We recently reviewed the 3V Gear Posse EDC Sling Pack with EDC Products and we reached out to 3V Gear and they were gracious enough to send us a Velox II to review and give our thoughts on. We are going to go over using this pack as a Get-Home/Bug-Out Bag and go over some items in it!
Velox II Specs:
- Main Compartment: 18″ H x 12″ W x 4.5″ D
- Secondary Main Compartment: 16″ H x 9.5″ W x 2.5″ D
- Top Front Pocket: 6″ H x 8″ W x 2.5″ D
- Lower Front Pocket: 10″ H x 9″ W x 2″ D
- 1628 cubic inches of Space
- Heavy-Duty 600D PVC Nylon Material
- Heavy-Duty Rust Resistant Nylon Zippers
- Adjustable Shoulder, Hip/Waist (Adjustable up to 52”), and Sternum Straps
- Hydration Bladder Compatible
- Side- and Top-mounted Compression Straps
- EVA Molded Vented Back Panel
- MOLLE and PALS Compatible
The Velox II pack has everything you’ll need to get you home that’s not in your EDC. For me, these items include:
|Pants/Shirt/Undies/Socks||Beanie Cap/Boonie Hat||Gerber Paraframe Knife|
|Shemagh||First Aid/Travel Drugs||Coghlan’s Lightsticks|
|Lip Balm/Sunscreen||M-Pact Mechanix Gloves||Box of 9mm Bullets|
|Life Gear Carabiner||Trauma Sheers||3V Gear Commander 2L Hydro Tank|
|Leatherman SideKick||Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer||CAT Tourniquet|
|Spare Glasses/Contact Case||Contact Solution/Lens Wipe||Headlamp Flashlight|
|USB Drive||Kleenex||Duct Tape|
|Emergency Poncho||Simmons 8×21 Monocular||Roll-up Jacket|
|Soap Stone||Zip Ties||Toiletry Items|
|Lighter/Matches/Tinder||Spare Batteries||Ear Plugs|
|Pens/Sharpie/Notepad||Portable Charger||Tree Spider Carabiner|
|Midland HH50 NOAA||Powertac E9 Flashlight||Gerber Shard Multi-tool|
|Ace Bandage||Hygiene Kit||Box of 7.62 Bullets|
|Beef Jerky/MRE||Trash Bag/Plastic Bags||CRKT Eat’n Tool|
|Insect Repellent||Antibacterial Wipes||Life Straw|
|Small Bottle of Lotion||Hot Hands||Compass|
|Tub-O Towels||Solar Blanket||Spare Sunglasses|
|Paracord||Spare Loaded AK Mag||Signal Mirror|
On top of all these items in the Velox II Bag, in the vehicle I have a pair of Merrell Lightweight waterproof boots, DDI AK47, Smith and Wesson M&P9, Safariland 6378 Holster,and a Sigtac Double Mag Pouch. These items are great to have in any situation honestly, not just for a Bug-Out situation. During Hurricane Matthew, North Carolina was hit with a lot of flooding and disaster. Keeping a good bag stocked for anything is not just a great idea, but it is highly recommended. With myself a Paramedic, and the misses an RN, we had to work during the hurricane and it’s nice to have a little piece of mind to know that we could at least be able to get home in one piece or able get to a safe place (family, friends, etc) and be taken care of.
Velox is Latin for swift or rapid and 3V stands for Veni, Vidi, Vici, which translates from Latin to: I came, I saw, I conquered. This pack is just under their biggest pack, the Paratus. The Velox II was designed for individuals on the move, hence the adjustable straps and compression straps. It has enough room to carry all your gear and then some. With the double stitched webbing on the outside, attaching more items to the pack is a breeze. I did notice that some of the MOLLE webbing is different sizes in different places on the pack. I also noticed that the stitching on the bottom of the pack could be a little bit better. It seems a little skimpy and not as rugged as I’d like it, but still tough. This pack comes in Olive Drab, Black, Coyote Tan, and Foliage Gray all for the tune of $49.95. Like all of the 3V Gear Products, the Velox II comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The Velox II, just like the Posse EDC Sling Pack, is made in China. Again, this is not a bad thing. Most products are now being made in China, so keep that in mind. The overall quality is exceptional and like all 3V Gear Products, the Velox II comes with a PVC American Flag Patch and a PVC Patch with their Logo, which is a nice touch in my opinion.
If you are in the market for a great, quality pack and are contentious about spending a ton of money, or you are on a budget, then give 3V Gear a shot! You really will not be disappointed!
As always, ya’ll be good and be safe!