Mark Meaders

The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”

The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”Kits: 19. Hometown: Belleville Illinois. Heard about us: Marine. Duties: Close Quarters Tactics and Marksmanship. Current pads: CIF issue. Comments: I’m filling out this request due to my recent email traffic with Dr. Robert Meaders. This request is for the 19 instructors here in Okinawa Japan teaching the…

Our helmet pads suck and are not comfortable to wear

Our helmet pads suck and are not comfortable to wear Kits: 3. Hometown: Houston Texas. Heard about us: Through my command on base. Duties: Reconnaissance. Current pads: Hard grey ones. Comments: Hi! This is a great organization we appreciate everything you all do! Our pads in the helmets suck and are not comfortable to wear…

Pads are worn out and CIF sucks (it means they can’t get new ones)

Pads are worn out and CIF sucksKits: 8. Hometown: Plano, IL. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Maintenance. Current pads: Regular issued pads. Comments: Pads are worn out and CIF sucks. SGT, US Army Kits: 4. Hometown: Phoenix, AZ. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Maintenance. Current pads: 3M CERADYNE 52969, 7 green/ 1 black M/L.…

Issue pads? Basically they suck

Issue pads? Basically they suckKits: 4. Hometown: Portland Oregon/FT Bliss Texas. Heard about us: Reddit. Duties: Damage control surgery and resuscitation at/near point of injury-also sometimes referred to as a “GHOST”. Current pads: Green one issued with helmet, very hard, seams appear glued. Comments: The pads are very hard, if they get cold it is…

Current pads: standard issue, busted seam, causes headaches.

Kits: 25. Hometown: atlantic city, nj. Heard about us: fellow servicemember who has deployed before. Duties: route clearance. Current pads: standard issue, busted seam, causes headaches. Comments: THANK YOU!!! LT, US Army Kits: 5. Hometown: Harbor Springs, MI. Heard about us: On-line. Duties: Convoy. Current pads: Blueish color. Comments: I am in charge of our…

Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”

Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”Kits: 1. Hometown: Massachusetts. Heard about us: Known about it for a while. Duties: NTC. Current pads: Issued foliage green rock garbage. Comments: They suck. They’re hard as rocks and are painful to the point they give you a headache even if heated up to try and make them softer..…

The pads get sweaty, fill with the grit of countless miles of rucking around, and mold into a nasty grey rock of pain and pressure in all the worst spots

Kits: 8. Hometown: HASTINGS NE. Heard about us: Soldier within SQDN. Duties: PLT SGT. Current pads: Standard issue, act gesy, glued seam. Comments: The current helmet when worn with PVS-14s is very uncomfortable and when worn for long periods causes soldiers to fatigue quickly. In addition the newest version of the chin strap which is…

Issued pads are causing headaches which make people less effective

Kits: 29. Hometown: Kansas City. Heard about us: Reddit. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued army. Comments: The standard issued are just too stiff Using Peltors/over the head ear protection with the standard issued pads are causing headaches which make people less effective. Myself personally as a RTO need peltors to communicate and also as ear…