Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.


Aniah

Junior Member
Registered Member
Have you worn them all day?

1. It saves battery on your ear pros
2. Two gel pads pressed up on the side of your head in the jungle get pretty hot after a while.
3. You only really wear your Peltors when you are expecting contact.
My headphones get hot and uncomfortable after just a couple of hours of sitting and gaming. Can't imagine how uncomfortable it would be doing this in the fields.
 

MwRYum

Major
Have you worn them all day?

1. It saves battery on your ear pros
2. Two gel pads pressed up on the side of your head in the jungle get pretty hot after a while.
3. You only really wear your Peltors when you are expecting contact.
The same reason why I bought two noise cancelling headphone, the in-ear and full-cover types, one for summer and other for winter/long distance vehicle travel.
 

by78

Brigadier
Airborne troopers.

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Norinco_81

New Member
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What is the point of wearing FAST helmets if you are not going to wear tactical headsets. You sacrifice some level of protection in order to better integrate comtacs.

I am starting to see more non special forces PLA soldiers wear them. Aesthetically, it does not look good wearing them without headsets.
Have you worn them all day?

1. It saves battery on your ear pros
2. Two gel pads pressed up on the side of your head in the jungle get pretty hot after a while.
3. You only really wear your Peltors when you are expecting contact.
Most troops would rather not wear a helmet if they can get away with it especially in a hot and/or humid environment. I still remember having to wear the old PASGT years ago and how heavy, uncomfortable and unstable it was. (2 point chinstrap, no nape support at all). The LWH and MICH/ACH are noticeability lighter, much more comfortable (with the right pads, issued pads from Gentex are very hard and not comfortable at all) and more stable with a 3 point chinstrap. Even without ear pro, I'd take a FAST helmet over a MICH anyday. Less material means less weight, better situational awareness too since the extra ballistic material can actually muffle your hearing slightly. I personally can care less about aesthetics if I am wearing something that makes me more efficient in my duties, even if its a small amount.

I have several different electronic ear pro sets and tend to wear them all day out in the desert when shooting. All of them have the uncomfortable stock ear cups replaced with gel cups which make a huge difference. Even when its over 100 F out, I wear them no problem. Batteries last a long time too, only exception is my Peltor Tac 500s which have Bluetooth anyway.

Only exception is that since COVID, I've been wearing neck gaitors not really for virus protection (I rarely if ever get sick) but for sun protection. (I burn easily and Im tired of sunscreen everyday) Since the gel cups have to seal over bunched up cloth instead of skin, it can get uncomfortable.
 

plawolf

Brigadier
These guys are wearing tactical headsets (some are anyway), they just happen to be in-ear ones, our guys have similar, and let me tell you if you've ever experienced wearing over ear cans in hot humid weather, you'd appreciate the change.:oops:
Those look to just be simple earplugs. Decent reusable ones, but i doubt they will have any sound amplification or comms capabilities as decent ear cans would.

Yeah, wearing them isn’t fun when it’s hot and humid, which is the main benefit to helmet mounting them (as opposed to headbands under the helmet, which is more popular with civilians, since most civilians don’t wear helmets all the time, and it can be a pain swapping between headband and helmet mount) since that way allow you to easily flip them up when not in use, and can just as quickly drop them down again when the noise starts.
 

Ulick

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Registered Member
Those look to just be simple earplugs. Decent reusable ones, but i doubt they will have any sound amplification or comms capabilities as decent ear cans would.

Yeah, wearing them isn’t fun when it’s hot and humid, which is the main benefit to helmet mounting them (as opposed to headbands under the helmet, which is more popular with civilians, since most civilians don’t wear helmets all the time, and it can be a pain swapping between headband and helmet mount) since that way allow you to easily flip them up when not in use, and can just as quickly drop them down again when the noise starts.
I don't know, these look a bit fancy for just straight plugs.
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steel21

Junior Member
Registered Member
A new digital uniform inventory and ordering system has been put into service. This new system gives an individual soldier the ability to directly order uniforms and accessories he needs, whereas the old system only collected orders at the unit level and lacked the granular controls of the new system.

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US Army had the same thing for deployed troops, except the webpage was ugly as hell, and supports like maybe 100 users simultaneously (just guessing based on refresh rate).

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You can check it out here
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And oh, the uniforms have degraded in quality since the BDU and even the ACU days. I guess even prison labor aren't what they used to be.

This, on the other hand looks like it got ported over from e-commerce, slicker.

I also resent the egalitarian model the US Army chase after. For fuck sake put some studdly dude with 5% body fat on your uniform page instead of some fuddly dude. Shit, just get the guys from last years Best Ranger competition.

I don't think the Asians play these games, they use actual male and female models.
 

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