Heard about us: Previous deployment. Duties: We are advising our afghan counterparts at their facilities. Current pads: The old pads used for the ACH. Comments: I’ve used your organization everytime I deploy with new soldiers. With your support, we have way less issues when we go out. No one is losing a helmet, running less pads, wearing them incorrectly or complaining about headaches. We’ve gotten 15 attachments to us and they’re complaining about how hard the helmet pads they have and how miserable it is driving for hours with them. We appreciate your support and will do anything we can to assist you! Staff Sergeant, US Army

Kits: 1. Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana. Heard about us: Google searching. Duties: Company Commander of Support Company. Current pads: Issued ACH… Ugly ACU green with the hard styrofoam insert.. Comments: My Company is mobilizing next February and I hate the issued crap they give us. I’ve been shopping for different helmet options, however, I don’t want to wear a non-issued helmet in country for liability reasons. I need to make my issued ACH more comfortable… Any help is awesome. Bless you all.. Captain, US Army