3 Day Assault CL

3 Day Assault CL is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 75.
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SKU: 3 Day Assault CL

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A dynamic mountain daypack for backcountry (and urban) assaults.

Retaining all the functional features of the original 3 DAY ASSAULT, our latest CL version is built domestically. Its signature 3-Zip design provides ready access to the pack's contents. Side compression straps cinch down the load to minimize bulk when the pack isn't fully loaded. It features a built-in laptop sleeve to secure your devices for optimal protection. Two zippered accessory provide quick access to smaller essentials. 

  • Featuring our classic 3-ZIP design for easy, rapid access to the interior
  • Side PALS webbing provides lash on expansion to increase carry capacity
  • Front daisy chains provide lash on expansion to increase carry capacity
  • Compression straps to minimize bulk when not fully loaded
  • Side water bottle pockets with drain hole
  • Waist belt tucks into compartments beneath the water bottle pockets when not in use
  • Interior accessory storage compartments
  • Top zip access to laptop/hydration sleeve
  • Sleeve fits laptops up to 17" and doubles as a hydration pocket
  • Two internal drop-in pockets
  • Two internal zip mesh pockets
  • Made in the USA 
  • 500D CORDURA® fabric
  • YKK® zippers 
NameUPC Code
3 Day Assault CL-Black-S/M888564188668
3 Day Assault CL-Black-L/XL888564188651
3 Day Assault CL-Coyote-S/M888564188682
3 Day Assault CL-Coyote-L/XL888564188675
3 Day Assault CL-Ranger Green-S/M888564199909
3 Day Assault CL-Ranger Green-L/XL888564199893
DUNS Number:059122783
4.6 lb
2065 cu-ins
Harnessing Style

Made in the USA

Rated 2 out of 5 by from DisappointedBeen using this bag for two months as DD to carry work items to/from sites, zippers and overall construction are great. Shoulder straps are so unbelievably cheap for a pack in this price range it's hard to comprehend. They've began fraying and will have no padding inside of 6-8 months by my estimate. This pack does not see extreme duty or any serious miles, hopefully this is an isolated Q/C to the 3 DAP. No matter how good the rest of the pack is I shouldn't have to take it out of the rotation to have shoulder straps repaired prematurely after hardly any real use.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, butA few months back my 3DAP was stolen out of my car. I carried it for over 8 years all over the world. Great pack. I bought this most current model as a replacement. I like the new cordura (lighter) fabric, zippers, and laptop pouch. However the shoulder straps lack the robust padding of the previous models and does not have the nice organizational pockets in the too pouch. Mostly for the shoulder straps are why i only gave it four stars. I also highly recommend MR put a zipper or velcro pocket where the plastic back panel is so that the user can quickly change out this panel for one that has aluminum or composite stays. Combined this with more robust shoulder straps the pack can easily accommodate 35 lbs or more comfortably.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bomb Proof packThis pack does everything from SAR day ops and jumping out of planes to carrying my laptops around town. I beat the crap out of my stuff and this bag has never failed me. My only complaint is that the waterproof zipper material has been chewed up by the zippers a bit but that's because I tend to tear the bag open. It hauls heavy loads surprisingly well, while still holding its shape when empty. I've owned it for a little over 3 years now, and although its covered in blood stains and battle scars, it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This is the best do-it-all bag you can buy and will carry anything you need it too in any condition.
Date published: 2022-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ergonomics could be improvedThis pack is about the most comfortable tactical backpack one can find, but in comparison to hiking pack brands, one can notice some obvious ergonomic flaws. I had to remove and resow the load lifters closer to the edge , which made a world of difference in shoulder comfort. The plastic backplate is pretty uncomfortable in any situation where I was moving around. It only seems to fit when I stand rigidly, removing it feels way better.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another strap-related reviewI have a 2-3 year old 3DAP- used very rarely, maybe only 5 times with +20 lbs. The shoulder straps are shot in terms of the foam and comfort. I also have a 2016 Philippine made Sweet Pea whose straps are MUCH more substantial. I really love this pack and am super bummed that in their quest to enter the EDC and civilian market they've lost sight of what made them special. Gone the way of so many other US made brands. Listen to your customers!
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good pack but quality has dropped.I bought a used 3 day Assault about four years ago or so. It was so well made that I decided to spring for a new one this year. New shoulder straps feel like a wal mart pack now. Fewer organization options. Quality went down but price went up. If the price were lower I'd rate it a couple stars higher.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality down from previous 3 Day Assault purchaseI have two 3 Day Assaults, a desert camo I purchased about 3 years ago and the black I just purchased 2 months ago. I also have an ASAP and a few other MR products. I have been a big fan; however, this most recent purchase indicates an effort to reduce costs through lower quality build materials. For example:My black 3 Day Assault has much thinner shoulder padding than my Camo 3 Day Assault or my ASAP. Sometimes when I am carrying 20-30 lbs the padding on the new black 3 Day Assault flattens fully and I can feel the liner that maintains the form of the strap. This never happens with my ASAP or earlier 3 Day Assault. In addition, the Cordura material feels thinner. I am not certain if they used 1000D in previous models and now switched to 500D or just went to a different manufacturer. However the difference in material in the new black 3 Day Assault is noticeably different and feels like it will not hold up as long. I am not sure what is going on with the reduced build quality because the price actually increased between the two 3 Day Assault packs I purchased over 3 years or so. Maybe someone from MR will explain after I post this review. I am a big MR fan since they still try to make things in US, which is important to me. I am disappointed to see the quality take a step down, especially considering the price.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the same 3 Day assaultOkay, so I've had my original 3 day assault somewhere between 3-4 years (great comfortable pack lots of room) , also bought a Pentler at the same time. ( absolutely fantastic pack for a trim 5 day hunt) Just purchase a 2 and 3 day assault. I'm using the two day for my urban carry everyday pack, its great, plenty of dividers for day use. And carries my laptop with do problems. Very well made fits and carries great. Now the 3 day assault, USA made, MAGA, but this is not near the quality of my original 3 day. Shoulder harnesses suck for this size pack, to thin and go flat, the padding is actually less that on a basic jansport33. for the $400 with shipping I paid I expect at least the quality of my original pack. They work on the two day but I put substantially more weight in the three day as its purpose is completely different. Still great quality but disappointing someone is trying to save a buck and charge me more at same time. Will give to son for school pack and order Kifaru also USA made. MR still great packs find what works and don't look back. I will still recommend but not for anything over 25lbs.
Date published: 2019-10-04
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