Hello my friend and welcome back! Yesterday I promised to do a review of the Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack, made by 3VGEAR, so here we go. I was contacted by 3VGEAR and about possible adding their product adds to our page. Well, it just so happens that a good friend of mine and reader was recently talking about this great bag he had bought from a company called 3VGEAR. This got me interested, so I spoke with the fine people there and they were glad to send me a bag to test out. In exchange for an honest review. Here is the review.
Price: The bag when purchased from 3V Gear is: $69.95 /each
Description: The Paratus is the toughest and most versatile military and tactical pack on the planet. Double stitched seams, self-healing zippers, 600D PVC backed nylon and almost 2,500 cubic inches makes 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.
First impressions: When the bag first arrived I immediately noticed the empty weight of the bag. Not that it was heavy, but it weighed a little more that the cheap ones I have been buying. The next thing I noticed was all the pockets and it has plenty of MOLLE straps all over it. There were also three individual bags attached to it. They weren’t the flimsy kind most people sell, were mad of the same material as the bag. I must admit, I was impressed right off the bat with this bag.
TESTING: A fellow I know has a rope with a spring attached to the end which hung from a sturdy limb on a tree in his backyard. I decided this was the perfect place to put this bag through its paces. To start with, I placed a hundred-pound weight in the bag and then hung it from its carry handle. Next I pulled down on the pack and let it go. The results were that the weight in the bag bounced up and down striking the bottom of the bag with excessive force each time. Now granted that this is far more torture than a bag would be normally exposed to, but it is a true test of the quality of a bag. I then removed it and checked the seams around the handle and then the rest of the bag. There was no sign of stress or wear at all. Next ,I did the same thing to the shoulder straps, and again there was no sign of failure at all.
I also had my friend carry it up in the tree to a height of about 20 feet and drop it to the ground with the weights in it. Again, there were no signs of wear. This bag passed every test I through at it and passed with excellence.
PROS: This is one tough bag!
- Lifetime Warranty!
- Tough and rugged!
- Carry handle as well as the shoulder straps.
- Roomy, this bag will carry more than you will want to put in it.
- Tough double stitched seams that hold up under a heavy load.
- MOLLE and PALs attachment points throughout.
- The bag is set up for a hydration system, but one is not included with it.
- Includes a rapid deployment bag that can be worn separately or attached to the main bag.
- PRICE, you will not find a better price for a bag of this quality anywhere else.
CONS: None! Try as I may, I could honesty not find anything wrong with the bag.
Conclusion: This is easily the best bag for bugging out that I have ever seen. I put it through hell and it just took it and kept on going. Besides the fact that it’s an amazing bag, the killer price makes it one heck of a value and if you don’t have one, you really need to get one. With all that I did to this bag and the results, I must give this bag five stars and if I could give it six, I would!
Well my friend I hope you have found this review informative and worth your time. If you know of a product that you feel other Preppers should know about, please send me their information at Sarge@AmericanPreppersOnline.com and I will see about possibly doing a review of it. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared. God Bless America!