Mark Meaders

The pads that we use are rocks

The pads that we use are rocksKits: 5. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Convoy. Current Pads: Shitty issued rocks. Comments: The pads that we use are rocks. Most of us get headaches due to the pads hitting pressure points. These things are trash and I hope that you will send us some of your…

The issued pads quickly tear and rip

The issued pads quickly tear and ripKits: 40. Hometown: Wynnewood. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: The gray current pads with sewn seams. Comments: Current pads lead to helmet removal during training. This is dangerous and possibly life threatening. 2ndLt, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: SELMA, AL. Heard about us: FACEBOOK. Duties: Infantry Squadleading.…

Keeps in a lot of heat, doesn’t protect well against head injury

Keeps in a lot of heat, doesn’t protect well against head injuryKits: 8. Hometown: Hebron. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advanced Combat. Comments: Current pads are overused, uncomfortable, and stiff. They also are not form fitting and Kevlar will not sit correctly on marines heads when in use. Lcpl, USMC Kits: 9.…

Pain and discomfort

Kits: 9. Hometown: Statesboro, GA. Heard about us: Peer, coworker. Duties: Infantry, patrols, QRF, BDOC. Current Pads: Standard issue ACH pads. Comments: The biggest problems my squad faces with our current ACH pads are pain and discomfort. Which forces us to want to take our ACHs off at every opportunity. Also with our current pads…

Your head will start to go numb

Your head will start to go numbKits: 11. Hometown: Londonderry NH. Heard about us: Scout sniper friend. Duties: Infantry deploying soon. Current Pads: Basic IIF issue pads that are grey/hard. Comments: My squad and I have always hated these helmet pads. After a while your head will start to go numb, especially if you have…

The pads turn to stone in the cold

USMC Infantry

The pads turn to stone in the coldKits: 30. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Issued. Comments: Issued pads increase possibility of head ache and more importantly brain injury in the event of fragmentation striking the surface of the Kevlar helmet. These pads help reduce that possibility. 2ndLT, USMC Kits: 35. Hometown: Cleveland, OH. Heard about us:…

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant useKits: 23. Heard about us: From a soldier in the out going unit we are ripping out with. Duties: Infantry/reconnaissance. Current Pads: The loan green standard issue pads. Comments: my plt recently got in theatre and the standard issue pads are causing repeated headaches and…

smell terrible after the first use

smell terrible after the first useKits: 5. Duties: Infantry mortar. Current Pads: US army standard issue pads.. Comments: The standard issue pads fall apart easily absorb sweat and smell terrible after the first use. Not only that they are stiff and with extended use give me headaches. Spc, US Army OpHelm note: if the pads…