Remember, military, you went with the political choice for helmet pads when the best was already issued.

.12/20/016 Duties: battlefield circulation. Current Pads: gray ones. Comments: Wearing the improved ACH with it being lighter weight would seem not to give you a headache. I remember in 05 we all had the pads that are green on one side and black on the other, which were a lot better than the ones they issue now, which are the gray pads that seem like concrete.. SSG, US Army. (We sent him sets of the original pads in use in 2005…the ‘gold standard’ in the words of Natick Soldier’s Lab…then along came politics and said buy THESE instead… turned out to be like rocks in the helmet and folks stopped wearing the head armor properly or sometimes at all.)