Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack Review
Some packs are made to fit a specific need, and only serve those people whose needs align exactly with what the design offers. This backpack is not one of those packs. It not only offers numerous helpful features to aid you in whatever adventure you are pursuing, but it actually offers three packs in one – so that way, you can carry everything that you may need, at the times that you will need it.
This pack emphasizes durability and the readiness to survive rugged terrain and heavy wear and tear while always helping you organize your items neatly and safely. Here are a few more features of this great backpack:
This backpack has a modular design that’s incredibly versatile, with a central compartment, another compartment located at the front of the backpack, and two large MOLLE pouches attached to each side. The overall volume is 2,890 cubic inches, which is plenty of space for carrying all of the gear you could need.
However, one of the best things about this pack is that it doesn’t stop there – it actually makes your organizing easier by converting into a larger or smaller pack depending on what you need,
Durable materials and craftsmanship.
This pack, even more than other tactical packs, is made to last. It is built from heavy-duty 600D PVC nylon (you might recognize it as the material used in PVC pipes, which is incredibly strong) and the seams are double-stitched to ensure that they won’t come apart.
Furthermore, this nylon is weather-resistant and super rugged to withstand whatever you are planning on putting your pack (and yourself) through.
Built for comfort.
The Paratus, when full, is the maximum size that airlines will allow as a carry-on, which means that you can simply take the back with you on the plane instead of having to check it in.
Other features built for comfort include shoulder straps that are contoured to your body; an adjustable, padded waist belt; external straps that compress the sides of the pack, a strong handle that allows you to carry or drag the pack when it is not on your back; and two zippers that open up the main compartment, which create easy access to this area of the pack.
This bag is ready for any issue that might come your way with a large carry capacity, which can carry all the necessary items for a 72-hour emergency bag or bug out bag.
It is hydration compatible and ready for rapid deployment with MOLLE attachment straps, heavy-duty military nylon coil zippers, three zippered compartments, a double-sewn nylon webbing carry handle and several side-release buckles.
MOLLE and PAL compatibility.
This backpack has numerous MOLLE pouches and attachment points throughout the lpack, as well as PAL attachment points. This backpack includes a VVV Gear Rapid Deployment pack and a Velcro ID panel with a VVV Gear 3D PVC patch.
You will find this especially useful if you are looking for a pack that already has these features included in it, rather than having to purchase them separately. The military-style construction means that you can be assured your gear will be compatible with this backpack.
- Large carry capacity
- Includes removable Gear Shield Rubber Morale Patch
- Body-contoured shoulder straps
- Adjustable padded waist belt
- Zipper pulls threaded with para-cord (for durability and noise reduction)
- Strong carry handle
- Hydration compatible
- MOLLE compatible
- Side-release buckles
- Not as much variety in color as some other brands
- More expensive
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is this backpack weather-resistant?
A: Yes, due to its strong PVC nylon construction.
Q: Does it have MOLLE and PAL attachment?
A: Yes, in multiple places along the backpack.
This is a great pack to have for its numerous rapid deployment features, so if you feel that you will need to use those, this is definitely the one for you! Make sure that you also note the weather resistance, MOLLE compatibility and hydration compatibility as strong reasons to buy this pack.