Having talked about integral knee pad options a bit recently, I happened to spot this by pure chance when watching some video over at Funker530 – Combat Footage. The issue with Crye Precision combat pants is that the pads, when fitted in the regular fashion, can come out when moving through thick foliage and/or when crawling. I’ve had it happen to me and here’s a perfect example of it happening down range while doing the real thing (tap this link not the thumbnail):
This is why some service personnel either fully tuck in the plastic knee cap on Gen 2s, or will use the combat knee pad but cover it with the NYCO flap on the Gen 3s. Gen 4 is meant to address this and I look forward to trying it out and seeing what happens.