Bob Meaders

Yet again: Fancy new helmet, crappy old pads

8/15/2019:Comments: We are wearing the IHPS helmets, which I do not think are not on the drop down menu. The current helmet pads we have cause major pressure and comfort issues. They are the standard issued pads and are bulky and do not conduct heat well. When we patrol, the soldiers consistently have headaches and…

Hard to hear your troops from an air-conditioned foxhole, EH?

7/19/2019: Right now the CIF issued pads are very uncomfortable for my platoon, we spend most of our time trying to get comfortable. There is never a day we don’t have headaches/migraines on mission. If we get these Oregon Aero pads they would definitely boost morale, comfort and give my guys the 110% focus that…

Why the HELL won’t you listen to actual war fighters?

Doc Bob, Just wanted to give you an update on the packages.  I received both on July 4th and immediately handed them out to my guys.  They were ecstatic to have something that was 100 times more comfy for when they are on Tower Guard for 8 straight hours.  Since then, we have gone on…

Get out of your a/c foxhole and listen to your troops!

7/1/2019: The helmet pads were received and we have all now had ample time to wear them out on mission. Some of my team members have commented that the pads are “like wearing a pillow”, “they don’t give you that feeling of constant pressure against your head”, and “there are no hot spots”.  In terms…

Army: Pound sand, not heads!

6/23/2019: The Paratroopers just received the pads, and they immediately felt a significant difference in comfort. Many times we will spend hours wearing these helmets while under physical exertion. Having upgraded helmet pads increases comfort and morale for these Paratroopers. More importantly, these pads allow Paratroopers to remain more mentally alert throughout the duration of…

Focus on the mission, not the distracting head pain

5/28/2019:Duties: Mortar fires supporting infantry. Current pads: Terrible blue pads. Comments: The blue pads are just terrible and don’t fit my Marines heads right. With these, which I’ve tried, they are not only better fit, they are comfortable (which as you guys know, keeps kevlars on Marines heads longer). I believe in what you do…

Spiffy new helmet, same crappy Team Wendy pads

 A military forum suggested I contact you when I asked for options for aftermarket helmet pads. Duties: Infantry Patrols, PLT FO. Current pads: The Basic Gray Issue Pads. Comments: The current pads are extremely stiff, and especially when wearing Peltors most all of us end up removing components of the system due to head pain.…

Dear USMC: Concentration and SA still needed for combat!

01/04/2019: The helmet pads you sent us has really made a positive impact. Immediately, my Marines noticed the difference in comfort. We have conducted a few operations with the new gel pads in. The Marines no longer have headaches and they said they barely noticed that they were even wearing their helmets. We no longer…