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Posted: 3/13/2011 4:11:15 PM EDT
I have an Eagle PC with cumberbund that I have been using for about 3 years (LE).  I only wear it, other than for training, maybe 5-10 times a year but when I do I find that the Eagle shoulder straps are pretty narrow and cut into my shoulders.  I have seen the Eagle pads but does anyone have any real world experience with these or another brand?  I have slimlined my PC so that will take some of the weight off, but it still has two Level 4 plates, 4 rifle mags, 2 pistol mags, radio, IFAK, and hydration pouch on the back.  

Thanks,
BR
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:55:49 PM EDT
[#1]
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I have an Eagle PC with cumberbund that I have been using for about 3 years (LE).  I only wear it, other than for training, maybe 5-10 times a year but when I do I find that the Eagle shoulder straps are pretty narrow and cut into my shoulders.  I have seen the Eagle pads but does anyone have any real world experience with these or another brand?  I have slimlined my PC so that will take some of the weight off, but it still has two Level 4 plates, 4 rifle mags, 2 pistol mags, radio, IFAK, and hydration pouch on the back.  

Thanks,
BR


i have the MLCS shoulder pads. they are a PITA to install, but they are worth it. i got mine from triad tactical. very comfy.


also, the HSGI shoulder pads are great as well, and are wider but do not cover the straps which is what i wanted.


ETA pics of the MLCS pads on my PC

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 6:12:03 PM EDT
[#2]
When I was using a Eagle PC I used both the CIRAS pads and the HSGI Wa/We pads.  HANDS DOWN the HSGI were more comfortable.

Here is a pic:

CIRAS pads:

HSGI:

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:48:20 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:42:25 PM EDT
[#4]
About seven years ago I had a mix and match rig with paraclete shoulder pads, they were nice.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:51:39 PM EDT
[#5]
HSGI.  I have them on my Weesatch and on my work vest. There is no pressure or discomfort at all on my shoulders while using them.  Without them it is a very different story.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:08:52 AM EDT
[#6]
I had good luck cutting a couple of small 2 x 6 strips off the bottom of my iso-pad and green duct taping it to the inside of the straps. It worked liked the cats ass.
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