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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 packs we decided to create our own.

Does ergonomically padded shoulder straps, hip straps, and EVA foam backing sound comfortable? The answer is yes, yes it does. The Paratus 3 Day Operator's Pack is not only the toughest and most versatile military style bug out bag on the planet, but it is comfortable to carry. It does not matter how cool a tactical pack looks unless it feels good when you wear it right? The Paratus bug out bag 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.

Double stitched seams, self-healing zippers, 600D PVC backed nylon and almost 2,500 cubic inches of storage space make the Paratus 3 Day Operator's Pack the best bug out bag and vehicle go bag you will own. Military spec MOLLE adorns most of the bag allowing you limitless options for attachments and arrangements.

The 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, even video camera bags.

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 nylon
• 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
• 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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  • 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.

  • 4
    Almost Perfect

    Posted by Johnathon on May 8th 2018

    This is a great bag, and I love it, I just wish the waist belt were a little longer. I have a 42" waist and it barely fits.

  • 5
    Good product

    Posted by Pamela C. on May 3rd 2018

    I purchased this for husband and he love it. He uses it for everything. Good product, a must-buy if you are outdoorsy

  • 5
    Paratus 3 Day Operators Pack

    Posted by Calum on May 3rd 2018

    This bag is excellent and of a high quality. The quality is amazing and the price incredible. My one complaint is as I am really skinny, the hip strap doesn't adjust enough. Overall excellent bag and if I need any other thing I know where I'm coming.

  • 5
    Worth the money

    Posted by Jacqueline on May 1st 2018

    Awesome bag, lifetime warranty, what more can I say? I fit 5 days of camping gear in it.

  • 5
    Five stars

    Posted by Kyle T. on Apr 22nd 2018

    Awesome! It's 3V Gear of course!!

  • 5
    Great bag

    Posted by Donald on Apr 20th 2018

    This my second bag from 3V Gear and it's great, just like my Velox.

  • 5

    Posted by Kevin on Apr 17th 2018

    Fantastic product

  • 5

    Posted by Randy on Apr 16th 2018

    This pack is incredible, durable, and perfect price point. You said already a few times rucking with 40 pounds at 3 1/2 miles. Pack held up well sits well on the upper back! Would recommend to anyone

  • 5
    My husband loves his

    Posted by Karen on Apr 13th 2018

    I got him the grey one for Christmas and he loves it! He especially loves the removable pouches. We works for the forest service and really likes being able to segment his pack and only take the pieces he needs.

  • 4
    Good, but not what I was expecting

    Posted by Gabriel on Apr 6th 2018

    The bag seems to be of good quality, but I wish it was a little stiffer and it's larger than I anticipated.

  • 4
    Four Stars

    Posted by Marcelo on Apr 1st 2018

    Wish is was had more organization in the main pack.

  • 5
    Excellent product

    Posted by Perry on Mar 20th 2018

    The material, workmanship, and design are top notch. The fabric is tough, the zippers are great. This one would be hard to improve on.

  • 5
    Great Pack

    Posted by Richard W. on Mar 18th 2018

    Great pack. Very good quality. Lots of MOLLE attachment points. Great bug-out bag.

  • 5
    Great Pack

    Posted by Guest on Mar 16th 2018

    Great pack. Great quality. Would buy again if I needed a 2nd

  • 5
    Strongly Recommend!

    Posted by Robert F. on Mar 12th 2018

    Purchased this bag and when I received it, it was much larger than I thought. Can stuff plenty of gear inside and the detachable pouches are a great addition. Bought in gray, but it looks more green than gray. Outstanding quality, and have a lot of 3V gear, love it all! Had a problem with first generation bag and company warrantied without issues. Would strongly recommend.

  • 5
    Great pack

    Posted by William M. on Mar 10th 2018

    From the time I ordered this pack until I received this pack in the mail I had heard this was one tough piece of gear. Well, I heard right! I'm my case it was the perfect size to. Hold all my gear, and food. Comfortable, well sized, and built dag gumm tough as steel. Just what I needed in a very well built backpack thank you 3V Gear!

  • 5
    As described

    Posted by Jack H. on Mar 10th 2018

    Bag is as it is described. Only time will tell of it's durability and quality.

  • 5
    Love it, lots of compartments.

    Posted by Joai T. on Feb 18th 2018

    Love it, lots of compartments.

