3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack
3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack

3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack

Regular price $89.95
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The largest backpack in the 3V Gear line, the Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack has long been the ideal choice for a bug out bag, rucksack, military bag, deployment bag, and hunting backpack. Made from rugged 600D PVC backed polyester, the bag is durable and water resistant. Large padded shoulder straps, sternum strap, and waist belt make the backpack comfortable, even when carrying a large load. The Paratus comes with two Ally MOLLE pouches and the Rapid Deployment Pack. These detachable pouches give you limitless customization and allow you to organize your pack in the best way you see fit. The Paratus is 40 liters in size, comes with a padded laptop sleeve and is hydration ready. If you are looking for a large, durable backpack, the Paratus won't let you down.

There is no better bag to take on an adventure than the Paratus. Alternatively, the VELOX II Quick Action Tactical Backpack is a good choice if you're only going out for the day and don't want need to lug all your survival gear.

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    3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Bug Out Bag
    3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Bug Out Bag

    Paratus 3-Day Backpack Features

    A - Heavy-duty padded shoulder straps to keep you comfortable.
    B - Rugged 600D fabric repels water and is wear resistant.
    C - Removable waist belt and sternum strap allow you to take the load off your shoulders.
    D - Rapid Deployment Pack is removable for quick excursions.
    E - Patches included.
    F - 2 MOLLE accessory pouches are perfect organizing your gear.
    G - Multiple adjustment points allow you to secure your gear.

    • Dimensions 20"h x 12"w x 8.5"d
    • 40 Liters
    • 45 Lbs Weight Capacity
    • Total Weight 4.45 lbs.
    • Available in: Black, Foliage Grey, and Olive Drab (OD)
    • Limited Lifetime Warranty
    • Imported


    UPDATED Increased Strength
    We have added an additional piece of 2" nylon webbing to increase the strength of the grab handle. We have also added box stitching and bar tacking to ensure the handle is incredibly robust.
    UPDATED Robust Shoulder Strap
    We have added more material to our shoulder straps and added heavy duty bar tack stitching to make sure these shoulder straps hold up to any load.
    UPDATED Elastic Strap Keepers
    There is nothing worse than having your straps dangling all over the place. No more! With the updated Paratus, all nylon straps have elastic webbing to help manage the excess straps.
    Tons of Organization
    With numerous pockets and sleeves, there is plenty of room to organize your gear.
    Modular Design
    Using a MOLLE system, the accessory pouches can be removed and additional pouches added. 
    Padded Laptop Sleeve
    A padded laptop sleeve fits most 15" laptops and tablets. Also, doubles as hydration reservoir pocket.
    EVA Molded Back Panel
    The Paratus comes with an EVA molded back panel which allows for additional airflow and keeps you cool.
    MOLLE Attachments
    The multiple MOLLE attachment points let you customize the backpack to suit your needs.
    Rapid Deployment Pack
    The Paratus includes the Rapid Deployment Pack. This small pouch is perfect for when you need to leave the main pack and only carry the essentials.
    YKK Annex Clips
    We have replaced the traditional velcro MOLLE straps with YKK Annex Clips on the Foliage Grey color option only. The Black, Olive Drab, and Coyote Tan come with MOLLE straps.  
    UPDATED Hydration System
    We have made the opening of the hydration port a little larger to make it easier to run the mouthpiece of your reservoir out of the bag. Plus, we added a new velcro strap to the inside of the bag to hold your reservoir upright.
    UPDATED Admin Panel
    A new admin panel allows you to better organize your gear. Now you will know exactly where everything is without hunting through the large pockets.

    3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Backpack Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1244 reviews

    Fantastic pack. It’s been on construction jobs with me and proving to be tough.

    Finn Roach (Tulsa, US)
    Another great option from 3V

    This is my third bag from 3V and I am again very satisfied with it. Lots of space, and the MOLLE webbing + pouches are awesome for getting some extra organization in your pack. The materials all around feel tough and there’s a lot of reinforcement on the straps so I don’t expect it to fall apart. I would’ve liked to see a bit more organizational paneling in the front pouch and perhaps some attachment points on the bottom of the pack. Another pain point I might mention, getting pouches back onto the pack with the included molle straps can be somewhat difficult, but 3V offers quick clips that I’ve heard good things about. I’d opt for those. Also, the hip level straps are not really load bearing, just kinda stabilizing, so carrying a lot of weight can be unpleasant after a while. All around a solid pack for intermediate hiking, but I might opt for a rigid backpacking bag with load adjustment straps for anything more serious.

    Jason Nay (New York, US)
    Very nice

    Very nice well made, can’t wait to fill it up

    jeffrey poulton (Columbus, US)


    Perry Holt
    Paratus 3 day pack

    Seems like this is going to be a great pack! I haven’t got it loaded down with gear yet but the construction seems more than capable of handling a good bit of gear. With a lifetime warranty and a great price it’s certain to be a win!

    Too Fleener (Chicago, US)
    Pack is still kick'n it going on two years

    Just updating here, this pack is still rock'n. I originally gave this pack a 4 but it has graduated to a 5 after completing what we at camp called hell week during opening Firearms Deer Season in my State. It easily can handle at least 60lbs of gear and equipment. Since 2021 it has been rained on, snowed on, thrown, dropped, hoisted up to tree stands, muddy, landed on by me, used as a sandbag for firearms support, and there is a pocket or location for everything from food to ammo. And I must say this pack is by far the most comfortable I have ever used! I am 6'1" and the pack fits me perfect in my lower back. Thank you Folks at 3V gear for making an outstanding product! Hell if the Marines would have had these in the early 80s we grunts would have never taken them off. Thanks again 3V
    for a great product...TJF

    Richard C (Arlington, US)

    Being a larger guy.. 6’4” and 285 lbs, I’ve always had issues with fit and comfort. The Paratus 3 Day backpack not only held all my gear but was comfortable as I put it thru it’s paces. After a dry run and some adjustments it is everything that I was hoping it would be.

    Heath O'Bryan (Melber, US)
    Quality Product

    I've got 2 bags now and both are tough good quality bags! I would recommend these to anyone.

    Sean Ruane (Springfield, US)
    Excellent Bag, Excellent value

    I am using this bag to haul Steel targets to and from the range! Its roomy, durable, and a GREAT price during 30% sale.

    Amber (North Platte, US)
    Paratus Backpack

    I thought the backpack is very well built. It definitely has a lot of room and it's nice that the extra pouches and pack are provided! The two downfalls of the pack are the zippers and also how far they zip down. They are sturdy but I have a hard time getting them to zip up due to the heaviness of the backpack material. As for the biggest compartment, it would be nice if the zipper went all the way down for easier packing. Overall, the Paratus is an awesome bag and I would recommend it!