Tag Archive for Marines

… 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,…

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 headKits: 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…

My previous squad leader said that your pads are 10x better

My previous squad leader said that your pads are 10x betterKits: 13. Hometown: Appleton, WI. Heard about us: Squad Leader. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gentex Corporation, grey. Comments: Current pads are stiff and I can’t get my kevlar to fit right because of it, my previous squad leader recommended you guys, said that your pads…

Worn out Pads and they won’t issue us new ones

Worn out Pads and they won’t issue us new onesKits: 180. Hometown: STOW, OHIO. Heard about us: BATTLE BUDDY. Duties: SUPPLY. Current pads: GREEN/GRAY, STANDARD CIF (central issue facility)ISSUE. Comments: ALL OF OUR PADS ARE OLD/ WORNOUT AND CIF WON’T GET US NEW ONES. SPC, US Army Kits: 10. Hometown: Ozark. Heard about us: Battle…

Gov’t issued padding is uncomfortable and very bulky

Issued padding is uncomfortable and very bulkyKits: 4. Hometown: Carmichael. Heard about us: online research. Duties: security. Current pads: original all grey sewn seam pads. Comments: wearing those pads for an extended amount of time really puts a stress on the head, if I could help my soldiers give them just a little ounce of…