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Issued pads are garbage

Issued pads are garbageFirst, thank you for Operation Helmet! What a fantastic program for Soldier safety and comfort! I stumbled across your website while researching helmet pads for our issued ACH Kevlar helmet. I am a platoon sergeant for an Army heavy engineer platoon. We (as a company) are getting deployed overseas soon. As heavy…

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat.

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat.Kits: 40. Hometown: Most from Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. We’re all Americans ready to get our jobs done right the first time. Heard about us: Website, and recommendations through Oregon Aero. Duties: Reconnaissance. Current pads:…

Its difficult to properly fit a helmet to a troop’s head, and when we get it right, it almost always creates headaches.

Its difficult to properly fit a helmet to a troop’s head, and when we get it right, it almost always creates headaches.Kits: 1. Hometown: Los Ángeles CA. Heard about us: Other website. Duties: Convoy. Current pads: The standard issue pads. Comments: They are stiff and get stiffer over time that’s sometimes causes headaches . The…

Feels so tight … squeezing into my temples

Feels so tight … squeezing into my templesKits: 33. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: OPSEC. Current pads: Standard CIF Issue. Comments: Currently deployed to Okinawa and the weather here is very humid. Current GI pads are stiff and worn out. I get headaches after wearing them for a couple of hours and…

We will get helmet pads once in-country … in-country none

We will get helmet pads once in-country … in-country noneKits: 28. Hometown: Fort Carson, Colorado. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued pads. Comments: During RFI issue, a lot of soldiers, myself including were not issued new pads, we were told we would get them in country, but once in country we were…

Helmet pads don’t fit correctly, are uncomfortable, and make helmet unbalanced

Helmet pads don’t fit correctly, are uncomfortable, and make helmet unbalancedKits: 15. Hometown: Fort campbell. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Convoy, maintenance, support. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: My soldiers have issues with the pads not fitting correctly, being uncomfortable, or sitting too high on their heads for good balance. 1LT, US Army Kits: 22.…

I get a headache every time I wear my helmet

I get a headache every time I wear my helmetKits: 45. Hometown: Manassas, VA. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Grey Advanced Helmet COmbat Pad, Glued. Issued from IIF. Comments: Anytime significant time wearing the helmet (every time I wear a helmet), results in headaches. The same complaints from all of my…