  • 5
    Love the bag

    Posted by Thomas M. on Jan 4th 2018

    Love the bag

  • 5
    The perfect bag to fit

    Posted by Ramon S. on Nov 10th 2017

    The perfect bag to fit my needs.

  • 5
    EXACTLY what I was looking

    Posted by Luz S. on Sep 12th 2017

    EXACTLY what I was looking for!! Outstanding quality and customer service. SOOO many different uses with the Paratus. I'll be rockin this pack for the next 15-20 years- THIS pack....thank you 3V

  • 5
    I did a thorough search

    Posted by Guest on Sep 8th 2017

    I did a thorough search on the internet for the best backpack on the market for the parameters I had set. Your backpack came on top. The video showing the features and benefits seem to be the clincher for me. The backpack was a gift. The person who received it seemed to be pretty excited. From that reaction I would give it five stars.

  • 5
    Love the bag. It does

    Posted by luis c. on Aug 9th 2017

    Love the bag. It does everything I need it to.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Vincent Q. on Jul 23rd 2017

    Love it

  • 5
    Love the bag

    Posted by John C. on Jun 29th 2017

    Love the bag

  • 5
    Love it. Honestly has so

    Posted by Garrath B. on Jun 14th 2017

    Love it. Honestly has so much room. Holds all my tools, ems gear, books and SHTF gear. I will be buying more Molle pouches. Came quickly and I look forward to using the pack in multiple situations.
    F@$k YEah! Murca'

  • 5
    Not as awesome as the

    Posted by James S. on Jun 3rd 2017

    Not as awesome as the Large Assault Pack from 3V, but still a great bag.

  • 5
    I first learned of this

    Posted by James D. on Jun 2nd 2017

    I first learned of this gear while on the internet. The price low seemed too good to be true but I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to receive such quality for what I paid. This ISN'T a cheap knockoff of higher priced gear, it's the real deal; comfortable, spacious, highly customizable and rugged for a third of the price. Since I am using it for hiking and not in a war zone, I don't think I can wear it out!

  • 5
    Great pack at a great

    Posted by Brian C. on May 22nd 2017

    Great pack at a great price, why spend more.

  • 2
    Not 3V's best pack

    Posted by Ryan E. on May 20th 2017

    I've found this pack quite disappointing because it is not nearly as well designed as the other packs I've gotten from 3V, the Outlaw Gear Slinger and Posse EDC. The compartments are pretty devoid of features, which is nice for the sake of simplicity, but it necessitates a specialty pouch if you want to keep smaller gear organized and from falling out. The water bladder compartment is oversized, and has absolutely no way to secure the bladder so I'm having to fit some paracord into it, which will mean cutting and melting holes; I'm really surprised this has been overlooked. They cut corners in the make of the "MOLLE" pouches that come attached to both sides: instead of the stiffened heavy cordura straps with buttons, they are velcro and flimsy, and not close to mil-spec. The waist belt is the most basic construction, and does not ride well, which is due partly to the overall shortness of the pack. Other similar size (capacity) and feature packs have fit me fine, but this pack is the shortest I've owned; if you want the load control straps on top of the harness to truly work, the belt will end up being a high rider and their is no in-between in the design. It makes the claim of "It does not matter how cool the tactical pack looks unless it feels good when you wear it right?" laughable because you'll look ridiculous with the belt riding on your upper abs! The deployment pack is also lacking in design, and some features seem to be afterthoughts and not even checked for function. Example: the belt of the deployment pack attaches with a thin section of velcro, and a button punched through. The button has to be pressed hard through the plastic hardware as it doesn't fit naturally, almost to the point of feeling like it would break the plastic. The internal compartments lack features to stow even a pen, and there isn't even any MOLLE capability on the largest external panel so forget securing a mag or radio pouch confidently to it.
    I really considered sending this back, but I'm used to having to customize substandard gear; I can fix this pack up as the basic construction is as strong as advertised, it's just that someone took a snooze on the rest of the design. Not 3V's best pack by far.

  • 5
    Love it, high quality!

    Posted by Martin D. on May 15th 2017

    Love it, high quality!

  • 5
    Nice pack. Great zippers

    Posted by David G. on May 12th 2017

    Nice pack. Great zippers

  • 5
    Love the bag it is

    Posted by William W. on May 11th 2017

    Love the bag it is great.

