Bob Meaders

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…

Just a minute while I try to adjust my brain bucket…don’t shoot!

12/18/18: Doc, We just received these helmets (and GI helmet pads) on our way out the door to Afghanistan. After the first couple missions, the Marines were complaining of headaches and migraines. Also, while operating, the Marines become OCD about constantly adjusting their Kevlar due to how uncomfortable the pads are. Trying to acquire better…

A small distraction-induced error in calculation costs lives. Come ON, Army.

12/15/18: Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Artillery. Current pads: Currently have standard issue pads, hard and solid…. Comments: The problem with the current GI pads are that they are too solid and squeezes Joe’s heads. During pre-mobe training my soldiers were complaining about the pads and how it gives them headaches, and I can’t afford…

Which is more important, your troops or your ego? MAKE CHANGES!

12/13/18: Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: Operation resolute support:  the current pads we have are hard so they tend to give us headaches while we are out the wire. It makes the helmet loose no matter how tight you tighten it which than makes not only makes it unsafe by not staying on…

Rock on the head doesn’t compute, Army!

Kits: 17. Hometown: Austin, TX. Heard about us: BLC. Duties: Downed Aircraft Recovery Team. Current pads: Original green army pads. Comments: I have used these pads before and they are a complete game changer. The original pads are like rocks on your head. I am trying to get these pads in support of our upcoming…