Tag Archive for Marines

Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”

Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”Kits: 1. Hometown: Massachusetts. Heard about us: Known about it for a while. Duties: NTC. Current pads: Issued foliage green rock garbage. Comments: They suck. They’re hard as rocks and are painful to the point they give you a headache even if heated up to try and make them softer..…

The pads get sweaty, fill with the grit of countless miles of rucking around, and mold into a nasty grey rock of pain and pressure in all the worst spots

Kits: 8. Hometown: HASTINGS NE. Heard about us: Soldier within SQDN. Duties: PLT SGT. Current pads: Standard issue, act gesy, glued seam. Comments: The current helmet when worn with PVS-14s is very uncomfortable and when worn for long periods causes soldiers to fatigue quickly. In addition the newest version of the chin strap which is…

Pads falling apart, mold on the inside, cannot get replacements from supply

Pads falling apart, mold on the inside, cannot get replacements from supplyKits: 140. Heard about us: Platoon Commander from another Battalion. Duties: Artillery, Convoys, Provisional Infantry. Current pads: Issued IIF pads. Comments: Good Morning, I received your info from a fellow Platoon Commander who recently returned from deployment. I am currently serving as a Platoon…

Issued pads are VERY hard and cause migraines daily

Issued pads are VERY hard and cause migraines dailyKits: 15. Hometown: Boise Idaho. Heard about us: a friend. Duties: Special Operations. Current pads: MSR I believe. Most are worn out.. Comments: Our detachment is preparing to deploy to Syria. We are having problems with headaches and discomfort during prolonged wearing of the ACH with issued…

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I can

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I canKits: 30. Hometown: Rural Hall, NC. Heard about us: [battle buddies]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue grey Marine Corps pads. Comments: Many of my Marines experience headaches during continuous operations. As the Platoon Sergeant I understand the importance of wearing full PPE [OH:…

“These helmets are so uncomfortable that my guys are taking them off at every opportunity “

These helmets are so uncomfortable that my guys are taking them off at every opportunity Kits: 8. Hometown: Lubbock TX. Heard about us: Company Commander on Deployment. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Basic issued Army pads. Comments: Looking to test for airborne operations and post airborne operations. SPC, US Army Kits: 2. Heard about us: Junior…

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:…

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…