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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…

The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”

The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”Kits: 19. Hometown: Belleville Illinois. Heard about us: Marine. Duties: Close Quarters Tactics and Marksmanship. Current pads: CIF issue. Comments: I’m filling out this request due to my recent email traffic with Dr. Robert Meaders. This request is for the 19 instructors here in Okinawa Japan teaching the…

Current pads: standard issue, busted seam, causes headaches.

Kits: 25. Hometown: atlantic city, nj. Heard about us: fellow servicemember who has deployed before. Duties: route clearance. Current pads: standard issue, busted seam, causes headaches. Comments: THANK YOU!!! LT, US Army Kits: 5. Hometown: Harbor Springs, MI. Heard about us: On-line. Duties: Convoy. Current pads: Blueish color. Comments: I am in charge of our…

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…