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The Paratus 3 Day Operator's Pack is the crown jewel of the 3V Gear line. It all started with our search for a great bug out bag (BOB). Disappointed with the quality and price of most tactical backpacks we decided to create our own. The Paratus 3-Day Operator's Pack is not only the toughest and most versatile military style bug out bag on the planet, it is also comfortable to carry. It does not matter how cool a tactical pack looks unless it feels good when you wear it, right? The Paratus tactical backpack makes long distance hiking or walking easy and comfortable, while the detachable deployment pack and MOLLE pouches allow you to ditch the larger pack for rapid excursions. This makes the Rapid Deployment Pack perfect for keeping your med kit and other essentials. It can also double as a great vehicle bag.

Padded shoulder straps, double stitched seams, self-healing zippers, 600D PVC backed polyester and almost 2,500 cubic inches of storage space make the Paratus 3-Day Operator's Pack the best military or tactical style backpack. Military spec MOLLE adorns most of the bag allowing you limitless options for attachments and arrangements.

The Paratus 3-Day Operator's Tactical Backpack is one of the best gear packs available as it makes a great bug out bag, assault pack, military pack, rucksack, hunting, or hiking backpack. The MOLLE compatible, 4-in-1 pack, features the main Paratus backpack, the Rapid Deployment Pack, and two Ally MOLLE Pouches. The modular design of this pack makes it extremely versatile and durable. Heavy-duty 600D PVC backed polyester makes the Paratus tactical backpack weather resistant, strong, and long lasting. Side-release buckles and compression straps keep your load secure and make it easy to tighten the backpack. A molded EVA back panel aids with airflow against your back and gives the backpack additional structure. Padded shoulder and waist straps give comfort and support while keeping the backpack secure.

The Rapid Deployment Pack is fully MOLLE compatible and will attach to any MOLLE pack, vest or other gear. This compact pack has a convenient grab handle or it can be carried with the concealable waist/shoulder belt. Perfect for when you need to grab your kit and go or for 100 other possible uses, i.e. first aid kits, ammo bags, climbing harnesses, survival kits, or other emergency situations.

Don't let the price fool you! 3V Gear cuts out the middle man so you can save on quality gear with a Lifetime Warranty

You may also like the Velox II, which is smaller than the Paratus, but just as tough.

The Paratus' dimensions are the maximum allowable for airline carry-on requirements which provide plenty of organized usable space for all your travel and adventure needs both at your destination and during travel.


• Built to exacting standards from heavy-duty 600D PVC backed polyester
• Double stitched seams
• Main compartment: 20"H x 12"W x 5.5"D (1320 cubic inches) with internal organization
• Top front: 13"H x 12"W x 3"D (468 cubic inches) pleated w/ internal organization
• Two large MOLLE pouches attached to each side, (5"x 2.5"x 8", 100 cubic inches)
• Overall Size: 2,420 cubic inches
• 40 Liters
• Padded laptop sleeve - fits most 17" laptops
• Body contoured shoulder straps with D-Ring for equipment attachment
• Adjustable padded waist belt
• Waist belt measures 52"
• External side compression straps
• Heavy-duty, padded carry and drag handle
• Molded EVA back panel
• Two double zipper pulls on the main compartment for easy access
• All zipper pulls threaded with para-cord for durability and noise reduction
• MOLLE and PALs attachment points throughout
• Elastic strap keepers for loose strap management • Includes 3V Gear Rapid Deployment pack (see below)
• 3" x 5" Velcro ID panel. 3V Gear logo and American flag PVC patches included.
• Hydration compatible
• Sternum strap
• Total Weight (including Rapid Deployment Pack): 4.45 lbs.
• Available in: Olive Drab, Black, Foliage Grey and Coyote Tan
• Imported


• Sturdy nylon construction
• MOLLE attachment straps
• Heavy-duty military nylon coil zippers
• Three zippered compartments
• Interior pocket dividers and organizers
• Double sewn nylon webbing carry handle
• 2 pen holders
• Side-release buckles
• Compression straps
• Size: 432 cubic inches
• Shoulder strap: 48" long x 2" wide
• Weight: 1.15 lbs.

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  • 5
    High quality, capable, comfortable

    Posted by Nathan Foster on Jul 27th 2018

    The Paratus 3 Day Pack does not disappoint, with military grade design and materials, but much more comfortable to carry. Perfect for hiking camping trips. Would gladly recommend to anyone looking for their first or next backpack.

  • 5
    Great fit

    Posted by George E on Jul 11th 2018

    Great fit. All my gear stayed dry in a pretty heavy down pour. Also had to carry my K-9 partner, another sixty pounds and he rested right on top of the pack and over my shoulder. The dog was quite pleased to have a soft pack to rest on. The pack held up with no tears or stress. I will purchase another.

  • 3
    Good at first, not wearing great.

    Posted by Mac on Jun 28th 2018

    It's a nice sized bag for the price. Construction seems reasonably solid, and had I rated this when I first purchased it I would've given it a solid five stars.
    I'm now nine months into using it daily as my EDC bag. I commute 3-4 hours a day with about 25lbs of gear. I configured it without the side pouches, but with the bottom pouch attached. Frankly the bag looks stupid without the bottom pouch.

    The padding in the straps and rear of the pack have compressed, negatively affecting the comfort level. The molle straps on the bottom pouch are not typical of molle pouches, and the snaps are weak; I've had it partially come off multiple times.

    Another negative is that the webbing on the top sides of the pack is not standard width. Obviously if you use their side pouches it's fine, but I recently attempted to attach a variety of pouches which did not fit. They did fit on the bottom webbing, however.

    On the plus side, the stitching is still in good shape and all the buckles are of good quality and haven't broken.

    I'm planning to save my pennies and jump up to something better. Alternatively, I may see if I can mod it with a proper set of milsurp straps.

  • 3
    Could use some changes…

    Posted by Survivalist 2112 on Jun 8th 2018

    The compartments inside the bag could have been design way better. Needs deeper pockets as well mesh pockets and zippers.Needs dividers as well the space .with that said it could be a great bag.

  • 4
    Nice bag

    Posted by Caroline on May 26th 2018

    Nice bag, only time will tell how well it holds up.

  • 5
    Great bag

    Posted by Daryl on May 23rd 2018

    Great bag, great price

  • 5
    Fantastic bag!

    Posted by Sam on May 21st 2018

    Super fast delivery. A+ all the way.

  • 5
    Five Stars

    Posted by Kaiser on May 19th 2018

    The best heavy duty backpack I ever bought

  • 4
    Can't say enough about the bag

    Posted by Gerald on May 17th 2018

    The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I had to return the first one I received because of a faulty zipper. Exchange process was really easy though and I've had no issues with my new bag. I've even added a couple more pouches to my kit now.

  • 5
    Love this pack

    Posted by Michael D on May 16th 2018

    I love this pack. It is my GO bag should the SHTF

  • 5
    Durable and great ruck

    Posted by JD on May 12th 2018

    Holds up to abuse, use it as a biking bag, hiking pack, etc

  • 5
    Feels good

    Posted by Drew on May 10th 2018

    I have carried it camping and it feels good on long walks. Got it for Christmas and have carried it around with me in my truck almost every day as well.

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