Mark Meaders

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I can

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I can Kits: 30. Hometown: Rural Hall, NC. Heard about us: [battle buddies]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue grey Marine Corps pads. Comments: Many of my Marines experience headaches during continuous operations. As the Platoon Sergeant I understand the importance of wearing full PPE…

“These helmets are so uncomfortable that my guys are taking them off at every opportunity “

These helmets are so uncomfortable that my guys are taking them off at every opportunity Kits: 8. Hometown: Lubbock TX. Heard about us: Company Commander on Deployment. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Basic issued Army pads. Comments: Looking to test for airborne operations and post airborne operations. SPC, US Army Kits: 2. Heard about us: Junior…

Issued pads are garbage

Issued pads are garbage First, thank you for Operation Helmet! What a fantastic program for Soldier safety and comfort! I stumbled across your website while researching helmet pads for our issued ACH Kevlar helmet. I am a platoon sergeant for an Army heavy engineer platoon. We (as a company) are getting deployed overseas soon. As…

the issued pads cause headaches, sores, and they just flat out hurt

the issued pads cause headaches, sores, and they just flat out hurt Kits: 84. Hometown: Olympia WA. Heard about us: Another Doc I worked with downrange. Duties: HUMINT for SOF units in multiple countries. Current pads: the hard foliage green ones. Comments: 84 members of my company are the ones that DO NOT have good…

They have turned into bricks that are constantly giving my guys headaches.

They have turned into bricks that are constantly giving my guys headaches. Kits: 12. Hometown: Selmer, TN. Heard about us: battle buddy. Duties: Cavalry scout. Current pads: basic issue. Comments: A lot of my joe’s, self included, have had the issued pads for a long time. They have turned into bricks that are constantly giving…

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat.

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat. Kits: 40. Hometown: Most from Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. We’re all Americans ready to get our jobs done right the first time. Heard about us: Website, and recommendations through Oregon Aero. Duties: Reconnaissance. Current…

Its difficult to properly fit a helmet to a troop’s head, and when we get it right, it almost always creates headaches.

Its difficult to properly fit a helmet to a troop’s head, and when we get it right, it almost always creates headaches. Kits: 1. Hometown: Los Ángeles CA. Heard about us: Other website. Duties: Convoy. Current pads: The standard issue pads. Comments: They are stiff and get stiffer over time that’s sometimes causes headaches .…

Feels so tight … squeezing into my temples

Feels so tight … squeezing into my temples Kits: 33. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: OPSEC. Current pads: Standard CIF Issue. Comments: Currently deployed to Okinawa and the weather here is very humid. Current GI pads are stiff and worn out. I get headaches after wearing them for a couple of hours…