It’s better Both are ultralight full size folders. Hard to say before the lightweight is even out, but based on my preferences I'd go with it over the G10 version all day. Granted, I got a limited release in M390, but I like the ergonomics of the Spyderco better. Better value, better pocket clip. Thee will always be another monster around the corner and we have to expect it, prepare for it and be ready to face it head-on; no matter what that monster may be. If you are caught placing multiple orders, we reserve the right to cancel all of your orders for this knife. I vote bugout. Personally for the price I would get the para 3 lightweight with bd1 steel! I love my Para 3 LW, and it's actually been giving my Bugout a run for pocket time. Last edited by Karl_H on Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:22 pm, edited 1 time in total. It takes up a lot less pocket space, weighs much less and has a larger effective cutting edge. I would choose the delica but that bugout is crispy with those handles! Hi all, I am looking for a new EDC folder. Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight vs. Benchmade Bugout Another interesting comparison is with the Benchmade Bugout. Our in-depth review explains why. Felt like a big chunk in my pocket. Available in G-10 and Lightweight versions. I sold my Para 3 because I hated carrying it. I have a Bugout. If we're comparing the original Para 3 to the Bugout, it's not even close. The Para 3 is still lightweight, has a 3" blade, and is U.S. made. 1 hour ago Ahhh it’s so hard haha. Buuuut then I got a Para 3 LW, and that’s the one for me. The Para 3 Family Lightweight EDC Spyderco's best-selling Para 3 folding knife distilled all the key qualities of their time-tested Para Military 2 model into an ultra-compact, carry-friendly format. It’s satin finished and has the same oversized thumb hole opener as the full sized PM2 for deployment. The original Para 3 has issues all it's own. Para 3 for sale here at Blade HQ. The Bugout’s two main variants, the blue handle with the satin blade, and the 535GRY-1, are priced between $127-144 As fears mounted, so did a newfound awareness on what it means to really be prepared. The Para 3 Lightweight is a slimmed down version of the G10 Para 3 we reviewed in 2018 which I wasn’t exactly in love with. Many improvements were made in the LWT version, but I still give the nod to the Bugout. Today, we find out in this edition- Battle of the Lightweights: Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight vs Benchmade Bugout Spyderco vs. Benchmade has been one of the hottest brand competitions since the 1990s. The Mystery Ranch 3 Day Assault Pack is designed to be rugged, versatile, lightweight and have a high level of mobility. Bd1 is awesome steel and very underrated. Note: There is a strict limit of 2 knives per customer. If I had to describe in one word, about what sets this knife apart from others in its price range, I would say "surprised". First , the Para 3 LW comes with CTS-BD1N steel , which is a decent "budget" steel , but not worth $90.00 , and then the Para3 g10 with S30V is $133.00 stock , but I absolutely would have to buy a aftermarket clip for at least $ Designed for the US military, this pack is American made and built to last with 500D CORDURA fabric and YKK Zippers so you’ll never have to worry about breaking a zipper or tearing the fabric if you’re in a pinch. Most of the real differences are in the handle, but the profile of the blade itself is pretty much identical. I don’t like the G-10 para 3. Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spyderco’s high-traction Bi-Directional Texture pattern for a secure grip. But, I There's a reason why people on other parts of the internet, are seeking advice, to help them decide if they should get a Para 3 LW or Bugout/Mini Bugout. At the time of writing this article the Bugout costs They’re species specific which means human to human transmission, and all 3 are associated most often with fecal contamination, thus the further you get from population centers, the lower the risk becomes. Today, we find out in this edition- Battle of the Lightweights: Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight vs Benchmade Bugout Spyderco vs. Benchmade has been one of the hottest brand competitions since the 1990s. Not really sure what I was expecting, but I'm pretty sure, I got more. Be prepared — that is what we were told to do when the CDC first warned of the imminent spread of the coronavirus across the nation. Para 3 lw is roughly the same size but I wouldn't really put them in the same category. Over time, the competition has become even more fierce with each one … Free shipping on orders over $99! I sure as hell don't. Pros: The knife came sharp and is lightweight … The Spyderco Para 3 is well suited for your everyday carry needs. Should have NEVER been called the "bugout". The 535 Bugout knife is built with a blue Grivory handle and a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge. Although in the long run I think I still prefer the axis lock vs. compression when comparing these two office or lightweight carries. The long awaited Spyderco Para 3 is finally here, but falls short of expectations. A stainless steel lock And, Spyderco managed to sell the Para 3 lightweight for only $98, keeping it on the sub-$100 price point. The bulk isn’t much of a difference than the PM2 so I’d rather just carry a PM2. The Benchmade Bugout offers a lightweight, ergonomic build designed with everyday carry and general outdoor use in mind. I’m in love with that little dude! I carry it more than any other knife I own. The bugout comes with S30V vs the BD1N on the Para 3 LW, but the Para has already had a sprint run in Rex 45 and a dealer exclusive M390. Spyderco Para3 Lightweight Review June 07, 2019 by Anthony Sculimbrene Its always hard to buck popular opinion and my original Para3 was doing just that—giving Spyderco’s most popular new release in years a less than glowing review. 2.3mm blade stock vs 3.7mm is a huge difference for me. Spyderco has delivered, bringing to the fore an original and highly effective knife that demands The Para 3 is Spyderco’s response to a public demand for a more compact, lightweight, and easily concealed military style blade. Top Last thing I need is something to rely and depend on in a critical situation where the lock fails because a spring broke. The bugout and Ikuchi are in the Goldilocks Zone (3-3.5 in edges, with 4.0 to 4.5 inch handles). I have always been a huge fan of the Para 2, but the Bugout speaks to me with that deep carry clip … Completely different knives with a similar blade length. Now 30% lighter than the original Para 3. The lightweight shaves almost 30% of the weight from the G-10 Para 3 while providing excellent edge retension with the upgrade M390 blade. Free Shipping on orders $99 & Up. This Para 3 Lightweight model has a black FRN handle and a satin finished blade with a plain edge. Slick little knife. I really want to spidy flick, but I think the bugout looks so smooth. Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Signature Folding Knife with 2.92" Stainless Steel Blade and Durable FRN Handle - PlainEdge Grind - C223PBK 4.7 out of 5 stars 246 $98.00 $ 98. November 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm Viral pathogens most often found in water are typically Hepatitis A, Norwalk and Rotovirus, all of which are smaller than most filters are incapable of trapping. Pleasantly surprised. 1. Spyderco Para 3 LW. Yes, but the Para 3 has a tall blade with full height flat grind and a distal taper. Para 3 Lightweight fits that bill 100 times Spyderco missed the mark prioritizing the large lanyard tube over clip placement on the Spydie vs Bugout Post by Edward_Scissorhands » Thu May 07, 2020 7:47 pm Just wondering if any of you guys have a Benchmade Bugout, and how you like it compared to your Spydies. Over time, the competition has become even more fierce with each one battling it out to be at the top of the mountain. Both are made in the USA. Spyderco Para 3 Limited Edition Folding Knife 3" 52100 Satin Combo Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber Handles (Paramilitary 3)… $309.95 $185.97 Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Folding Knife 2.92" CTS-BD1N Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles (Paramilitary 3) $140.00 $98.00 Shop thousands of quality knives from all the top knife brands including Spyderco and Benchmade. I prefer the lightweight para 3. The staff at Knifeworks told me at the time that they often had to go through an entire box of the BM Ritters before they could find one with good centering and no issues.