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 shorter causes soldiers to remove pads to allow the strap to buckle. This further enhances the stress on a soldiers head. All this means is a soldier is only effective for a short period before they need to rest or take off the ach limiting the units effectiveness. Being a cavalry scout a large portion of our movement is conducted at night. This is an issue that is accounted for during planning and extends the amount of time to complete our mission. I am requesting these to test and if they improve the ach then be able to have 1st hand knowledge and be abel to request more for all of the soldiers in my unit. SFC, US Army

Kits: 23. Hometown: Plankinton , SD. Heard about us: Tactical Shop employee in [opsec] Germany. Duties: Hazmat/Ammo convoy operations. Current pads: Issued foliage green pads, hard and falling apart. Comments: The current pads hold in sweat and do not dry quickly, fall apart fast and are incredibly hard causing occasional headaches in some of the team members in my section. SGT, US Army

Kits: 24. Hometown: Fairfax. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Sniper. Current pads: Grey issued team wendy pad. Comments: The pads get sweaty then filled with the grit of countless miles of rucking around and eventually mold into a nasty grey rock of pain and pressure in all the worst spots on my head and the guys in the teams. SGT, US Marines

Kits: 1. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: CBRN. Current pads: Standard Issue. Comments: After long use of the ACH with the standard issue pads, they cause headaches and discomfort. I needed to borrow by battle-buddies ACH for a training exercise I immediately noticed a difference in the pads. They were so comfortable I had to ask him if they were within regulation. He assured me they were and I asked him how I could get a set and he sent me here to your site. You all did a fantastic job with those and I would like to add some of your helmet pads to my gear. Thanks!. O-1, US Army

Kits: 10. Hometown: New Braunfels. Heard about us: Deployment. Duties: Intel. Current pads: issued green pads, velcro. Comments: current pads are uncomfortable for extended periods of time. SPC, US Army

Kits: 3. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Recon. Current pads: Army issued. Comments: Current issued pads are a major cause of headaches and discomfort, which cause distractions. Also inconvenient while wearing electronic ear pro. We are gearing up for our deployment and trying to find a solution for this. Thank You. PFC, US Army

Kits: 12. Hometown: Atkinson New Hampshire. Heard about us: My buddy from my unit. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued. Comments: Discomfort, wearing our kevlars for hours my guys and I getting head aches and not being as combat ready vs if we had better pads we would be more comfortable and more alert. Lcpl, US Marines