Mark Meaders

The current pads end up feeling like bricks

The current pads end up feeling like bricks Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 56. Hometown: Nevada. Heard about us: My Battalion Commander. Duties: Infantry/ Route clearance/ QRF. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: The current pads we have get very hard after awhile of wearing them in the field and end up feeling like bricks.…

I often catch my soldiers removing helmets for brief relief from pain

I often catch my soldiers removing helmets for brief relief from pain Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 26. Hometown: Moore, OK. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Guardian Angel. Current pads: Solid black foam, 17 with an arrow in the center surrounded by 1-12. Comments: My unit is currently in Afghanistan. My soldiers and myself are…

I’ve worn my pads for four years – and they were used by others before me…

I’ve worn my pads for four years – and they were used by others before me… Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 25. Hometown: Hico, Texas. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: 0311 Infantry. Current pads: The pads I have is CIF issued. They are ripping and greenish color. I can not read what’s on them.…

The “pads” the army issues us might as well be concrete

The crap the Army issues us might as well be concrete Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 130. Hometown: Grove City, MN. Heard about us: One of the Squad Leaders in my company told me about it. Duties: Infantry company on a Rotational deployment, all Infantry tasks. Current pads: issued, sage in color. Comments: Hard to…

Helmet pads don’t fit correctly, are uncomfortable, and make helmet unbalanced

Helmet pads don’t fit correctly, are uncomfortable, and make helmet unbalanced Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 15. Hometown: Fort campbell. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Convoy, maintenance, support. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: My soldiers have issues with the pads not fitting correctly, being uncomfortable, or sitting too high on their heads for good balance.…

We have the worst Kevlar pads … super uncomfortable

We have the worst Kevlar pads … super uncomfortable Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 46. Hometown: Asheville North Carolina. Heard about us: Heard of you guys from a fellow Marine who has the pads in his Kevlar. Duties: Counter mobility, mobility, and survivability. Current pads: Grey pads that were issued. Comments: The current pads are…

Standard issue pads are garbage

Standard issue pads are garbage – uncomfortable Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 40. Hometown: Quincy, MA. Heard about us: A friend that was in my last unit that got us the helmet pads. Duties: Light infantry. Current pads: Standard GI issued. Worn out, ripped, uncomfortable. Comments: Tons of our soldiers in my platoon have the…

I get a headache every time I wear my helmet

I get a headache every time I wear my helmet Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 45. Hometown: Manassas, VA. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Grey Advanced Helmet COmbat Pad, Glued. Issued from IIF. Comments: Anytime significant time wearing the helmet (every time I wear a helmet), results in headaches. The same…