standard issued helmet pads are very hard and don’t conform to my head

standard issued helmet pads are very hard and don’t conform to my head

Kits: 50 deploying to [downrange]. Hometown: McFarland WI. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Sensitive Site Security. Current pads: Issued pads NSN: 8470-01-546-9407. Comments: The discomfort caused by the normal pads cause an increase in the likelihood that Paratroopers will take their helmet off when they aren’t supposed to. Discipline can be enhanced by getting helmet pads that actually allow a Paratrooper to wear their helmet for a longer period of time. CPT, US Army

Kits: 15. Hometown: Aliquippa pennsylvania. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: QRF OPS. Current pads: Very hard, CIF issued Velcro backing, gray colored. Comments: The standard CIF issued helmet pads are very hard and don’t conform very well. Just overall not comfortable and very irritable after wearing for more than 30 min which is not a long time. SGT, US Army

Kits: 2. Hometown: Portland, OR. Heard about us: Social Networking. Duties: Security. Current pads: Lowest Bidder Greyish Green Bricks. Comments: Need 1 set for example against current issued pads for in house testing, first hand experience. and 1 set for a congressmember meeting in December during or immediately after my separation board hearing/reading. SFC, US Army

Kits: 15. Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida. Heard about us: battle buddy on my second deployment. Duties: infantry. Current pads: greyish blue. CIF issued pads. Comments: The current pads I use cause headaches on certain parts of my head mainly in the back and the temples. sgt, US Marines

Kits: 2. Hometown: Fort bragg. Heard about us: Scout PL. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued gray pads. Comments: They get very hard and put pressure points in the temples and forehead. Also poor weight distribution so gives bad headaches under night vision. CPT, US Army

Kits: 1. Hometown: Salem. Heard about us: Reddit. Duties: Driver. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: Current pads too firm, don’t fit, cause lots of pain after very little time (1+ hrs). Deploying in [soon]. PFC, US Army

Kits: 24. Hometown: Lexington. Heard about us: Deployed Soldiers. Duties: Convoy and equipment escorts. Current pads: Issued pads that are glued.. Comments: Pads break down and get hard and dig in your forehead. SSG, US Army