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

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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 1252 reviews
    Anthony Reindl (Portland, US)
    Perfect for what I'm doing

    Havent used it yet but seems to be a good pack. It holds everything I need for overnight gear while prospecting areas


    Built and stitched tough, easy access and packing. Only somewhat troublesome problem is the large front Molle pouch keep coming unsnapped and falling off back even though I have nothing in it so it’s not the weight. Luckily I’ve noticed that it has fallen or a person has been nice enough to let me know but I’m fearful to pack it until I can solve the issue

    Dave Brown (New York, US)
    Love the bags

    I bought 2 and love them. Got 2 bug out bags now that I can rely on not to come apart when the going gets tough! Thanks for a quality product!

    jah (Waldron, US)
    Never Had A Chance To Use

    So I packed it, put it into a 5 ply plastic bag, then stored it in my car. Thankfully never had to use it because 1 year later, when I pulled it out of the plastic bag, 1 shoulder strap broke. See the photos. The damage you see on the straps is what happened when I scratched it with my fingernail. It just turns into dust.

    Hello Jah,

    We're sorry to hear this issue occurred. Please feel free to fill out our Warranty form and our team would be more than happy to help get you taken care of from there:


    3V Gear Team

    Colton Smith (Manhattan, US)
    Christmas Gift

    I got this as a gift to replace my old camping bag that was falling apart, this bag has everything I put into my first bag and more. The customizability and ease of use makes it an excellent piece of equipment. It's turned into an everyday bag while still able to hold all my stuff for camping. This bag has been something I have been looking for for a long time. I am glad they built it!

    Customer (Cincinnati, US)

    3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Backpack

    Charlie (Charlotte, US)
    Perfect bag for 72 hour bug out

    Very well made, compact and versatile. Meets my needs well in how much it holds and the fact that you can add additional pouches is another feature I like. Very impressed with the design and quality of this bag.

    Joshua (Hemel Hempstead, GB)
    pretty good

    Everything I expected, honestly, just search for an online review they're all excellent.


    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.