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Title: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: shortym on November 06, 2011, 12:16:09
ok so im just wondering i see some soldiers with elbow and knee pads and some without im wondering is it part of your issued it. i kno they would be an amazing part of kit because infantry men are always on there knees. anyone with any info on this?
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: Snaketnk on November 06, 2011, 12:18:21
infantry men are always on there knees.

Truer words have never been spoken, hahah.

Some people love Knee Pads, some people hate them, but very very few people will wear the issued ones.
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: shortym on November 06, 2011, 12:34:39
soo as a reservist how would i get a pair of these... they were not issued to me in my kit
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: PJGary on November 06, 2011, 16:45:03
soo as a reservist how would i get a pair of these... they were not issued to me in my kit

Go to stores and request them, and if they say you aren't entitled to them then talk to your unit CQ.

Or...buy some.
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: Tango18A on November 06, 2011, 17:42:39
And your unit might not be entitled to them either.
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: Matt_Fisher on November 07, 2011, 12:21:06
Good knee pads are a solid investment.  Elbow pads on the other hand are a 'so-so' item.  Granted, they do help with respect to reducing bashing your elbows all up, but given that the only time they're used is when you're firing in the prone position, the amount you use them is often times not worth their weight, and more so the bulk/discomfort that wearing them for long periods of time creates.

Some good kneepad recommendations:
Alta
Arc'Teryx Kneecaps
KP Industries

Cheers,

Matt
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: Not a Sig Op on November 07, 2011, 12:58:31
I noticed you only enrolled a week or so ago...

Don't worry about knee pads yet.

Finish your basic training before you spend money on kit you may or may not need. You won't need them for basic. They aren't really required for SQ either, though might not hurt to have.
Title: Re: elbow pads and knee pads?
Post by: Robert0288 on November 07, 2011, 13:11:12
I picked up a pair for SQ from the local Play it Again Sports.  Yes they can save your knees but they also tended to get in the way alot more.