  • 4
    Nice pack, however the molle

    Posted by Sunna B. on Apr 27th 2017

    Nice pack, however the molle spacing on the sides was unevenly spaced so I was unable to use some of my other pouches on the side. If this was fixed it would be a 5 star pack

  • 5
    I bought this pack to

    Posted by Johany T. on Apr 23rd 2017

    I bought this pack to replace my old ALICE pack I've had for 20 years. It's very user friendly, and I experienced no issues of discomfort while hiking in Yellowstone. I moved the MOLLE pouches that were originally attached to the loops near the bottom of the pack to the top, as shown in the pictures on the website. I did have difficulty with threading the strap through one side on both of the MOLLE loops. It appears that the loops were stitched too close together, making the loop narrower than the rest, in which I had to use a pair of pliers to pull the strap through each loop. It did not change my overall impression of the quality of this pack. I'm thankful I purchased it before my trip.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Andrew S. on Apr 23rd 2017

    Love it

  • 5
    Nice pack at an outstanding

    Posted by SEAN R. on Apr 12th 2017

    Nice pack at an outstanding price. It's not fancy, doesn't have numerous compartments. But it is reasonably modular, especially with the removable pouches (one on each side and a kind of fanny pack for the bottom). Is not made to accommodate a CamelBak type water bag. Reasonably comfortable fit. Haven't yet used it to judge its durability, but appears to be pretty well made.

  • 5
    Love the bag

    Posted by Elias V. on Apr 6th 2017

    Love the bag

  • 5
    Nice bag.

    Posted by Christopher T. on Mar 29th 2017

    Nice bag.

  • 5
    My wife needed a good

    Posted by Elvis W. on Mar 26th 2017

    My wife needed a good "get home bag" so I ordered the Paratus for her. I almost kept it for myself but decided that I would just get my own. Awesome bag

  • 4
    My wife and I are

    Posted by Gary Y. on Mar 19th 2017

    My wife and I are proud owners of the Paratus, and (2) Velux I I packs, just want to say what an awesome product and for the price it feels like we are robbing 3v gear, friendly and timely svc. Looking forward to continue and build relationship with 3v gear. You guys ROCk!!!
    Thanks again for quality products and great prices...

  • 5
    Love it, lots of compartments.

    Posted by jacqueline b. on Mar 16th 2017

    Love it, lots of compartments.

  • 5
    My wife & I were

    Posted by kenny w. on Mar 12th 2017

    My wife & I were happy to receive them, and got into them as soon as we got them. They look great, we hooked the molle bags on the side thru the 3 loops, it secured them well. We took the strap off the day bag and stuffed it in the end pocket, fit perfectly. Tried them on of course, and now we can't wait to fill them for a 72 hour bag! We are very pleased with them. Keep up the good work!

  • 5
    My son loves it, It

    Posted by Guest on Mar 6th 2017

    My son loves it, It exceeded his expectations!

  • 5
    My son bought the Paratus

    Posted by DAVID S. on Feb 26th 2017

    My son bought the Paratus and said it was great. I picked one up and believe 3V makes one of the best packs on the market. I've spent 2 1/2 times the cost on a Dakine, and this pack is absolutely as well made, with more features. Phenomenal deal.

  • 5
    My second pack from 3V.

    Posted by Guest on Feb 22nd 2017

    My second pack from 3V. I’m very pleased with it. Large, sturdy working on filling it now. Love your products!!!

  • 5
    My newest bugout bag. Fits

    Posted by Mitch B. on Feb 21st 2017

    My newest bugout bag. Fits all I need to be prepared.

  • 5
    My husband is very happy

    Posted by Justin B. on Feb 17th 2017

    My husband is very happy with his gift

  • 5
    I love this bag.

    Posted by JOSE R. on Feb 15th 2017

    I love this bag.

  • 5
    I love the Paratus 3

    Posted by Jonathan B. on Feb 14th 2017

    I love the Paratus 3 Day Operator's Pack! It's a functional and durable pack that allows me to carry a lot of stuff! Those compression straps really help to keep things secure. I frequently fly for business and the pack fits perfectly in the overhead bin! Great pack at a great price!

  • 5
    I love my Pararus 3

    Posted by Alejandro G. on Feb 5th 2017

    I love my Pararus 3 Day Operators pack!!!!!!

  • 5
    My husband and son in-law

    Posted by Mark J. on Jan 25th 2017

    My husband and son in-law both love thier new gear.


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