Bugging Out with the 3VGear Paratus 3 Day Operator Tactical Pack
This is by far the largest bag I’ve reviewed and it has a great price point for an entry to mid level tactical bag. The Paratus 3 Day Operator Tactical Pack by 3VGear.com sports nearly 3000 cubic inches! It’s a monster and carries everything but the kitchen sink. This rascal is heavy duty, double stitched in just about every place imaginable and made of durable 600d nylon. It’s modular design gives it versatility to make the bag highly customizable.
The 3vGear Paratus Pack comes with a detachable rapid deployment pack that boasts nearly 500 cubic inches. It’s attached using MOLLE as well as velcro and snapped reinforcements. The pack also comes with 2 detachable MOLLE pouches for extra space and several D Rings, compression straps and fasten points for endless customizations. The Velcro ID panel is cool so you can use your own morale patch.
The bag comes with heavy duty military nylon zippers. You don’t have to worry about the zippers busting if you load the pack down with lots of gear. The quality of the zippers are carried through on the deployment pack and MOLLE pouches as well. The shoulder straps are padded and have a mesh backing to allow you to stay cool. The backing of the pack is relief cushion allowing for maximum cooling – so no sweaty backs. The shoulder straps have attachments equipped with magnets to hold they hydration hoses in place. The hip belt helps takes the load off your shoulders and balances it on your hips. The hip belt buckle is heavy duty and has two adjustments, one behind your waist and the other in front at the buckle.
The pack comes equipped with the ability to support a dual water bladder system (sold separately). You can carry double the amount of water or throw a sport or energy drink in the other. It has two separate hoses that run through the top of the pack and attach to the shoulder straps using the magnet system I mentioned earlier.
When I received this package in the mail, I was very surprised at the size of the pack along with all the organizational compartments that accompany it. Unlike other packs where you have one main compartment with everything thrown in, this one is very well thought out and there’s a place for everything imaginable. The ability to customize the bag to your liking is a huge bonus. The durability and rugged feel of the 3vGear Paratus Pack doesn’t make it feel like a mid level pack at all. Now, it isn’t a Maxpedition Pack – as those are top of the packs – however it’s a heck of a deal for about half the price. So if you’re on a limited budget, I would say this bag would be more than enough for the average prepper. Not everyone needs the top level packs especially if they are going be rarely used and thrown in a car as a get home pack, so take that into consideration when buying any type of prepping related gear.