Mark Meaders

Looking for a better helmet pad option

Kits: 90. Hometown: Enterprise, Al. Heard about us: Google. Was looking up better options for issued pads.. Duties: Route Clearance, PSD, Convoy escort. Current pads: 3m ceradyne 52969. Foliage Green. Glued seam.. Comments: The issued pads are incredibly stiff. They barely compress. This is causing our personnel to have headaches every mission.. SFC, US Army…

Issue pads are terrible; very hard and uncomfortable

Kits: 9. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue – skydex grey. Comments: About to deploy and the standard issue (SI) pads make the helmets pretty uncomfortable to work with in the field along with the SI chin straps. The team leaders and squad leader were issued peltors but peltors are near impossible to fit with…

It’s like putting your head in a vice

It’s like putting your head in a viceKits: 5. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: Convoy/Route clearance. Current pads: 3m. Comments: Myself, and my team have all been experiencing tension headaches from the new issued IHPS helmet. We all wear commo headsets underneath are helmet which plays a factor. But it’s the only way…

Too tough, feel like bricks.

Kits: 4. Hometown: Bronx. Heard about us: Army. Duties: Civil Affairs Medic. Current pads: Glued. Comments: Need pads that last during airborne operations as well.. SSG, US Army Kits: 2. Duties: Medic. Current pads: Green issued. Comments: Too tough, feel like bricks. Top pad gets hot. CPT, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Clarksville. Heard about…

Your pads feel like pillows compared to the standard helmet pads

The mortar section received our Oregon Aero pads early into our deployment, and everyone is very impressed with the quality of the pads. Compared to the standard pads in our IHPS helmets, these feel like pillows. The issued helmet pads are too firm and don’t contour to your head well. As a result, a lot…

Hard to focus on the mission when we are battling our gear

Kits: 13. Heard about us: co worker. Duties: infantry. Current pads: grey glued. Comments: too stiff, hold moisture, hard to keep clean. Cpl, US Marines Kits: 40. Hometown: Brownwood TX. Heard about us: old squad leader got us these pads last deployment.. Duties: infantry. Current pads: “Pad.Helmet Advanced combat size 3/4—– gentex corporation nsn 6470-01-546-9415.…

These issued pads cause constant head pain … my helmet keeps falling down

Kits: 11. Hometown: FT. Bliss. Heard about us: Reddit. Duties: Convoy, NTC training. Current pads: CIF issued. “PAD HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SPM1C1-12-D-B014 NSN 8470-01-546-9407 9U425 LOT TW1176-2 Size: 3/4”. Comments: These pads cause constant head pain, we went to the range a few weeks ago and my helmet kept falling down. I ended up having…

Help my concentration!

Kits: 9. Hometown: Waterbury, CT. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard Issue. Comments: Headaches and pressure points. SGT, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Texas. Heard about us: Previous donation. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued. Comments: I’ve been using your guys pads since 2011. I find them to be very comfortable. The issue…